New Counter-Piracy Guidelines

www.TandLnews.com.au  reports that the Australian government has come out with new guidelines outlining measures shipping operators and seafarers should take in order to detect, deter and prevent piracy and robbery at sea. The guidelines recommend: Masters should prepare anti-piracy training … Continue reading

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Anti-Piracy System

“International Maritime Security Network, LLC conducted their first phase testing of the originally designed, non-lethal Triton Shield Anti-Piracy System (APS). Horizon Lines, LLC, a US flagged container ship operator serving US domestic routes and Asia, offered their resources and assets … Continue reading

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The Release of Arctic Sea’s Crew

 “We can now say that the operation has been carried out successfully. It was done with brilliance.” The statement was made on Monday, August 17 by Russia’s ambassador to Nato, < Dmitry Rogozin. He said Nato forces had joined the … Continue reading

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SURVEY: Piracy & Cruising

I recently sent the following survey to everyone on my contact list. If you would like to participate, please answer the questions and forward your answers to my assistant. Please ask your friends, family, and business associates to participate as … Continue reading

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SOMALIAN PIRACY: A COMPLEX ISSUE

  Like many people around the world, I continue to follow the media coverage of the piracy rampage occurring mainly off the coast of South Africa. Today’s headlines cover the arrival of the lone surviving pirate from the skirmish involving … Continue reading

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Recent Sea Heroes

  In past blog entries, I have mentioned my survival of the Andrea Doria tragedy, and my resulting passion for safety at sea. My recent writing has concentrated on safety precautions, safety equipment, and current rules and regulations, as well … Continue reading

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Piracy: Can Cruise Lines Increase Passenger Safety?

Piracy continues to be a hot topic in the news, and I find myself engulfed in the on-going saga. Somalian pirates have made good on their word to pirate more ships and take more crew members hostage in an effort … Continue reading

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Pirates Unlike Captain Hook

When I was a young girl, Captain Hook of Peter Pan fame probably best represented the image of a pirate in young minds. Sword in one hand, hook in the other, he was a menacing and unlikable figure, but not … Continue reading

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