Industry Sector

  • Happy Homecoming

    So what does it feel like to be freed from Somali pirates? “It’s like rebirth,” said ABM Giasuddin Azam Khan, the second engineer of a German tanker, on his return […]

  • Anniversary Announcements

    An event marking the two-year anniversary since the election of H.E. Abdirahman Mohamed Mohamud (Farole) was held on Saturday, January 8, 2011, at the Puntland Development and Research Center (PDRC) […]

  • 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 […]

  • Remembering Seafarers

    The Round Table of international shipping associations – and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) in urging all to remember  that over 600 seafarers, of many different nationalities, are currently being held […]

  • Change of Heart

    With the change in attitude towards armed guards it seems that seafarers’ union Nautilus International has been prompted to drop its opposition to their deployment. In the past the union […]

  • Ignorance Is Bliss

    According to a recent report in Lloyd’s List, shipowners are ignoring official advice and routinely employing armed guards on ships sailing in pirate-infested waters. With the urgent need effective security […]

  • Vessels Held Update

    An update of ships currently held by Somali pirates: * SOCOTRA 1: Seized on Dec. 25, 2009. Yemeni-owned ship was captured in the Gulf of Aden after it left Alshahr […]

  • Security Response Slammed

    Mediterranean Shipping Co has hit out at naval forces for failing to come to the assistance of one of its ships that was seized by pirates late last week despite […]

  • Heading Home

    On 14 December 2010, EUNAVFOR Flagship FS DE GRASSE fulfilled her last day of operations after 4 months conducting counter-piracy activities in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali Basin. […]

  • 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 […]

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