06 Sep 2012

Venezuela Holds U.S. Vessel And Crew On Suspicion Of Arms Trafficking

“The Venezuelan government has seized a U.S. flagged ship and detained its captain for more than a week.” Source: “Venezuela Holds U.S. Vessel And Crew On Suspicion Of Arms Trafficking – Forbes”

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06 Sep 2012

Officials in Guinea seize arms destined for Mali

” Representatives from the West African regional bloc ECOWAS were meeting with the government of Guinea on Tuesday in order to decide what to do with a container of arms destined for Mali, which was shipped to Guinea’s port, according to officials.” Source: Officials in Guinea seize arms destined for

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06 Sep 2012

Dozens dead after Turkey migrant boat sinks

“A boat carrying migrants has capsized off the coast of western Turkey, with the loss of at least 58 lives.” Source: BBC News – Dozens dead after Turkey migrant boat sinks

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05 Sep 2012

Nigeria: Pirates hijack Singapore-owned oil tanker

“Pirates have hijacked a Singapore-owned oil tanker off the coast of Nigeria.” Source: BBC News – Nigeria: Pirates hijack Singapore-owned oil tanker

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04 Sep 2012

Tunisian coast guard kills two Egyptian fishermen

“The Tunisian coast guard shot dead two Egyptian fishermen and wounded two others when their boat entered Tunisian waters on Monday, the Tunisian defense ministry said.” Source: Tunisian coast guard kills two Egyptian fishermen | Egypt Independent

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03 Sep 2012

South China Sea focus for Clinton Indonesia visit

“US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is due in Indonesia for talks set to include a push for unity among South East Asian nations over territorial disputes with China. “ Source: BBC News – South China Sea focus for Clinton Indonesia visit

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29 Aug 2012

Piracy Around Horn of Africa Has Plunged, U.S. Says

“Acts of piracy in the treacherous waters around the Horn of Africa have fallen sharply in 2012, according to statistics released by the United States Navy. The Navy credits aggressive patrolling by international forces and increased vigilance by the commercial shipping industry for the decrease. “ Source: Piracy Around Horn

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28 Aug 2012

Pirates kidnap 24 in gunfight off Togo coast

“Pirates attacked an oil tanker Tuesday off the coast of Togo, taking control of its bridge and kidnapping 24 sailors before escaping amid an exchange of gunfire with a naval patrol boat, an anti-piracy organization said. “ Source: Pirates kidnap 24 in gunfight off Togo coast – San Jose Mercury

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12 Aug 2012

Navy: U.S. destroyer collides with oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

“The U.S. Navy said its guided missile destroyer collided with a Japanese-owned oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz early Sunday morning.” Source: Navy: U.S. destroyer collides with oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz – CNN.com

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27 Jul 2012

Russia denies plans for new navy bases abroad

“Russia’s Defence Ministry has denied reports Moscow its planning to set up its first new overseas navy bases since the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union.” Source: BBC News – Russia denies plans for new navy bases abroad

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