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  • New Cause For Concern

    A recent incident could signal a worrying development in the tactics employed by Somali pirates, the IMB said earlier this month. Suspected Somali pirates boarded a general cargo vessel but […]

  • Call For Caution

    The International Maritime Bureau while welcoming the recent capture of pirates has joined with EUNAVFOR in cautioning against navies engaging in armed assault of pirated ships. The successful interventions of […]

  • No Change in Approach

    The past week has seen an increased use of force to deal with pirates. Successful raids by Malaysian and South Korean navies have led to the rescue of two ships […]

  • Union Applies Pressure

    Nautilus International, is acting to keep the issues of piracy and the threats posed to crews  in the UK Governments eye. The Union, which represents almost 23,000 shipmasters, officers, cadets, […]

  • List Of Held Ships

    With the recent release of the Samho Jewelry, here are details of the ships currently held by Somali pirates: * SOCOTRA 1: Seized on Dec. 25, 2009 in the Gulf […]

  • Evidence Stacks Up

    The past few months have seen a perceptible change in the approach of many shipping companies to the fight against piracy. A host of large companies are turning from unarmed […]

  • Robust Response

    South Korean navy commandos have raided the hijacked vessel “Samho Jewelry” which was in the control of a group of Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. The attack reportedly resulted in the rescue of all the crew, […]

  • Shipowners Up In Arms

    Shipowners arm to fight piracy January 18, 2011 From Views and News from Norway . Norwegian shipowners are beginning to arm their vessels in an effort to fend off pirates […]

  • Counting The Cost

    A new report, compiled by US-based think-tank One Earth Future, has calculated that “maritime piracy is costing the international economy between $7 to $12 billion, per year.” The report notes […]

  • Strong Arm Tactics

    The tide maybe starting to turn as shipowners stiffen their resolve in the struggle with Somali pirates. Indeed it seems there is a definite trend towards increased resistance from many vessels […]

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