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Maritime Security Incidents

Ship and Port Security Incidents including piracy, terrorism, mutiny, and threats.

Thursday, December 29, 2011
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Pirates Capture Italian Tanker Bound for Chinese Convoy, Weekly Piracy Update

Summary of Global Maritime Crime and Piracy, week of 22 December 2011 (Source: ONI) ECUADOR: Container ship boarded by five robbers with long knives on 27

December 29, 2011
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011
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Italian Tanker and Crew of 18 Hijacked Off Oman

By JD, Somalia Report MT Enrico Levoli owned by Italian shipping company Marnavi was taken by pirates this morning according to the Italian owners

December 27, 2011
Total Views: 34

Thursday, December 15, 2011
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Volvo Ocean Race Battles Across the Agulhas Current, plus Piracy Update [VIDEO]

Worldwide Maritime Crime and Piracy Summary, Week of 8-14 December, plus Volvo Ocean Race update… First, an update from the Volvo Ocean Race which

December 15, 2011
Total Views: 27

Thursday, December 8, 2011
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Volvo Ocean Race Heads into Indian Ocean, Piracy Spreads Globally [WEEKLY UPDATE]

This Saturday, the Volvo Ocean Race will depart Cape Town and venture into the Indian Ocean toward an undisclosed “safe haven”.  As you’ll

December 8, 2011
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Pirates Outmatched by Royal Navy Miniguns, Snipers, and Helicopters

SOMALI basin (COMBINED MARITIME FORCES) – The Royal Navy has struck at the heart of Somali piracy operating in the Somali basin.  RFA Fort Victoria

December 8, 2011
Total Views: 46

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
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Weekly Piracy Update: Anti-Piracy Measures Prove Effective

INDIAN OCEAN: Container ship (MSC JEANNE) was fired upon by six pirates in two skiffs on 21 November at 0536 UTC while underway in position 04:03S –

November 23, 2011
Total Views: 28

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
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Crew of MT Liquid Velvet Kill Pirate Captors? Rumors Fly Within Pirate Circles

By Mohamed Odowa, Claims that at least six Somali pirates were killed and three others were captured by the crew of the Greek owned MT

November 8, 2011
Total Views: 21

Thursday, November 3, 2011
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Weekly Piracy and Maritime Crime Update: Two Tankers Hijacked ***UPDATED***

Weekly Summary of Maritime Crime and Piracy:  Week of 27 October 2011 (source: ONI) NIGERIA: Petroleum tanker (HALIFAX) hijacked by pirates on 29 October at

November 3, 2011
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Wednesday, November 2, 2011
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Liquid Velvet Update: UNARMED Australian Security “Team” Captured ***UPDATE***

Who sends a ship to the waters off east Africa with a one-man, unarmed security force? Apparently the Greek owners of the Chemical Tanker Liquid Velvet

November 2, 2011
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Chemical Tanker Liquid Velvet Falls To Pirates, 22 Crew Held Hostage

By Andrew Mwangura, Somalia Report UPDATE: Based on Somalia Report‘s information the vessel should be anchored off Bandar Murcaayo or Rasu Bina near

November 2, 2011
Total Views: 158

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
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MV Iceberg Still in Pirate Control… Ransom Not Paid

By Somalia Report, After sources close to pirate groups claimed over the weekend that a ransom had been paid for the MV Iceberg, pirates on board the vessel

October 26, 2011
Total Views: 11

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Piracy Takes Another Blow: 15 Suspected Somali Pirates Arrested Following Police Crackdown

By Aweys Cadde, Somalia Report Police from Somalia’s semi-autonomous state of Puntland have arrested 15 suspected Somali pirates as they planned to

October 22, 2011
Total Views: 16

Thursday, October 20, 2011
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Royal Marines Capture Back-to-Back Pirate Ships, Hostages Rescued

In a spectacular show of “I’m going to seriously ruin your world if you don’t comply,” the British Royal Marines embarked on HMS

October 20, 2011
Total Views: 72

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Weekly Piracy Update: Pirates hovering off coast of Zanzibar and southern Somalia

Global Summary of Maritime Crime and Piracy, week of 13 October 2011 (source: ONI) NIGERIA: Vessel (JOAN CHOUEST) attacked by pirates on 17 October near

October 20, 2011
Total Views: 655

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
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Maritime Security Incidents

Tanzania: Petrobras Vessel Attacked By Pirates

Yesterday, just months after arriving on location, the newly built Ocean Rig Drillship Poseidon, was attacked by pirates while drilling off the coast of

October 5, 2011
Total Views: 222

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Somali pirates kidnap Frenchwoman in Kenya, Naval gunfire exchange ensues…

NAIROBI, Kenya—Ten heavily armed Somali militants, driving their boat under the cover of darkness, kidnapped a Frenchwoman on a resort island in northern

October 2, 2011
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Friday, September 30, 2011
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German Navy anti-piracy gunship takes care of business off Somalia… get some!! It’s not quite Robert Duvall’s air cavalry as seen in the film Apocolypse Now, but it’s still

September 30, 2011
Total Views: 84

Thursday, September 29, 2011
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Weekly Maritime Crime and Piracy Update: Week of 22 Sept 2011

Global Summary of Maritime Crime and Piracy, Week of 22 Sep 2011 (Source: ONI) gCaptain Note: Via our friends in West Africa, it’s certainly clear that

September 29, 2011
Total Views: 11

Saturday, September 17, 2011
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Former US Navy SEAL arrested in Mozambique while attempting to reclaim pirated vessel

A former US Navy SEAL was reported to have been arrested by Mozambique officials yesterday for illegal weapons possession while attempting to free a vessel

September 17, 2011
Total Views: 89

Thursday, September 15, 2011
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Weekly Maritime Crime and Piracy Report: Week of 8 Sep 2011

Summary of Worldwide Maritime Crime and Piracy (Source: ONI)   BENIN: Product tanker (MATTHEOS I) hijacked on 14 September at 0121 UTC during  ship-to-ship

September 15, 2011
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