Pirates rule the waves
- Piracy Threat Draws More Naval Assets. // Journal of Commerce (15307557);9/21/2009, Vol. 10 Issue 37, p7
The article focuses on the increase in number of warships and land-based patrol aircraft deployed in the Horn of Africa due to the increased likelihood that Somali pirate attacks will increase since the monsoon season is ending. The so-called New York Declaration has been signed by the U.S.,...
- Thaw? N. Korea thanks U.S. for help against pirates, bills itself as partner 'against terrorism'. // East-Asia-Intel Reports;11/14/2007, p14
This article reports on the gratitude expressed by North Korea to the U.S. for helping the crew of a North Korean cargo ship that was hijacked by pirates off the Somali coast. North Korea described the event as a symbol of the cooperation between North Korea and the U.S. to fight terrorism. The...
- Was it Chianti? // Boating World;Feb2012, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p13
The article reports that the crewmembers of the MV Montecristo Italian cargo ship used a bottle containing a note to alert other ships of their situation when Somali pirates hijacked their vessel.
- Maersk Alabama Fends Off More Pirates. // Journal of Commerce (15307557);3/14/2011, Vol. 12 Issue 11, p8
The article reports that the Maersk Alabama, the ship that was once the victim of an attack from Somali pirates in 2009, was once again subjected to an attempted hijacking near Mombasa, Kenya, the third hijack attempt made on the vessel in the past three years.
- Pirate attacks on tankers decline. Cheok Soh Hui; Gibson, Jane // ICIS Chemical Business;4/30/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 64, p9
The article reports that the number of pirate attacks against chemical tankers has declined during the first quarter of 2007. The decline is attributed to improved patrols and greater awareness among ship owners. The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) says nine chemical tankers were attacked by...
- Queen Victoria & THE PIRATES. Sims, Philip // PowerShips;Summer2010, Vol. 67 Issue 2, p38
The article discusses the passenger ship "Queen Victoria" and its travel through the Gulf of Aden in the Arabian Sea, an area inhabited by pirates. The author details the safety precautions taken by the ship's crew, including the arming of crew members with Long Range Acoustic Devices that...
- Cops on the Beat. Burgess, Richard R. // Sea Power;Feb2009, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p24
The article features the important role played by the U.S. anti-piracy patrols and coalition warships to counteract the threat of piracy worldwide. The navy warships of the country conduct maritime security patrols off Somalia while the Warships of Task Force 150, coalition force that draw ships...
- FIRST MODERN RUSSIAN STEALTH "GUN BOATS" // NATO's Nations & Partners for Peace;2005, Vol. 50 Issue 2, p205
Provides information on the modern gun ship for the Russian Navy designed by CMKB Almaz naval engineering bureau. Specifications of the gun ship; Weapon systems.
- AIRSCOOP. // Naval Aviation News;May/Jun2006, Vol. 88 Issue 4, p6
The article reports developments in the U.S. Navy in 2006. The unmanned aerial vehicle, Fire Scout, made its first autonomous shipboard landing on January 16. The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, Forrest Sherman, was commissioned on January 28. A new 9D6 Multiple Egress Trainer was...