Tag: Gulf of Aden

  • Piracy Insight

    A report by insurers states that piracy is seasonal and increases near the end of the Monsoon season. It also reveals that pirates are attacking more often and further from […]

  • Heading Home

    A Russian task force from the Northern Fleet led by the destroyer “Severomorsk” has concluded its anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden and set sail for its home base, […]

  • Armed Conflict

    There has been much talk, of an impending piracy “perfect storm” off Somalia. To quote one observer, we can expect “more and badder bad guys’ and less “good guys”, which […]

  • Filipino Benefits

    Filipino seafarers are the top beneficiaries of Japan’s anti-piracy efforts as its defence force has been escorting sea vessels in the pirate-prone Gulf of Aden since 2009. The Japanese Embassy […]

  • Under Attack

    A Costamare boxship has come under attack from pirates in the Gulf of Aden. A gang of five pirates fired rocket propelled grenades at the “MSC Namibia II” as it […]

  • Call of Duty

    Singapore is answering the call of duty – for the third time – to support international counter-piracy efforts in the Gulf of Aden. A 229-strong group from the Singapore Armed […]

  • Iran to the Rescue

    The Iranian Navy Deputy Commander Rear Admiral Seyyed Mahmoud Moussavi said that an Iranian bulk carrier has been rescued by the country’s Navy. Mousavi added, “due to vigilance of the […]

  • One Hit

    The Director of the Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping, Sergios Sergiou, has said that in 2011 there was one successful piracy against a Cypriot vessel. Somali pirates seized “MV Eagle” […]

  • Forced Argument

    The use of military means to free hijacked ships in the Gulf of Aden off the Somalia coast, though successful, has resulted in “retaliative” action. According to one expert a […]

  • Underwriter Response

    As the International Union of Marine Insurance prepares for its upcoming annual conference, president Ole Wikborg has spoken out on piracy. Mr Wikborg said the conference will have a significant […]