Thursday, March 25, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

Pirate killed by private security guard of Somali coast

Interested in modern day pirates?  Check out gCaptain’s full piracy coverage. In what could be the first incident of its kind, a Somali pirate was shot

March 25, 2010
Total Views: 245

Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

A Less Lethal Approach to Piracy Defense

No reader of this blog needs to be told that the risk from Piracy is real and growing.  We have seen it change from something that only happens in

March 16, 2010
Total Views: 33

Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Maritime Security

U.S. signing anti-piracy agreement at UN

Washington, D.C. – Sept. 9, 2009 In a September 9 keynote address to the ComDef 2009 defense policy conference in Washington, D.C., Assistant Secretary

September 9, 2009
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Maritime Security

Maritime Administration Warns of Likely Increase in Piracy

Sep 9 2009 The Maritime Administration today issued an advisory to mariners and ship operators that piracy is likely to increase off the Horn of Africa and in

September 9, 2009
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Maritime Security

Coast Guard Issues A Maritime Security Directive in Response to Piracy

In response to the uprise in piracy and recent attacks on U.S. flagged vessels, the USCG has issued the Maritime Security Directive 104-6 (rev. 2) issued under

May 12, 2009
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Maritime Security

Senate Hearing – Piracy on the High Seas: Protecting our Ships, Crews, and Passengers

Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a subcommittee hearing on Piracy on the High Seas: Protecting our Ships, Crews,

May 6, 2009
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Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

Analysis of Somali Pirate Activity in 2009 Released

UNOSAT, the UN Institute for Training and Research‘s (UNITAR) Operational Satellite Applications Programme, has recently released a report focusing on a

May 5, 2009
Total Views: 22

Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Maritime Security

Fox News’ Take on Anti-Piracy Weapons

In response to the recent upsurge in pirate attacks, has put their own list of Ten High-Tech Weapons to Repel Pirates.  All of the items on the

April 15, 2009
Total Views: 27

Saturday, April 11, 2009
Maritime Security

Overflight, Overflight, Overflight – The Missing Component To Combatting Piracy

Since World War II air dominance has played a critical role in successful military operations, are anti-piracy ops any

April 11, 2009
Total Views: 15

Friday, April 10, 2009

Maersk Alabama Piracy Incident – Update

Capt. Richard Phillips, who has been held hostage by Somali Pirates since Wednesdays hijack attempt, jumped overboard in an apparent attempt to swim to the USS

April 10, 2009
Total Views: 19

Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

CEC Future Hijacking – VHF recording with coalition aircraft released

This is the VHF recording between M/V CEC Future and a Coalition aircraft as the vessel was being attacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia back in early

March 31, 2009
Total Views: 178

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Pirates Beware: Armed Robots on Watch

Photo by Donsolo The maritime security blog, EagleSpeak, points us to a Russian company that offers a safer alternative to putting crewman on deck to face

March 3, 2009
Total Views: 3

Friday, February 13, 2009
Maritime Security

Dummy Pirate… er… We Mean Anti-Piracy Dummies

We have seen a lot of interesting ideas (HERE & HERE) to deter pirates from boarding ships but this one wins the award… we are just not sure what

February 13, 2009
Total Views: 163

Monday, January 19, 2009
Maritime Security

Poll – Which Non-Lethal Weapon has the best chance of success against pirates?

After reading our posts (HERE and HERE) on less-than-lethal anti-piracy weapons, which system do you think has the best chance of success against Somali

January 19, 2009
Total Views: 2

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Blackwater to Provide Assistance in Gulf of Aden

These days, it is impossible to watch or read any news publication, maritime or not, and not know about pirates operating in the Gulf of Aden.  The hijacking

October 23, 2008
Total Views: 23

Thursday, October 16, 2008

LRAD – Video Of An Amazing Anti-Piracy Device

[googlevideo][/googlevideo] This video is of the LRAD or Long Range Acoustic Device, a product of

October 16, 2008
Total Views: 45

Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Maritime Security

The Victims Of Piracy – Photo of the Faina Crew

Today the U.S. Navy released this photo of the M/V Faina and her crew, currently taken hostage by Somali Pirates. Richard Meade of Lloyds List writes; The news

October 7, 2008
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Monday, September 29, 2008
Maritime Security

Anti-Piracy Weapons – Top 10 For Future Use In Somalia

Click to read Part 1 of this Post: 10 Anti-Piracy Weapons For Use In Somalia – Part 1 In light of the recent piracy news from Somalia we thought

September 29, 2008
Total Views: 785

Monday, December 10, 2007
Maritime Security

The Protector – Anti Piracy Robot Want to know more about The Protector? Popular Mechanics tells us; Robots versus pirates—it’s not as

December 10, 2007
Total Views: 45

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: 11