Tag: monsoon

  • Operational Pause?

    Since its onset in June, the SW monsoon has caused a lull in Somali piracy – conditions prevent skiffs being launched. Somali pirates are, however, very persistent. In this article Dryad Maritime’s […]

  • 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 […]

  • Decrease in Piracy

    Risk-management specialists AKE report that global pirate activity dropped to 25 attacks over the course of May. In particular, piracy decreased off the coast of Somalia. Decrease in Pirate Activity […]

  • Yemen Fears

    As the Indian Ocean monsoons wane, international shipping companies are bracing themselves for a new season of piracy as Yemen adds to concerns. Sana’a, the capital, has seen days of […]

  • New Season

    Somali pirates are preparing for a new raiding season, taking advantage of the calmer seas after the monsoon period, as their ties with Islamist rebels come under closer scrutiny. Pirate […]

  • Surge Due

    Somali pirate attacks are expected to surge in coming weeks after a monsoon abates, but defence cuts will undermine international efforts to fight them, said a senior European Union navy […]

  • Surge Expected

    Somali pirate attacks are expected to surge in coming weeks after a monsoon abates, but defence cuts will undermine international efforts to fight them, a senior European Union navy official […]

  • Winning The War

    According to a tabloid newspaper, the recent lull in pirate activity has nothing to do with the monsoon and everything to do with the grit of the Royal Navy. The […]

  • Monsoon Attack

    Proving that they won’t let the small matter of monsoon rains and high seas bother them, Somali pirates have been trying their luck on passing merchant vessels once again. Two […]

  • Tanker Targets

    Somali pirates, driven north by monsoon rains, will probably attack more tankers navigating the Strait of Hormuz. The strait handles 17 percent of the global trade in oil, according to […]

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