Industry Sector

  • Bon Voyage

    The Spanish Defence Minister, Carme Chacón, has praised the sailors on board the Spanish ship ‘Patiño’ bound for waters off the coast of Somalia. The defense minister made no secret of […]

  • Helicopter Rescue

    The US Navy destroyer “USS Shoup” came to the assistance of a Turkish ship, “MV 26 Agustos” after the vessel reported that pirates were on board and that the crew took […]

  • Second Time Unlucky

    Somali pirates recently hit the 1066-TEU Malaysian container ship “ALBEDO” (10,859-gt, built 1993). The vessel was attacked about 900 n.miles off Mogadishu. The ship has a crew made up of Pakistani, Bangladeshi, […]

  • Russian Presence

    Russia will continue its anti-piracy missions with Russian warships patrolling commercial shipping routes off the Somali coast, Russian president Dmitry Medvedev has said. The president cited two reasons for the […]

  • Armed And Effective

    Information is emerging of an armed team onboard the Iranian VLCC “Hadi” having played a significant role in warding off a Pirate attack. Internet reports said that the National Iranian Tanker Company […]

  • Waiting for Demands

    Almost a month after two South Africans were kidnapped off the east African coast by suspected Somali pirates, there was still no ransom demand or any word on their fate. […]

  • Latest Worldwide Threat to Shipping (WTS) Report

    Maritime OPINTEL Report (U) WORLDWIDE:  Worldwide Threat to Shipping (WTS) Report Oct 26 – 24 Nov 2010 24 November 2010 Maritime Crime/Piracy, Commercial (301) 669-4448 . . (U) Table of […]

  • Signing On: The International Code of Conduct for Private Security Contractors

    Representatives of Governments, NGOs, and the security industry gathered in Geneva this week to sign a new International Code of Conduct for Private Security Contractors, and to put in place […]

  • MSCs a viable alternative?

      By: Walter P. Verstrepen * “U.S. Admiral Mark Fitzgerald says commercial ships in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean should carry armed guards to help defend against Somali […]

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