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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Incident Photo of The Week – Pirate ‘Mother Ship’ Mistaken Identity

Just when we thought things couldn’t get any more chaotic in the Gulf of Aden, the ‘pirate mother’ ship that was sunk last week by an Indian

November 26, 2008
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008
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Poll – What Is The Best Solution For Piracy Somalia?

What is the solution to Somali Piracy? ( surveys) If your answer is other please explain in a comment below… ideas are

November 25, 2008
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Saturday, November 22, 2008
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Modern Pirate Maps – Avoiding The X Might Be Your Best Option

Pirate maps have long been the a source of intrigue but modern day treasure hunters more often use advance technology like remote operated vehicles and sonar

November 22, 2008
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Friday, November 21, 2008

Piracy In Somalia – FAQ Part 1

In light of the recent piracy news gCaptain has recieved a number of media requests to answer basic questions about piracy. Below you will find just a few of

November 21, 2008
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Maritime Security Expo – gCaptain Review

gCaptain made an unscheduled stop this week at the Maritime Security Expo in Long Beach. The event showcases new technology and ideas that improve the security

November 21, 2008
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Pirate Attacks and Hijackings – Weekly Report

Following this weekends hijacking of the Saudi VLCC loaded with crude, gCaptain has been flooded with numerous emails and phone calls from different news

November 19, 2008
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Maritime Security

Pirates Seize Saudi Supertanker – M/V Sirius Star

Some pretty good discussion starting in the forum regarding this incident and we will be watching as it developes.  The forum discussion can be found HERE.

November 18, 2008
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Monday, November 17, 2008
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Poll – IMO Initiatives

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November 17, 2008
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Thursday, October 30, 2008
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Merchant Vessels Fend Off Attackers in Gulf of Aden

Depending on how you look at it, CNN reports some good news from the Gulf of Aden: Five attempts to hijack ships off the coast of Somalia were thwarted

October 30, 2008
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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Blackwater to Provide Assistance in Gulf of Aden

These days, it is impossible to watch or read any news publication, maritime or not, and not know about pirates operating in the Gulf of Aden.  The hijacking

October 23, 2008
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Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Maritime Security

The Victims Of Piracy – Photo of the Faina Crew

Today the U.S. Navy released this photo of the M/V Faina and her crew, currently taken hostage by Somali Pirates. Richard Meade of Lloyds List writes; The news

October 7, 2008
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Piracy Map

The International Chamber of Commerce brings us the live piracy map. The red markers are actual attaks as reported to the Maritime Security

October 7, 2008
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Thursday, October 2, 2008
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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
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Tuesday, September 30, 2008
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Hostage Dies And Q&A With The Pirate Spokesman

Read the full story at | LINK Also, see just how close the US Navy is monitoring the situation | LINK In related news the NY Times finally

September 30, 2008
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Poll – Weapons Aboard Ship

The latest article in our continuing series on the situation in Somalia highlighted non-lethal anti-piracy weapons. Noting the large amount of email we

September 30, 2008
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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
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Sunday, September 28, 2008
Maritime Security

Photos of the Somali Pirate’s Mothership

BURUM OCEAN BURUM OCEAN ARENA or ATHENA Our friend Mark Schneider of InOneDay blog tipped us to this IMB Alert revealing photos of the Somali Pirate

September 28, 2008
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Somali Pirates and Cold War II

M/V Faina – Photo By FEHMI ULGENER It seems the Somali pirates are either getting overly ambitious in their recent choice of targets or they’re

September 28, 2008
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Thursday, September 25, 2008
Maritime Security

Pirates Choose Wrong Ship to Mess With

In reaction to what appeared to be an attempted hijacking, a security team aboard United States Naval Vessel John Lenthall was forced to fire warning shots at

September 25, 2008
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Maritime Security

Google Earth – Pirate Attacks World Wide

This was originally posted on July 2, 2008 but with more and more pirate attacks in the news I have updated it and think it deserves another look.  This

August 20, 2008
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