Tag: merchant vessels

  • Insurance Backing

    More ship insurers are backing the use of private armed guards on merchant vessels at sea to combat Somali piracy as attacks and the resulting costs are set to rise […]

  • Libyan Vessels Engaged

    A U.S. Navy P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft, U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt attack aircraft and guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG-52), engaged Libyan Coast Guard vessel Vittoria and two smaller […]

  • Changing View

    Industry experts are calling for the deployment of armed guards on merchant vessels to combat piracy. A slew of┬ámaritime professionals who may previously opposed the measure for fear of escalating […]

  • Chinese Navy escorts over 3,000 merchant vessels in Gulf of Aden

    Over the past two years the Chinese Navy has escorted in excess of 3,000 merchant vessels through the Gulf of Aden. The figure was released by the Director of the […]