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Not one Navy, Coast Guard or Air Force in Asia is content with their maritime security and anti-piracy capabilities. Each one is considering bolstering their fleets by acquiring new platforms and equipment to counter the rising threat of piracy and other illicit ac...
If there's one thing that the Somaliland government wants us – the international community – to know about maritime crime and the country's future economic stability, it's this:"Whether it's on our waters or on the waters of our neighbours in Somalia, as long as there a...
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 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.
This article is based on a survey of 114 professionals in the maritime surveillance domain. Target growth regions According to a recent survey of Defence IQ readers on the future of maritime surveillance, the Indian market represents the greatest potential for gro...
Defence IQ recently attended a conference in London hosted by Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP), a project undertaken by the One Earth Future Foundation in an effort to mobilise action against global maritime piracy with the input of stakeholders, government and militaries,...
Former president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has spoken out against the escalating piracy problem off the coast of West Africa and called for the Nigerian government, ECOWAS and international authorities to pool their maritime surveillance capabilities and work tog...
In the context of rising piracy incidents in Southeast Asia – it’s the world’s "new hub" for piracy according to a United Nations report – and continued territorial disputes between China and its neighbours, Defence IQ wanted to understand more about the key threats M...
Rear Admiral Emmanuel Ogbeche Ogbor is the Nigerian Navy’s Chief of Policy and Plans (CCPLANS) superintends and coordinates Nigerian Navy (NN) programmes, plans and policies including transformational activities. Defence IQ recently spoke with Rear Admiral Ogbor ahead...
Originally posted at Defence Review Asia
COLORADO, USA November 16, 2011-- An important milestone for international efforts to fight piracy was reached through a joint contribution from the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP). Both groups have agreed to fund th...
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...
The provision of maritime security services in Nigeria is about to be turned on its head; non-legal actors will be forced out of the country and the Nigerian Navy and National Security Agency will begin to play an even more important role in regulating the industry....
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