Tag Archives: Piracy

International: The state of piracy

International: The state of piracy Post Magazine By John Thompson 4 September 2014, With the nature of the piracy threat constantly evolving, John Thompson looks at the role of private maritime security companies in mitigating the risk Piracy’s gone away, … Continue reading

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Say This Seven Times Fast: See Security Contractors Save Ships at Sea

Say This Seven Times Fast: See Security Contractors Save Ships at Sea by David Isenberg (August 27, 2014)  If you have read my writings over the years ( here, here, and here, for example)  you will know I’ve often been … Continue reading

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Curbing the excesses of maritime piracy in Africa

Curbing the excesses of maritime piracy in Africa Legal Monitor Worldwide 5 August 2014, English, © 2014 Global Data Point. All Rights Reserved. Provided by Syndigate.info, an Albawaba.com company It may be reasonable to assume that piracy has existed for … Continue reading

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Busting up Somali pirate attacks one ship at a time

Busting up Somali pirate attacks one ship at a time The Christian Science Monitor By Mike Pflanz Correspondent 14 July 2014 When they speed up to a lumbering ship, the main thing Somalian pirates do not want to see are … Continue reading

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

Private Anti-Piracy Navies: How Warships for Hire are Changing Maritime Security August 1, 2014 Emil Maine 7 Comments This is an article in our first “Non Navies” Series. By Emil Maine I recently sat down with John-Clark Levin, coauthor of … Continue reading

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On the Effectiveness of Private Security Guards on Board Merchant Ships off the Coast of Somalia – Where is the Piracy? What are the Legal Ramifications?

On the Effectiveness of Private Security Guards on Board Merchant Ships off the Coast of Somalia – Where is the Piracy? What are the Legal Ramifications? Summer, 2014 North Carolina Journal of International Law & Commercial Regulation 39 N.C.J. Int’l … Continue reading

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Anti-pirate security staff all at sea after major firm suddenly goes bust

Exclusive: Anti-pirate security staff all at sea after major firm suddenly goes bust  Around 100 armed security staff hired to protect ships and tankers from pirates have been left scattered at sea after one of the world’s biggest maritime security … Continue reading

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Mercenaries in Somalia: A Neomedieval Tale

Mercenaries in Somalia: A Neomedieval Tale.” The Modern Mercenary: Private Armies and What They Mean for World Order (2014): 131.

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Maritime Security: Ongoing U.S. Counterpiracy Efforts Would Benefit From Agency Assessments

Maritime Security: Ongoing U.S. Counterpiracy Efforts Would Benefit From Agency Assessments GAO-14-422: Published: Jun 19, 2014. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 2014. … Of the various implemented practices, officials from the six U.S. agencies engaged in counterpiracy activities and the eight … Continue reading

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Hijacking of Thai oil tanker sparks call for cargo ships to carry weapons

Hijacking of Thai oil tanker sparks call for cargo ships to carry weapons BBC Monitoring Asia Pacific 9 June 2014 04:06, Text of report by Thai newspaper Bangkok Post website on 9 June Last month’s hijacking of MT Orapin 4, … Continue reading

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