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  • 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 […]

  • Evidence Stacks Up

    News sources in South Korea claim that the fingerprints of a Somali pirate, suspected of shooting a South Korean master during a rescue operation last month, matched those on a […]

  • Somalis Snared

    NATO has announced the succesful capture of 16 suspected Somali pirates who were sailing a hijacked vessel. The operation was launched from a Danish ship patrolling the Gulf of Aden […]

  • Past Paranoia

    Yet more Wikileaks revelations concerning maritime security have emerged. This time round the focus has been on the United States and past concerns over certain ferry routes. The report has drawn […]