Strong Action by EU on Somalia Coast

The EU counter piracy operation will last till the end of the year 2014. The EU has decided to widen the scope of its naval operation in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean. This will be done by extending the area of the naval forces that will comprise of the Somali coastal territory. Such a measure will allow theĀ  EU to take strong action on the Somali coast. The Save Our Seafarers (SOS) association has welcomed the extension of this anti piracy operation. Continue reading

Guns in turbulent seas

The Somali pirate attacks in the waters of East Africa has left merchant ships no choice but to arm themselves to protect their crew and precious cargo. However, posting armed guards on turbulent waters carries it’s own worries. In spite of the frequent international maritime patrol, these waters remain a threat to merchant vessels. The attacks by Somali pirates remain bold and undeterred. Currently there is a huge demand for armed guards on ship. Continue reading

Emerging hotbed of piracy – West Africa


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A Cyprus tanker disappeared recently near the waters off West Africa. Almost 18 vessels have been hijacked in these waters in this year, while no such cases were indicated last year. Statistics suggest that it is fast emerging as a hotbed of piracy. Continue reading