Brillante Virtuoso – Ruling on Attempted Maritime Insurance Fraud

Published on October 15, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments October 07: Between 2008 and 2011, nearly 200 vessels were taken by Somali pirates around the Gulf of Aden. The hull market has been exposed to many such claims and the vast majority have been resolved successfully and efficiently (albeit not without some tragic loss of life and considerable distress for the crews). Very few vessels were substantially damaged….

October 15, 2019

Japan Expands Military Presence in Horn of Africa Despite Decrease in Somalia Piracy

Published on June 3, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments May 29: Despite the overall decrease in piracy in the Horn of Africa, Japan remains committed to an international security operation off the Horn of Africa which is increasingly a cornerstone of its wider Africa policy. According to statistics displayed on the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, despite last month’s pirate attack by Somali pirates and underlying instability…

June 3, 2019

Encouraging signs from Africa

Africa is acutely vulnerable to maritime crime, which has become a low risk, high reward business. Promising signs of Africa’s global leadership on maritime security BY TIMOTHY Continue Reading »

February 20, 2019

Warship IDEX visit

Vessels like the Carlo Margottini will protect the waters between Yemen, Djibouti, Eritrea and Somalia Italy’s pirate hunter warship docks in Abu Dhabi for Idex Continue Reading »

February 15, 2019

UN looks at maritime crime

Despite fall in piracy in Indian Ocean Region, other areas remain difficult. U.N. Security Council Focuses its Attention on Maritime Crime Transnational maritime crime is Continue Reading »

February 6, 2019

Somaliand naval bases?

Self-declared republic sees military presence by world powers as way to affirm its status as independent state Somaliland seeks recognition by hosting naval bases By Continue Reading »

January 11, 2019

IRGC goes stealth

No sign of a thaw in region for New Year. Iran’s IRGC censures U.S. presence in Gulf, improves battle features of speedboats: command Iran’s Islamic Continue Reading »

January 2, 2019

Fishing Somali waters

Concern among Somalia’s fishing community. China will start fishing along Somalia’s coastline just as piracy makes a comeback The country with mainland Africa’s longest coastline Continue Reading »

December 27, 2018