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  • Laser Brains

    British engineers are reportedly in the advanced stages of developing a new type of defence system which is set to use lasers to incapacitate pirates, dazzling them as they approach targetted vessels. The […]

  • Yacht Hijacked

    News is emerging that a yacht with six crew has been hijacked near Somalia. Several local sources have confirmed that Somali pirates have captured a yacht with six crew members […]

  • Shifting Area and Tactics

    Attacks on merchant ships are on the rise again.Last year, pirates captured 53 ships in the region, up from 51 in 2009, according to the Combined Maritime Forces, overseeing operations. […]

  • Mediterranean Commerce

      Maritime commerce and security in the Mediterranean and adjacent waters Authors: Emiliano Alessandri and Silvia Colombo Published with the kind permission of the of the Istituto Affari Internazionali . The unity […]

  • Happy Homecoming

    So what does it feel like to be freed from Somali pirates? “It’s like rebirth,” said ABM Giasuddin Azam Khan, the second engineer of a German tanker, on his return […]

  • Anniversary Announcements

    An event marking the two-year anniversary since the election of H.E. Abdirahman Mohamed Mohamud (Farole) was held on Saturday, January 8, 2011, at the Puntland Development and Research Center (PDRC) […]

  • Iron Duke Targets Pirates

    Portsmouth-based warship HMS Iron Duke will depart the UK on Monday to begin a six month deployment in the Arabian Gulf . It will be the first time the 4,900 tonne Type […]

  • Engine Theft

    Somalia pirates have attacked a Yemeni fishing boat off the southeastern province of Shabwa, firing on it and taking its engine, security officials have said. “About 7 pirates attacked the […]

  • Record Breaking Surveillance

    The 14-day flight of a British-built, solar-powered aircraft in the skies above the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground last summer has officially been confirmed as the world record for the […]

  • Old School Security of Trade

    While our focus is the world of modern maritime security, we know that occasionally it is useful to look at other aspects of our world and see the investment in […]

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