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  • A modern day pirates map

    Here’s something we came across at Disleduck’s site – some incredible infographics depicting the cost and impact of modern day piracy.  These were created by the site TravelInsurance.org and provide a good visual on the problem the world faces as modern day piracy continues to exist.  For more on the effort to campaign for an […]

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  • Icebreaker Glacier prepares for final voyage

    It’s nearly the end of the road for the old Coast Guard Icebreaker GLACIER, WAGB-4.  The ship has left the Suisun Reserve Fleet, entered the Mare Island Drydock for hull cleaning, and is now under tow to Brownsville for scrapping.  The ship had been moored in the mothball fleet since 1991 following decommissioning in 1987. The ship […]

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  • First large boxship hijacked

    Somali pirates attacked and attempted to hijack a deep-sea boxship on the 21st of April, resulting in one of the first successful attacks and at sea boarding on a large deep-sea container ship.  NATO reported that the HANJIN TIANJIN was attacked and hijacked at 0205 UTC April 21 in 13 17N 05906E by 1 dhow and […]

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  • Piracy situation "completely unacceptable" says UN Secretary General

    The 286 piracy incidents, 67 hijacked ships and over 1130 seafarers directly impacted by the continued and increasing piracy problem in the world’s oceans and particularly off the Horn of Africa over the past 12 months has resulted in an “completely unacceptable situation” according the the UN Secretary General, General Ban Ki-moon in a recent speech at the IMO […]