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Thursday, May 5, 2011
Maritime Security

Weekly Maritime Crime and Piracy Update – Week of 28 April 2011

Weekly Maritime Crime and Piracy Summary (source: Office of Naval Intelligence) CARIBBEAN SEA: A RoRo was robbed 2 May 2011 at 0740 UTC while anchored

May 5, 2011
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Thursday, April 7, 2011
Incidents

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
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Piracy in the Indian Ocean: a white paper by Drum Cussac’s Tom Roberts

by Tom Roberts, Maritime Analyst Somali based pirates continue to cause serious challenges to merchant vessels transiting the Indian Ocean, and at the time

April 7, 2011
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Monday, March 28, 2011
Maritime Security

ONI Advisory – 28 March – Merchant ship fired upon

A merchant ship was fired upon and hijacked by pirates from two skiffs on 28 March at 0600Z approximately 191 NM southeast of Salalah, Oman at 15:36N

March 28, 2011
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Monday, March 21, 2011
Incidents

ONI Advisory – Merchant Ship Attacked in Indian Ocean – 23 March

A merchant ship was attacked and possibly boarded by pirates on 21 March at 1230Z approximately 531 NM northeast of Salalah, Oman at 17:14N 063:18E.  This

March 21, 2011
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Friday, March 18, 2011
Defense

ONI Alert: Pirate Attack Group Located in central Arabian Sea

Just in from the Office of Naval Intelligence: A Pirate Attack Group (PAG) consisting of a dhow and two skiffs was observed 1223Z on 18 March approximately

March 18, 2011
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Thursday, March 17, 2011
Defense

Week of 10 March: Maritime Crime and Piracy Update

Weekly Maritime Crime and Piracy Summary (source: Office of Naval Intelligence) NIGERIA: The Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC) well no. 3 in Clough Creek,

March 17, 2011
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Friday, March 11, 2011
Maritime Security

Weekly Maritime Crime and Piracy Update – Week of 3 March 2011

Maritime Crime and Piracy Summary (source: Office of Naval Intelligence) PERU: Trawler was robbed 7 Mar while at anchor off Callao. NIGERIA: Fishing trawler

March 11, 2011
Total Views: 8

Sunday, March 6, 2011
Defense

USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) frees Japanese merchant ship from pirate control

MANAMA, Bahrain – A request for assistance from a Japanese-owned merchant vessel in the Somali Basin led to Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) warship USS

March 6, 2011
Total Views: 124

Thursday, March 3, 2011
Maritime Security

Yacht crew rescued from pirate attack by private security firm

Private security firm Naval Guards Ltd successfully rescued their Dutch clients on board M/Y Capricorn after it had been overrun by pirates in the central

March 3, 2011
Total Views: 97

Maritime Security

Weekly Maritime Crime and Piracy Update: 24 Feb – 2 Mar 2011

Summary of maritime crime developments and incidents, week of 24 February 2011 (source: ONI): INDIAN OCEAN: Yacht (CAPRICORN) was fired upon and boarded 2

March 3, 2011
Total Views: 5

Monday, February 28, 2011
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NYTimes Asks “Are we nearing another enough-is-enough moment with pirates?”

The New York Times today asked the question: “Are we nearing another enough-is-enough moment with pirates?”. In an editorial answer they wrote: On

February 28, 2011
Total Views: 11

Friday, February 25, 2011
Maritime Security

Pirates attack two merchant ships in less than two hours

Breaking news from the Office of Naval Intelligence: Pirates attacked a merchant ship at 0830Z on 25 February approximately 300NM southeast of Salalah, Oman,

February 25, 2011
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Maritime Security

Seafarers Union Warns Of Indian Ocean Boycott

LONDON (Dow Jones)–A key union Friday warned of a possible boycott of seafarers in the Indian Ocean, a key oil route, over increased piracy. The

February 25, 2011
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Thursday, February 24, 2011
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WSJ: Pirate attacks leave round-the-world sailors with tough choices…

Days before the Quest set off on its doomed trek across the Indian Ocean, Bill Rouse, a Texan attempting to sail around the world, made Quest owner Scott Adam

February 24, 2011
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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
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011
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Rules of Engagement – when pirates attack… UPDATED

Based on today’s tragic events, I would like to update my previous ROE discussion with the following statement: Anyone traveling through the Arabian Sea

February 22, 2011
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Friday, February 18, 2011
Maritime Security

Weekly Piracy and Maritime Crime Update: 10-16 Feb 2011

Summary: (source: ONI Maritime OPINTEL Report) NIGERIA: Chemical tanker was approached 10 Feb, approximately 50NM off Lagos, Nigeria. INDIAN OCEAN: Crude oil

February 18, 2011
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Thursday, February 10, 2011
Maritime Security

Weekly Piracy and Maritime Crime Update: 3 – 9 Feb

Summary of maritime crime developments and incidents, week of 3 February 2011: CAMEROON: 11 Cameroonian officials were kidnapped by armed militants

February 10, 2011
Total Views: 10

Saturday, February 5, 2011
Royal Navy Somalia
Maritime Security

Disturbing Anti-Piracy Tactics Revealed By WikiLeaks- Human Bait

gCaptain forum member SaltAir brings us this interesting WikiLeaks related news from the UK: British special forces veterans are in particular demand as ship

February 5, 2011
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