Thursday, February 24, 2011

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

February 24, 2011
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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

February 16, 2011
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Friday, February 11, 2011

Malaysia Charges 7 Somalis For Piracy; 4 Face Death Penalty

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP)–A Malaysian court Friday charged seven suspected Somali pirates for firing at Malaysian navy commandos in a Gulf of Aden raid, under

February 11, 2011
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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Top U.S. Navy Officer says new, more intense, techniques need to fight piracy off Somalia

By Cheryl Pellerin, American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON (NNS) — Pirates off the coast of Somalia are using bigger vessels to extend their criminal

January 27, 2011
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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Somalia parliament rejects anti-piracy legislation

by Daniel Makosky, The Somali Parliament on this week rejected legislation designed to combat piracy. The bill, introduced last week by government

January 20, 2011
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Friday, January 14, 2011

Latest attack changes dynamic of Somali piracy

A recent incident could signal a worrying development in the tactics employed by Somali pirates, according to the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB). On

January 14, 2011
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Friday, January 7, 2011

Two vessels fend off pirate attacks using ‘BMP3’

On January 6, the MV FRONT WARRIOR and the MV BW AUSTRIA successfully fended off attempted pirate attacks through the use of Best Management Practices 3 set

January 7, 2011
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Maritime Security

EU NAVFOR to piracy hostages: “Drugs are bad”

There is no doubt that the threat of piracy is real and still raging off the coast of Somalia and elsewhere in the world.  Vessels are being hijacked,

November 16, 2010
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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

October 7, 2010
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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Magellan Star Pirate Take-Down – Give The Master A Pat On The Back For A Text-Book Defence

US Marines who took the Magellan Star from the pirates who boarded it the previous day are being roundly and properly congratulated for their professionalism

September 11, 2010
Total Views: 85

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

September 9, 2010
Total Views: 27

Maritime Security Incidents

U.S. Marines Take Back Hijacked Ship Off Somalia

Earlier today, a team of U.S. Marines from the 5th Marine Expeditionary Unit successfully boarded and seized the German owned M/V Magellan Star after it was

September 9, 2010
Total Views: 6

Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

Piracy charges dropped for men accused of attacking U.S. Navy ship

Six Somali men suspected of attacking the USS Ashland in April were dismissed on charges of piracy in a US federal court in Virginia today.  While the men

August 18, 2010
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Thursday, May 20, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

Piracy: Enough is Enough – Push for piracy action launches

An unprecedented coalition of organizations – from trade unions to shipowners’ associations and insurers – has joined forces to back a global

May 20, 2010
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Friday, April 30, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

Dutch marines take back the M/V Taipan – Video

The above photo shows the retaking of the M/V Taipan by Dutch marines on April 5th after the vessel was hijacked by pirates 500 miles off the Somali coast. 

April 30, 2010
Total Views: 180

Thursday, April 15, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

Presidential Executive Order RE: Somalia Piracy

This was recently submitted to the gCaptain forum, but I thought it deserved some more attention here on the blog.  Steve Gordon of Gordon and Elias, LLP has

April 15, 2010
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

Somali regions vow to oust pirates from enclaves

By Sahra Abdi NAIROBI, April 13 (Reuters) – Somalia’s interim government and the semi-autonomous region of Puntland vowed on Tuesday to work

April 14, 2010
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Thursday, April 8, 2010
Lifesaving Incidents

Captain Richard Phillips on “The Daily Show”

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p /

April 8, 2010
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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Pirates Fire at U.S. Navy ship, U.S. Navy fires back

Photo by rickydiver78 via Flickr We’ve seen pirates accidentally attack the wrong ship before, but this seem’s just plain stupid.  A statement

April 1, 2010
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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: 218