Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Navy Anti-Piracy Drones Grounded After “Unrelated Mishaps”

The U.S. Navy said today that it is grounding its anti-piracy fleet of helicopter drones following two recent but “unrelated operational mishaps”.

April 10, 2012
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
LRAD US Navy Long range acoustic device

Protecting Yourself Before, During, and After a Pirate Attack

– By Captain Richard Madden Depending on the source, piracy in the Gulf of Aden/Horn of Africa (GOA/HOA) region is estimated to be costing the world

March 28, 2012
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Friday, March 23, 2012
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European Naval Forces May Strike Somali Beaches, Operation ATALANTA Extended

The Council of the European Union today confirmed its intention to extend its EU Naval Force’s (EUNAVFOR) counter-piracy mission, Operation ATALANTA, off

March 23, 2012
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

GHOST – Small Craft “Could Help Keep Hormuz Open”

The number of threats posing significant risks to maritime security these days seems to be never ending, always changing, and rapidly growing.  Pirates, rogue

January 11, 2012
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012
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EU Plans to Expand Anti-Piracy Operations, Pirates Threaten to Kill Hostages

By JD , Somalia Report Officials in Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland have welcomed EU plans to expand their anti-piracy operation to

January 3, 2012
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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Volvo Ocean Race Reveals Anti-Piracy Plans

The Volvo Ocean Race has revealed its anti-piracy plan, which will see the fleet transported by armed heavy lift ship from an undisclosed Safe Haven Port in

December 8, 2011
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Pirates Outmatched by Royal Navy Miniguns, Snipers, and Helicopters

SOMALI basin (COMBINED MARITIME FORCES) – The Royal Navy has struck at the heart of Somali piracy operating in the Somali basin.  RFA Fort Victoria

December 8, 2011
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Saturday, November 12, 2011

U.S. Goes Public with Support for Hired Guns Against Piracy

Former Anti-“Mercenary” Sec. State Clinton is Now the Industry’s Biggest Booster By Robert Young Pelton, Somalia Report Somalia Report leaked

November 12, 2011
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Friday, November 11, 2011

Fighting Pirates On Solid Ground: Puntland Foils Hijacking Plans

Massive Operation Results in Arrests, Boat Seizures in Gara’ad District By Aweys Cadde, Somalia Report Local officials and police of Gara’ad

November 11, 2011
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Sunday, October 30, 2011
Navy .50 cal anti piracy security team forces naval self defense

British Prime Minister Authorizes Armed Anti-Piracy Teams on UK-Flagged Ships

LONDON (Dow Jones)–Ships sailing under the British flag will be able to carry armed guards for the first time to protect them from pirates attacks that

October 30, 2011
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Friday, October 28, 2011

New Pirate Tactic: Hunt Indians

Somalia Report’s Jama Deperani tells us how Somali pirates are pressuring  the Indian government to release pirate cohorts By JAMA DEPERANI, Somalia

October 28, 2011
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Thursday, October 20, 2011
HMS Cornwall Royal Marines rhib inflatable boat special forces seals

Royal Marines Capture Back-to-Back Pirate Ships, Hostages Rescued

In a spectacular show of “I’m going to seriously ruin your world if you don’t comply,” the British Royal Marines embarked on HMS

October 20, 2011
Total Views: 38

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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The Beginning Of The End For Somali Piracy? [INSIDER ANALYSIS]

Insiders tell how pirates are destroying the system that allows them to flourish.  By Robert Young Pelton, Somalia Report Somalia Report has identified a

October 12, 2011
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

British and US Naval Forces Storm Hijacked Bulker, Free Hostages

BBC is reporting that British and U.S. naval forces have freed the Italian-flagged bulk carrier Montecristo that was hijacked Monday off the coast of

October 11, 2011
Total Views: 30

Monday, October 10, 2011

When Navies Fire Back – Top Photos of Pirate Skiff Destruction

There’s nothing we enjoy more than waking up on a Monday morning and hearing about a Pirate Action Group (PAG) being “disabled” by one of the

October 10, 2011
Total Views: 141

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Piracy To Heat Up As Monsoon Season Ends

NATO’s Rear Admiral Hank Ort (NLD N) this week warned that pirate activity in the Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea is likely to increase as

October 6, 2011
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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Piracy The Focus of Today’s World Maritime Day Celebration

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) marked its annual World Maritime Day celebration today with a collective call-to-action to the United Nations,

September 29, 2011
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Frustrated Pirates Set Ship Ablaze After Failed Hijacking

Pirates set a cargo ship ablaze yesterday after an unsuccessful hijacking attempt. The International Maritime Bureau reports that pirates aboard two skiffs

September 21, 2011
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Monday, September 12, 2011

Shipping industry wants “UN Force of Armed Military Guards” to replace private security firms on ships

A “Round Table” of international shipping associations including ICS, BIMCO, INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO has urged the UN to establish a “UN

September 12, 2011
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Thursday, September 8, 2011

ABS Releases Piracy Pocket Guide

Classification society ABS says it is creating a pocket-sized quick reference guide to be used by ships’ crews when transiting high risk areas for

September 8, 2011
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