12 Jan 2012

Admiral Predicts Greater Naval Role in Future Conflicts

“The recent eight-month conflict in Libya may foreshadow future engagements, the president’s choice to be the next leader of U.S. Pacific Command said during an industry conference this week. The small joint operation provides “a sense of what the future of tactical operations might imply for us as a Navy,”

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12 Dec 2011

Occupy protesters disrupt West Coast ports

“Protesters chanting, “Whose port? Our port!” marched on ports in Oakland and Long Beach in California on Monday, part of a planned effort to shut down shipping facilities along the West Coast. The protesters, affiliated with the nationwide “Occupy” movement, set out in the pre-dawn hours in Oakland, Los Angeles

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04 Nov 2011

Pirates seize oil tanker, kidnap crew off coast of Nigeria’s southern delta

“Pirates seized an oil tanker off the coast of Nigeria’s southern delta, kidnapping the crew in a bid to steal ship’s cargo in the latest hijacking targeting the region, private security officials said Thursday.” Source: Private security: Pirates seize oil tanker, kidnap crew off coast of Nigeria’s southern delta –

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30 Sep 2011

Pirates off the coast of Guinea in West Africa attack, rob cargo ship

“A piracy watchdog group says armed pirates raided a cargo ship anchored off the coast of Guinea in West Africa.” Source: Pirates off the coast of Guinea in West Africa attack, rob cargo ship – The Washington Post

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15 Sep 2011

Pirates Hijack Tanker and 23 Crew Members off Benin

“Armed pirates commandeered a fuel tanker off the West African nation of Benin on Wednesday and took its 23 crew members hostage, an international piracy monitoring group reported. The hijacking was the latest in a series of increasingly brazen assaults on commercial shipping in a coastal region of Africa that

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15 Jul 2011

DHS unveils Maritime Operations Coordination plan

“The Department of Homeland Security unveiled a Maritime Operations Coordination plan developed to increase coordination and enhance information-sharing across agencies. Specifically, the agency said the plan supports the integration of intelligence for maritime operations among the Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “ (Source: DHS

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06 Jul 2011

Oil tanker catches fire after pirate RPG attack

“Pirates fired a rocket-propelled grenade at an oil tanker Wednesday off the Yemeni coast, starting a fire aboard the vessel. More from TODAY.com He won $3.4M — then went back to work as janitor Five years ago, Tyrone Curry won $3.4 million in the Washington State Lottery. But today he

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29 Nov 2010

U.S. Destroyer Thwarts Pirate Attack on Turkish Merchant Ship

“A U.S. destroyer thwarted a pirate attack on a Turkish-flagged merchant ship in the Gulf of Aden yesterday, the Turkish military said. Turkey notified a unified command center of the attack on the ship, the 26 Agustos, and the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Shoup was dispatched to the vessel as

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12 Nov 2010

China says pirates hijack cargo ship with 29 aboard in the Arabian Sea

“Pirates hijacked a cargo ship with 29 Chinese sailors aboard in the Arabian Sea and told the shipping company they were taking it toward Somalia, Chinese officials and state media said Saturday. The attack came just two days after another 17 Chinese sailors returned home after being held by Somali

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06 Nov 2010

Pirates say $nine-mln ransom paid for Singapore ship

“Somali pirates said on Saturday they had received a nine million dollar ransom in a helicopter air drop for the release of a Singapore-flagged cargo ship with 19 Chinese crew. ‘The boat was freed this (Saturday) morning after the payment of nine million dollars to my colleagues,’ one of the

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