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Are We Sleepwalking Back to Piracy?

Are We Sleepwalking Back to Piracy? | Maritime security | Scoop.it
A shift in US foreign policy based both on changes to the threat landscape and improving domestic energy security could lead to an increase in threats to shipping within eighteen months according to David Hunkin of Dryad Maritime Intelligence.
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Two merchant ships were hijacked by pirates in Gulf of Guinea | Maritime News

Two merchant ships were hijacked by pirates in Gulf of Guinea | Maritime News | Maritime security | Scoop.it
Two merchant ships were attacked by pirates in Gulf of Guinea. One of the vessels was hijacked and seamen were taken as hostages, heading in unknown direction.
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Yemen: Is Peace Possible? - International Crisis Group

Yemen: Is Peace Possible? - International Crisis Group | Maritime security | Scoop.it
Yemen's outlook is bleak. It is crucial that the opposing blocs and their regional allies commit to a political process to resolve the conflict, but there is no end in sight. The immediate priority should be an agreement on humanitarian aid and commercial goods for areas where civilians are under siege.
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The Perils of Protecting Against Pirates. Audio - BBC World Service

The Perils of Protecting Against Pirates. Audio - BBC World Service | Maritime security | Scoop.it
The Perils of Protecting Against Pirates
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Somalia-Kenya maritime row on

Somalia-Kenya maritime row on | Maritime security | Scoop.it
Somalia has rejected Kenya’s bid for an out-of-court settlement of a maritime dispute currently at the International Court of Justice at The Hague.
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2016 CGPCS Strategy Meeting. A summary

2016 CGPCS Strategy Meeting. A summary | Maritime security | Scoop.it
On the 1st of February the CGPCS held a strategy meeting to take stock and plan its future activities. The one day event hosted by the Government of India and organized by the current chairmen, the…
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Navy trains 40 officials on inland water policing - The Nation Nigeria

Navy trains 40 officials on inland water policing - The Nation Nigeria | Maritime security | Scoop.it
The Nigeria Navy (NN) has initiated a Basic Marine Operations Course (BMOC) for 40 marine police officers.
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Mercenaries Unleashed: The brave new world of private military and security companies

Mercenaries Unleashed: The brave new world of private military and security companies | Maritime security | Scoop.it
Private military and security companies (PMSCs) burst onto the scene 15 years ago, following the declaration of a ‘war on terror’ and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.  This vast private industry, now worth hundreds of billions of dollars, is dominated by UK companies reaping enormous profits from exploiting war, instability and conflict around the world.   The time has come to ban PMSCs from operating in conflict zones and end the privatisation of war. 
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Airport workers seen with laptop in Somalia jet blast - CNN.com

Airport workers seen with laptop in Somalia jet blast - CNN.com | Maritime security | Scoop.it
Somali intelligence officials released a video showing two airport workers handling a laptop believed to have a bomb that later exploded in a passenger plane.
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In Rivers: Navy foils hijack of merchant ship, recues 25 foreigners

In Rivers: Navy foils hijack of merchant ship, recues 25 foreigners | Maritime security | Scoop.it
According to him, Safmarine Kuramo, a Maersk merchant ship registered in Singapore, was transporting general cargo from Port-Noire, Congo, to Onne Sea Port in Rivers.
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Al-Shabab 'retakes' key Somalia port city of Merca - BBC News

Al-Shabab 'retakes' key Somalia port city of Merca - BBC News | Maritime security | Scoop.it
Islamist militant group al-Shabab retakes Somalia's port city of Merca according to residents, while the African Union forces insist they still have control of the town
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MT Leon Dias hijacking: Nationality of five hostages disclosed as Biafran link is 'highly unlikely'

MT Leon Dias hijacking: Nationality of five hostages disclosed as Biafran link is 'highly unlikely' | Maritime security | Scoop.it
Biafra issue is likely a cover up for hijacking, maritime security expert tells IBTimes UK.
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Analysis: What is a “Fair” 2016 Election Model for Somalia?

Analysis: What is a “Fair” 2016 Election Model for Somalia? | Maritime security | Scoop.it
Last week, the federal government of Somalia (FGS) published its plan for a 2016 election format after the effort to institute one person-one vote polls was deferred to 2020. The FGS released a communique at the conclusion of the most recent round...
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Ex-militant leader Tompolo declared wanted - TODAY.ng

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday declared a former Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, wanted.
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Somalia: Why is Al-Shabaab Still A Potent Threat? | Crisis Group

Somalia: Why is Al-Shabaab Still A Potent Threat? | Crisis Group | Maritime security | Scoop.it
Despite four years of “post-transitional” government and a level of international engagement and foreign military presence not seen since the early 1990s, Somali politics remain dysfunctional and prone to violent disagreement – exactly the conditions in which Al-Shabaab thrives.
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NATO sends ships to Aegean to combat refugee crisis

NATO sends ships to Aegean to combat refugee crisis | Maritime security | Scoop.it
Mission aims to gather intelligence on people smugglers to help curb flow of refugees from Turkey to Europe.
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West 'can't fight Isis in Libya without a unity government'

West 'can't fight Isis in Libya without a unity government' | Maritime security | Scoop.it
Terror group’s presence is threat to Europe but support could be given to help Libyans stabilise country, says Sir Peter Ricketts
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The maritime security agenda of the next Philippine president

The maritime security agenda of the next Philippine president | Maritime security | Scoop.it
With a scenario based on the end of internal security threat from insurgency and the passage of the Bangsamoro Law, a national security policy that centralizes the position of maritime security should occupy the agenda of the next Philippine...
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ISS Africa | Beyond piracy: what next for African maritime security?

ISS Africa | Beyond piracy: what next for African maritime security? | Maritime security | Scoop.it
Maritime authorities must build a safe, secure and sustainable blue economy, rather than simply patrol the seas against piracy.
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The return of the dogs of war: what's it like to be a soldier for hire?

The return of the dogs of war: what's it like to be a soldier for hire? | Maritime security | Scoop.it
Latest reports say the industry has thrived since the Iraq war, worth up to £275bn. It is populated by ex-army guns for hire – but there is no chain of command and no one to regulate their activities
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Kenya: Coastal region registers drop in drug trafficking - Nkaissery

Kenya: Coastal region registers drop in drug trafficking - Nkaissery | Maritime security | Scoop.it
NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 4 – Drug trafficking in the coastal region has drastically reduced, according to Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery.
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Maersk containership hijacked off Nigeria -

Maersk containership hijacked off Nigeria - | Maritime security | Scoop.it
Coming just days after Peregrine Shipping tanker Leon Dias was freed from hijackers, a Maersk Line-managed containership has been hijacked and subsequently released off the Nigerian coast. Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) issued a statement that it received a report on Friday evening that the Singapore-registered containership was hijacked off the coast of Nigeria. Nigerian …
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China’s Best Weapon in Maritime Disputes, its Coast Guard

China’s Best Weapon in Maritime Disputes, its Coast Guard | Maritime security | Scoop.it
In signaling its intent in the South and East China Seas, China faces a challenge of how to calibrate its response. Sending the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) into direct confrontation with rivals would be interpreted as bellicose.
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Why ships bracing for more piracy attacks off Nigeria

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