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Saturday, February 24, 2024
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Caribbean Officials Search For Missing Couple After Yacht Hijacking

By Robertson Henry KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES, Feb 24 (Reuters) – Police from two countries in the eastern Caribbean

February 24, 2024
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Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Indian Navy's guided missile destroyer INS Visakhapatnam responds as smoke rises from Marlin Luanda, at the location given as Gulf of Aden. Handout via REUTERS
Piracy

Indian Navy Flexing Naval Muscle in Fight Against Pirates

By Krishn Kaushik NEW DELHI, Jan 31 (Reuters) – India has deployed at least a dozen warships east of the Red Sea to provide security against

January 31, 2024
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Monday, January 29, 2024
FILE PHOTO: A visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio investigates a suspected pirate skiff in the Gulf of Aden, July 22, 2011. U.S. Navy photo
Piracy

Sri Lankan Trawler Rescued from Somali Pirates

COLOMBO, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Six crew members of a Sri Lankan fishing trawler hijacked by suspected Somali pirates have been rescued, Sri Lankan

January 29, 2024
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Tuesday, January 2, 2024
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Piracy

Security Experts Report Fifth Dhow Hijacking off Somali Coast

Security experts have reported yet another hijacking of a fishing dhow off the coast of Somalia, marking the fifth such incident since November. The UK-based

January 2, 2024
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Tuesday, December 26, 2023
Houthi stand on beach after ship attack
Piracy

Red Sea Shipping Attacks Continue

DUBAI, Dec 26 (Reuters) – Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militia claimed responsibility for a missile attack on Tuesday on a container ship in the

December 26, 2023
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Friday, December 22, 2023
A map of the latest reported dhow hijacking off Somalia. Image courtesy UKMTO
Piracy

Dhow Reported Hijacked Off Somalia

The UK Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) says it has received reports that a dhow has been hijacked by heavily armed personnel off Eyl, Somalia. Authorities

December 22, 2023
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Wednesday, December 20, 2023
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64), right, prepares for an underway replenishment with Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE-13), left, while conducting routine operations in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, Oct. 16, 2023. U.S. Navy Photo
Piracy

Houthis Threaten to Attack US Warships if Washington Targets Yemen

DUBAI, Dec 20 (Reuters) – The leader of Yemen’s Houthis warned on Wednesday they would strike U.S. warships if the Iranian-backed militia was

December 20, 2023
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The guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) sails alongside the Japanese Murasame-class destroyer Akebono (DD 108) in the Gulf of Aden Nov. 25, 2023. U.S. Navy Photo
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Shipping Industry in the Dark Over Red Sea Naval Coalition

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Dec 20 (Reuters) – Shipping companies remain in the dark over a new international navy coalition being

December 20, 2023
Total Views: 7769

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Over 100 Containerships Rerouted as US Weighs Red Sea Response

By Stefan Nicola (Bloomberg) — More than a hundred container ships are taking the long route around Africa to avoid violence in the Red Sea, creating

December 20, 2023
Total Views: 6305

Tuesday, December 19, 2023
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Piracy

Some LNG Carriers Avoid Red Sea as Attacks Increase

SINGAPORE, Dec 19 (Reuters) – Several liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels have changed their courses in recent days to avoid the Red Sea region

December 19, 2023
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Photo of the MV Ruen courtesy EUNAVFOR
Piracy

Mystery Surrounds Hijacked Bulk Carrier ‘Ruen’ Off Somalia

The European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) is continuing to closely monitor the situation of the hijacked Maltese-flagged MV Ruen in cooperation with local

December 19, 2023
Total Views: 20184

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Maersk Reroutes Vessels Around Africa Amid Red Sea Safety Concerns

In response to the escalated security situation in the Red Sea, Danish shipping giant Maersk, the world’s second-largest container shipping line, has

December 19, 2023
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Monday, December 18, 2023
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin looks on during a joint press conference with Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant at Israel's Ministry of Defense in Tel Aviv, Israel December 18, 2023. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Defense

U.S. Launches ‘Operation Prosperity Guardian’ in Response to Houthi Threats

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has formally announced the initiation of multi-national security initiative, known as Operation Prosperity Guardian, as

December 18, 2023
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FILE PHOTO: Containers are seen on the Maersk's Triple-E giant container ship Majestic Maersk, one of the world's largest container ships, as it sails in the Strait of Gibraltar towards the port of Algeciras, Spain January 19, 2023. REUTERS/Jon Nazca/File Photo
Defense

Global Trade Faces Turmoil as Houthi’s Disrupt Red Sea Shipping

By Rachel Graham, Brendan Murray and Alex Longley (Bloomberg) —Shipping in the Red Sea is grinding to a halt with oil tankers idling and container

December 18, 2023
Total Views: 2704

Photo of the MV Ruen courtesy EUNAVFOR
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Hijacked Bulk Carrier Arrives Off Somalia

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Dec 18 (Reuters) – A commercial vessel hijacked by unknown assailants remains off the coast of Somalia raising fears

December 18, 2023
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Friday, December 15, 2023
A shipping container passes through the Suez Canal in Suez. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/File Photo
Piracy

Shipping Giants Pause Red Sea Voyages, Dealing Blow to Global Trade

By Alaric Nightingale and Sanne Wass (Bloomberg) — Spiraling attacks on merchant ships by Houthi militants off the coast of Yemen have prompted

December 15, 2023
Total Views: 11317

Armed men stand on the beach as the Galaxy Leader commercial ship, seized by Yemen's Houthis last month, is anchored off the coast of al-Salif, Yemen, December 5, 2023. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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Houthi Attacks on Shipping Could Spark Supply Chain Crisis

Industry analysts warn that the recent missile and drone attacks by Houthi militia on merchant ships passing through the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden could have

December 15, 2023
Total Views: 2018

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Piracy

Maersk Suspends Voyages through Bab-el-Mandeb Strait Amid Houthi Threat

Maersk, the world’s second-largest shipping line, has announced a temporary pause in voyages through the Bab-el-Mandeb strait due to the increasing

December 15, 2023
Total Views: 4705

A UKMTO alert about an attack and map showing recent incidents in the region. Image courtesy UKMTO
Piracy

More Red Sea Ship Attacks Raise Risks to Trade

Update: Maersk has instructed all Maersk vessels bound to pass through the Bab al-Mandab Strait to pause their journey until further notice in response to the

December 15, 2023
Total Views: 2854

Thursday, December 14, 2023
A map provided by UKMTO showing the location of the reported boarding.
Piracy

Bulk Carrier Reportedly Boarded in Indian Ocean

Update: Suspected Hijacking in Indian Ocean May Mark Return of Somali Piracy DUBAI, Dec 14 (Reuters) – A Malta-flagged, Bulgarian-owned bulk

December 14, 2023
Total Views: 33123
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