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  • 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, […]

  • German Addition

    The German frigate ‘Niedersachsen’ has joined the European Union’s counter-piracy naval force operating in the Indian Ocean. It is equipped with extensive self defence and has two Sea Lynx MK-88 […]

  • Grudge Match

    Ecoterra International has stated that the level of violence being used by pirates has drastically escalated. There are many potential reasons for this, but one very interesting theory has stated that the increased […]

  • Shifted Offshore

    Pirates have reportedly moved the captive Danish family onto a ship off the Somali coast and have threatened to kill them if further attempts are made to free them. The […]

  • Life Sentence

    Five Somali men, convicted of attacking a US Navy ship, have been sentenced to life in prison by a Virginia court. The five Somali men were convicted on federal piracy […]