Somali Pirates

UAE Concludes 4th Piracy Conference

Final day coincides with release of seven hostages.  UAE Concludes 4th Counter Piracy Conference International organizations in halting the rise of cross-border crimes across Africa.

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Thales unveils new security kit

New physical and electronic system offered. Thales launches Pastor counter-piracy service solution Some 90% of the world’s trade is carried by sea. In 2013, 12

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NIMASA Explains MoU with Air Force, Navy

Organisation responsible for national maritime security.  NIMASA Explains MoU with Air Force, Navy John Iwori The Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA),

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MPHRP welcomes hostage release

Release of MV Asphalt Venture seafarers welcomed by MPHRP The Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) has welcomed the news that seven Indian Seafarers who

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Migrant rescues put ships in crossfire

Unrest as calls to end rescue efforts could impact merchant ships.  Insight: SOLAS migrant rescues catch ships in political crossfire Girija Shettar Recent European agreement

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Somali pirates

Yemen calls for piracy collaboration

Yemen calls for collaborating regional, int’l efforts to eradicate marine piracy Yemen has called for concentrating efforts at the regional and international levels in order

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Somali gov’t receive UNCLOS traini

UN holds seminar to increase awareness. Somali Parliamentarians receive training on the laws of the sea The United Nations Somalia Mission (UNSOM) facilitated the first-ever

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Bangladesh call for piracy help

Call made at Dubai anti-piracy conference. Bangladesh FM calls for international help to stop sea piracy Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali was speaking at a high

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Human Rights Supporters Rally to Protect

Human Rights at Sea gains traction.  Human Rights Supporters Rally to Protect Seafarers The Human Rights at Sea international maritime initiative led by English barrister

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Somali pirates sentenced to prison in Malaysia

Kingpins need to be put behind bars

Anger that pirate leader Garfanje was released by authorities. Kingpins ‘need to be put behind bars’ DUBAI // A US prosecutor said the arrest and

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Pirates release seven Indian hostages

Crew from MT Asphalt Venture finally released Pirates release seven Indian hostages Somali media is reporting that seven Indian hostages, the remaining crew from the

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IMB notes concern over SE Asia

Reporting body notes overall drop in piracy but concern remains over attacks in Southeast Asia.  IMB notes concern over small tanker attacks in SE Asia

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India enhances presence in S. China Sea

Agreement between Vietnam and India causes a stir in China. India enhances presence in South China Sea Notwithstanding Chinese objections, India on Tuesday went ahead to enhance

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Contact Group on Piracy off Somalia Meet

Meeting coincides with Dubai anti-piracy event. Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia Meets in Dubai The United States joined over 80 countries,

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