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Why Did So Many Nations Join Forces to Fight Somali Piracy?

Published Oct 1, 2023 9:40 PM by The Conversation

[By Peter Viggo Jakobsen] In 2011, pirates carried out 212 attacks in a vast area spanning Somali waters, the In...

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The Surprising Link Between Piracy and COVID-19

Published Oct 1, 2023 10:22 AM by The Maritime Executive

By Jade Lindley and Dhiyaul Aulia Huda] The Singapore Strait is experiencing a spike in maritime piracy attacks, with the incid...

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Singaporean Tech Firm Uses Lasers to Spot Pirates

Published Sep 25, 2023 11:49 PM by The Maritime Executive

Singaporean tech firm Zycraft, known historically for its unmanned surface vessels, has branched out into technology for fighting...

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Sea Robbery in Singapore Strait Has Serious Consequences

Published Sep 13, 2023 7:28 PM by The Lowy Interpreter

[By Th? Nguy?n Hoàng Anh] Since the beginning of 2023, sea robbery in the Singapore Strait has increased at an alarming...

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IMB Warns of a Resurgence in Gulf of Guinea Piracy

Published Jul 11, 2023 8:10 PM by The Maritime Executive

In its mid-year report, the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has called for action to address a concerning return of kidnap...

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Ongoing Incident: Pirates Board Product Tanker in Gulf of Guinea

Published Mar 27, 2023 4:44 PM by The Maritime Executive

The relative calm in the Gulf of Guinea appears to have been broken with reports of an ongoing incident with unknown boarders atte...

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South Korea Takes Command of Multinational Counter-Piracy Taskforce

Published Feb 19, 2023 4:16 PM by The Maritime Executive

South Korea has taken over the command of the multinational anti-piracy task force under the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). The n...

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IMB Calls for Vigilance While Highlighting Drop in Piracy in 2022

Published Jan 12, 2023 6:51 PM by The Maritime Executive

The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) is once again highlighting the continuing decline in global piracy incidents against v...

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Encrypting Vessel ID Data Can Thwart Maritime Piracy

Published Jan 11, 2023 1:57 PM by Shannon Vaughn and Ben Minichino

The regulations the International Maritime Organization (IMO) issued in the wake of 9/11 regarding ship location and identificatio...

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EU Extends Naval Operation Combating Piracy off Somalia Through 2024

Published Jan 6, 2023 12:53 PM by The Maritime Executive

The European Union has decided to extend its Naval Force Operation Atalanta off the coast of Africa for two years despite the remo...

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