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Sunday, January 18, 2009
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Pirates be damned!

Pirates be damned! By John Denham Piracy seem to be the item dejure. I have been exposed to a number of excellent pieces on the subject including Pacific

January 18, 2009
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Sunday, January 11, 2009
Maritime Security

Need & Oppurtunity – The Sparks That Ignite Piracy

Last week we looked at the history of piracy and the similarities between today’s headlines in Somalia and those of the Barbary Coast (LINK). In that

January 11, 2009
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Friday, January 9, 2009
Maritime Security

Sirius Star Released By Pirates

The Saudi tanker, Sirius Star, has been released after a ransom of $3 million dollars was paid to the pirates holding the ship off the cost of Somalia. A

January 9, 2009
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Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Maritime Security

Dangerously Misguided Journalism – Should We Stop Calling Them Pirates?

I recently subscribed to and have been enjoying one of the top blogs in the political arena, The Huffington Post. The reasons are two fold. First, I enjoy the

January 6, 2009
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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
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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Pirate Attack Photos – M/V BISCAGLIA

The M/V BISCAGLIA was taken over by pirates last month. Of interest was that the ship had onboard a three-man security team that once the ship was lost jumped

December 31, 2008
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Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Maritime Security

Historic Mission for Chinese Navy

Last Friday, the Chinese Navy set off on an historical mission: the first modern deployment of battle-ready warships beyond the Pacific.  What was the

December 30, 2008
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Friday, December 19, 2008

ZHEN HUA 4 Pirate Attack Photos – Chinese Sailors Defend Ship With Beer Bottles

Here are more pirate attack photos. Best is that they use Molotov Cocktails as part of their defense strategy as suggested in my post “On Defending

December 19, 2008
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Thursday, December 18, 2008
Maritime Security

M/V Biscaglia Maritime Security and A Look At Armed vs Non-Lethal Ship Protection In Pirate Waters

In a well researched article titled Mercenary Guards Jump Ship as Somali Pirates Remain Undeterred Bloomberg exposes private security efforts to protect ships

December 18, 2008
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Maritime Security

Weekly Roundup: Piracy Headlines From Around The World

Piracy in the Golf of Aden continue to grab headlines around the world. Here is a look at some of the top headlines from this weeks. BBC Chinese ships

December 18, 2008
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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

UN Security Council Ok’s Land and Air Attacks on Somali Pirates

View Larger Map From the Associated Press: UNITED NATIONS (AP) — On the same day Somali gunmen seized two more ships, the U.N. Security Council voted

December 17, 2008
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M/V KAPITAN MASLOV – Pirate Attack Photos

Here are some photos of the damage sustained by the M/V KAPITAN MASLOV when it was attacked by pirates back in November. The photos below are of the Third

December 17, 2008
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Monday, December 15, 2008
Maritime Security

Piracy – It’s Location, Location Location

Piracy – It’s Location, Location Location By John Denham If you did not know,  pirates have been around for as long as treasure was shipped on

December 15, 2008
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Friday, December 12, 2008
Maritime Security

NATO Shipping Centre’s Somalia Piracy Update

Somalia Piracy Update for December 12, 2008 is provided by NATO Shipping Centre 2 December – a cluster of possibly co-ordinated approaches made to 5

December 12, 2008
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Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Maritime Security

UKMTO Transit Corridor

Source: Maritime Information Center The International Chamber Of Commerce tells us: EUNAVFOR strongly recommends that merchant vessels conduct their passage

December 9, 2008
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Maritime Security

Cruise Ship Detours Guests Around Gulf of Aden

Without question, piracy off the soast of Somalia is a problem that is costing time, money, headaches and lives. As of right now there is really no end in

December 9, 2008
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Sunday, December 7, 2008
Maritime Security

BBC World Service Documentary: Pirates

The BBC World Service has recently released an audio documentary that takes a look at Piracy around the world. You can download the program HERE Robbery on the

December 7, 2008
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Friday, December 5, 2008
Maritime Security

America’s Waterway Watch – A Coast Guard Public Service Announcement

The United States Coast Guard is trying to remind mariners and the American public in general to remain vigilant.  They have a short journal entry concerning

December 5, 2008
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Thursday, December 4, 2008
Maritime Security

BREAKING NEWS – M/V Athena – Somali Pirates Coordinating Attacks

Earlier today gCaptain received reports from Australia that the M/V Athena was attacked by 29 pirate boats while transiting the Gulf Of Aden. This was the

December 4, 2008
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Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Maritime Security

Second Cruise Ship Attacked In The Gulf Of Aden – Details Show Organized Efforts By Somali Pirates

OregonLive has accounts from a passenger of the M/V Nautica: Sunday’s attack on the nearly 600-foot long M/V Nautica — one of three ships operated

December 3, 2008
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