Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Maritime Security

Google Earth – Pirate Attacks World Wide

This was originally posted on July 2, 2008 but with more and more pirate attacks in the news I have updated it and think it deserves another look.  This comes...

August 20, 2008
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Saturday, June 14, 2008
Maritime Security

Modern Pirates, The Success Rate Of

*Red denotes a successful attack. Yellow marks an attempt This Google Maps mashup, brought to gCaptain’s attention by wired’s blog monkeybites, documents all known attacks of modern pirates over the...

June 14, 2008
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Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Maritime Security

Max Hardberger – The Repo Man of Ships

(Note: This article was originally published in Dec 2007) We have taken a look at piracy in the Strait of Malacca and showed you how criminal organizations scrub a stolen...

June 4, 2008
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Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Maritime Security

The Bright Spot – Imprisonment of Pirates

Our friend Bob Couttie of Maritime Accident Casebook asks; Pirates, A Doom With A Q? He writes: Earlier this week the US and France introduce a draft UN Security Council resolution co-sponsored...

May 6, 2008
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Sunday, April 27, 2008
Maritime Security

Pirates free Spanish boat, crew is reporting: MADRID, Spain (CNN) — The crew of a Spanish fishing boat seized by pirates last week off the coast of Somalia has been freed, officials said Saturday,...

April 27, 2008
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Monday, April 21, 2008
Maritime Security

Are Pirates Human Rights Victims?

Artwork by Matt Rota Our maritime podcasting partner, Peter Mello of points us to this must read article in the NYTimes. He writes: John S. Burnett, author of Dangerous Waters:...

April 21, 2008
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Saturday, April 5, 2008
Maritime Security

La Ponant Captured By Somali Pirates

BBC News tells us: The French military are continuing to track a luxury yacht seized, with its crew, on Friday by Somali pirates. There has been no contact with the...

April 5, 2008
Total Views: 69

Sunday, March 9, 2008
Maritime Security

Whaling Grounds, Tactics Heating Up

  Activists from the Sea Shepherd group, Ralph Lowe (L) and former Dutch police officer Laurens de Groot, throw bottles at the Japanese whaling ship Nisshin Maru from their vessel,...

March 9, 2008
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Thursday, February 7, 2008
Maritime Security

Danica White Hijacking – ‘Minimum Safe Manning’ Partly to Blame?

Danica White Hijacking by Fred Fry The English translation to the DANICA WHITE hijacking is now available. As previously mentioned, the ship’s crew is partly to blame for the incident,...

February 7, 2008
Total Views: 26

Thursday, January 10, 2008
Maritime Security

Pirate Attacks Increased In 2007

With a large increase of attacks in Nigeria and Somalia, 2007 was not a good year for maritime safety. The NY Times writes; Last year, there were 269 attacks on...

January 10, 2008
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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Captain Kidd’s Ship Found – Treasure Missing

The Associated Press tells us; A U.S. underwater archaeology team announced Thursday it has likely discovered the shattered remnants of a ship once captained by the notorious buccaneer William Kidd...

December 15, 2007
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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 stupid, or unlikely, as it sounds. Piracy has exploded in the waters near...

December 10, 2007
Total Views: 31

Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Maritime Security

pirates are ‘thriving’ – IMB sees 14% increase in attacks

The IMB reports on a sharp increase in the number or piracy attacks. The BBC tells us: The increase is in large part because of a jump in incidents off...

October 17, 2007
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Sunday, September 23, 2007
Maritime Security

piracy at sea – seajacking and phantom ships

In this modern age with AIS tracking and global satellite coverage you may ask how a pirate can get away with stealing an entire ship. Occasionally referred to as Seajacking...

September 23, 2007
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Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Maritime Security

The Straight of Malacca – A Dark Passage

“For centuries, this sliver of ocean has captivated seamen, offering the most direct route between India and China, along with a bounty of resources, including spices, rubber, mahogany, and tin....

September 18, 2007
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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 “Do weapons belong aboard ships?” Visit the...

September 6, 2007
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Thursday, August 9, 2007
Maritime Security

IMB’s Maritime Security Hotline Goes Live

Launched this June the International Maritime Bureau’s Maritime Security Hotline is a confidential phone line that enables the seafarer and others in the shipping industry to report any suspicious information...

August 9, 2007
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Maritime Security

Weapons Aboard Ship?

Our friends at MaritimeLinks covered a story on the recent Somali pirate incidents. To conclude the post they write: I would recommend to anyone of my friends sailing in these...

July 24, 2007
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