Morocco navy rescues 359 irregular migrants

The Moroccan navy has rescued 359 irregular migrants in the three days from Saturday to Monday, the official news agency MAP reported Tuesday. MAP quoted an unnamed military source as saying that the Coast Guard units intercepted and rescued 359 irregular migrants, including ten women and four children, who were on dinghies and that[…]

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Maritime education gets a much needed boost

The donation of a 26 foot yacht to the Lawhill Maritime Centre in Simon’s Town means that more children from disadvantaged communities will now be to access South Africa’s Maritime industry. The yacht will be used for practical sailing and navigational training. A group of youth from the Cape Peninsula[…]

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Navy men charged with assault with a sjambok

Two Navy employees are expected in the Simon’s Town Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday on charges of assault with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm after seven people were whipped with a sjambok at the weekend. Six cyclists and a runner were attacked on Saturday between 06:45 and 07:30 between Main[…]

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Gaza-bound flotilla vessel seized

Israel has boarded and taken over a vessel attempting to break the blockade of the Palestinian territory, officials said. In a statement the Israeli army said on Monday that it did not use force in redirecting the main boat Marianne to the Israeli city of Ashdod. Petros Stergiou, a spokesperson[…]

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