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The first of the newly upgraded Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigates (FFG), HMAS Melbourne, has commenced maritime security operations in the Middle East, replacing the ANZAC Class Frigate (FFH) HMAS Parramatta.
While media headlines abound and the mass ongoing conventional naval campaign against Somalia’s maritime piracy has dominated the minds of the world’s maritime security experts, security conditions in the Gulf of Guinea continue to decline rapidly. In fact, the heady...
Somali piracy in the Gulf of Aden was a $150 million business in 2011, the result of tens of thousands of hijackings. A report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) states that in 2013, this has fallen to zero. Nothing. Not one successful hijackin...
The Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Stuart sailed for the Middle East Area of Operations today, where she will relieve HMAS Melbourne on Operation Slipper. This is the fourth time that Stuart has been deployed to the Gulf and the Navy’s 25th rotation since September 200...
A group of eight suspected pirates were apprehended after the US Navy foiled an attack on a vessel in the Gulf of Aden this month. The suspects were taken aboard a destroyer, the USS Farragut, following the successful navy surveillance operation undertaken by a count...
The economic cost of maritime piracy and the frequency of kidnap-for-ransom incidents is climbing for the first time in years due to a resurgence of criminal activity off the West African coast, says watchdog.
The U.S. Navy and its partners have maintained a commanding presence in the Middle East for many years. Behind the naval power is the enabling power of logistics, maintenance and repair. Every ship that deploys in the region needs it. Preparing ships to be ready to...
Hon. Abdalla Jama Saleh is the Minister of Maritime Transport, Ports and Counter Piracy for Puntland. He is charged with leading the country’s counter piracy efforts by working with the international community to fight piracy inland and along the coast of Puntland. He...
6 Sep 10 A Royal Navy Merlin helicopter squadron is deploying to the Horn of Africa and the Gulf of Aden to carry out specialist anti-piracy operations over the coming months.
Sailors from HMS Monmouth are currently training at HMS Raleigh in Cornwall, learning how to carry out one of the most important Royal Navy roles - boarding suspect vessels around the world.
Africa’s economic future is looking more assured than at any other point since winning independence from the colonial powers. While war, famine, disease, and crime are yet to be widely expunged from the continent, the most common sight on the horizon today is that of...
"The demand for corvettes in the Asian region outstrips every other region in terms both of numbers and operational requirements" Asian Military Review
After weeks of international commentary regarding the sea trials of the first Chinese aircraft carrier, China has announced a ‘Peaceful Development’ White Paper. An update on a similar paper from 2005, the ‘Peaceful Development’ paper is focused on China’s defensiv...
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