27 Jul 2012

Russia wants naval bases abroad: report

“Russia hopes to establish its first naval base abroad since the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union and is looking at Cuba, Vietnam and the Seychelles as possible locations, state-run RIA news agency quoted the navy chief as saying on Friday.” Source: Russia wants naval bases abroad: report | Reuters

Read More
15 May 2012

European Forces Strike Pirate Base in Somalia

“European Union forces on Tuesday attacked a Somali pirate base for the first time, using a combat helicopter to strafe several of the signature fiberglass skiffs that the pirates use to hijack ships.” (Source: European Forces Strike Pirate Base in Somalia – NYTimes.com.)

Read More
13 Feb 2012

Pirates Kill 2 On Cargo Ship Attack Off Nigeria

“Pirates off Nigeria’s coast attacked a cargo ship early Monday, shooting dead its captain and chief engineer in the increasingly dangerous waters for shippers, an official said. “ (Source: Official: Pirates Kill 2 On Cargo Ship Attack Off Nigeria | Fox News.)

Read More
12 Jan 2012

Somali pirates arrested trying to board Spanish navy ship

“Somali pirates tried to board a Spanish navy ship off the Horn of Africa nation but it repulsed the attack and arrested six pirates, the European Union Naval Force for Somalia said on Thursday.” Source: Somali pirates arrested trying to board Spanish navy ship | News by Country | Reuters

Read More
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,”

Read More
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

Read More
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 –

Read More
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

Read More
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

Read More
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

Read More