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Piracy News & Commentary

Anti-Piracy Petition

On September 23, the head of the International Transport Workers Union presented the head of the International Maritime Organization with 930,000 signatures on the End Piracy Now petition. Details are available at MarineLog.
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Pirate Hunting Cruise Hoax

The Internet continues to abound with articles on Russian pirate hunting cruises, in which passengers purportedly pay for the chance at shooting pirates at sea. On its face any clear-headed reader should have assumed any such article to be merely repeating a hoax--which indeed the pirate hunting cruises are. Nonetheless, the articles continue to circulate and, given  Read More 
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Marines Recapture Ship from Pirates

A Bravo Zulu to US Marines of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Maritime Raid Force who recaptured the German-owned Magellan Star. The Marines captured nine suspected pirates. Not a shot was fired, and the ship's crew was unharmed. The Marines are deployed aboard the amphibious ship USS Dubuque (LPD 8). The  Read More 
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