• Pirates and criminal masterminds

    John Steed discusses modern pirate gangs. Sea pirates of the 21st century are gangs run by criminal masterminds – hostage negotiator The high seas in the 21st century are as […]

  • Somali pirates still a threat

    Concerns that piracy could return off Somalia. Piracy still a threat off Somali coast despite successes: UN official The threat of piracy off the coast of Somalia looms large despite […]

  • SL Navy trains neighbours

    Navy gives a specialized ship boarding training for the naval and coast guard personnel of Madagascar and Comoros Upon the request of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, […]

  • UN extends piracy fight by year

    Piracy remains a “grave concern”. Somalia: Security Council reauthorizes international naval forces to fight piracy off East Africa The United Nations Security Council today renewed for another year its authorization […]

  • Maritime Drug Trafficking

    Sri Lanka now a leading trans-shipment hub for container traffic. Maritime Drug Trafficking: Finding a Lasting Solution (The following article adopted from the speech delivered by the author as the Commander of […]

  • Taiwan contributes to maritime security effort in Somalia

    New marcomms centres to aid maritime safety and security. Taiwan contributes to maritime security effort in Somalia Taipei, Sept. 11 (CNA) Taiwan on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding with […]

  • Seychelles to assist in drug fight

    Shift from anti-piracy to anti-narcotics. UNODC counts on Seychelles support to combat drug trafficking on the high seas By: Sharon Uranie The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) is looking […]

  • Pirates cite navy as deterrent

    EUNAVFOR and NATO due to withdraw in late 2016. Prisoner survey notes international naval presence as the primary deterrent to pirates UNODC and OBP jointly conducted an informal survey of […]

  • IMO launches migrant intel portal

    New platform to assist monitoring. New platform set to improve information sharing on migrant smuggling by sea A new inter-agency platform for information sharing on migrant smuggling by sea has […]

  • The fight against piracy is growing

    UNODC hosts event for prosecutors and judges. The fight against piracy is growing Togo – The cost of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea for 2014 is estimated at nearly […]