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  • Record Breaking Figures

    Pirates claimed a record number of hostages at sea last year, with the vast majority of hijack incidents taking place off the coast of Somalia. The London-based International Maritime Bureau […]

  • China’s Military Advance

    Navy Intel Chief Discusses China’s Military Advances By Karen Parrish, American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON (NNS) — Though China has demonstrated its ability to field advanced military prototypes speedily, how […]

  • Offshore Patrol Vessels: The Combat Jack of All Naval Trades

    Offshore Patrol Vessels: The Combat Jack of All Naval Trades Courtesy of Defence Multi-mission naval vessels are logically the next evolutionary step for naval forces worldwide. Historically, however, it […]

  • Cost Of Piracy

    Piracy costs global economy $7-12 bln a year Peter Apps, Political Risk Correspondent for Reuters, covered the presentation of the Economic Costs of Maritime Piracy report today at London foreign […]

  • The Economic Costs of Maritime Piracy

    The Economic Costs of Maritime Piracy A One Earth Future Foundation Working Paper Project Team: Anna Bowden (Project Manager), Kaija Hurlburt, Charles Marts, Andrew Lee, Eamon Aloyo Executive Summary At […]

  • Spirit of Real Adventure

    The rather aptly named cruise vessel, “Spirit of Adventure” was caught up in a piracy scare while steaming from Madagascar to Zanzibar. Guests were ordered to take shelter below deck as […]

  • Iran Djibouti Deal

    Iran and Djibouti have come together to agree steps to boost mutual cooperation in naval fields, including training the Djiboutian army. The call for mutual cooperation was raised by visiting […]

  • US Navy’s Indian Ocean Folly?

    US Navy’s Indian Ocean Folly? By James Holmes & Toshi Yoshihara From The Diplomat Maritime strategy seems increasingly focused on the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf. It risks leaving the […]

  • Shipowners blast anti-piracy effort

    Shipowners blast anti-piracy effort January 10, 2011 From Views and News from Norway . Norwegian shipowners don’t think their government is doing nearly enough to fend off piracy attacks at […]

  • Sentence Passed

    A court in Yemen’s southeastern city of Mukalla sentenced 13 Somalis each to 12 years in jail on Saturday after convicting them of piracy, a judicial source said. The men, […]

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