World Maritime Day 2010

The World Maritime Day 2010 is being celebrated by the International Maritime Organization at it’s headquarters in London on Thursday 23 Sep 2010. Individual governments have been offered the flexibility to celebrate it anytime during the last full week of September ie during 20 to 24 of the month. A parallel event, officially sanctioned by the IMO Council, is scheduled on 7 and 8 Oct…

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Somalian Piracy – Bane or Boon?

Piracy at sea has always evoked feelings of romanticism and mystique amongst the land lubbers. It is a realm where fact and fiction mingles effortlessly. The likes of Barbarossa, Henry Morgan, Edward Teach a k a Blackbeard, Francis Drake and Jean Lafitte are as much a part of history as they are the stuff of legends. The piratical cast of Stevenson’s Treasure Island, Long John…

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