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  • Mission Against Piracy

    The Revd Tom Heffer secretary-general of the Mission to Seafarers has released a heartfelt and compelling statement on the need to fight Piracy: AS I joined shipping’s great and good […]

  • Yacht Tragedy

    The four Americans aboard their captured yacht, S/V Quest in the Indian Ocean, have been shot dead by Somali pirates, the US military has reported. US naval forces on the […]

  • UN Piracy Plans

    The role of the IMO and UN in the fight against piracy will be the focus of a meeting to be held in London next week. Amongst discussions will be […]

  • Tensions Defused

    Somali militants have reportedly freed pirate gang leaders detained last week after agreeing on a cut for future ransoms as well as a deal to have hijacked ships anchor at […]

  • China Heads to Crisis

    The eighth Chinese naval escort fleet, consisting of two missile frigates, left its home port on Monday for the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters to protect merchant ships in […]

  • SAF Change

    The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is preparing to continue its process of leadership renewal next month. REAR Admiral (RADM) Ng Chee Peng, 41, will take over from Rear Admiral (RADM) […]

  • Get Reporting

    Too many vessels are still failing to report their whereabouts as a precaution against the expanding reach of Somali pirates. Military liaison groups are urging ships to report so as to […]

  • Maritime Security Review

    Bad Getting Worse

    It’s official – Somali piracy keeps reaching hitherto unimagined peaks (or troughs depending on your perspective). According to Peter Hinchliffe, secretary general of the International Chamber of Shipping, “It is […]

  • Satellite Tracked

    According to reports from the European Space Agency, the the Italian space agency Cosmo-SkyMed satellites, have acquired the first images of the Italian oil tanker Savina Caylyn since it was […]

  • Ransom Dispute

    Local Somali media sources have been covering a “summit” between pirate groups and Islamist insurgents. The reports claim that a 2-day meeting between Al-Shabab which controls over 10 regions in […]