Maritime Crime
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Britain Never Left Persian Gulf

New base, but Royal Navy have had presence for some time. Back in Bahrain? Britain Never Left Persian Gulf Peter Harris It was announced earlier this month

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The Forgotten Hostages

Piracy threat always on horizon

Media may have moved on, but threat and hostages remain. Somali piracy threat always on the horizon Jon Gornall The name Captain Phillips is familiar

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Troubled Asian waters

Hijackings continue to cause concern. More hijackings in troubled Asian waters Pirates have so far this year hijacked 13 vessels in Asian waters. Compare this to last year, where there were only three ...
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NIMASA breaks silence on warships

Curious statement from NIMASA boss. ‎Warship purchase: NIMASA breaks silence, Insists Nigerian Navy is operating the boats …Says owes nobody apologies for blackmail By Kunle Kalejaye LAGOS-Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA has ...
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Fishermen return after pirate encounter

Unknown pirates rob fishing crew.  Nha Trang fishermen return after harrowing pirate encounter at sea By Hien Luong Seven fishermen arrived home in central Vietnam Saturday exhausted and empty-handed after a harrowing ordeal with ...
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Smuggler gangs in the Mediterranean

As the number of migrants traveling to Italy via Libya explodes, smuggling gangs stand to make a profit. Smuggler gangs in the Mediterranean are big, deadly business Kavitha Surana and Maggy Donaldson AUGUSTA, ...
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NIMASA vows to defeat pirates

More curious remarks from NIMASA boss. NIMASA Vows To Rid Nigeria’s Maritime Space Of Sea Pirates, Kidnappers The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on Tuesday restated its determination rid the ...
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Armed guard discusses dangers

Risk and danger always present. Maritime marshal reveals dangers posed by heavily armed pirates Zaihan Mohamed Yusof He has been a maritime marshal, or what is also known as a ship-based armed guard, ...
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Clashes force Libyan port closures

Ongoing instability forces further shut downs. Armed Clashes Force Libyan Ports to Shut Down The ports of Es Sider, Ras Lanuf and Benghazi in Libya are currently closed due to armed clashes, ...
Maritime Security in the Indian Ocean

New wars on the Cold War relic

Is an Indian Ocean Zone of Peace possible today? New wars on the Cold War relic T. P. SREENIVASAN Revisiting the Indian Ocean zone of peace concept, which has led to long debates ...

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