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The other side of Somalia's pirates

The other side of Somalia's pirates | Modern piracy and maritime security | Scoop.it
Poisoned waters and illegal fishing drove Somalis into sea piracy to feed families, according to relatives.
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Really interesting piece from Al Jazeera on Somali piracy as a consequence of environmental exhaustion and pollution...

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Ghana: Minute By Minute Account of How Chinese Fishing Vessel Was Hijacked

Ghana: Minute By Minute Account of How Chinese Fishing Vessel Was Hijacked | Modern piracy and maritime security | Scoop.it
Drama unfolded at the Tema Fishing Harbour last week Thursday, when the media exposed Chinese owners of a fishing vessel (MV LU RONG YUAN YU 917), which was recently seized by pirates in the Ghanaian waters for trying to hide the death of Ghanaians who were onboard the vessel. At a news conference the owners organized to throw more light on the seizure of the vessel, the Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive, Isaac Odamten among others did not hide their joy at the safe return of the hijacked fishing vessel, b
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Interesting account of West African maritime predation in Ghanaian waters. Attempted hijacking of a Chinese fishing vessel. Draws out a series of interesting international relations/geopolitics points from China in Africa, to 'piracy' in national waters, to shift of maritime security threat from east to west Africa.

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Ending Somali-US money transfers will be devastating, Merchants Bank warned

Ending Somali-US money transfers will be devastating, Merchants Bank warned | Modern piracy and maritime security | Scoop.it
Merchants Bank of California expected to close ‘the last safe and legal pipeline to provide humanitarian remittances’, says US congressman Keith Ellison
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The consequences of sanctions purportedly to prevent the movement of 'illegitimate' money to and from Somalia for all Somalians and for humanitarian responses to the the problems in the region.

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Lisa Otto.

A personal site where you can learn more and engage with Lisa Otto.
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Counter-piracy as foreign diplomacy... South Africa.

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Beyond Rivalry? EU–NATO Cooperation in Counter-Piracy Operations | PIRACY STUDIES

Beyond Rivalry? EU–NATO Cooperation in Counter-Piracy Operations | PIRACY STUDIES | Modern piracy and maritime security | Scoop.it
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From piracy-studies.org: Challenges of EU and NATO working together in counter-piracy operations in Gulf of Aden.

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ISS Africa | A profile of crime markets in Dakar

ISS Africa | A profile of crime markets in Dakar | Modern piracy and maritime security | Scoop.it
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Interesting discussion of Ghana and west African piracy.

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Maritime piracy

Maritime piracy | Modern piracy and maritime security | Scoop.it
Maritime piracy, Somalia, Nigeria, PMSC
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Fernando Ibáñez's scoop.it is regularly updated, well-curated, and always interesting - definitely worth a look.

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Exclusive: Anti-pirate security staff all at sea after major firm suddenly goes bust

Exclusive: Anti-pirate security staff all at sea after major firm suddenly goes bust | Modern piracy and maritime security | Scoop.it
Around 100 armed security staff hired to protect ships and tankers from pirates have been left scattered at sea after one of the world’s biggest maritime security firms ceased trading while allegedly owing millions in unpaid salaries.
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PMSCs and the Piracy business model - maritime security as big (and in this case) bad business.

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Launch of mailing list for Maritime Security Research | PIRACY STUDIES

Launch of mailing list for Maritime Security Research | PIRACY STUDIES | Modern piracy and maritime security | Scoop.it
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Communis Hostis Omnium

Communis Hostis Omnium | Modern piracy and maritime security | Scoop.it
Navigating the Murky Legal Waters of Maritime Piracy
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This blog is, in the authors' words, 'a study in the legal and practical problems associated with piracy'. It's authoritative, discursive, easily navigable and regularly up-dated.

Great resource.

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Responder Liability in Piracy Situations

Responder Liability in Piracy Situations | Modern piracy and maritime security | Scoop.it
Can military forces responding to piracy be liable for the loss of innocent life? The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit addressed this
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maritime security services/media discussion of 'responder liability'

 

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ISS Africa | Africa's maritime security wish list for 2015

ISS Africa | Africa's maritime security wish list for 2015 | Modern piracy and maritime security | Scoop.it
When reflecting on maritime security in 2014, there is a good story to tell - but it is not the only one.
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Looking at 2015 and the shift in focus of maritime security threats - from South African based NGO research institute.

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Lessons learned – how Seychelles can help other African regions to tackle piracy

Lessons learned – how Seychelles can help other African regions to tackle piracy | Modern piracy and maritime security | Scoop.it
The experience gained by the Seychelles in tackling piracy and other issues relating to maritime security over the past few years is being placed under the microscope to look at ways of applying these measures to other affected regions in Africa.

The African Union (AU) in partnership with the European Union (EU) is currently meeting for a two-day ministerial conference on maritime security in Victoria, the capital of the 115-island archipelago.
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Framed as 'Lessons learned' from tackling piracy in Western Indian Ocean region, but more interesting undertones of 'What happens after piracy declines in an area and EU-NAVFOR mission pulls out?'

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Return of Italian marine, held in India over killing of fishermen, sought on medical grounds

Return of Italian marine, held in India over killing of fishermen, sought on medical grounds | Modern piracy and maritime security | Scoop.it
ROME - Lawyers for one of the two Italian marines detained in India over the 2012 killing of two fishermen have launched a bid to have him flown home on medical grounds, defence officials said Saturday.Massimiliano Latorre has spent the last week in hospital in New Delhi after collapsing at the Italian Embassy with an ischemia - a blockage in the flow of blood to the brain which can lead to a stroke.
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Enrica Lexie Case - Report on the continuing case of two Italian marines held over the killing of two Keralan fishermen in 2012, whilst they were part of an Italian Naval Vessel Protection Detachment (VPD) onboard the tanker Enrica Lexie.

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'Driven by unemployment, youth in Somalia turned to piracy as a solution'

'Driven by unemployment, youth in Somalia turned to piracy as a solution' | Modern piracy and maritime security | Scoop.it
Mohamed Ali, director of the Iftiin Foundation, explains why Somalia's employment situation borders on 'catastrophic'
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Guardian interview with Director of Iftiin Foundation on 'catastrophic' consequences of youth unemployment in Somalia...

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Documenting Contemporary Maritime Piracy: Contemporary Maritime Piracy Database 2001-2010 | PIRACY STUDIES

Documenting Contemporary Maritime Piracy: Contemporary Maritime Piracy Database 2001-2010 | PIRACY STUDIES | Modern piracy and maritime security | Scoop.it
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Another great blog post from piracy-studies.org. 

Challenges of quantifying and analysing piracy in the 21st century.

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Acuerdo

Acuerdo | Modern piracy and maritime security | Scoop.it
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The big business of modern piracy - short video and useful graphics.

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Why fighting pirates in African waters is crucial to our security

Why fighting pirates in African waters is crucial to our security | Modern piracy and maritime security | Scoop.it
When we sip our morning coffee or snack on a piece of chocolate, we hardly think about how these products came to us. The answer is: they were transported by sea. In fact, pretty much all the goods we…
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Comment piece by Dr. Christian Bueger (Cardiff Uni) to mark the African Union's day of seas and oceans.

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Piracy in Southeast Asia: The Current Situation - Indo-Pacific Review

While piracy and sea robbery remain problems in parts of Southeast Asia, the threat should be kept in perspective.
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'Current Situation' from July 2014.

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Why some Somali clans protect pirates while others don’t | University of Oxford

Why some Somali clans protect pirates while others don’t | University of Oxford | Modern piracy and maritime security | Scoop.it
Communities in Somalia protect pirates when they have no better source of income, sometimes switching back to taxing legitimate trade when economic conditions improve, argues a new report.
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Useful research - though not unsurprising findings.

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