NEWS & ANALYSIS
Apr 15, 2009 -Today marks the national compliance day for TWIC, but some stakeholders are angry card readers are not being rolled out with ID cards.
Apr 14, 2009 -President Barack Obama is weighing many different options on how to handle the scourge of piracy off the coast of Somalia after American snipers killed the three pirates holding American merchant captain Richard Phillips captive on Sunday, reports The New York Times.
Apr 13, 2009 -Captain Richard Phillips, held hostage by Somali pirates for five days, was freed yesterday in a daring rescue operation by U.S. snipers, reports The New York Times.
Apr 10, 2009 -The situation involving four pirates holding an American captain captive in his vessel's stolen life boat off the coast of Somalia has taken a darker, more dangerous turn today when the captain dove into the sea to escape.
Apr 09, 2009 -The Maersk Alabama's captain and second-in-command were both trained in anti-piracy tactics, according to The Los Angeles Times.
Apr 08, 2009 -The American crew of the U.S.-flagged Maersk Alabama, captured by pirates off the coast of Somalia this morning, has reportedly retaken the ship, although pirates fled in the ship's lifeboat with one crew member, according to press reports.
Mar 26, 2009 -Two European-owned chemical tankers have been captured by pirates off the coast of Somalia over the past 24 hours, according to the Maritime Security Centre-Horn of Arica
Feb 09, 2009 -The Port of Long Beach, California, opened its new $21 million command and control center for port security yesterday, completing a project conceived immediately after the terrorist attacks of 9-11.
Feb 03, 2009 -Radical environmental activists have accused a Japanese whaling vessel off the coast of Antartica of attacking them with a gun that shoots an ear-shattering wave of sound at its targets.
Jan 16, 2009 -The U.S. Navy is close to brokering a deal with an unidentified country to prosecute Somali pirates its captures at sea.