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Cargo Ship Freed from Suspected Pirates off Somalia

Cargo Ship Freed from Suspected Pirates off Somalia

2 days ago
The European Union's anti-piracy force in the Indian Ocean and Red Sea said on Friday the Liberian-flagged merchant vessel Basilisk had been freed from suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia and its 17 crew members were safe.The ship was attacked by suspected pirates on Thursday around 380 nautical miles east of Somalia's capital Mogadishu while sailing north, the EU Naval Force said in a statement.The EU said its forces boarded the Basilisk from a helicopter on Thursday night, having sent one of its Operation Atalanta warships to respond earlier in the day.
Fincantieri Marinette Marine Lands $1 Billion Order for Two More Navy Frigates

Fincantieri Marinette Marine Lands $1 Billion Order for Two More Navy Frigates

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The U.S. Department of Defense announced that Fincantieri Marinette Marine was awarded a contract valued at more than $1 billion to build the fifth and sixth Constellation-class Frigates for the U.S. Navy. FMM received the contract for the lead ship of the Constellation-Class in April 2020, and the Navy has since exercised five options for follow-on vessels. This two-ship option, for FFG 66 and FFG 67, is valued at $1,044,529,113, the Pentagon said.Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro announced this week that FFG-66 will be named USS Hamilton. FFG 67 has yet to be named.
Pirate Attack Confirmed Off the Coast of Somalia

Pirate Attack Confirmed Off the Coast of Somalia

2 days ago
A possible pirate attack off the coast of Somalia has been confirmed by Operation ATALANTA, the European Union's anti-piracy force in the Indian Ocean and Red Sea.The confirmation comes after the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) agency said on Thursday that it received a report of a merchant vessel being boarded 420 nautical miles southeast of Merca, Somalia. UKMTO's statement said an unknown number of unauthorized people from two small craft were reported to have boarded the vessel.
Help Wanted: US Maritime Industry Struggles to Fill Key Gaps

Help Wanted: US Maritime Industry Struggles to Fill Key Gaps

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A shortage of U.S. mariners presents a major threat to the United States’ national and economic security, and the problem is growing day by day.According to a 2017 study prepared by the Maritime Workforce Working Group and released by the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD), the estimated pool of U.S. mariners actively sailing with unlimited tonnage credentials was comprised of 11,768 mariners. Assuming that all these mariners would be both willing and available to sail as needed, this number falls 1,839 qualified mariners short of the 13,607 needed to sustain a full activation of the Ready Reserve Force (RRF) and the nation’s commercially operated vessels to meet sealift needs
Merchant Vessel Reportedly Boarded off Somalia

Merchant Vessel Reportedly Boarded off Somalia

2 days ago
The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) agency said on Thursday that it had received a report of a merchant vessel being boarded 420 nautical miles southeast of Merca, Somalia.UKMTO said in a statement that an unknown number of unauthorized people from two small craft were reported to have boarded the vessel.Between 2008 and 2018, Somali pirates caused havoc in the waters off the country's long coastline. They had been dormant until late last year when pirate activity started to pick up again.