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Preventing Piracy: Taking action before attacks occur

piracy map

This map shows piracy and armed robbery incidents reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre during 2011. Click on the image for the latest information on piracy attacks. Map courtesy of International Chamber of Commerce. The April 2009 attack on the U.S. freight vessel Maersk-Alabama reinvigorated America’s awareness of the threats of piracy. In 2010,

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History: The Piracy Mission – Then and Now

This month’s history post tells the story of two Coast Guard cutters separated by nearly 200 years of history that have one thing in common – they led the way in combating piracy that threatened American vessels. As told by Dr. David Rosen, the Coast Guard historian for the Pacific Area, this story begins with

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Voting continues for Coast Guard Video of the Year

Our second video features the capture of suspected pirates from a response to a vessel distress signal from Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment Team 409 while operating under Combined Task Force 151 and is narrated by LT Greg Ponzi. (USCG illustration.) Click the image to watch the video and vote. We’re now into day two

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