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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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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