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  • Wikileak Warriors

    The latest trove of WikiLeak documents reveals as fact what we had all heard anyway,  that Blackwater, the international security firm, wanted to try its hand in Somali pirate hunting. […]

  • Preparing to deploy

    Seeking Support

    Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga  is seeking a meeting early next year to ask international actors to pull their weight in prosecuting Somali pirates arrested in the Gulf of Aden and Indian […]

  • Raising Awareness

    The International Committee on Seafarers Welfare (ICSW) has arranged a Piracy Awareness seminar for the maritime community in the Philippines on Tuesday 7 December followed by detailed practical workshops on […]

  • Bon Voyage

    The Spanish Defence Minister, Carme Chacón, has praised the sailors on board the Spanish ship ‘Patiño’ bound for waters off the coast of Somalia. The defense minister made no secret of […]

  • Overseas and Underwater

    Iran plans to deploy several units of its subsurface vessels in the high seas and international waters as part of its strategy to defend the country’s interests abroad, Commander of […]

  • Helicopter Rescue

    The US Navy destroyer “USS Shoup” came to the assistance of a Turkish ship, “MV 26 Agustos” after the vessel reported that pirates were on board and that the crew took […]

  • Second Time Unlucky

    Somali pirates recently hit the 1066-TEU Malaysian container ship “ALBEDO” (10,859-gt, built 1993). The vessel was attacked about 900 n.miles off Mogadishu. The ship has a crew made up of Pakistani, Bangladeshi, […]

  • Russian Presence

    Russia will continue its anti-piracy missions with Russian warships patrolling commercial shipping routes off the Somali coast, Russian president Dmitry Medvedev has said. The president cited two reasons for the […]

  • Armed And Effective

    Information is emerging of an armed team onboard the Iranian VLCC “Hadi” having played a significant role in warding off a Pirate attack. Internet reports said that the National Iranian Tanker Company […]

  • Waiting for Demands

    Almost a month after two South Africans were kidnapped off the east African coast by suspected Somali pirates, there was still no ransom demand or any word on their fate. […]

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