Tag: gulf of aden security

  • Yemen’s Houthis Reportedly Begin Withdrawal from Hodeidah Ports in Boost to Peace Deal

    May 11: Yemen’s Houthi movement on Saturday started withdrawing forces from Saleef port in Hodeidah under a U.N.-sponsored deal stalled for months, a Reuters witness said, reviving hopes for peace […]

  • EU NAFVOR Disrupts Pirate Action Group EU NAFVOR Disrupts Pirate Action Group

    EU NAFVOR warship FGS BERLIN has successfully engineered the release of an Indian flagged dhow and crew, disrupting a Pirate Action Group and destroying two attack skiffs. On 28 February […]

  • Violence against shippers off west Africa

    Lagos – The waters off West Africa’s coast are now a constant danger for those shipping goods and crude oil in the region, analysts said, a day after pirates killed […]

  • Private Navy

    The company behind the world’s first private navy to protect merchant ships against Somali pirates plans to start armed escorts through the Gulf of Aden within five months after attacks […]

  • Speculation Mounts

    There continues to be confusion over the unarmed security guard rumoured to have been onboard the “MT Liquid Velvet” when pirates hijacked the chemical tanker in the Gulf of Aden. […]

  • Insurance Demands

    A number of kidnap and ransom insurers are demanding the presence of armed guards on vessels transiting the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean before they will provide cover. […]

  • Big Blue Arms

    According to statements from the world’s biggest shipowner, AP Moller-Maersk will make more regular use of armed guards on tankers passing through the Gulf of Aden. According to Maersk Tankers […]

  • Heading Out

    Around 370 members of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force departed from the MSDF Yokosuka base Tuesday for anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia from early November. The […]

  • Naval Cuts

    While the NATO anti-piracy chief warns of renewed attacks and an post-Monsoon upsurge, Lloyd’s List has flagged the growing concerns that austerity policies and other commitments will see naval vessels […]

  • Heading Home

    Hundreds of US sailors are coming home to Norfolk, Virginia. USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) will tie up at Naval Station Norfolk after seven months in the 5th and 6th Fleet […]