Trainees participate in maritime security course in Jeddah

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Updated 13 March 2019 ARAB NEWSMarch 12, 201923:06364 The center will work around the clock in collecting, classifying and analyzing information and data to support operations and decision-making RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of the Interior launched the 9th International Training Course on Combating Insecurity in Maritime Domains on Sunday, at the Mohammed bin Naif Arab University for Security Sciences in Jeddah.Trainees …

Ending Sea Piracy In Nigeria

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The United Nations recently revealed that Nigeria lost an estimated $2.8 billion revenue in 2018 due, mainly, to oil-related crimes. A report by the world body, which covered the period from July 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018, said maritime crime and piracy off the coast of West Africa continued to pose a threat to peace, security and development in …

Sea piracy still a problem on West Africa Coast: Mission to Seafarers Africa Head says

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Sea piracy is still a major challenge in waters off the West African Coast, a regional meeting of Missions to Seafarers currently underway in Mombasa has heard.   Speaking at the Missions to Seafarers Centre, Mombasa, the Missions to Seafarers Africa Director, Rev Cedric Rautenbach said that while the intervention and continued patrol of the Indian Ocean waters around the Somali Coast by an international flotilla of …

New naval base in Andamans boosts military posture in Indian Ocean

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Expanding the airfield to 10,000 feet would also allow wide-bodied airliners to carry out commercial operations from INS Kohassa, facilitating tourism in the Andamans India’s military presence in the Indian Ocean got a long-delayed boost on Thursday with the commissioning of a full-fledged naval base, Indian Naval Ship (INS) Kohassa, in the North Andaman Island. The base, commissioned by navy …

Military eyes Abu Sayyaf behind twin blasts in Jolo

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MANILA — (UPDATED) The military on Sunday said it believes that Abu Sayyaf bandits could be behind the fatal explosions at a Catholic Church in Barangay Walled City, Jolo town in Sulu. Col. Gerry Besana, spokesperson of the military’s Western Mindanao Command, said initial probe of the twin blasts points to the Abu Sayyaf’s “Ajang-Ajang” group. Authorities were able to …

Ships on alert following three attacks off Nigeria in 24 hours

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Three attacks on ships off West Africa have been reported by maritime security specialists Ambrey in the space of just 24 hours. The Liberia-flagged product tanker Levanto was fired at on January 24 while underway at 10.9 knots en route from Lagos to Calabar, Nigeria. The Unibros Shipping Corp-owned vessel deviated course, increased speed and continued on its journey. A …