Tag: Gulf of Aden

  • Armed Guards Authorised

    The Indian Government has authorised the deployment of armed guards aboard Indian flagged merchant vessels. Guidelines regarding the use of armed security details have been released to ship owners and […]

  • Drop in Piracy

    Pirate attacks off Somalia dropped to zero for the first full month since the menace emerged more than five years ago, new figures show. Piracy attacks drop to zero for […]

  • Sachsen Relieves Bremen

    The German frigate FGS Sachsen will shortly relieve FGS Bremen in patrolling the Gulf of Aden as part of the European Union Naval Force. GERMAN FRIGATE FGS SACHSEN RELIEVES FGS […]

  • Minehunters Protect Tanker

    While Royal Navy ships protect the London Olympics others have rushed to prevent a pirate attack in the Middle East Minehunters protect drifting tanker in pirate waters The minehunters HMS […]

  • Piracy Retrospect

     NATO Piracy Retrospect of Past Week During reporting period 28, June to 4, July 2012 one piracy attack disrupted in the Red Sea, in monsoon pirates operate closer inshore On […]

  • Establishing Security

    Iran’s Navy commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari has stated that the Iranian Navy has “the capability to establish security and peace in the region in cooperation with regional countries” Iran […]

  • Blending In

    June usually marks the arrival of the monsoon season. Characterized by rains, winds and rough seas, the navigation of skiffs and dhows becomes very difficult restricting access to fishing grounds. […]

  • On Patrol

    USS Taylor has been on patrol in the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC) and has provided security assistance to several merchant vessels transiting through the Gulf of Aden region over the […]

  • Counter-Piracy

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrived in the Gulf of Aden to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean. […]

  • Crime wave

    The changing nature of piracy and related illegal maritime activity has forced a rethink in the way governments and businesses approach the threat, writes Alex Chitty Crime wave Alex Chitty, […]