Merchant Marine

  • Armed Successes

    News has been breaking of the use of armed guards in two recent attacks. An armed team reportedly stopped an attack on a Danish-owned vessel after exchanging fire with suspected pirates. Apparently […]

  • Eritrea Warning

    The US State Department has warned of increasing maritime security Threats in Eritrea Authorities have release an updated “Eritrea Travel Warning” – this is to warn U.S. citizens to avoid travel to the […]

  • Speaking Out

    Maritime leaders are set to speak out on the perils, pitfalls, pros and cons of armed security at the upcoming WISTA-UK Annual Debate. With an upsurge in piracy becoming the number […]

  • EMS River Freed

    Pirates have released a Barbuda-flagged vessel hijacked on December 27 last year, the European Union Naval Task Force Somalia (EU-Navfor) has reported. The M/V Ems River was in the Indian […]

  • RSVP: Latest Figures

    RSVP: Remembering Seafaring Victims of Piracy – latest figures 37 Vessels and 774 people currently held 1.      SOCOTRA 1: Seized on Dec. 25, 2009 in the Gulf of Aden. Yemeni-owned […]

  • Danish Yacht Taken

    Pirates in the Arabian Sea hijacked a yacht carrying seven Danish passengers, including three children, the Danish government said Monday, in the first reported attack on a small pleasure vessel […]

  • US Unions Speak

    Responding to a request for comments on the U.S. Coast Guard’s policy regarding rules for the use of force for self-defense of U.S.-flagged vessels, six U.S. seagoing unions – including […]

  • Iranian Escape

    An Iranian oil tanker has escaped an attack by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden after fire from Iranian Navy ships forced the pirates to flee. “Iran Sifa” oil […]

  • Dover Taken

    MV DOVER has been pirated in the North Arabian Sea At approximately 0600Z on 28 February, the Bulk Cargo Carrier MV DOVER was pirated approximately 260 nautical miles North East […]

  • Learning The Ropes

    At least 100 Tanzanians have recently graduated from a course on maritime safety and security capabilities provided by the Africa Partnership Station (APS). Addressing a press conference in Dar es Salaam, a […]