Category Archives: Somalia

Private Anti-Piracy Navies: How Warships for Hire Are Changing Maritime Security

6 Dec 2013 Private Anti-Piracy Navies: How Warships for Hire Are Changing Maritime Security In this video, John-Clark Levin elaborates on his book “Private Anti-Piracy Navies: How Warships for Hire Are Changing Maritime Security.” The text specifically examines how the … Continue reading

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Why is Montreal’s GardaWorld on the outs in both Afghanistan and Iraq?

Why is Montreal’s GardaWorld on the outs in both Afghanistan and Iraq? The enemy unseen Mar 17, 2014 Matthew McClearn 0 (Photos by Andrew Quilty/Oculi for Canadian Business) In Afghanistan unseen forces can change your life in an instant. They … Continue reading

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Anchors to protect sailors

February 20, 2014 Updated: February 20, 2014 02:53 IST Anchors to protect sailors Praveen Swami AP The International Maritime Bureau’s figures show that piracy has reached a six-year low. File Photo India has opposed security guards on ships saying it … Continue reading

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EU Navfor catches pirates that launched first attack of 2014

EU Navfor catches pirates that launched first attack of 2014 Written by defenceWeb, Wednesday, 22 January 2014 The European Union Naval Force (EU Navfor) in cooperation with Japanese forces has apprehended five suspected pirates thought to be responsible for the … Continue reading

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ICS paper looks at lessons learned on piracy

ICS paper looks at lessons learned on piracy Peter Hinchcliffe JANUARY 13, 2014 — A paper issued by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) draws on the international shipping industry’s experience of Somali-based piracy from 2007 to 2013. ICS Secretary … Continue reading

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Firm tackling Somali piracy expecting £12m turnover

By Alex Bell Firm tackling Somali piracy expecting £12m turnover 6 Jan 2014 05:55 More than 120 specialist security consultants – ex-Royal Marine contractors – deliver Port2Port’s services across the globe. View gallery

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Privatizing the struggle against Somali piracy

Small Wars & Insurgencies Volume 24, Issue 1, 2013   Privatizing the struggle against Somali piracy Scott Fitzsimmonsa* pages 84-102 Abstract Pirate attacks against commercial vessels in the Western Indian Ocean and nearby seas reached an unprecedented level in 2011. … Continue reading

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South Africa: Are Merchant Shippers Hiring Pirates To Kill Pirates?’ – The Regulation Of Private Maritime Security Companies Operating In The Gulf Of Aden

South Africa: Are Merchant Shippers Hiring Pirates To Kill Pirates?’ – The Regulation Of Private Maritime Security Companies Operating In The Gulf Of Aden Last Updated: 17 December 2013 Article by Mark Kmelisch Van Velden Pike Inc The proliferation of … Continue reading

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Britney Spears music blasted out by merchant navy to SCARE off Somali pirates

Britney Spears music blasted out by merchant navy to SCARE off Somali pirates 27 Oct 2013 16:38 Chart-toppers Baby One More Time and Oops! I Did It Again are the most effective in the war against the Kalashnikov carrying bandits … Continue reading

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Somalia and the PMSC Market

By David Isenberg If you have spent any time following the news about Somali piracy the past several years you are likely aware that private security contractors have been used to an increasing extent to protect commercial ships transiting near … Continue reading

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