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  • Island Pirates Captured

    A gang of 28 Somali pirates, apprehended close to the Lakshadweep Islands off south-west India, will be handed over to Mumbai police to be prosecuted under Indian law. Officials claim […]

  • Somali Slaying

    Somali pirates have shot and killed a Filipino seafarer according to a statement from Philippine Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz. She stated that pirates shot and killed Farolito Vallega, 48, on January […]

  • Execution Outrage

    The Round Table of international shipping associations has expressed a united front of outrage at the execution of a seafarer by Somali pirates. BIMCO, the International Chamber of Shipping, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO […]

  • Good Cop, Bad Cop

    The difficult question of whether to use armed guards on ships is being aired often and at great length at the moment. While solutions like group transits, the IRTC and […]

  • Violent Escalation

    It was long held that the Somali pirates weren’t really violent – some even proffered a “Pirate Code of Conduct” as evidence that they wouldn’t hurt seafarers or damage vessels or cargoes. […]

  • Spot And Soak

    Supplying technical solutions to shipping has always been big business. Alas the anti-piracy kit locker is filled with the abandoned detritus of false hopes and equipment which sounded wonderful in theory, […]

  • End Piracy Now

    The ITF issued a heartfelt “Thank you” last month to the million people who have put their signature to the petition calling on governments to take steps to end piracy. […]

  • Really Spraying Something

    Necessity is the mother of invention as they say, and in an effort to combat piracy, Mace Personal Defense, Inc. has developed “The Shipboard Defense System” (“SDS”), a defensive on-board […]

  • Start for Finnish

    February 1st marked the beginning of a new era in the Finnish Navy when FNS POHJANMAA joined EU NAVFOR Operation ATALANTA. This is the first time the Finnish Navy has […]

  • Documents & Publications

    The MSR/SAMI publications library features regulatory documents, BMPs, academic papers, reports and much more. In order to bring you the most comprehensive maritime security information, we source and publish documents […]

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