Industry Sector

  • 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 […]

  • Maritime Security Review

    Bad Getting Worse

    It’s official – Somali piracy keeps reaching hitherto unimagined peaks (or troughs depending on your perspective). According to Peter Hinchliffe, secretary general of the International Chamber of Shipping, “It is […]

  • Satellite Tracked

    According to reports from the European Space Agency, the the Italian space agency Cosmo-SkyMed satellites, have acquired the first images of the Italian oil tanker Savina Caylyn since it was […]

  • Game Changes

    There are concerns being voiced that Somali pirates now have the capability of reaching the coastal waters of other nations. Particularly at risk are the waters around Sri Lanka, down […]

  • 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 […]

  • Fishing Vessel Taken

    Somali pirates have captured a Yemeni fishing vessel off Socotra Island, according to EUNAVFOR. The Alfardous, which was carrying eight crew members of unknown nationalities, was seized last Sunday according […]

  • Loose Lips…

    There are growing concerns that the yacht Quest and the Americans onboard may have been specifically targeted. Before the attack a Somali pirate allegedly told an Associated Press reporter in […]

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