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  • New Report Focuses on Climate Challenges to Naval Forces

    WASHINGTON (NNS) — The National Research Council of the National Academies released the “National Security Implications of Climate Change for U.S. Naval Forces” report, March 10. The newly-released study was […]

  • Charges Stack Up

    The U.S. Justice Department has charged 13 Somalis and one Yemeni with piracy and kidnapping in connection with the deaths last month of four Americans seized in waters off the […]

  • Risk Areas Remain

    Media sources recently hinted at an agreement between the Chamber of Shipping and the Officers union Nautilus International on extending the existing high-risk zone, which covers the Gulf of Aden, into the […]

  • Ransoms Surge

    The levels of ransom payments have been steadily on the rise as the Somali piracy crisis has deepened. While the time taking to even agree these larger payouts is being drawn […]

  • Tsunami Impacts to U.S. Pacific Fleet Commands Minimal

    PEARL HARBOR (NNS) — Sailors around the Pacific today were preparing for the tsunami to reach their homeports while at the same time joining a worldwide chorus in expressing their […]

  • Chinese Navy escorts over 3,000 merchant vessels in Gulf of Aden

    Over the past two years the Chinese Navy has escorted in excess of 3,000 merchant vessels through the Gulf of Aden. The figure was released by the Director of the […]

  • Attempt to Rescue Danish Family Repelled by Pirates

    According to the Associated Press an attempt on Thursday to free the Danish family held by a pirate gang failed. Actions were taken by the armed forces of the semiautonomous […]

  • India to extend maritime security cover as far as Africa

    The Maritime Security Review has learned from sources within the US Department of State that talks have recently been held to discuss how India could contribute to Africa’s maritime security. […]

  • US looks to India as strategic partner in the fight against pirates

    In an interview yesterday the US ambassador to India, Timothy J Roemer, voiced concern over the increase in pirate activities and said that the United States viewed India as a […]

  • Pakistan: Joint efforts sought to fight sea piracy

    Speaking at the concluding ceremony of the Fourth International Maritime Conference at the Bahria University (Pakistan) on Wednesday, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Noman Bashir underlined the requirement for joint […]