Pirate Attacks in Southeast Asia at Highest Level in Five Years

(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 […]

Why Ports Need a GHOST

(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

(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 […]

Reducing the Threat of Maritime Piracy via GHOST-ly Technology

(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 […]

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