Tag: Somali coast

  • BIMCO anti-piracy appeal rejected

    EUNAVFOR won’t act on piracy-driver: illegal fishing. BIMCO anti-piracy appeal rejected Girija Shettar The shipping industry, which wants a crackdown on illegal fishing off Somalia because it is fuelling piracy, […]

  • EUNAVFOR Transfer 12 Suspected Pirates

    Following an attack in early January off the Somali Coast, twelve men suspected of committing an act of piracy, were transferred to the Mauritian authorities. EU Naval Force Transfers Twelve […]

  • Twelve Suspect Pirates Apprehended

    Following a merchant vessel’s successful repulsion of an attack from a group of men armed with RPGs, EUNAVFOR and Nato work together to apprehend suspects. EU Naval Force French Frigate […]

  • NATO Fights Somali Piracy Nearer Coast

    This week, the ships of NATO’s counter piracy task force have been busy visiting local and regional mariners. Using their rigid hull inflatable boats, boarding teams from HNLMS ROTTERDAM, HDMS […]

  • Piracy drops by 54% in Gulf of Aden

    Ahead of the upcoming Seatrade Middle East Maritime exhibition and conference, the International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) Piracy Reporting Centre confirms that pirate attacks off the Somali coast have declined by […]

  • Atalanta takes wind out of pirates’ sails

    Pirates are a big danger for international shipping around the Horn of Africa. But in 2012, the number of attacks declined. One reason is heightened military presence – German soldiers […]

  • Security for Sailors

    The Indian Government is drafting a policy aimed at providing better security to Indian sailors and other seafarers in the wake of several incidents of hijacking of ships by pirates […]

  • Tackling Pirates Onshore

    In line with European decisions, the Netherlands will intensify its anti-piracy policy off the Somali coast. The EU hopes to get a grip on the problem by tackling pirate munity […]

  • Shipping Industry Divided

    While some industry players have praised the European Union decision to allow EU Navfor to fight piracy on Somali soil as a “step in the right direction”, others say they […]

  • Hitting Ashore

    The one issue which unites the maritime industry is the belief that pirates will be defeated not at sea, but ashore. According to a report from Lloyd’s List, Keith Blount, […]

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