Industry Sector

  • Ready For Action

    The Indian government has reportedly given the go-ahead for its navy to storm hijacked ships carrying Indians or Indian cargo. A final decision in this regard, however, rests with the ministries of defence, law […]

  • US Planning

    Members of the US House of Congress Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, have been meeting to address the U.S. response to piracy. During the hearing, a common concern amongst […]

  • Saving Captain Phillips

    Tom Hanks is attached to play Captain Richard Phillips in Sony’s adaptation of the Captain’s memoir about the Somali pirate hostage situation that went down in 2009. The film will follow […]

  • Harrowing Ordeal Ends

    Sixteen Tanzanians have returned home. Their ordeal saw them kept in one room, fed one meal per day and often harassed by the pirates. They said the pirates shot dead […]

  • Fishermen Freed

    Forty Four fishermen – seven Thais and 37 Burmese – held hostage by Somalia pirates since April last year, have returned to Thailand after their ordeal. The Thai naval ship […]

  • Blade Runner

    The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC, also known as the Pasdaran) have announced a project aimed at mass producing replicas of the high performance speedboat Blade Runner. The IRGC’s Navy […]

  • Israel Intercepts Ship

    Israel’s navy has intercepted a ship in the Mediterranean that it suspects of carrying weapons for Hamas fighters in Gaza. According to Israeli navy sources a ship bound for Egypt […]

  • Iran Extends Operations

    Iran’s Navy Commander, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, has once again addressed Tehran’s intention of extending its Navy’s operational area. Speaking with journalists he stressed that Iran harboured no hostile intentions […]

  • MEND Threatens Ports

    Risk advisories for Nigeria have been issued following the threat issued yesterday by The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), a militant group from the oil-rich delta […]

  • Podcast: Shipbuilding

    Connie Bowling, NAVSEA Program Manager the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP), discusses the latest shipbuilding project issues at NAVSEA. She details working with industry to make shipbuilding more efficient, cost effective, […]