Indian Ocean port security officials and Coast Guard discuss how to combat African piracy

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius — A historic gathering this week brought together port security officials from 11 different nations to collaborate on the way ahead to harmonize port and maritime security networking throughout the Indian Ocean.

Coast Guard issues Maritime Security Directive in response to piracy

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard issued a maritime security directive Monday in response to the rise in piracy in the waters of the Gulf of Aden and the Horn of Africa and in light of recent pirate attacks on U.S. flagged vessels.

Coast Guard admiral to testify on actions to prevent piracy

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard’s Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, Security and Stewardship is scheduled to testify during a Senate Surface Transportation & Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security Subcommittee hearing on piracy on the high seas today at 3 p.m., at 253 Senate Russell Building, here.

Adm. Brian Salerno discusses maritime security and piracy

WASHINGTON — One of the Coast Guard’s core responsibilities is maritime safety. This is closely aligned with another core responsibility: maritime security. Ships and mariners cannot be safe if they are not also secure. Nothing illustrates this interwoven nature of safety and security better than the recent events off Somalia involving the Maersk Alabama and Liberty Sun. Each of these U.S. flag...

Coast Guard Contributes to Counter-piracy Mission

WASHINGTON – The Coast Guard is actively engaged in implementing the president’s counter-piracy action plan, senior Coast Guard officials said. Capt. Charles Michel, chief of the Office of Maritime and International Law, and Capt. Michael Giglio, chief of law enforcement, discussed the Coast Guard’s international counter-piracy efforts yesterday with bloggers and online journalists.

Video – Coast Guard and Navy Train for Anti-Piracy Boardings

Petty Officer Adam Eggers reports for the Pentagon Channel as Coast Guard and Navy boarding teams conduct counterpiracy training in the North Arabian Sea.