Nov 22, 2011 -The UN Security Council on Tuesday adopted a resolution calling for members to cooperate with the Somali government to use “all necessary means” to combat piracy. The State Department has suggested private security protect ships in dangerous waters.
Oct 07, 2011 -When most people think about small watercraft, they're probably thinking jet skis and pontoon boats. The U.S. Coast Guard however, thinks of how easy it would be for an attacker to weaponize one of these innocuous-looking vessels.
May 05, 2011 -In an effort to stop the possibility of a terrorist attack on U.S. waters, Coast Guardsmen will become more like cops on the beat, a Coast Guard commander said yesterday at a maritime security expo.
Jan 19, 2011 -The Department of Homeland Security cannot say how many foreign seafarers have entered the country illegally at U.S. seaports because of data accuracy problems at two of its agencies, according to the Government Accountability Office.
Mar 25, 2010 -Six pirates apprehended in an attempted attack have been released by authorities, according to The New York Times. The incident involved what is reportedly the first case where armed private security shot and killed a pirate.