Friday, March 17, 2017
EU NAVFOR naval anti pirate ops Somalia
Maritime Security Incidents

Somali Piracy Risk Still High, Warns UN

The hijacking of a tanker off Somalia’s coast shows the threat pirates still pose to one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, a risk that may also hamper the Horn of...

March 17, 2017
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Wednesday, July 8, 2015
African Union Troops Somalia
News

Somalia Appeals To UN Court in Maritime Spat With Kenya

By Mohamed Sheikh Nor (Bloomberg) Somalia, which has mainland Africa’s longest coastline, plans to pursue its case in a maritime dispute with Kenya at the International Court of Justice next...

July 8, 2015
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Thursday, February 24, 2011
Blog

WSJ: Pirate attacks leave round-the-world sailors with tough choices…

Days before the Quest set off on its doomed trek across the Indian Ocean, Bill Rouse, a Texan attempting to sail around the world, made Quest owner Scott Adam an...

February 24, 2011
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Maritime News

Somali pirate recieves maximum sentence for role in ‘Maersk Alabama’ hijacking

Convicted Somali pirate, 21-year-old Abduwali Muse, was sentenced today in New York to 405 months, nearly 34 years, in federal prison for his participation in the April 8, 2009 hijacking...

February 16, 2011
Total Views: 133

Thursday, September 9, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

Maritime Blogger Recaptures ship taken by pirates

Image Credit: USNI Blog Remember when the team of U.S. Marines stormed the tanker full of pirates and took back the ship?  You should, because as we reported earlier, at...

September 9, 2010
Total Views: 11

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 and killed by a...

March 25, 2010
Total Views: 121

Thursday, July 30, 2009
maritime security

Earn Your Keep with Wired Magazine’s “Cutthroat Capitalism” – The Game

Wired Magazine has released a fun online game based on a recent article titled “Cutthroat Capitalism” which explores piracy off the coast of Somalia from a business standpoint.  You can...

July 30, 2009
Total Views: 3

Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

U.S.A. vs. Abduwali Abdukhadir Muse – Court Documents

UPDATE: Abduwali Abdukhadir Muse has been plead not guilty to a total of 10 charges for his role in the hijacking of the Maersk Alabama. Eight of the 10 charges...

May 20, 2009
Total Views: 127

Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

M/V Liberty Sun Pirate Attack – Video

Sen. Frank Lautenberg has released this video showing the U.S. flagged M/V Liberty Sun escaping Somali pirates back on April 14.  The cargo ship, which was bound for Mombasa, Kenya...

May 5, 2009
Total Views: 38

Friday, November 21, 2008
Interesting

Piracy In Somalia – FAQ Part 1

In light of the recent piracy news gCaptain has recieved a number of media requests to answer basic questions about piracy. Below you will find just a few of the...

November 21, 2008
Total Views: 30

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
maritime security

Pirates Seize Saudi Supertanker – M/V Sirius Star

Some pretty good discussion starting in the forum regarding this incident and we will be watching as it developes.  The forum discussion can be found HERE. Via The Associated Press:...

November 18, 2008
Total Views: 13

Thursday, October 30, 2008
maritime security

Merchant Vessels Fend Off Attackers in Gulf of Aden

Depending on how you look at it, CNN reports some good news from the Gulf of Aden: Five attempts to hijack ships off the coast of Somalia were thwarted Tuesday...

October 30, 2008
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