• Keeping pirates at bay

    Training and capacity building pays off. UN says anti-piracy fund has boosted maritime security in Somalia The UN counter-piracy fund that has been in existence since 2011 has boosted maritime […]

  • CGPCS meets up

    CGPCS meeting provides little comfort. Piracy in the Indian Ocean: the number of incidents rising Incidents at sea are on the rise. Between January 2017 and March this year, 78 cases […]

  • Sri Lanka’s piracy push

    Hopes for anti-piracy hub. Sri Lanka to make a request to establish the maritime operations secretariat for suppression of sea piracy off Somalia coast in the country The Sri Lankan […]

  • Do we need the CGPCS?

    CGPCS meets in Seychelles this week. A riddle: If pirate attacks drop to zero, should Contact Group on Piracy still exist? By: Patsy Athanase and Betymie Bonnelame If pirate attacks […]

  • Experts warn of pirate attacks

    New High Risk Area introduced today. Experts warn of pirate attacks as Indian Ocean security level is reduced By Sarah Townsend International maritime groups on Tuesday amended the boundaries of […]

  • Pakistan claims HRA success

    Pakistan Navy says it remains committed to keep the high seas free from piracy. Navy Helps Pakistan Liberate From Piracy High Risk Area (sic) Salahuddin Haider Karachi—Pakistan Navy has succeeded […]

  • Insurers quiet on new HRA

    The new industry advice will take effect from 1 December. Global ship underwriters non-committal on lowering premium Bengaluru: The announcement last week by organizations representing the global shipping and oil […]

  • BMP4 High Risk Area Revision

    Dryad issues its thoughts on the revised HRA plan. BMP4 High Risk Area Revision – Pragmatic Decision or Dangerous Gamble? Today’s announcement on the geographical reduction of the BMP4 High […]

  • Global piracy under spotlight

    International Peace Institute meets to discuss issue. As Somali Sea-Piracy Declines, Attention Turns To Southeast Asia And Other Regions NEW YORK — Piracy at sea figured prominently during a two-panel […]

  • Progress in HRA controversy

    Countries hope to reduce size of High Risk Area. Progress in HRA controversy: CGPCS participants agree on process On the 13th of March an extra-ordinary meeting of the CGPCS was […]