GoA & Indian Ocean

  • Egypt, Spain carry out joint naval exercises in Red Sea

    Egyptian and Spanish naval forces conducted, last Saturday, joint naval exercises in the the Red Sea, according to Egyptian Armed Forces Spokesperson Tamer Al-Refae. In a statement, Al-Refae said that […]

  • Combined Maritime Forces Seizes over 450kg drugs in its largest methamphetamine drug bust

    A Royal Navy ship working in direct support of a Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) operation led by CTF 150 has seized over 450 kilograms of methamphetamine, the largest seizure of […]

  • Taiwan charges Chinese captain over killing of ‘Somali pirates’

    Prosecutors in Taiwan have charged the captain of a fishing boat with ordering the killing of four suspected Somali pirates eight years ago. The four were shot dead in the […]

  • SHADE Conference 2020

    CMF and EU NAVFOR are inviting nations, international organisations and members of the shipping industry to the 47th SHADE Conference, 3-4 November 2020. What is SHADE? The Shared Awareness and […]

  • US, French Navy chiefs meet

    U.S., French Navy Chiefs discuss maritime security and cooperation WASHINGTON — U.S. Navy Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday conducted a phone call Oct. 15 with the chief […]

  • Terrorism and the seas

    East African Terror Groups Are Exploiting the Seas By Isel Van Zyl and Tyler Lycan Counter-terrorism strategies must consider how the coastline provides a financial and operational life-line to violent […]

  • S. Africa cargo crime

    South Africa a Hotspot for Cargo Crime – Report outh Africa ranks among the top countries in the world, and first on the African continent, for BSI’s forecasted losses due […]

  • Iran Navy fleet returns

    Iran’s 69th naval flotilla returns home The 69th fleet of warships of the Iranian Navy returned to the southern port city of Bandar Abbas on Tuesday after a 67-day mission […]

  • NIMASA DG says what?

    By Shulammite ‘Foyeku The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Bashir Jamoh, has raised the alarm that Somali pirates are now active in Nigerian waters and the Gulf […]

  • Iran to unveil new ships

    Navy to unveil Dena destroyer, Saba minesweeper within two months TEHRAN – The Iranian Navy will unveil some of its homegrown products including Dena destroyer and Saba minesweeper within the […]