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  • Spirit of Real Adventure

    The rather aptly named cruise vessel, “Spirit of Adventure” was caught up in a piracy scare while steaming from Madagascar to Zanzibar. Guests were ordered to take shelter below deck as […]

  • Iran Djibouti Deal

    Iran and Djibouti have come together to agree steps to boost mutual cooperation in naval fields, including training the Djiboutian army. The call for mutual cooperation was raised by visiting […]

  • US Navy’s Indian Ocean Folly?

    US Navy’s Indian Ocean Folly? By James Holmes & Toshi Yoshihara From The Diplomat Maritime strategy seems increasingly focused on the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf. It risks leaving the […]

  • Shipowners blast anti-piracy effort

    Shipowners blast anti-piracy effort January 10, 2011 From Views and News from Norway . Norwegian shipowners don’t think their government is doing nearly enough to fend off piracy attacks at […]

  • Sentence Passed

    A court in Yemen’s southeastern city of Mukalla sentenced 13 Somalis each to 12 years in jail on Saturday after convicting them of piracy, a judicial source said. The men, […]

  • Laser Brains

    British engineers are reportedly in the advanced stages of developing a new type of defence system which is set to use lasers to incapacitate pirates, dazzling them as they approach targetted vessels. The […]

  • Yacht Hijacked

    News is emerging that a yacht with six crew has been hijacked near Somalia. Several local sources have confirmed that Somali pirates have captured a yacht with six crew members […]

  • Shifting Area and Tactics

    Attacks on merchant ships are on the rise again.Last year, pirates captured 53 ships in the region, up from 51 in 2009, according to the Combined Maritime Forces, overseeing operations. […]

  • Mediterranean Commerce

      Maritime commerce and security in the Mediterranean and adjacent waters Authors: Emiliano Alessandri and Silvia Colombo Published with the kind permission of the of the Istituto Affari Internazionali . The unity […]

  • Happy Homecoming

    So what does it feel like to be freed from Somali pirates? “It’s like rebirth,” said ABM Giasuddin Azam Khan, the second engineer of a German tanker, on his return […]