SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
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Tag: Somali piracy

Master dies on board ship off Durban

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South Africa’s National Sea Rescue Institute informed that the master of the ship "Freight Margie" died on board, at anchorage 7 nautical miles off-shore from the Port of Durban, on Thursday, 06 July. On arrival on the scene, the rescue paramedics declared the Italian Captain as deceased from a suspected heart attack.

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Understanding motivations of Somali piracy

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Maritime piracy and Somalia have become seen as synonymous in East Africa’s geopolitical narrative, with several vessel hijacks in the Indian Ocean. Despite international navies' efforts for adoption of vessel protection measures, a solution to the problem is yet to be found. To prevent piracy, a more nuanced approach to understanding the behaviour might be key to a solution.

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Vessels requiring a place of refuge for repairs

SAMSA has issued a marine notice to clarify what it is needed when vessels passage plans require them to transit South African waters. The procedure applies to vessels requiring a place of refuge in South Africa and follows recent incidents in which SAMSA noticed that many vessels had failed to report the situation.

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Combined Maritime Force discusses piracy issues in Dubai

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Combined Maritime Force recently visited the Dubai-based UKMTO to discuss security issues with global maritime industry representatives, attending the Maritime Information Exchange Vessel Operators Meeting. MIEVOM is a valuable opportunity for merchant vessel owners to discuss ways to collaborate more closely with military naval officers to maintain safe seas and pirate-free waters off Somalia.

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