Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Bill seeks government funded anti-piracy training program for mariners

New Jersey Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R) this week introduced a bill to Congress aimed at clearly defining U.S. policy on the surpression of piracy on the high seas

September 7, 2011
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Mass Attack: IMB piracy report a cause for concern

Read below the concerning report filed to the International Maritime Bureau’s Live Piracy Report regarding an August 6 attack against a bulker in the Red

August 9, 2011
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Friday, July 1, 2011

Dutch boarding team takes down a pirate ship [VIDEO]

The Dutch Navy just released a video featuring a real deal, high seas gunfight during an anti-piracy operation on April 2, 2011. 16 pirates were arrested and 2

July 1, 2011
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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Singapore-led Task Force Intercepts Pirate Skiff in Gulf of Aden

Combined Maritime Forces Gulf of Aden (June 15) – A U.S. missile cruiser, USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), operating under the Singapore-led Combined Task Force

June 19, 2011
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

German warship “disrupts” suspected pirates

On the morning of June 10, the EU NAVFOR German warship FGS Niedersachsen detected a suspected Pirate Action Group (PAG) while conducting a routine patrol in

June 14, 2011
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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Dockwise Requests More Leeway From Dutch Government to Counteract Pirates

AMSTERDAM (Dow Jones)–Maritime services provider Dockwise Ltd. (DOCKW.AE) Wednesday threatened to sail under a different flag if the Dutch government

June 8, 2011
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Thursday, May 26, 2011

IMO Maritime Safety meeting completes full agenda

The IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has just completed its 89th session held at the organization’s London headquarters.  The session

May 26, 2011
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IMB urges governments to take immediate action on piracy

LONDON (Dow Jones)–The International Maritime Bureau Thursday urged governments to take action against the increasing number of pirate attacks off the

May 26, 2011
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Friday, May 20, 2011

IMO Aproves Interim Guidance on Use of Private Armed Security Guards On Ships

IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has announced approval of an Interim guidance on the use of privately contracted armed security personnel on board

May 20, 2011
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Thursday, May 19, 2011
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Weekly Maritime Crime and Piracy Update – Week of 12 May 2011

Worldwide maritime crime and piracy summary, week of 12 May 2011 (Source: ONI) GULF OF GUINEA: A chemical tanker was hijacked on 15 May at 0220 LT in

May 19, 2011
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Remote-Control Craft Expand Anti-Piracy Operations

Pictured: U.S. Navy Fire Scout Helicopter Remote-control helicopters that can spy on targets and mark them for attack are expanding the U.S. military’s

May 18, 2011
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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Magnetic-wheeled robot climbs ships to fight pirates

(Photo: ReconRobotics) The micro-robotic company ReconRobotics has developed what they hope is the new standard in piracy reconnaissance aboard ship, the Recon

May 11, 2011
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Incident Photos – French Navy Disrupts Suspected Pirate Mothership

On April 22nd, the EU NAVFOR French warship FS GUÉPRATTE was tasked to patrol the East coast of Somalia as part of her counter-piracy duties on Operation

May 10, 2011
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

US Nabs Pirate Negotiator

WASHINGTON—Ali Mohamed Ali, 48, has been indicted for conspiracy to commit piracy and other charges that allege he acted as a negotiator on behalf of

April 26, 2011
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Suspected pirates released after attempts to prosecute failed

The FNS POHJANMAA boarding team detaining the suspected pirates Thursday, the EU NAVFOR was forced to release 18 suspected pirates after requests to a number

April 21, 2011
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Sunday, April 17, 2011

BIMCO President: ‘Blow Your Horns’ to help fight piracy

BIMCO President Robert Lorenz-Meyer address’ the importance of international governments cooperation in helping combat piracy on the high seas at the

April 17, 2011
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

UN Security Council to consider plans for specialized Somali courts to try pirates

Recognizing the need for further steps to boost anti-piracy efforts, the UN Security Council today decided to urgently consider the establishment of

April 13, 2011
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Monday, April 11, 2011

Incident Photo of The Week – Destroying a pirate dhow

On April 9, the EUNAVFOR Finnish warship FNS Pohjanmaa obliterated a dhow used by a suspected pirate group.  18 suspected pirates have been detained. Below,

April 11, 2011
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Notice to Mariners transiting in the western Gulf of Aden – from ONI

ONI Special Advisory: Pirate activity observed at 1129Z on 10 April in position 1202N 04508E.  Approximately 45nm south of Aden, Yemen. This area will remain

April 11, 2011
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Thursday, April 7, 2011

New guidance issued for AIS operation in pirate infested water

Below is a statement issued by EUNAVFOR and NATO regarding the use of AIS while transiting high-risk areas known for piracy. Regulation V/19 of the SOLAS

April 7, 2011
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