Industry Sector

  • More Motherships

    The capture of the vessel “MV Sinar Kudus” has seen Somali pirates gain another valuable “mothership” from which to launch raids. Almost immediately after the ship was captured (after being over […]

  • Iron Fist

    The Indian government has authorised its Navy to take all necessary action  immediately to freeing Indian nationals held by pirates should an Indian merchant vessel be attacked. Sources in India […]

  • Perseus Has Started

    The European project Perseus, coordinated by Indra, to develop and test maritime surveillance systems in the UE for  € 43.7 M has started. The new solution will integrate existing national […]

  • Potential for Catastrophe

    The former head of the Royal Navy Lord West of Spithead has warned that Somali pirates could create a “huge catastrophe” by disrupting the United Kingdom’s energy supplies. During question […]

  • MV HANNIBAL II Released

    The Chemical Tanker MV HANNIBAL II, was released from pirate control on 17 March 2011.  The Panamanian flagged vessel was hijacked on 11 November 2010, approximately 860 nautical miles East of […]

  • MV Sinar Kudus Pirated

    Shortly after sunrise on 16 March, the Bulk Cargo Carrier MV Sinar Kudus was pirated around 320 nautical miles North East of the island of Socotra in the Somali Basin. […]

  • Boarders Ahoy!

    NATO has developed a boarding party simulator. An multiplayer online game ion game will be used to train sailors charged with boarding ships and searching for contraband. “Boarders Ahoy!” uses […]

  • Navy Rescue Hostages

    Five hostages and their fishing vessel have been freed from Somali pirates. Their release followed the actions of a naval boarding party from HMS Cornwall. According to the UK Ministry […]

  • Armed Solution

    In parallel with its talks on naval action, the Indian government has been discussing the issue whether “sea marshals” should be placed onboard merchant ships to counter the threat posed by pirates. The Government […]

  • Pirate Skiffs Destroyed

      USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), assigned to CMF’s counter-piracy mission Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, destroyed two pirate skiffs, at approximatel 9 p.m. (Bahrain), March 14, successfully disrupting the […]