NEWS & ANALYSIS
Dec 20, 2011 -A new study says a third of Americans have been arrested. The EU issues its first report on maritime cybersecurity. DHS takes over immigration duties from Maricopa County. And more.
Nov 22, 2011 -The UN Security Council on Tuesday adopted a resolution calling for members to cooperate with the Somali government to use “all necessary means” to combat piracy. The State Department has suggested private security protect ships in dangerous waters.
Oct 07, 2011 -When most people think about small watercraft, they're probably thinking jet skis and pontoon boats. The U.S. Coast Guard however, thinks of how easy it would be for an attacker to weaponize one of these innocuous-looking vessels.
Aug 17, 2011 -Maritime drones help secure harbors, but their cheap cost could make them the next threat to maritime security as well.
May 05, 2011 -In an effort to stop the possibility of a terrorist attack on U.S. waters, Coast Guardsmen will become more like cops on the beat, a Coast Guard commander said yesterday at a maritime security expo.
Apr 26, 2011 -Federal, state, and city homeland security stakeholders inaugurated the Maritime Law Enforcement Training Center at the Port of Los Angeles yesterday.
Jan 19, 2011 -The Department of Homeland Security cannot say how many foreign seafarers have entered the country illegally at U.S. seaports because of data accuracy problems at two of its agencies, according to the Government Accountability Office.
Nov 12, 2010 -Ships transiting pirate-infested waters need a comprehensive risk management program to adequately defend themselves against attack.
Jun 01, 2010 -The suspicionless search of a crewmember’s cabin aboard a ship did not violate the crewmember’s Fourth Amendment rights to be free of unreasonable search and seizure.
Mar 25, 2010 -Six pirates apprehended in an attempted attack have been released by authorities, according to The New York Times. The incident involved what is reportedly the first case where armed private security shot and killed a pirate.