Monday, June 28, 2021
British Royal Navy Ship Trent

Offshore Crimea – NATO to Start Black Sea Naval Drill

By Pavel Polityuk (Reuters) – Ukraine and the United States will start a military exercise involving more than 30 countries in the Black Sea and southern Ukraine on Monday, despite...

June 28, 2021
Total Views: 2213

Friday, May 28, 2021

HMS Queen Elizabeth Joins NATO

by Bart Biesemans (Reuters) HMS Queen Elizabeth took part in her first NATO exercises in the Mediterranean this week, ahead of the eight-month voyage that will cross through the South...

May 28, 2021
Total Views: 2947

Monday, November 6, 2017

Echoes of Cold War as NATO Mulls New North Atlantic Command

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, Nov 6 (Reuters) – NATO needs to establish a new regional base for protecting the North Atlantic against increased Russian naval strength, a senior alliance general...

November 6, 2017
Total Views: 5

Friday, June 30, 2017

ABS Wins Royal Canadian Navy Service Contract

Canadian Department of National Defence selects ABS for classification and certification services for its entire non-combatant fleet. (Houston) ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine...

June 30, 2017
Total Views: 28

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
Total Views: 30

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Maritime News

NATO Launches Aegean Sea Mission to Combat Migrant Smugglers

By Robin Emmott and Phil Stewart BRUSSELS, Feb 11 (Reuters) – NATO ships are on their way to the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece crack down on criminal...

February 11, 2016
Total Views: 23

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
Total Views: 11

Monday, May 4, 2015

Baltic Navy Shadow-Boxing Said to Reach Cold War Levels

VISBY FORWARD OPERATING BASE, Sweden — A daily game of Cold War cat-and-mouse is ratcheting up tensions in the Baltic and drawing the biggest military presence into the region for...

May 4, 2015
Total Views: 54

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
Total Views: 6

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
Total Views: 15

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Maritime News

VIDEO: Onboard NATO’s Counter-Piracy Flagship

The Spanish Navy's Aegis frigate Alvaro de Bazan is currently serving as NATO's Counter-Piracy flagship in the Gulf of Aden.

March 12, 2014
Total Views: 2

Monday, November 11, 2013
torm kansas tanker

NATO Arrests Suspects In Foiled Indian Ocean Ship Attack

By Joseph Akwiri MOMBASA, Kenya, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Nine suspected pirates have been arrested on suspicion of trying to hijack a Danish refined oil and chemical carrier in the...

November 11, 2013
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Fire Incidents

NATO Warship Coordinates Rescue of Crew from Burning Bulk Carrier

A U.S. warship conducting counter-piracy operations in the Indian Ocean with the NATO Task Force assisted in the rescue of 21 Turkish crewmembers of a Liberian-flagged bulk carrier after a fire forced...

April 2, 2013
Total Views: 17

Monday, December 17, 2012
Navy Piracy Missions

NATO Commander: Somali Pirates’ Business Model Still Intact

By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS – Pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia have dropped sharply this year but piracy remains a viable “business model” and could bounce back if international naval forces...

December 17, 2012
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Somali Pirates Are Having a Bad Year, NATO Data Shows

The number of attacks carried out by Somali pirates in 2012 are down… way down. According to new data released this week by the NATO Shipping Centre, Somali pirates have...

November 21, 2012
Total Views: 19

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pirate Dhow Gets Blasted in Gulf of Aden

NATO’s counter piracy flagship, HNLMS ROTTERDAM, was forced to return fire on a pirate dhow while conducting routine surveillance this week in the Gulf of Aden. The HNLMS ROTTERDAM, flagship...

October 25, 2012
Total Views: 1

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 monsoon season...

October 6, 2011
Total Views: 1

Monday, May 9, 2011

Ship owners pressure governments to step up fight against piracy

USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) approaches the Japanese-owned commercial oil tanker M/V Guanabara. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Anna Wade/Released) Ship owners are stepping up pressure on governments...

May 9, 2011
Total Views: 1

Thursday, October 7, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

Piracy threat increases as monsoon season comes to close

Image Source: U.S. Navy The U. S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration and NATO Shipping Centre have issued a warning of an anticipated increase of piracy in the Gulf of...

October 7, 2010
Total Views: 1

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 of the...

October 23, 2008
Total Views: 10