Industry Sector

  • Sailing Into Danger

    The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated its advice for all but but essential travel by yacht and leisure craft on the high seas (more than 12 nautical miles […]

  • US Speaking Out

    The United States has expressed concern about rising maritime piracy in the region and the damage these attacks wreak on the already fragile, political, social, economic and humanitarian situation in […]

  • Staying The Course

    The Turkish Parliament has approved an extention for the Turkish Naval ships to partake in anti-piracy missions in Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea, for an additional 12 months. The motion […]

  • Raid Success

    A Royal Navy team has successfully stormed a vessel seized by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden and rescued five Yemeni fishermen who had been held hostage for three […]

  • Somalis Snared

    NATO has announced the succesful capture of 16 suspected Somali pirates who were sailing a hijacked vessel. The operation was launched from a Danish ship patrolling the Gulf of Aden […]

  • Past Paranoia

    Yet more Wikileaks revelations concerning maritime security have emerged. This time round the focus has been on the United States and past concerns over certain ferry routes. The report has drawn […]

  • Bulk Carrier Taken

    Yet another vessel is believed to have fallen into the hands of Somali pirates. The bulk carrier ‘Sinin’ was believed to have been pirated on the afternoon of February 12, […]

  • Voices Raised

    A number of Filipino maritime groups have joined together to condemn piracy, prompted by the growing number of Filipino seafarers being held hostage. The officers and representatives of five national organizations belonging […]

  • Flagging Concerns

    Is the shipping really doing “everything it can” to stave off pirates? While fingers are pointed by some owners at the navies, it seems the blame game is not as […]

  • Piracy

    Piracy By Nick Riddle     In 2010 the response of the insurance industry to the threat of piracy was confused; it lacked coherence and consistency.  Part of that confusion resulted […]