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  • Russian Union Plea

    A seafarers’ union in Russia has called on the Russian president to take a proactive approach to piracy by initiating a United Nations (UN) resolution. In a letter to Dmitry […]

  • Tradewinds Exercise

    As the Royal Navy looks to scale down its Caribbean presence, the United States looks set to fill the void and is despatching nearly 500 military personnel, including a team from the Federal […]

  • SE Asian Surge

    There has been a surge in pirate activity around the Malaysian coast in the past week. Pirates have struck off the west coast of Sabah near Labuan island and made off with […]

  • American Sailors Captured

    Americans sailing on a yacht off the coast of Oman have been taken hostage by Somali pirates, an international maritime watchdog says. The S/V Quest, owned by a retired couple, […]

  • Piracy: Vatican expresses concern

    The Vatican has demonstrated an increasing concern in regards to piracy. A conference organized by the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People – which is […]

  • Sailing Into Danger

    The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated its advice for all but but essential travel by yacht and leisure craft on the high seas (more than 12 nautical miles […]

  • US Speaking Out

    The United States has expressed concern about rising maritime piracy in the region and the damage these attacks wreak on the already fragile, political, social, economic and humanitarian situation in […]

  • Saudi Signs Up

    Saudi Arabia has joined other States in the region in endorsing the Djibouti code of conduct aimed at fighting piracy and armed robbery in the western Indian Ocean and Gulf of […]

  • Staying The Course

    The Turkish Parliament has approved an extention for the Turkish Naval ships to partake in anti-piracy missions in Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea, for an additional 12 months. The motion […]

  • Raid Success

    A Royal Navy team has successfully stormed a vessel seized by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden and rescued five Yemeni fishermen who had been held hostage for three […]