Industry Sector

  • Shipowners Up In Arms

    Shipowners arm to fight piracy January 18, 2011 From Views and News from Norway . Norwegian shipowners are beginning to arm their vessels in an effort to fend off pirates […]

  • Strong Arm Tactics

    The tide maybe starting to turn as shipowners stiffen their resolve in the struggle with Somali pirates. Indeed it seems there is a definite trend towards increased resistance from many vessels […]

  • Record Breaking Figures

    Pirates claimed a record number of hostages at sea last year, with the vast majority of hijack incidents taking place off the coast of Somalia. The London-based International Maritime Bureau […]

  • Cost Of Piracy

    Piracy costs global economy $7-12 bln a year Peter Apps, Political Risk Correspondent for Reuters, covered the presentation of the Economic Costs of Maritime Piracy report today at London foreign […]

  • Spirit of Real Adventure

    The rather aptly named cruise vessel, “Spirit of Adventure” was caught up in a piracy scare while steaming from Madagascar to Zanzibar. Guests were ordered to take shelter below deck as […]

  • Yacht Hijacked

    News is emerging that a yacht with six crew has been hijacked near Somalia. Several local sources have confirmed that Somali pirates have captured a yacht with six crew members […]

  • Happy Homecoming

    So what does it feel like to be freed from Somali pirates? “It’s like rebirth,” said ABM Giasuddin Azam Khan, the second engineer of a German tanker, on his return […]

  • Anniversary Announcements

    An event marking the two-year anniversary since the election of H.E. Abdirahman Mohamed Mohamud (Farole) was held on Saturday, January 8, 2011, at the Puntland Development and Research Center (PDRC) […]

  • Iron Duke Targets Pirates

    Portsmouth-based warship HMS Iron Duke will depart the UK on Monday to begin a six month deployment in the Arabian Gulf . It will be the first time the 4,900 tonne Type […]

  • Remembering Seafarers

    The Round Table of international shipping associations – and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) in urging all to remember  that over 600 seafarers, of many different nationalities, are currently being held […]