• Special Force

    United Arab Emirates special forces stormed a cargo ship hijacked in the Arabian Sea, freeing the crew and detaining the pirates on Saturday. The bulk carrier “MV Arrilah-1” came under […]

  • Pirates Transferred to Seychelles

    11 suspected pirates detained by the EUNAVFOR Spanish warship, ESPS CANARIAS on 28 March 2011 were today transferred to Seychellois legal authorities for possible prosecution. The suspected pirates were detained by […]

  • Fuel Call

    Two ships of Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) arrived briefly in India for a fuelling stopover on their way for anti-piracy deployment in the Gulf of Aden. “JDS Sazanami” […]

  • Taking Command

    Singapore has taken over command of a multinational counter-piracy task force in the Gulf of Aden. This is the second time Singapore is commanding the Combined Task Force (CTF) 151. […]

  • No Troops for Somalia

    A senior U.S. diplomat has outlined new U.S. efforts to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia. Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Andrew Shapiro stated on Wednesday that […]

  • Pirate Whaler Destroyed

    On 28 March 2011, the EUNAVFOR Spanish warship ESPS CANARIAS disrupted a suspected Pirate Action Group (PAG), consisting of a whaler-style boat and a skiff, 260 Nautical Miles North-West of […]

  • New Chinese Milestone

    The Chinese Navy has reached another milestone as it attempts to enhance its operational experience and international image. A Chinese warship has escorted a World Food Program shipment along coast […]

  • Pirates Use New MO

    While apprehending 16 pirates during a recent anti-piracy operation, the Indian Navy discovered that the pirates had adopted a new modus operandi. Quaiser Khalid, a Deputy Commissioner of the Indian […]

  • The APS HUB

    USS Stephen W. Groves departed Port Louis, Mauritius, after completing the second training “Hub” of Africa Partnership Station East, March 28. The “Hub” saw the graduation of armed service members […]

  • Libyan Vessels Engaged

    A U.S. Navy P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft, U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt attack aircraft and guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG-52), engaged Libyan Coast Guard vessel Vittoria and two smaller […]