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The United Nations Extends Resolution to Counter Somali Piracy

The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday the 4th of December unanimously passed resolution 2500, renewing the adopted measures that seek to control the spread of Somalian Piracy.

Dec 06 2019

Maritime Piracy Report - Attempted Robbery at Nacala Anchorage, Mozambique - November 19th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel at Mozambique's Nacala Anchorage.

Nov 22 2019

Maritime Piracy Report - Vessel Attacked off the Coast of Kamaran Island, Red Sea - November 17th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a ship off the coast of Kamaran Island.

Nov 18 2019

High Court Rules the Brillante Virtuoso Pirate Attack was an Elaborate Attempt at Insurance Fraud

The High Court in London has ruled that the Liberia-flagged Crude Oil Tanker, BRILLANTE VIRTUOSO was not, in fact, the victim of a pirate attack, but was intentionally damaged by the ship’s Greek owner, Marios Iliopoulos.

Oct 10 2019

EU NAVFOR Captures 5 Somali Pirates - Releases 23 Hostages

The Spanish Santa-Maria class Frigate, ESPS Navarra captured five Somali pirates, and released over 23 hostages in the process, during an attack on a pirate mothership on April the 23rd.

Apr 25 2019

Whitepapers

Security 2.0 - Countering Pirates in the Age of Automation

Vlad I. Sutea
Intelligence Analyst

In order to remain competitive and efficient, the maritime sector is spearheading innovation in virtually all aspects related to seafaring. Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Digitalization will all come to play a major role in the Industry’s future. Regardless of where you stand on the human versus automation debate, the course is set for greater automation in shipping, and while traditional pirates are unlikely to trade their AK- 47s for keyboards,  existing crime syndicates operating in cyberspace are likely to spill over into the seven seas.

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