Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Piracy’s Private Security Boom Needs Regulation, Think Tank Says

LONDON–The growing use of private security firms to protect ships from pirates in the Indian Ocean is throwing up new risks for ships navigating those

September 12, 2012
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012
South Korean Piracy Patrol

“Don’t Let Your Guard Down”, Counter-Piracy Forces Warn

East Africa’s “Big-Three” warned Tuesday that despite a recent downturn in global piracy incidents, shipowners should not let their guard

September 4, 2012
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

U.S. Court Hands Pirate Negotiator Consecutive Life Sentences

The Somali man responsible for negotiating the ransom payment of the hijacked American yacht, S/V Quest, will spend the rest of his life in prison. Earlier

August 22, 2012
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

EU Forces Free Two Pirated Dhow’s in Three Days

EU Naval Force Somalia’s Operation Atalanta, or EUNAVFOR, said this week that it’s anti-piracy forces launched a coordinated effort that ended with

August 15, 2012
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Monday, August 6, 2012

Challenges Facing the U.S. Private Maritime Security Industry

Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA), a Marine combat veteran and member for the House Armed Services Committee, met with senior executives at Skye Maritime, an up

August 6, 2012
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
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Hapag-Lloyd “Phones a Friend” from the Gulf of Aden, Royal Navy Responds

While Royal Navy ships protect the London Olympics others have rushed to prevent a pirate attack in the Middle East.  The minehunters HMS Middleton and HMS

August 1, 2012
Total Views: 22

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

UN Should Back Off On Private Security

By Michael Grey, Contributing Editor to Clay Maitland’s blog It is a bit rich, all this carping criticism from the United Nations about the private

July 25, 2012
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Monday, July 23, 2012

Ship Photo of The Day – Pirate Defenders Unite!

On July 18th in the Gulf of Aden, the three Head Honchos of international piracy deterrence met face-to-face to swap sea stories and discuss some

July 23, 2012
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
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Hijacked Crew of Fishing Vessel Rescued After 18 Months of Pirate Control

(Bloomberg) — China secured the release of a 26- man crew aboard a Taiwanese fishing boat that was captured by Somali pirates more than 18 months ago,

July 18, 2012
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

U.S. Navy to Deal With Fishermen Shooting Fallout

The Indian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday called on the UAE and U.S. government to conduct a full investigation into Monday’s fatal shooting off the coast

July 17, 2012
Total Views: 42

Monday, July 16, 2012
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Security Team on U.S. Navy Supply Ship Fires On Skiff Off Dubai, Killing One [UPDATED]

Update: The vessel fired on was a fishing boat whose owner is from the United Arab Emirates, according to Al Arabiya television. The fisherman who was killed

July 16, 2012
Total Views: 131


EU to Launch New Anti-Piracy Mission

The European Union on Monday approved plans to launch a fresh civilian-led mission in the Horn of Africa to help fight piracy and instability in the region.

July 16, 2012
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Somalia Report: Somalia Suffers Land-Based Anti-Piracy Fallout

Pirates Become Politicians. Poachers Become Wardens By Robert Young Pelton, Somalia Report The most talked about, not talked about, story this week is who will

July 11, 2012
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pirates Handed Life Sentences in UAE

The UAE federal court has sentenced a group of pirates responsible for the 2011 hijacking of the M/V Arrilah-1 to life in prison. According to Associated

May 23, 2012
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Somali Eyewitnesses Describe Air Strikes Against Pirate Bases – Somalia Report

As we saw yesterday, the European Union’s Naval force, known as EUNAVFOR, has conducted its first airstrikes on pirate targets along the beaches in

May 16, 2012
Total Views: 374

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
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EUNAVFOR Conducts Air Assault Against Somali Pirates, No Casualties Reported

EUNAVFOR – Earlier today, following the decision taken on 23 March 2012by the Council of the European Union to allow the EU Naval Force to take

May 15, 2012
Total Views: 14

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Details Emerge of Viral Video Showing Shipboard Security Team Firing at Approaching Pirates

The private security firm who had a video go viral of one of their shipboard teams defending themselves against an approaching pirate skiff has been

May 9, 2012
Total Views: 789

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

New Superstructure Design Promises Energy Efficiency and Pirate Defense

Japanese shipbuilder Imabari Shipbuilding has introduced a unique solution that could help combat two of shippings biggest challenges; piracy and energy

May 8, 2012
Total Views: 187

Friday, April 20, 2012
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Nexus Consulting Notes Troubling Issues Within Viral Anti-Pirate Assault Video

In early April, a video surfaced which depicted a ship’s security team on an all-out assault against an apparent pirate attack.  For most the video was

April 20, 2012
Total Views: 88

Thursday, April 19, 2012
Northgear Ballistic Flotation Vests

Anti-Pirate PPE – 7 Cool Tools To Defend Yourself From At-Sea Attacks

Three years ago this month, in the broad light of day, four young Somali men punched the throttle on their small speedboat and aimed the bow at the American

April 19, 2012
Total Views: 163