GoA & Indian Ocean

  • “Hull Underwriters Moving Towards BMP Implementation as Part of Contract” – Giles Noakes of BIMCO

    Speaking on the 12th of October at the “Combating Piracy Week” conference in London, Giles Noakes of BIMCO indicated that hull underwriters were moving towards BMP implementation as a key […]

  • Drivers for Change in US Counter-Piracy Strategy

    US strategists agree that Piracy off the coast of Somalia is an ever-shifting ball game. A recent US Government Accountability Office report into US initiatives in countering piracy has identified […]

  • Pirate Attack off Madagascar Is False Alarm; Threat Is Considered Real

    The southernmost pirate attack to date off the coast of East Africa was a false alarm but the threat of pirates extending their reach is more than palpable. With a […]

  • Developing Alternatives to Piracy, the African Maritime Growth Initiative

    An interesting Foreign Affairs article: “Swapping Pirates for Commerce” , released on 4 October argues for a more holistic approach to African maritime security, with a drive for port development […]

  • Kenya: No More Pirate Prisoners

    Citing security concerns and a lack of promised international support, on 30 September Kenya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs terminated the Memoranda of Understanding that outlined the prosecution of pirates in […]

  • EUNAVFOR Briefing 28/09/10

    In order to keep the shipping industry up to date with the ongoing EUNAVFOR mission off the coast of Somali, the latest anti-piracy briefing was recently held at the International […]

  • The ongoing saga of Somalia’s ailing and failing government.

    Somalia’s Prime Minister has resigned. Having ordered Prime Minister Sharmake to leave back in May, a smiling President Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed thanked him for his ‘courageous decision’. As an […]

  • Dom Mee interview

    “Imagine you are at the wheel of a huge cargo vessel transiting the Gulf of Aden, peering past the running lights over the freighter’s bow. Pitch darkness ahead and all […]

  • Operation Ocean Shield

    Operation Ocean Shield, NATO’s contribution to international efforts to combat piracy off the Horn of Africa, commenced 17 August 2009. The operation builds on the experience gained during Operation Allied […]