Military

  • UN Piracy Plans

    The role of the IMO and UN in the fight against piracy will be the focus of a meeting to be held in London next week. Amongst discussions will be […]

  • China Heads to Crisis

    The eighth Chinese naval escort fleet, consisting of two missile frigates, left its home port on Monday for the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters to protect merchant ships in […]

  • SAF Change

    The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is preparing to continue its process of leadership renewal next month. REAR Admiral (RADM) Ng Chee Peng, 41, will take over from Rear Admiral (RADM) […]

  • Get Reporting

    Too many vessels are still failing to report their whereabouts as a precaution against the expanding reach of Somali pirates. Military liaison groups are urging ships to report so as to […]

  • Pointing The Finger

    Ecoterra, an organisation run by volunteers from in and outside Somalia, has become increasingly high profile as its piracy reporting  has become the mainstay of many a news source. Given the recent taking […]

  • Tradewinds Exercise

    As the Royal Navy looks to scale down its Caribbean presence, the United States looks set to fill the void and is despatching nearly 500 military personnel, including a team from the Federal […]

  • US Speaking Out

    The United States has expressed concern about rising maritime piracy in the region and the damage these attacks wreak on the already fragile, political, social, economic and humanitarian situation in […]

  • Staying The Course

    The Turkish Parliament has approved an extention for the Turkish Naval ships to partake in anti-piracy missions in Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea, for an additional 12 months. The motion […]

  • Raid Success

    A Royal Navy team has successfully stormed a vessel seized by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden and rescued five Yemeni fishermen who had been held hostage for three […]

  • Somalis Snared

    NATO has announced the succesful capture of 16 suspected Somali pirates who were sailing a hijacked vessel. The operation was launched from a Danish ship patrolling the Gulf of Aden […]