Tag Archives: pirates

Pirate Stock exchange

I couldn’t believe this story, the Somali pirates have set up a stock exchange to help fund their activities. Pretty egalitarian too those pirates, not only for the jihadi fat-cats, even the common-folk can get involved, read to the end and check out the young woman who did pretty well after contributing an RPG she got, uh, from alimony.

Very Timely

From today’s Times: Eleven ships and 262 crew members are believed to be detained by pirates right now. That’s a lot of people. Blackbeard lives.

Pirate Run-Down

Jeremy started his discussion of maritime piracy by talking about his days covering the issue in Asia, specifically the activity in the Straits of Malacca, between Singapore and Indonesia. At one particularly narrow stretch, the channel is less than 2 miles wide – an ideal target zone for pirates. The Free Aceh rebels, a separatist […]

Disturbing new Somali piracy trend

I’m sure some of you have seen the news about the British couple that was taken hostage by Somali pirates in the Indian ocean. They were on their private yacht when they were taken. This presents some diffierences than if they were traveling on a commercial vessel. In those cases the company has an interest […]

Nov. 11th: Maritime Piracy

UPDATE: The date was changed to the 11th, as the venue is closed on the 9th. Jeremy will lead us in a post-Halloween discussion of piracy, its history and geopolitical background. Jeremy currently provides risk mitigation solutions to shipping companies who operate in areas where piracy is a problem, and he used to cover the […]