Thursday, April 4, 2013

Egyptian Navy Seizes Private Security Ship in Territorial Waters [UPDATE]

Update: gCaptain has learned that there is conflicting information with regards to the name of the ship being held, reported by Reuters as COMR. Turkish media is reporting that the...

April 4, 2013
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Diplomatic Row Heats Up As India Demands Return of Italian Marines

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India summoned the Italian ambassador on Tuesday to protest Rome’s decision not to send two marines charged with killing Indian fishermen while on anti-piracy duty back...

March 13, 2013
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New Pilot Program Hopes to Provide Some Clarity to Private Maritime Security

MSS Global, as an accredited certification body recognized by the private security industry, has selected the first two Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs) to undergo a pilot audit for ISO...

March 13, 2013
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Monday, March 11, 2013

Private Security – Is It Enough To Stop Pirates?

Private security firms are proving that armed security teams are an effective means of protecting individual ships but is it the only option? In 2012 the number of successful pirate...

March 11, 2013
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Monday, February 25, 2013

Nigeria Grants Bail To Russian Sailors Accused of Arms Smuggling

LAGOS, Feb 25 (Reuters) – Fifteen Russian sailors charged with illegally bringing weapons into Nigeria last year were granted bail on Monday and released until a hearing in early April,...

February 25, 2013
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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Have Hired Guns Finally Scuppered Somali Pirates?

By Peter Apps, Political Risk Correspondent ABOARD RMS QUEEN MARY 2 (Reuters) – Posted between septuagenarian passengers in deck chairs, lookouts stand watch over the Gulf of Aden, scanning the...

February 10, 2013
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013
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Advanfort Maritime Security Firm Approved by Panamanian Flag State

Panama City, Panama — The AdvanFort Company was officially approved today by the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA) to conduct counter piracy operations aboard vessels flying the Panama flag. “We at...

February 6, 2013
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Friday, February 1, 2013
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Reexamining the Gulf of Guinea: Fewer Attacks, Better Pirates

By James M. Bridger, Along with the release of the International Maritime Bureau (IMB)’s 2012 piracy report come the onslaught of analysts seeking to explain why the crime is decreasing...

February 1, 2013
Total Views: 17

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Typhon is Not a Private Navy

By John A C Cartner, Special to Piracy Daily Navy sounds sexy. Private navy sounds ultra-sexy. Typhon says it has one. Typhon does not. A private vessel acting in a naval...

January 30, 2013
Total Views: 133

Sunday, January 27, 2013
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Iranian Security Team in High Seas Shootout with Somali Pirates [VIDEO]

An Iranian security team proves once again that the best defense against pirate attack, is a well-armed security team in this undated video. 9 Somali pirates are captured by what...

January 27, 2013
Total Views: 33

Monday, January 7, 2013

Millionaire’s Private Navy Ready to Take on Somali Pirates

A new British private navy will soon begin plying the Indian Ocean to help support the fight against Somali pirates. The UK’s Sunday Times reported yesterday that the new navy, founded by companies...

January 7, 2013
Total Views: 103

Thursday, December 20, 2012
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Books: Interview with Pirate Alley Author Terry McKnight

By William Hughes (Will) Watson, President of AdvanFort U.S. Navy Rear Admiral (Ret.) Terence E. “Terry” McKnight was the pioneering U.S. Commander of Task Force 151 off the coast of...

December 20, 2012
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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Atlantic Council: Legal Framework of Counter Piracy Effort Requires More Attention

The Atlantic Council recently launched their Counter-Piracy Task Force report, an action oriented effort to analyze and make recommendations on the complex maritime piracy challenge.  The task force brought together...

November 25, 2012
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Friday, October 26, 2012

Ferrari Stirs Up Controversy at Indian Grand Prix Over Detained Enrica Lexie Guards

By Will Davies Ferrari said its Formula One cars will carry the flag of the Italian Navy at the Indian Grand Prix this weekend in solidarity with two Italian naval...

October 26, 2012
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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Navy Commander: Private Security Alone is No Match for Piracy

Herdon, Virginia — U.S. Navy Rear Admiral (Ret.) Terence E. “Terry” McKnight, the pioneering U.S. Commander of Task Force 151 off the coast of Somali and the author of the...

October 20, 2012
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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American Mariners Train In Counter-Piracy Tactics

by Will Watson The scourge of piracy has affected the maritime industry in many ways and one significant change; Piracy now plays a much larger role in security officer training...

October 16, 2012
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Monday, September 17, 2012
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Russians Shoot Fisherman in the Face While He Was Making Dinner

The Nordic Fighter tanker was sailing south in the Red Sea under oppressive summer heat as Mohammed Ali Quanas headed west to catch kingfish on Aug. 3, 2011, the last...

September 17, 2012
Total Views: 48