Friday, April 8, 2011

Cargo ship pirated off Omani coastline with crew of 10

EUNAVFOR has reported that the general cargo ship M/V Susan K was pirated early this morning approximately 200 nautical miles North-East of Salalah, Oman; a

April 8, 2011
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Somali man sentenced to 25 years for 2008 hijacking

WASHINGTON—Jama Idle Ibrahim, a/k/a Jaamac Ciidle, was sentenced today to 25 years in prison for a violent act of piracy in the Gulf of Aden against a

April 8, 2011
Total Views: 24

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Weekly Maritime Crime and Piracy Update – week of 31 March 2011

Maritime Crime and Piracy  Summary, week of 31 March 2011 (source: Office of Naval Intelligence) INDIAN OCEAN-EAST AFRICA: ARABIAN SEA: Merchant vessel

April 7, 2011
Total Views: 3

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Become A Hollywood Producer – Fund A Documentary On Piracy

It’s been said that it’s easier to get $1 from a million people than one million dollars from one person. At least that’s the idea behind

March 30, 2011
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A 300 Gallon Bottle Of Mace? Yep – Pirates Beware

The company that trademarked the less-than-lethal pepper spray “Mace” has announced that it will be joining the international fight against

March 29, 2011
Total Views: 239

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Maritime Security

5th Fleet News Brief: Vice Admiral Fox discusses piracy aboard S/V Quest

DOD News Briefing with Vice Adm. Fox via Telephone from Bahrain on Somali Piracy Aboard the S/V Quest COL. DAVID LAPAN (Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense

February 23, 2011
Total Views: 63

Friday, February 18, 2011
sailing yacht quest

American yachtsmen held hostage by pirates in Indian ocean

gCaptain sources have reported this morning that S/V Quest has been attacked by pirates in the Indian Ocean, and her crew of 4 Americans are currently being

February 18, 2011
Total Views: 9

Monday, January 31, 2011
Pirate Dingy And Gunboat

Applied Mathematicians & Meteorologists Join The Piracy Debate

We have seen solutions for piracy come from all corners of the world from expensive non-lethal weapons more often used by police forces, and OEM solutions from

January 31, 2011
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

‘M/V Beluga Nomination’ pirated in Indian Ocean

After 4 days of uncertainty regarding the exact status of the crew, MV Beluga Nomination is now believed to be pirated. On the afternoon of 22 January 2011,

January 25, 2011
Total Views: 66

Friday, January 14, 2011

Latest attack changes dynamic of Somali piracy

A recent incident could signal a worrying development in the tactics employed by Somali pirates, according to the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB). On

January 14, 2011
Total Views: 9

Monday, January 10, 2011
Maritime Security Incidents

BAE Systems Develops Non-Lethal Laser to Defend Against Pirate Attacks on Commercial Ships

Bristol, UK: BAE Systems has successfully demonstrated a prototype device that will serve as an effective non-lethal deterrent against pirate attacks on

January 10, 2011
Total Views: 52

Friday, January 7, 2011
Somali Pirate Boat

2011 Somali Piracy Update

The big news for the start of 2011 is the move of pirates to areas further from their traditional hunting ground. November 2008 saw the first capture of a

January 7, 2011
Total Views: 175

Sunday, June 6, 2010
Maritime Security

10 More Anti-Piracy Weapons For Use In Somalia

Click to read Part 1 of this Post: 10 Anti-Piracy Weapons For Use In Somalia   Last year gCaptain brought you Anti-Piracy Weapons – Top 10 For

June 6, 2010
Total Views: 497

Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

Analysis of Somali Pirate Activity in 2009 Released

UNOSAT, the UN Institute for Training and Research‘s (UNITAR) Operational Satellite Applications Programme, has recently released a report focusing on a

May 5, 2009
Total Views: 24

Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

Another US vessel attacked, other vessels hijacked – Are the pirates winning?

Yesterday’s attack on the U.S. flagged Liberty Sun was strikingly reminiscent of last weeks attempted hijacking of the Maersk Alabama, which we all know

April 15, 2009
Total Views: 152

Friday, April 10, 2009

A look at the USS Boxer (LHD-4)

According to reports, the US Navy is moving a huge amphibious ship closer to the scene of the pirate hostage standoff off Somalia.  Here is a look at one

April 10, 2009
Total Views: 80

Thursday, January 8, 2009

2009 Brings New Anti-Piracy Task Force

Anti-piracy measures in the Golf of Aden will be steeped up in 2009 after more than 100 attacks in 2008. The United States will lead a new anti-piracy task

January 8, 2009
Total Views: 3

Sunday, January 4, 2009
Maritime Security

A New Solution To A Pressing Problem – Maritime Piracy

Photo By Cayusa Note: This article was originally posted in The Maritime Executive Newsletter and can be found HERE. The dynamic in the Gulf Of Aden is

January 4, 2009
Total Views: 28

Thursday, October 2, 2008
Maritime Security

Avoiding Pirates and Storms – Notes From A Weather Router

Looking at the piracy chart for 2008 got me reminiscing about recommending routes through the eastern Arabian Sea , Somalia coast, and Gulf of Aden. Our

October 2, 2008
Total Views: 18

Monday, September 29, 2008
Maritime Security

Anti-Piracy Weapons – Top 10 For Future Use In Somalia

Click to read Part 1 of this Post: 10 Anti-Piracy Weapons For Use In Somalia – Part 1 In light of the recent piracy news from Somalia we thought

September 29, 2008
Total Views: 833