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Is Piracy Eradicated

Is Piracy Eradicated?

What are the root causes of maritime piracy and how should they be addressed? For James Kraska, the Janus-faced answer is simple – the absence

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CTF 150 seizes 130kg heroin off Tanzanian coast

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Regina has seized over 130kg of high-grade heroin off the coast of Tanzania. HMCS Regina’s embarked ‘Sea King’ helicopter initially observed

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Stopping West African piracy is vital

To a great extent Europe depends on Russia for its oil and gas. One of the biggest possible alternative suppliers is the Gulf of Guinea, which is thought to have ...

CMF shares its ‘story’ with delegates at UNODC conference

A delegation from the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) attended the 57th session of the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) between 18 and ...

Sanctions on illicit crude oil exports

The Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution condemning attempts to illicitly export crude oil from Libya and imposing sanctions on vessels involved in such efforts. Security Council imposes sanctions on ...

Ecuador’s Cocaine Pirates

Ecuador has become a maritime drug transfer point for traffickers from Mexico and Colombia. The fishing boats are hijacked or used as service stations, and the ports are a major ...

CMF Ship Seizes Cannabis Resin

Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) warship, Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Darwin, has seized and destroyed more than three tonnes of cannabis resin. CMF Ship Seizes Cannabis Resin after High Speed Pursuit ...

Cannabis resin labelled ‘Basmati Rice’

Operating as part of Combined Task Force 150, the French Destroyer FS Jean Bart and Australian frigate HMAS Darwin have seized 646 kilograms of cannabis resin from a narcotics smuggler ...

Eleven held over ‘human smuggling’

Eleven people are in custody in the Netherlands as part of a "human smuggling" investigation after two people reportedly jumped from a North Sea ferry. Stena ferry 'jump': Eleven held over ...
Operation SLIPPER

Narcotic seizure

Two warships operating under Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) have worked together to seize and destroy 1951 kilograms of cannabis resin from an illegal narcotics smuggler in the Arabian Sea. CMF warships ...

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