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  • Taking High Office

    Summary: 14 December 2010, Brussels – Rear Admiral Juan Rodriguez Garat, from Spain, has taken office as the new EU Force Commander EUNAVFOR Somalia – Operation Atalanta. He succeeds Rear Admiral Philippe […]

  • Selling Helicopter Carriers to Russia: Is France Creating a Mistral in the Black Sea?

    According to Russia Today, French defence company DCNS has won a Russian Defence Ministry tender with the amphibious assault ship Mistral. [1] If it goes ahead, the deal would be […]

  • Railgun Record

    The US Navy blew away a world record last week at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Virginia when they successfully fired their new electromagnetic cannon. The experimental cannon is capable […]

  • Securing The Port

    The port of Mombasa is set to boost cargo security in the region with the installation of an integrated security system to protect the port from loss of cargo through […]

  • Vessel Released

    A Greek bulk carrier seized in the Gulf of Aden seven months ago was reportedly “released from pirate control” on Saturday, according to EUNAVFOR. The 72,000-tonne Eleni P, with a […]

  • New USCG Guidance

    The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a new directive for U.S. Flag vessels operating in waters where the risk of pirate attack is high. Maritime Security (MARSEC) Directive 104-6 (Rev. 4), […]

  • More Than Force

    Thomas Ernst from EUNAVFOR believes that pirates operating off the Somali coast will not be defeated by force alone. “It is arguable how much of a deterrent effect counter-piracy forces are […]

  • NATO Shipping Center weekly assessment

    Weather conditions in the Arabian Sea and the northern Somali Basin are expected to deteriorate this upcoming week, making it unfavourable to pirate activity, particularly small boats, along the near […]

  • Dialogue Closes

    The 7th International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) “Manama Dialogue” has come to a close after two and a half days of high-level interaction and with the summit providing a platform for exchanging ideas […]

  • Cautious Welcome

    A senior U.N. official has apparently cautiously welcomed news that an anti-piracy force is being created in Somalia but he and U.S. officials say they’re concerned about the degree of […]

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