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  • Marine Guidance Note 420

    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT MARINE GUIDANCE NOTE 420 Measures to Counter Piracy, Armed Robbery and other Acts of Violence against Merchant Shipping Notice to all Ship owners and operators (companies), Masters, […]

  • Praise For Action

    BIMCO, the International Chamber of Shipping, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO congratulate the governments of the Republic of Korea and of Malaysia, and their naval and joint action forces, on repossessing from […]

  • Tactical Switch

    Having tried many different approaches to tackling piracy, none of which have been overly successful. It seems that the United States needs to look to the techniques used to combat […]

  • UK Port Security Regulations 2009

    2009 No. 2048 MERCHANT SHIPPING MARITIME SECURITY The Port Security Regulations 2009 Made – – – – 21st July 2009 Laid before Parliament 24th July 2009 Coming into force – […]

  • UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

  • New Cause For Concern

    A recent incident could signal a worrying development in the tactics employed by Somali pirates, the IMB said earlier this month. Suspected Somali pirates boarded a general cargo vessel but […]

  • Call For Caution

    The International Maritime Bureau while welcoming the recent capture of pirates has joined with EUNAVFOR in cautioning against navies engaging in armed assault of pirated ships. The successful interventions of […]

  • No Change in Approach

    The past week has seen an increased use of force to deal with pirates. Successful raids by Malaysian and South Korean navies have led to the rescue of two ships […]

  • Union Applies Pressure

    Nautilus International, is acting to keep the issues of piracy and the threats posed to crews ┬áin the UK Governments eye. The Union, which represents almost 23,000 shipmasters, officers, cadets, […]

  • List Of Held Ships

    With the recent release of the Samho Jewelry, here are details of the ships currently held by Somali pirates: * SOCOTRA 1: Seized on Dec. 25, 2009 in the Gulf […]