WASHINGTON, D.C. — Somali piracy is declining as more commercial vessels employ armed guards, foreign navies ramp-up security and courts dish out justice to offenders, but “progress is still fragile and reversible,” a State Department official warned yesterday.
Gulf of Aden
06 May 2013
Container lines CMA CGM, MSC, Maersk Line and Hamburg Süd have met to discuss the threat of piracy in the Gulf of Aden, the Indian Ocean and West Africa.
10 Apr 2013
The cost of Somali piracy to the global economy in 2012 dropped 13 percent year-over-year to about $6 billion, as navies and private armed guards stepped up their presence to prevent attacks...
05 Mar 2013
Five Somalis have been convicted by a U.S. federal jury of engaging in piracy and committing other offenses regarding the attack on the Navy ship, the USS Ashland.
28 Feb 2013
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Somalia’s president, has granted an amnesty to hundreds of young Somali pirates to reduce the threat to shipping in the seas near the Horn of Africa, a senior regional official said...
22 Feb 2013
Global insurance companies that provide cargo risk coverage are starting to see a growing number of claims for losses due
28 Jan 2013
Typhon announced today it is launching its marine convoy escort service, effective immediately, according to Homeland Security Today.