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

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

Trial begins for 5 Somali men accused of piracy

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released) Today, the trial of five Somali men accused of attacking the USS

November 10, 2010
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

USS COLE (DDG 67) – A tribute to her crew and the 17 who were lost 10 years ago.

By Lt.j.g. Jacob Beckelhymer, Navigator, USS Cole (DDG 67) You can’t miss them.  The 17 gold stars running across the deck in front of COLE’s

October 12, 2010
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Thursday, October 7, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

Piracy threat increases as monsoon season comes to close

Image Source: U.S. Navy The U. S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration and NATO Shipping Centre have issued a warning of an anticipated

October 7, 2010
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Thursday, September 9, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

Maritime Blogger Recaptures ship taken by pirates

Image Credit: USNI Blog Remember when the team of U.S. Marines stormed the tanker full of pirates and took back the ship?  You should, because as we reported

September 9, 2010
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Maritime Security Incidents

U.S. Marines Take Back Hijacked Ship Off Somalia

Earlier today, a team of U.S. Marines from the 5th Marine Expeditionary Unit successfully boarded and seized the German owned M/V Magellan Star after it was

September 9, 2010
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

Piracy charges dropped for men accused of attacking U.S. Navy ship

Six Somali men suspected of attacking the USS Ashland in April were dismissed on charges of piracy in a US federal court in Virginia today.  While the men

August 18, 2010
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Friday, August 6, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

Japanese tanker targeted in terrorist attack

This framegrab image provided by the SITE Intelligence group shows Ayyub al-Taishan who the Brigades of Abdullah Azzam claimed was the suicide bomber who

August 6, 2010
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Sunday, July 25, 2010
Maritime Security

The Importance Of Accounting For People At Sea

Here is a more information about how the Mumbai terrorist attack developed, provided by UK based Warship magazine. That the boat carrying the terrorists was

July 25, 2010
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Thursday, May 20, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

Piracy: Enough is Enough – Push for piracy action launches

An unprecedented coalition of organizations – from trade unions to shipowners’ associations and insurers – has joined forces to back a global

May 20, 2010
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Friday, April 30, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

Dutch marines take back the M/V Taipan – Video

The above photo shows the retaking of the M/V Taipan by Dutch marines on April 5th after the vessel was hijacked by pirates 500 miles off the Somali coast. 

April 30, 2010
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

Top Navy Admiral suggests arming merchant ships as pirates move east

Last week, Navy Adm. Mark P. Fitzgerald, commander of U.S. naval forces in Europe and Africa and of NATO’s Allied Joint Task Force Command Naples, told

April 20, 2010
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Thursday, April 15, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

Presidential Executive Order RE: Somalia Piracy

This was recently submitted to the gCaptain forum, but I thought it deserved some more attention here on the blog.  Steve Gordon of Gordon and Elias, LLP has

April 15, 2010
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

Somali regions vow to oust pirates from enclaves

By Sahra Abdi NAIROBI, April 13 (Reuters) – Somalia’s interim government and the semi-autonomous region of Puntland vowed on Tuesday to work

April 14, 2010
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

Cargo ship with 24 crew members seized near port of Aden

By REUTERS Pirates seized a cargo ship on Monday with 24 crew members off the port of Aden, Yemen. The vessel, the MV Iceberg 1, was boarded just 10

March 30, 2010
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Update: South Korean Ship Sinking

By John M. Glionna and Ju-min Park | The Los Angeles Times | Photo: AP March 30, 2010 Reporting from Seoul – Plunging into the murky waters of the

March 30, 2010
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Thursday, March 25, 2010
Pirate killed by private security guard of Somali coast
Maritime Security Incidents

Pirate killed by private security guard of Somali coast

Interested in modern day pirates?  Check out gCaptain’s full piracy coverage. In what could be the first incident of its kind, a Somali pirate was shot

March 25, 2010
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

A Less Lethal Approach to Piracy Defense

No reader of this blog needs to be told that the risk from Piracy is real and growing.  We have seen it change from something that only happens in

March 16, 2010
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Friday, November 20, 2009
Secretary LaHood Reminds Mariners of Best Practices Following Recent Attacks on the Maersk Alabama and M/V Harriett
Maritime Security Incidents

Secretary LaHood Reminds Mariners of Best Practices Following Recent Attacks on the Maersk Alabama and M/V Harriett

Washington, DC – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today reminded mariners about the importance of taking necessary precautions and implementing

November 20, 2009
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009
lifeboat maersk alabama
Maritime Security Incidents

Interview With Captain Richard Phillips – SeaPower Magazine

The Navy League’s SeaPower magazine last month featured an interview with Captain Richard Phillips of Maersk Alabama fame. The following is a preview of

September 30, 2009
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

News Update: M/V Arctic Sea

Moscow – There were no weapons being smuggled on board the hijacked “Arctic Sea” freighter according to the conclusions of a Russian

September 16, 2009
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