Military

  • Robust Response

    South Korean navy commandos have raided the hijacked vessel “Samho Jewelry” which was in the control of a group of Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. The attack reportedly resulted in the rescue of all the crew, […]

  • Shipowners Up In Arms

    Shipowners arm to fight piracy January 18, 2011 From Views and News from Norway . Norwegian shipowners are beginning to arm their vessels in an effort to fend off pirates […]

  • 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 […]

  • Taking High Office

    Summary: 14 December 2010, Brussels – Rear Admiral Juan Rodriguez Garat, from Spain, has taken office as the new EU Force Commander EUNAVFOR Somalia – Operation Atalanta. He succeeds Rear Admiral Philippe […]

  • NATO Shipping Center weekly assessment

    Weather conditions in the Arabian Sea and the northern Somali Basin are expected to deteriorate this upcoming week, making it unfavourable to pirate activity, particularly small boats, along the near […]

  • US versus UK

    A cable on Britain’s Africa policy, sent on 6 February 2009 by the political counsellor Richard Mills at the US embassy in London, suggested  recognition of Somaliland should be considered […]

  • Cutting Edge Cutters

    A $480 million contract for a new National Security Cutter (NSC) for the US Coast Guard was awarded Nov. 29 to Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding. The new ship, which will become […]

  • Wikileak Warriors

    The latest trove of WikiLeak documents reveals as fact what we had all heard anyway,  that Blackwater, the international security firm, wanted to try its hand in Somali pirate hunting. […]

  • Helicopter Rescue

    The US Navy destroyer “USS Shoup” came to the assistance of a Turkish ship, “MV 26 Agustos” after the vessel reported that pirates were on board and that the crew took […]

  • Russian Presence

    Russia will continue its anti-piracy missions with Russian warships patrolling commercial shipping routes off the Somali coast, Russian president Dmitry Medvedev has said. The president cited two reasons for the […]

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