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  • Violence Escalates

    Somali pirates are becoming increasingly violent in their attacks on foreign vessels experts have warned. Speaking about the increased use of violence and torture, particularly in the wake of the […]

  • Towed To Rescue

    Madagascar’s navy on Sunday towed into port a hijacked Comoros-flagged vessel almost a week after its captain and two suspected pirates arrived on the island to seek help, an official […]

  • Seafarer Ban Close

    The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) claims to be moving closer to advising seafarers to consider avoiding working in all the affected areas – including the Indian Ocean. The statement […]

  • SAMI: taking on the pirates

    SMT Online Web Exclusive 25 Feb 11 The world’s oceans are a ‘super highway’ for trade, but that also renders them a magnet for piracy. Consultant Peter Cook explains why […]

  • Djibouti Protest

    One of the only bright spots in the battle against piracy has been the ability to utilise the seemingly stable base of Djibouti as a staging post. This could soon […]

  • New Head of UNIFIL

    Rear Admiral Luiz Henrique Caroli of Brazil assumed command of the Maritime Task Force (MTF), the naval component of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), in a ceremony […]

  • Too Few Ships

    Expert opinion may often be divided on the issue of fighting piracy, but it has united in one serious verdict. It seems there are simply not enough naval ships to […]

  • Air Support

    India has deployed a naval aircraft in the Seychelles to carry out surveillance of the Indian Ocean island nation’s territorial waters as part of anti-piracy efforts. The Indian Navy has […]

  • Mission Against Piracy

    The Revd Tom Heffer secretary-general of the Mission to Seafarers has released a heartfelt and compelling statement on the need to fight Piracy: AS I joined shipping’s great and good […]

  • Yacht Tragedy

    The four Americans aboard their captured yacht, S/V Quest in the Indian Ocean, have been shot dead by Somali pirates, the US military has reported. US naval forces on the […]

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