The European Union (EUNAVFOR ATALANTA) is initiating a ‘Close Support Protection’ system for vessels transiting the Gulf of Aden.
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Following on from a spate of piratical activity, a very-large crude carrier (VLCC) has reportedly been hijacked off the East coast of Africa.
The ICC Counterfeiting Intelligence Bureau (CIB) is urging its members to make full use of the Internet as an investigative tool.
The latest piracy statistics released by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) indicate a dramatic increase in attacks of piracy for the first nine months of 2008.
Two hostages held by Somali pirates have been freed by a French military operation after more than two weeks held captive.