Monday, August 9, 2021
USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams

Navy Sea Base Arrives In Nigeria For Anti-Piracy Push

By Tope Alake (Bloomberg) USS Hershel “Woody” Williams, the first ship permanently assigned to Africa, arrived in Nigeria’s commercial capital city of Lagos on Saturday as part of the U.S....

August 9, 2021
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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
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Maritime News

Nigeria Deploys Satellite Tech to Track Oil Smugglers

By Noah Browning LONDON, April 30 (Reuters) – From algorithms to track “dark” ships smuggling stolen crude oil to an online licensing system to undercut corruption, one Nigerian government agency hopes...

April 30, 2019
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Monday, April 8, 2019
somali pirate mothership
Maritime News

IMB: Piracy Incidents Fall But Kidnapping Threat Persists in Gulf of Guinea

Fewer incidents of piracy and armed robbery at sea were reported in the first three months of 2019, but risk of kidnappings continue to pose a threat to ship and...

April 8, 2019
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Maritime News

IMB Piracy Centre: Five Crew Kidnapped from OSV in Latest Violent Attack Off Nigeria

Pirates kidnapped five crew members from an offshore supply vessel last week off the coast of Brass, Nigeria, marking yet another violent attack highlighting the risks to seafarers and ships...

March 13, 2019
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

RMS St. Helena to Return as Anti-Piracy Armory in Gulf of Oman

By Joe Brock JOHANNESBURG, April 17 (Reuters) – The RMS St. Helena, Britain’s last working postal ship, was for nearly three decades the main source of contact between one of...

April 17, 2018
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Friday, December 8, 2017
somali piracy

European Union Naval Force Marks 9 Years Fighting Pirates Off Somalia

The European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) on Friday marked the ninth anniversary of its Operation Atalanta, the successful counter-piracy operation that has greatly contributed to curbing Somali-based piracy off...

December 8, 2017
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Monday, March 20, 2017
Maritime News

Somali Security Forces Urge NATO for More Action on Piracy

By Abdiqani Hassan BOSASSO, March 19 (Reuters) – Somali officials whose forces freed a hijacked oil tanker and its eight Sri Lankan crew said on Sunday that NATO ships must...

March 20, 2017
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Maritime News

Philippines Asks China to Patrol Piracy-Plagued Waters

MANILA, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he had asked China to help in the fight against Islamic State-linked militants by sending ships to patrol...

January 31, 2017
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Thursday, November 24, 2016

NATO Ends Counter-Piracy Support Mission

(Reuters)NATO has ended its Indian Ocean counter-piracy mission after a sharp fall in attacks, the alliance said on Wednesday, as it shifts resources to deterring Russia in the Black Sea...

November 24, 2016
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Thursday, November 10, 2016
Maritime News

U.N. Calls for Another Year of Counter-Piracy Naval Operations Off Somalia

The United Nations is calling for another year of international naval operations to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia more than three years since the last commercial vessel was...

November 10, 2016
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Monday, May 2, 2016
Maritime News

Enrica Lexie Saga: UN Court Orders India to Release Italian Marine

By Crispian Balmer ROME, May 2 (Reuters) – A U.N. court has ruled that India must allow an Italian marine detained in Delhi for more than four years to go...

May 2, 2016
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
cargo ship
Maritime News

Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea Sign Maritime Security Agreement

ABUJA, March 16 (Reuters) – Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea signed an agreement to establish combined patrols to bolster security in the Gulf of Guinea, which has been plagued by piracy...

March 16, 2016
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Friday, November 27, 2015
Maritime News

China Navy Holds First Joint Anti-Piracy Drill With NATO

BEIJING, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Chinese naval forces involved in anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden have held their first joint drill with NATO ships carrying out the same...

November 27, 2015
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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Somali Pirates Polled – International Naval Presence is Biggest Deterrent of Piracy

  An informal survey of convicted Somali pirates is shedding new light into their motivations, attitudes towards piracy, and what has been the biggest deterring factor contributing to the reduction of...

July 8, 2015
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Monday, June 22, 2015
Maritime News

Ivory Coast Considers Satellite in Fight Against Pirates

Ivory Coast is considering launching a satellite to combat security threats from pirates in the Gulf of Guinea and Islamist militants in the West African region, Telecommunications Minister Bruno Kone said.

June 22, 2015
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Thursday, April 23, 2015

NATO to Open Anti-Piracy Office in Djibouti

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization agreed to establish a liaison office in Djibouti to boost anti- piracy efforts off the Horn of Africa, the 28-nation bloc said.

April 23, 2015
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Friday, October 10, 2014

Photos and Video: Danish Special Forces Storm Maersk Triple-E in Anti-Piracy Raid… Training

A Maersk Triple-E containership played host recently to a Royal Danish Navy anti-piracy training exercise in preparation for real anti-piracy missions in the Gulf of Aden, where Danish troops are...

October 10, 2014
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

U.S. Joins ReCAAP Anti-Piracy Council

WASHINGTON – The United States on Tuesday became 20th nation to join the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP). Established in 2006,...

September 24, 2014
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Monday, August 11, 2014

Gulf of Guinea Piracy: Open Ocean Ambush Seen As “Game Changer”

An open ocean attack on a product tanker in Gulf of Guinea reminiscent of Somali piracy could represent a significant change for pirates operating off the coast of West Africa, maritime intelligence firm Dryad Maritime warns.

August 11, 2014
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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

NATO Extends Somali Counter-Piracy Ops Through 2016

NATO Defence Ministers on this week decided to extend NATO’s counter-piracy operation until the end of 2016 as Somali pirates continue to threaten ships transiting the Horn of Africa region.

June 4, 2014
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