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  • EMS River Freed

    Pirates have released a Barbuda-flagged vessel hijacked on December 27 last year, the European Union Naval Task Force Somalia (EU-Navfor) has reported. The M/V Ems River was in the Indian […]

  • Turks Foil Attack

    A Turkish frigate repulsed an attack by pirates on a Turkish-flagged freighter east of Oman, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement on Monday. The M/V Kiran Asya, travelling […]

  • RSVP: Latest Figures

    RSVP: Remembering Seafaring Victims of Piracy – latest figures 37 Vessels and 774 people currently held 1.      SOCOTRA 1: Seized on Dec. 25, 2009 in the Gulf of Aden. Yemeni-owned […]

  • Danish Yacht Taken

    Pirates in the Arabian Sea hijacked a yacht carrying seven Danish passengers, including three children, the Danish government said Monday, in the first reported attack on a small pleasure vessel […]

  • US Unions Speak

    Responding to a request for comments on the U.S. Coast Guard’s policy regarding rules for the use of force for self-defense of U.S.-flagged vessels, six U.S. seagoing unions – including […]

  • Underwater Scanning

    Ports are naturally vulnerable and make attractive targets for criminals, terrorists and smugglers. They are busy too – more than 11 million cargo containers enter the United States each year, but sometimes […]

  • Iranian Escape

    An Iranian oil tanker has escaped an attack by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden after fire from Iranian Navy ships forced the pirates to flee. “Iran Sifa” oil […]

  • Dover Taken

    MV DOVER has been pirated in the North Arabian Sea At approximately 0600Z on 28 February, the Bulk Cargo Carrier MV DOVER was pirated approximately 260 nautical miles North East […]

  • Citadel Communications

    A new system has been launched which claims to counter the problems of communicating when retreating into a security citadel. Applied Satellite Engineering (ASE) has introduced the new system which aims […]

  • Learning The Ropes

    At least 100 Tanzanians have recently graduated from a course on maritime safety and security capabilities provided by the Africa Partnership Station (APS). Addressing a press conference in Dar es Salaam, a […]

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