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  1. Oman in talks with bandits over HK-managed ship

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... hot spot of the Gulf of Aden- the gateway to Europe- and also forms part of the Gulf of Oman, the entry point to the oil ports of the Persian Gulf. The Fairchem Bogey- like an increasing ...

  2. An Asian answer to Somalia's pirate plague

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... channels used by international shipping, particularly the Straits of Malacca and Singapore. This is the shortest sea route between the energy-rich Persian Gulf and voracious energy consumers in Northeast Asia, especially China, Japan and South Korea. The deteriorating situation off the Horn of Africa and potential threats to shipping in the Gulf also provide a stark contrast to improved ...

  3. The pirates who could sink East Asia

    Posted Jan 09th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... than 80 per cent of the oil that reaches Japan comes from the Persian Gulf, via the Malacca and Singapore straits. China may surpass Japan this year to become the world's second-largest ... be disastrous for Singapore's trade-dependent economy. The Strait of Hormuz, at the entrance to the Persian Gulf, is just as important for world energy trade as the Malacca and Singapore straits. ...

  4. Action stations?

    Posted Feb 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Just like it does for other navies, the fight against Somali pirates across the Indian Ocean carries both risks and opportunities for the People's Liberation Army. Those opportunities have been on ample display in recent months as Chinese naval ships staged historic and strategic missions to ports in the Arabian Sea, Persian Gulf and Mediterranean on the back ...

  5. News - World - PIRACY

    Ransom letters from Somali pirates reveal their professionalism

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Documents reveal just how organised - and seemingly courteous - Somali pirates have become, but their friendly tone belies the violent reality Welcome to the Pirate Action Group. Pirate commander Jamal wishes to congratulate you on being hijacked. Kindly ...

  6. News - World - PIRACY

    Somali pirate negotiator gets 12 life sentences in US court

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters US hands negotiator 12 life terms A Somali man who acted as a ransom negotiator for pirates who seized a United States yacht last year and killed four US hostages has been sentenced by a US federal judge to serve 12 life sentences. Mohammad Shibin ...

  7. Naval force expected off Somalia tomorrow

    Posted Jan 05th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... from the busy African sea routes. The United Nations last month passed a resolution permitting countries to take land-based military action against pirates operating in the Gulf of Aden and in waters off Somalia. The three Chinese vessels will also patrol near the Socotra islands, about 350km south of the Arabian Peninsula, and the southeastern part of the Gulf of Aden in case ...

  8. Navy ready for greater role in global missions

    Posted Jul 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... away from home.' Although the Chinese navy had learned a lot during escort missions for commercial fleets in the pirate-plagued Gulf of Aden in the past few years, Ding said they still ... in the Gulf of Aden and Somalia waters,' a ministry spokesman told the South China Morning Post, adding that there was 'no such thing' as any joint war games. Meanwhile, China News ...

  9. The Pirates of Somalia

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan The Pirates of Somalia by Jay Bahadur Pantheon Books (e-book) Whether or not the risks were worth it, Jay Bahadur can be proud of the book that resulted from his 2008 trip to Somalia to, as he says, render in colour the black-and-white news ...

  10. Bold, or rash?

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... carrying cattle- a vessel indistinguishable from thousands plying the Omani coast. The vast international naval effort- permanent Nato and US-led patrols through the Gulf of Aden and convoy escorts ... attempts to make each successful attack- a far cry from the early days when they struck in the Gulf of Aden choke-point at will. 'All the hard work and effort that has gone into protecting ...




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