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Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Maritime Security

Max Hardberger – The Repo Man of Ships

(Note: This article was originally published in Dec 2007) We have taken a look at piracy in the Strait of Malacca and showed you how criminal organizations

June 4, 2008
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Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Maritime Security

The Bright Spot – Imprisonment of Pirates

Our friend Bob Couttie of Maritime Accident Casebook asks; Pirates, A Doom With A Q? He writes: Earlier this week the US and France introduce a draft UN

May 6, 2008
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Sunday, April 27, 2008
Maritime Security

Pirates free Spanish boat, crew

CNN.com/world is reporting: MADRID, Spain (CNN) — The crew of a Spanish fishing boat seized by pirates last week off the coast of Somalia has been freed,

April 27, 2008
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Monday, April 21, 2008
Maritime Security

Are Pirates Human Rights Victims?

Artwork by Matt Rota Our maritime podcasting partner, Peter Mello of Sea-Fever.org points us to this must read article in the NYTimes. He writes: John S.

April 21, 2008
Total Views: 9

Saturday, April 5, 2008
Maritime Security

La Ponant Captured By Somali Pirates

BBC News tells us: The French military are continuing to track a luxury yacht seized, with its crew, on Friday by Somali pirates. There has been no contact

April 5, 2008
Total Views: 138

Friday, March 28, 2008
Maritime Security

What If? Chemical, Biological, Radiation Attack San Francisco

Photo by steven and darusha Jeff Charlton of 911team.org in London asked a interesting maritime question on the IAEM list-serve the other day that Robin Storm

March 28, 2008
Total Views: 50

Sunday, March 9, 2008
Maritime Security

Whaling Grounds, Tactics Heating Up

  Activists from the Sea Shepherd group, Ralph Lowe (L) and former Dutch police officer Laurens de Groot, throw bottles at the Japanese whaling ship

March 9, 2008
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Thursday, February 7, 2008
Maritime Security

Danica White Hijacking – ‘Minimum Safe Manning’ Partly to Blame?

Danica White Hijacking by Fred Fry The English translation to the DANICA WHITE hijacking is now available. As previously mentioned, the ship’s crew is

February 7, 2008
Total Views: 55

Thursday, January 10, 2008
Maritime Security

Pirate Attacks Increased In 2007

With a large increase of attacks in Nigeria and Somalia, 2007 was not a good year for maritime safety. The NY Times writes; Last year, there were 269 attacks

January 10, 2008
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Saturday, January 5, 2008
Maritime Security

Missile Defense Systems to Be Tested on JFK Jets

American Airlines Passenger planes at JFK will be outfitted with a new missile defense system. Gothamist tells us: The Dept. of Homeland Security is funding

January 5, 2008
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Monday, December 10, 2007
Maritime Security

The Protector – Anti Piracy Robot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjtH70edsGQ Want to know more about The Protector? Popular Mechanics tells us; Robots versus pirates—it’s not as

December 10, 2007
Total Views: 41

Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Fire Incidents

Shipping References – Cosco Busan Research Links

For those curious how the editors at gCaptain research maritime incidents like the Cosco Busan’s allision with San Francisco’s Bay Bridge, here are

November 14, 2007
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Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Maritime Security

pirates are ‘thriving’ – IMB sees 14% increase in attacks

The IMB reports on a sharp increase in the number or piracy attacks. The BBC tells us: The increase is in large part because of a jump in incidents

October 17, 2007
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Sunday, September 23, 2007
Maritime Security

piracy at sea – seajacking and phantom ships

In this modern age with AIS tracking and global satellite coverage you may ask how a pirate can get away with stealing an entire ship. Occasionally referred to

September 23, 2007
Total Views: 12

Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Maritime Security

The Straight of Malacca – A Dark Passage

“For centuries, this sliver of ocean has captivated seamen, offering the most direct route between India and China, along with a bounty of resources,

September 18, 2007
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Thursday, September 6, 2007
Maritime Security

Future Anti-Piracy Weapon?

Maritime Links Editor’s Blog brings us the Pentagon’s Ray Gun. Could this non-lethal device be the answer to piracy problems and our question

September 6, 2007
Total Views: 9

Thursday, August 9, 2007
Maritime Security

IMB’s Maritime Security Hotline Goes Live

Launched this June the International Maritime Bureau’s Maritime Security Hotline is a confidential phone line that enables the seafarer and others in the

August 9, 2007
Total Views: 9

Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Maritime Security

Weapons Aboard Ship?

Our friends at MaritimeLinks covered a story on the recent Somali pirate incidents. To conclude the post they write: I would recommend to anyone of my friends

July 24, 2007
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