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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

From Dynamite to Deconstruction, or How to Remove Ships from Coral Reefs

By Doug Helton, NOAA On January 17, 2013, the Navy mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian ran aground on a coral reef in the Philippines. Salvage experts evaluated various options for removing the...

February 26, 2013
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Friday, February 22, 2013

A Rescue’s Success Hinges Upon EPIRB

By Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert It was another early Friday morning for the crew of a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules based out of Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth...

February 22, 2013
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
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Maritime News

Japanese Lose their Temper in the Antarctic

By Captain Paul Watson The captain of the Japanese factory ship Nisshin Maru lost his temper, and unfortunately road rage with an 8,000 ton ship in remote waters amongst icebergs...

February 20, 2013
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
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A Call For Courage, Leadership, and Action

By LCDR W.T. Door With the recent spate of firings and misbehaving at the upper echelons of the United States’ military leadership spectrum, senior leaders and defense analysts alike are...

February 19, 2013
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Friday, February 1, 2013
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Reexamining the Gulf of Guinea: Fewer Attacks, Better Pirates

By James M. Bridger, Along with the release of the International Maritime Bureau (IMB)’s 2012 piracy report come the onslaught of analysts seeking to explain why the crime is decreasing...

February 1, 2013
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Typhon is Not a Private Navy

By John A C Cartner, Special to Piracy Daily Navy sounds sexy. Private navy sounds ultra-sexy. Typhon says it has one. Typhon does not. A private vessel acting in a naval...

January 30, 2013
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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Typhon’s Private Navy: A Game-Changer or a New Maritime Counter-Piracy Maginot Line?

By Martin Edwin Andersen The announcement earlier this month that a British company, Typhon, is creating a private navy to protect commercial clients from piracy off the Horn of Africa...

January 24, 2013
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Maritime News

Jones Act Uncertainty Looms Offshore in 2013

By Jeanne M. Grasso & Jonathan K. Waldron All was relatively tranquil offshore in 2011–2012 with respect to Jones Act issues. Activities offshore had heated up in 2009–2010 as a...

January 24, 2013
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Thursday, January 10, 2013
Maritime News

Pirate Horizons in the Gulf of Guinea

By James M. Bridger It was proclaimed in 2012 that the Somali pirate business model had been broken by a combination of coordinated naval patrols, heightened vessel security, and the...

January 10, 2013
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