Mohammad Saaili Shibin, considered to be the highest ranking pirate to be ever captured by U.S. authorities received 12 life sentences for his role in seizing an American yacht and a German merchant vessel. Continue reading
Vessels coursing the high seas may soon be able to track movements of pirates through a web based application. The application will work in any area where there is an internet connection. The application will work on a global scale. Sailors will be able to track movements of illegal vessels, arms traffickers, drug dealers and other disreputable elements at sea. Continue reading
More and more of the UK shipping companies are armed with combat men to safeguard against the threat of Somali pirates. Leading industry analysts state that around 20 to 30% of UK ships in high risk areas were armed with combat men. However, there are concerns raised as to whether the security firms are capable of approving the process with due care and diligence. Continue reading
September 26 to September 29 is declared as Maritime Awareness Week. During this week, Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) will be drawing world’s attention to the problems of piracy to the maritime industry.