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  • South African satellite helps protect from pirates

    Installed as a contingency measure during the 2010 Soccer World Cup, a satellite navigation system has become a leading tool in the fight against piracy. The announcement was made in […]

  • Secure Seas Deal

    Grenada and the US have signed a new deal under the “Secure Seas” agreement. Grenada’s Prime Minister Tillman Thomas and US Charge’ d’ Affaires, Bernard Link, have signed a Memorandum […]

  • GoG Incidents

    Piracy has once again reared its head in the Gulf of Guinea, and a maritime security warning is in force for the area. This was in response to an attack by fourteen […]

  • Popular Pirate Prize

    To be attacked once is unlucky, twice is perhaps unfortunate…three times? Well judge for yourself as the Maersk Alabama has been targeted yet again by suspected Somali pirates. This at […]

  • New Solution

    In response to the growing threat of piracy and the immense expanse of their operations, a US company has designed and created a new class of vessel to take the […]

  • Industrial Piracy

    BIMCO has spoken out against what it deems, “industrial piracy” and the cost implications posed to shipping. With pirates using “mother ships” to launch attacks the piracy infested area has  enlarged […]

  • Dragging Feet

    Kenyan authorities stand accused of slowing down the decision making process allowing them to take on piracy trials. A local magistrate has accused the State of dragging out an appeal on whether […]

  • New Pirate Tactics

    Somali pirates are seemingly adopting new and cunning tactics to distract crews. Using decoy and camouflaged skiffs one Pirate Attack Group seems intent on developing and refining its modus operandi. […]

  • Room To Negotiate

    Experts believe that Somali pirates may have reached the limit of ships they can hold, at least for now. Security agencies have suggested that Somali pirates are willing to negotiate […]

  • Changing View

    U.S. Assistant Secretary of African Affairs Johnnie Carson has stated that those who use the seas have a role to play in preventing pirate attacks. “Is it responsible for yachters […]