Piracy


Thursday, June 16, 2011
Piracy

ICC: New dynamic to Indian Ocean piracy despite monsoon conditions

The International Marine Bureau’s ICC Commercial Crime Services explains how Somali pirates are influence by and adapt to seasonal changes in weather.

June 16, 2011
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Incidents

Weekly Maritime Crime and Piracy Update, plus Convoy Schedule

Gulf of Aden Convoy Schedule: Korean Naval convoy schedule for June/July 2011: Rendezvous point “A” (Eastbound): 12:07N – 044:11E. 

June 16, 2011
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Piracy

German warship “disrupts” suspected pirates

On the morning of June 10, the EU NAVFOR German warship FGS Niedersachsen detected a suspected Pirate Action Group (PAG) while conducting a routine patrol in

June 14, 2011
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Monday, June 13, 2011
Piracy

Pirates release M/V ZIRKU

EU NAVFOR says that on June 10, the MV ZIRKU was released from pirate control after 73 days in captivity. The vessel was pirated on the March 28, approximately

June 13, 2011
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Friday, June 10, 2011
Piracy

Shipowners Accused Of Masking Crew Abuse In The Hand Of Pirates

Bloomburg news makes disturbing accusations of shipowner turning a blind eye towards crews torture by Somali pirates. They tell us: Shipowners are failing to

June 10, 2011
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Thursday, June 2, 2011
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Maritime Security

Maritime Crime and Piracy Update: Week of 26 May 2011

Worldwide Maritime Crime and Piracy Summary, week of 26 May 2011 (source: ONI) EGYPT: A U.S.-flagged vessel experienced an attempted boarding 25 May at 0231

June 2, 2011
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Friday, May 27, 2011
Incidents

Maritime Crime and Piracy Update – week of 19 May 2011

Worldwide Maritime Crime and Piracy, week of 19 May 2011 (source: ONI) Somali piracy incidents continue to occur at moderate levels.  There were three piracy

May 27, 2011
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Thursday, May 26, 2011
Piracy

IMO Maritime Safety meeting completes full agenda

The IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has just completed its 89th session held at the organization’s London headquarters.  The session

May 26, 2011
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Piracy

IMB urges governments to take immediate action on piracy

LONDON (Dow Jones)–The International Maritime Bureau Thursday urged governments to take action against the increasing number of pirate attacks off the

May 26, 2011
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Friday, May 20, 2011
Piracy

IMO Aproves Interim Guidance on Use of Private Armed Security Guards On Ships

IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has announced approval of an Interim guidance on the use of privately contracted armed security personnel on board

May 20, 2011
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Thursday, May 19, 2011
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Incidents

Weekly Maritime Crime and Piracy Update – Week of 12 May 2011

Worldwide maritime crime and piracy summary, week of 12 May 2011 (Source: ONI) GULF OF GUINEA: A chemical tanker was hijacked on 15 May at 0220 LT in

May 19, 2011
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Monday, May 16, 2011
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U.S. Navy turns to online gamers to fight piracy

This month, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is rolling out its first ever internet wargame intended to tap the minds of online gamers in order to find

May 16, 2011
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Thursday, May 12, 2011
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Incidents

Weekly Maritime Crime and Piracy Update – Week of 4 May 2011

Maritime Crime and Piracy Summary, week of 4 May 2011 (Source: ONI) CARIBBEAN SEA: A container ship was robbed 7 May 2011 at 0642 UTC while anchored in

May 12, 2011
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Blog

When the hunters become the hunted: Sea Shepherd outruns Somali pirates

The notorious Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s flagship, the Steve Irwin, ran the gauntlet of Somali pirates recently as the ship and crew transited

May 12, 2011
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Wednesday, May 11, 2011
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Blog

Security Breach – Gulf Of Aden AIS Feed Is Now Public

gCaptain has long been a proponent of open information and AIS technology (we even built our own iPhone app once) and in sharing maritime information publicly

May 11, 2011
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Blog

Magnetic-wheeled robot climbs ships to fight pirates

(Photo: ReconRobotics) The micro-robotic company ReconRobotics has developed what they hope is the new standard in piracy reconnaissance aboard ship, the Recon

May 11, 2011
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Piracy

Maersk Raises Piracy Surcharge

By Flemming Emil Hansen COPENHAGEN — Reflecting higher costs stemming from a jump in piracy off the Somali coast, A.P. Moller-Maersk AS raised its

May 10, 2011
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Navy

Incident Photos – French Navy Disrupts Suspected Pirate Mothership

On April 22nd, the EU NAVFOR French warship FS GUÉPRATTE was tasked to patrol the East coast of Somalia as part of her counter-piracy duties on Operation

May 10, 2011
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Monday, May 9, 2011
Piracy

Piracy, lifeboats among topics for IMO’s annual Maritime Safety Meeting

The following is the agenda for the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee’s (MSC) 89th session to be held from May 11 to May 20 at the

May 9, 2011
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Defense

Ship owners pressure governments to step up fight against piracy

USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) approaches the Japanese-owned commercial oil tanker M/V Guanabara. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Anna

May 9, 2011
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