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US Navy seizes 2 521 AK-47s in Gulf of Aden

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The guided missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham seized an illicit weapons shipment containing 2 521 AK-47 rifles on 28 August in the...

U.S. Navy seizes hundreds of weapons from boat in Gulf of...

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The U.S. Navy seized hundreds of small arms, including AK-47s, from an unflagged boat in the Gulf of Aden, a U.S. defence...

NATO co-chairs counter-piracy conference

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Last week saw Bahrain host the 39th Shared Awareness and Deconfliction (SHADE) conference, a forum to discuss counter-piracy in the Gulf of...

Pirates hit chemical tanker off Somalia

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A chemical tanker has been attached by suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia in the first such incident in more than...

Al Qaeda in Yemen poses growing threat to shipping

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Al Qaeda's Yemen branch remains a powerful force and poses a growing risk to merchant ships in vital waterways nearby despite efforts...

Beyond piracy: what next for African maritime security?

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Last year saw an almost total absence of reports of piracy and armed robbery at sea in the western Indian Ocean and...

Boat people numbers near the 350, 000 mark for 2014

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The UN refugee agency has warned the international community is losing its focus on saving lives amid confusion among coastal nations and...

EU Naval Force and Chinese Navy ships meet in the Gulf...

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Last week the EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, and the Chinese Flagship CNS Changbaishan met at sea in the Gulf...

RNZAF completes Operation Atalanta tour

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The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) this week completed its first contribution to the European Union's counter-piracy mission, Operation Atalanta off...

German Orion clocks up 4 000 Op Atalanta flying hours

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A German maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft (MPRA), currently operating as part of the EU Naval Force, has reached an impressive 4...

Lessons learnt from latest Op Copper deployment

The most recent Operation Copper deployment in the Mozambique Channel, in addition to providing valuable "on-the-job" training for both sailors and airmen,...