• Island Arrests

    The Indian Navy and the Coast Guard thwarted yet another piracy attempt over the weekend. The combined efforts saw the apprehension of 16 pirates operating west of the Lakshadweep Islands, while they were […]

  • Skiff Shooting

    An Australian warship has fired on a stolen skiff being used as a pirate ship in the Arabian Sea, as part of its role in a multinational anti-pirate operation. “HMAS […]

  • Brave Reward

    Dutch Navy captain Hans Lodder has received a De Ruyter medal. Lodder received the medal for his part in Operation ATALANTA when the HNLMS Tromp tracked down and disarmed 83 […]

  • Cut To The Corp

    Given the news that the US Marines are likely to be heading up the beaches of Libya very soon – the timing of an announcement on Marine Corps cuts seems […]

  • Libyan Landing

    The United States has started the deployment of more than 4,000 marines and sailors to the Mediterranean Sea to support the ongoing military operation in Libya, the U.S. Navy news […]

  • Troop Movements

    The Dutch parliament has agreed to deploy Dutch troops on board a number of Dutch flagged vessel in order to protect them against piracy in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of […]

  • Hamburg Departs

    The German frigate Hamburg has finished as an EU NAVFOR warship after 116 days duty under the European Flag. She has been successful in all the assigned tasks. The crew of Hamburg […]

  • Israel to Help Kenya

    Following the Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria’s statement that his Government is prepared to assist Nigeria in combating terrorism (see MEND Threatens Ports), Tel Aviv has made a similar pledge to […]

  • Skiffs Destroyed

    Last week a Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) warship, the “USS Lake Champlain” (CG 57) destroyed two skiffs, and successfully disrupted the activities of a group suspected of planning acts of piracy. […]

  • S.Korea to Discuss Piracy

    South Korea’s Foreign Ministry has confirmed that representatives will attend a U.N. meeting to be held in New York next week to discuss counter-measures against piracy off the coast of […]