Reducing Somalia’s Piracy By Building a Fishing Industry

Published on January 13, 2020 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments January 07: At the peak of the problem, in 2011, there were 237 incidents of piracy off Somalia and the Gulf of Aden (the sea separating Somalia and Yemen), accounting for more than half of all such incidents worldwide. The pirates would often hold shipping crews hostage for ransom. Somali piracy cost an estimated $6.6 billion in 2011 in international naval…

January 13, 2020
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UN Adopts Resolution Renewing Authorization for Somalia Anti-Piracy Measures

Published on December 9, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments December 04: United Nations Security Council on Wednesday unanimously adopted Resolution 2500 renewing the authorization for Somalia anti-piracy measures to December of 2020. The United States-drafted resolution has decided to renew for 12 months the authorization for states and regional organizations cooperating with Somalia to enter into Somali territorial waters and use all necessary means for the purpose of…

December 9, 2019
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Iranian Hostage Freed By Somali Pirates After Four Years of Captivity

Published on September 23, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments September 21: An Iranian sailor has been released by Somali pirates after spending more than four years in captivity. Mohammad Sharif Panahandeh was “seriously ill” and has been freed on humanitarian grounds, the Hostage Support Partnership (HSP), which helped negotiate his release, said. Over the past decade, thousands of crew have been taken hostage off the coast of Somalia…

September 23, 2019
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USN in Gulf drug seizure

Another drug seizure in region. Chung-Hoon Seizes Drugs in Gulf of Aden Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Logan Kellums  Carrier Strike Group Three (CSG 3) Continue Reading »

January 2, 2019
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Pakistan’s marsec vow

Chief of the Naval Staff expressed his confidence over operational preparedness. Naval chief vows to maintain security in Indian Ocean Chief of the Naval Staff Continue Reading »

December 7, 2018
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Pak Navy to ensure marsec

Force reiterates mission despite leaving CMF. ‘Pak Navy to ensure maritime security, peace in region’ ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi Continue Reading »

November 28, 2018
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Kenya CG takes shape

Coast Guard begins to take shape. Brigadier Vincent Loonena to head Kenya Coast Guard Service By Grace Gichuhi Brigadier Vincent Naisho Loonena is the new Continue Reading »

November 15, 2018
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Worrying Somalia UN Report

A report submitted to the UN paints a worrying picture of dormant piracy off Somalia. Off Somalia: pirate action groups are only dormant Five important Continue Reading »

November 15, 2018
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