Juliet Marine Featured in Bloomberg Businessweek and Business Insider Articles Describing How U.S. Government Stifled Entrepreneurship and Sales of GHOST Vessel Through Secrecy Orders

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(DGIwire)  –  Juliet Marine Systems, Inc. (JMS) was featured in Bloomberg Businessweek on October 19, 2016 and in Business Insider on November 5, 2016. The Bloomberg article, titled “The Feds Won’t Buy This $19 Million Stealth Boat—or Let It Be Sold Abroad,” and the Business Insider article, titled “This man built a cutting-edge stealth boat […]

Illegal Fishing Off Somalia’s Coast: A Magnet for Pirates?

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(DGIwire) – Rampant illegal fishing by foreign trawlers off the coast of Somalia’s once pirate-infested coastline is threatening economic gains in the Horn of Africa nation, and could push communities back to maritime crime. That’s the verdict of a study recently published by Secure Fisheries, a part of the One Earth Future Foundation, as reported […]

Increased Migration in the Mediterranean Also Increases Piracy

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(DGIwire) — Piracy in Southeast Asian seas has become such a frequent occurrence that, according to a recent Vice News report, pirates hijack tankers in the area once every two weeks. In Indonesian waters alone, piracy incidents are up 700 percent in just the past five years. One-third of the world’s shipping trade flows through […]

Pirate Attacks in Southeast Asia at Highest Level in Five Years

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(DGIwire) — According to an anti-piracy watchdog group, pirate attacks in Southeast Asian waters—particularly near Malaysia—reached their highest level ever over the past half-decade. The number of pirate attacks in the Malacca Strait increased twofold during the first three months of 2015, according to the Singapore-based Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery […]

Pleasure Cruise or Pirate Ship? Keeping International Waters Safe

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(DGIwire) — When boarding a cruise ship for a relaxing and luxurious vacation, the last thing you want to think about is having to protect yourself from pirates at sea. But according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, this is exactly what one Nevada woman had to endure when stepping aboard the Amsterdam, a ship within […]

Why Ports Need a GHOST

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(DGIwire) – There’s been a significant amount of news coverage about the threat modern-day pirates pose to commercial and recreational ships. However, to determine the full extent of the risks to ports and cargo, the even bigger picture of overall maritime security must be considered. Ports have seen a noticeable reduction in activity around the areas […]

Asian Piracy Surge Calls for GHOST Protocol

(DGIwire) — While the bloody exploits of Somali and West African pirates spill the most ink in headlines and Hollywood scripts, Asian waters have now become the new piracy capital of the world. A recent report from the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) found that Asia is responsible for a whopping 75 percent of the world’s […]

Giving the U.S. Navy More Than a GHOST of a Chance to Stamp Out Piracy

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(DGIwire) – It’s clear that the lethal and costly reality of maritime piracy must be addressed. A report by Intercargo, an industry group representing global owners of dry cargo vessels, calculates that since 2008, gangs of Somali pirates on the eastern coast of Africa have carried out more than 800 attacks on ships, from private yachts […]

No Time for Complacency: a GHOST of a Solution to Maritime Piracy

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(DGIwire) — Last year saw a significant drop in international piracy threats, due to the falloff in Somali-related attacks on Africa’s east coast. Unfortunately, the slack has been taken up on the other side of the continent. In January 2014, 55 miles off the coast of Gabon, five pirates boarded a liquefied natural gas carrier—only […]

Reducing the Threat of Maritime Piracy via GHOST-ly Technology

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(DGIwire) – When envisioning life in the 21st century, pirates don’t usually come to mind. However, maritime piracy is still a very real threat, with potentially devastating consequences. In the North Carolina Bar Association Newsletter, attorney and maritime expert Anthony S. Ketron recently outlined the extensive reach of the phenomenon. Modern piracy, he wrote, now plagues extensive areas […]

A GHOST Worth Believing In

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(DGIwire) — Drug smuggling operations still have the gritty feel of an Elmore Leonard novel, but the routes traffickers use are constantly shifting. Currently, for example, the majority of cocaine smuggled into the U.S. arrives by boat directly from South America to Puerto Rico. This is a clever route, because the packages concealing the drugs do […]

‘Ghost’ Ship Could Offer Unique Platform for Navy’s Unmanned Surface Vehicle Autonomous Swarm Technology, CARACaS

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(DGIwire) — In May 2014, the naval chief of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard voiced a warning to the United States: Iran would target American aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf if a war between the two countries ever broke out. Admiral Ali Fadawi, who heads the hardline Guard’s naval forces, said that the immense size […]

Pirates Beware: This GHOST Will Guard the Open Seas

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  (DGIwire) — Pirates of the Caribbean might be a fairy tale created in a Hollywood studio, but maritime piracy is a frightening reality and a serious and growing threat to the maritime community. Modern-day pirate attacks are steadily on the rise and not only cause economic losses, but can be deadly. In fact, the […]

This GHOST Has Us Covered

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 (DGIwire) — The 2013 movie Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks as the title character, depicts the true story of a U.S. cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates. Although the word “pirate” might conjure up images of Captain Hook or other fictional swashbucklers with big hats and bottles of rum, piracy is actually a very real […]

‘GHOST-ly’ Solutions for a Host of Modern Military Needs

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(DGIwire) — In the wildly successful Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise, Johnny Depp plays Captain Jack Sparrow, a wily pirate looking to commandeer the infamous Black Pearl, a cursed sunken ship brought back to the ocean’s surface, manned with an army of gnarly ghost sailors. Although the movie clearly strays far from reality, the […]

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