Tag: motherships

  • Indian Navy Thwarts Pirate Attack

      Indian Navy Thwarts Pirate Attack Off Somalia On Tuesday, the Indian Navy patrol vessel INS Sharda rescued the Liberian-flagged bulker Lord Mountbatten from a pirate attack 150 nm off the […]

  • Rise in Somali Piracy

    While there was an overall decline in worldwide pirate activity, figures gathered by risk mitigation company AKE show a notable rise in incidents off the Horn of Africa. March Sees Rise in […]

  • Patterns Behind Pirate Attacks

    Somali pirates now operate across 2.5m square nautical miles of ocean – equivalent to the size of the continental US – and there may be evidence that they employing patterns of […]

  • Staging Vessels Aid Attacks

    Deployment of motherships by West African pirates off the coast of Nigeria is now an indisputable truth, according to Bergen Risk Solutions. Nigeria follows Somali lead According to Bergen Risk […]

  • Looking Ahead

    Andrew J. Shapiro, US Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs has provided testimony on “Confronting Global Piracy” before the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade of the House Foreign Affairs Committee […]

  • New Vision

    According to V Ships’ President Roberto Giorgi we need new vision and strategies to conquer the cancer of piracy. He has set out a thoughts for an anti-piracy programme which […]

  • Mothership Freed

    The tanker “MT Irene SL” has reportedly been released from pirate control. According to NATO the vessel ha been freed and its last reported position at 07 April 1755UTC was 06 […]

  • Surge Expected

    With the increased use of motherships Somali pirates are no longer as weather reliant as they once were. However the commander of NATO’s counter-piracy task force has warned more pirates are expected […]

  • Fleet Change

    Experts believe Somali pirates have been under taking a “fleet renewal” exercise over the past couple of weeks. The release of a number of vessels has painted a picture of […]

  • More Motherships

    The capture of the vessel “MV Sinar Kudus” has seen Somali pirates gain another valuable “mothership” from which to launch raids. Almost immediately after the ship was captured (after being over […]