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India close to setting up court to try Italian marines

Enrica Lexie row deepens

Two years on, case still ongoing. Rattled Rome calls its ambassador home for ‘urgent consultations’ on Marines murder row The row between New Delhi and

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Somaliland seizes Yemeni, Egyptian vesse

Action taken against illegal fishing in Somaliland waters.  Somaliland seizes Yemeni and Egyptian vessels Somaliland has seized more than 51 Yemeni boats and an Egyptian

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Libya

At least 30 dead in Libya oil attacks

Attacks forced port and terminal closures. 30 dead and 270 wounded from Libya Dawn’s forces in attack on oil ports By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli,

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Floating arsenals

How safe are floating armouries? Floating arsenals: The boats full of guns for hire against pirates The MNG Resolution may not immediately catch the eye

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Migrants

Saving Lives is Our Only Concern

Over 165,000 migrants reached Italian shores in 2014. Interview with Admiral Pettorino, Italian Coast Guard: “Saving Lives is Our Only Concern” By Flavio Di Giacomo

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Britain Never Left Persian Gulf

New base, but Royal Navy have had presence for some time. Back in Bahrain? Britain Never Left Persian Gulf Peter Harris It was announced earlier this month

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The Forgotten Hostages

Piracy threat always on horizon

Media may have moved on, but threat and hostages remain. Somali piracy threat always on the horizon Jon Gornall The name Captain Phillips is familiar

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Troubled Asian waters

Hijackings continue to cause concern. More hijackings in troubled Asian waters Pirates have so far this year hijacked 13 vessels in Asian waters. Compare this

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NIMASA breaks silence on warships

Curious statement from NIMASA boss. ‎Warship purchase: NIMASA breaks silence, Insists Nigerian Navy is operating the boats …Says owes nobody apologies for blackmail By Kunle

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Clinton Backs Vietnam

Fishermen return after pirate encounter

Unknown pirates rob fishing crew.  Nha Trang fishermen return after harrowing pirate encounter at sea By Hien Luong Seven fishermen arrived home in central Vietnam Saturday

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Smuggler gangs in the Mediterranean

As the number of migrants traveling to Italy via Libya explodes, smuggling gangs stand to make a profit. Smuggler gangs in the Mediterranean are big,

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NIMASA vows to defeat pirates

More curious remarks from NIMASA boss. NIMASA Vows To Rid Nigeria’s Maritime Space Of Sea Pirates, Kidnappers The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)

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Armed guard discusses dangers

Risk and danger always present. Maritime marshal reveals dangers posed by heavily armed pirates Zaihan Mohamed Yusof He has been a maritime marshal, or what

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Clashes force Libyan port closures

Ongoing instability forces further shut downs. Armed Clashes Force Libyan Ports to Shut Down The ports of Es Sider, Ras Lanuf and Benghazi in Libya

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