Tagged: Piracy

14/01/2010 03:45:00 AM
Taken Hostage: How to Survive
By Lauren Beck 
Although chances may be slim that pirates will board your yacht and kidnap you for ransom, in today’s new age of piracy, those chances are growing. If you find yourself taken hostage, this guide will help you survive.   more...
12/01/2010 05:00:00 PM
British Gov't Refuses to Pay Pirates
Staff Report 
British gov't refuses to pay pirate's ransom demands. more...
12/01/2010 03:10:00 AM
Weapons on Board: Worth the Risk?
By Janine Ketterer 
As yachts globetrot during this new age of piracy, should guns be the first line of defense?   more...
17/12/2009 06:25:00 AM
Spy Drones – the next generation of maritime safety
Staff Report 
The U.S. has launched spy drones from the Seychelles islands.  more...
11/11/2009 03:45:00 AM
IMO to Assist in Anti-Piracy Campaign
Staff Report 
IMO has said it will offer assistance to Somalia in an effort to reduce piracy in the area. more...
05/10/2009 04:05:00 AM
Attempted Piracy near the Gibraltar Straits?
By Claire Griffiths 
One Mate/Chef recounts an incident with possible pirates near the Gibraltar Straits.  more...
13/08/2009 03:40:00 AM
Pirates of Penzance?
By Janine Ketterer 
Have the modern-day pirates of Penzance struck?   more...
29/07/2009 05:35:00 AM
Updating Your Vessel Security Plan
By Jason Knowles, President, Hard Target Security Group [Photo by Suki Finnerty] 
Tips for updating your VSP. more...
09/04/2009 02:05:00 PM
A New Age of Piracy
By Alex Scott 
 A recent surge in piracy along the Somalian coastline has been reported in the international press. more...
29/08/2008 08:20:00 PM
Battling Pirates: Guns on Yachts?
By Capt. Hugo, M/Y IF 
I was anchored in Porto Vecchio in Corsica four nights ago 100 mts astern of S Y Tiara. I considered this to be the safest place in the Med after their ordeal the previous night.   I’d like to share more...