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  • Small Security Matters

    When considering maritime security matters it is all too often the “big” problems which grab the limelight. Increasingly though security authorities are having to look closer to home – not […]

  • India Invests in Maritime Security

    India’s commitment to the long term development of its naval forces is reflected in the world’s largest democracy having reached another milestone: according to the Swedish think tank Stockholm International […]

  • Command And Control

    The newly installed head of U.S. Africa Command, Gen. Carter F. Ham has made his first visit to Djibouti, meeting with key military leaders and the U.S. ambassador. Ham, is looking […]

  • Somali Scaremongering

    Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has warned the UN Security Council that the piracy epidemic centered on his struggling nation could all too easily feed into terrorist activities. “It will […]

  • Shipowners Slammed

    Discussions at the UN Security Council have centered on the observation that shipowners need to do more to secure the release of captives. “The primary responsibility for the release of hostages […]

  • Major Breakthrough

    The Indian Navy has arrested a hoard of heavily armed pirates aboard a pirate mothership and rescued a number of seafarers onboard the vessel, about 600 nautical miles west of […]

  • Media Mischief

    The governments of Egypt and Dubai  have issued complaints to the Indian authorities over the excessive media coverage given to relatives of  Indian seafarers currently being held by Somali pirates. According to the complaints, the […]

  • USS Halsey Returns to San Diego

    SAN DIEGO (NNS) — USS Halsey (DDG 97) returned to San Diego following an independent six-month deployment to the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) and Western Pacific areas of responsibility (AOR), […]

  • BMP4 Beckons

    Despite the fact that so few ships are reportedly applying the lessons of Best Management Practices (BMPs) it seems that another updated version will soon be released. The next incarnation of […]

  • Safe Arrival

    The recently released crew of the “Rak Afrikana” has arrived safely into Mombasa. During the rescue effort “Rak Afrikana” had begun to take on water and eventually sank, the crew […]