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Following Recommended Security Practices Helps Ship Fend Off Pirates

- An attempted pirate attack on the U.S. flagged ship Maersk Alabama in the Indian Ocean was thwarted by security forces aboard the vessel, according to the New York Times. It's the same ship that was seized in April, with the captain held captive until rescued by navy snipers.

Recommended Security Practices Help Ship Fend Off Pirates

- An attempted pirate attack on the U.S. flagged ship Maersk Alabama in the Indian Ocean was thwarted by security forces aboard the vessel, according to the New York Times. It's the same ship that was seized in April, with the captain held captive until rescued by Navy snipers.

Phillips Gives Maritime Advice to CSOs

- Captain Richard Phillips of the Maersk Alabama spoke with Security Management about his recent experience as a hostage after pirates hijacked his ship.(Coverage from the ASIS International 55th Annual Seminar and Exhibits)

Multinational Cooperation Tries to Take Fight to Somalia's Pirates

- A host of nations, international organizations, and the maritime shipping industry reaffirmed their commitment to combat piracy off the Horn of Africa at a recent United Nations meeting, including a trust fund to help prosecute pirates.(Updated at 12:40 pm)

Interview Gives Insight into Somali Pirates' Capture, Ransom Strategy

- Wired's interview with a Somali pirate gives insight into the buccaneers' strategic considerations when choosing to hijack and to hold a vessel hostage.

Drug War's Rough Waters

- Drug smugglers have turned to semi-submersible vessels to thwart law enforcement. The U.S. Coast Guard, aided by changes in U.S. laws, is fighting back—with mixed results.

Company Calls for Armed Federal Security on U.S. Ships in Pirate-Infested Waters

- Shipping executive Philip J. Shapiro of Liberty Maritime Corp. testified before Congress this morning, calling on the federal government to post U.S. security personnel on ships traveling through pirate-infested waters.

Coast Guard Releases Antipiracy Rules

- The United States Coast Guard has released newly formulated guidelines for U.S.-flagged ships traveling through pirate-infested waters, reports The Navy Times. (Updated)

The Globalization of Somali Piracy

- The breadth of Somalia's piracy criminal network is shockingly big, as at least one group of pirates has sent informers to London to provide intelligence and reconaissance on intended targets, reports the Guardian.

Ships Should Provide Their Own Pirate Defenses

- During two separate congressional hearings yesterday on piracy off the coast of Somalia, a U.S. defense official and a shipping executive told lawmakers that ships should provide their own security.

Ron Paul's Piracy Plan: Let Ships Arm and Defend Themselves

- Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) wants to invoke a principle from the early United States republic to allow ships to defend themselves from pirates when traveling through international waters.

Obama Pledges to Stop Somali Piracy, Wary of Taking Fight on Land

- President Barack Obama is weighing many different options on how to handle the scourge of piracy off the coast of Somalia after American snipers killed the three pirates holding American merchant captain Richard Phillips captive on Sunday, reports The New York Times.

American Captain Freed by U.S. Snipers

- Captain Richard Phillips, held hostage by Somali pirates for five days, was freed yesterday in a daring rescue operation by U.S. snipers, reports The New York Times.
 




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