Areas of Risk

  • Shipowners blast anti-piracy effort

    Shipowners blast anti-piracy effort January 10, 2011 From Views and News from Norway . Norwegian shipowners don’t think their government is doing nearly enough to fend off piracy attacks at […]

  • Shifting Area and Tactics

    Attacks on merchant ships are on the rise again.Last year, pirates captured 53 ships in the region, up from 51 in 2009, according to the Combined Maritime Forces, overseeing operations. […]

  • Mediterranean Commerce

      Maritime commerce and security in the Mediterranean and adjacent waters Authors: Emiliano Alessandri and Silvia Colombo Published with the kind permission of the of the Istituto Affari Internazionali . The unity […]

  • Iron Duke Targets Pirates

    Portsmouth-based warship HMS Iron Duke will depart the UK on Monday to begin a six month deployment in the Arabian Gulf . It will be the first time the 4,900 tonne Type […]

  • Engine Theft

    Somalia pirates have attacked a Yemeni fishing boat off the southeastern province of Shabwa, firing on it and taking its engine, security officials have said. “About 7 pirates attacked the […]

  • Record Breaking Surveillance

    The 14-day flight of a British-built, solar-powered aircraft in the skies above the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground last summer has officially been confirmed as the world record for the […]

  • Ships held for ransom by Somali Pirates as of 27 December 2010

    Ships held for ransom by Somali Pirates as of 27 December 2010 Name Date Taken Flag Crew Type HUD HUD 23 Mar 10 Unknown 11 Dhow ICEBERG I 29 Mar […]

  • Central role of Interpol against maritime piracy off Somalia

    European Union Decision endorses central role of Interpol against maritime piracy off Somalia. Interpol chief hails ‘significant development’ in international fight against maritime piracy networks.   LYON, France – The […]

  • Smarter Measures in Fight against Piracy

    Smarter Measures in Fight against Piracy Author: Michael L. Baker Expert Brief published with the kind permission of the Council on Foreign Relations The recent conviction in Norfolk, VA, of […]

  • Security Response Slammed

    Mediterranean Shipping Co has hit out at naval forces for failing to come to the assistance of one of its ships that was seized by pirates late last week despite […]

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