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

(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 […]

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 […]

Pirates Beware: This GHOST Will Guard the Open Seas

  (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 […]

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

(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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