Dalhousie Marine Piracy Project

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Slow steaming an open invitation to pirates*

[*This article was original published in the May 2013 issue of Marine Matters. It is reprinted here with the permission of the publisher, Mr. Aldert van Nieuwkoop.] Piracy has been a fact of the maritime world since ancient times. Merchantships are the products, conveyors and producers of great wealth. They […]

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Child Pirates an increasing threat to maritime security

In an article published by Fairplay Magazine, entitled “Target: Child Pirates,” author Girjia Shettar explores the work being done by the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative and the Dalhousie Marine Piracy Project (DMPP) on the phenomenon of child maritime piracy. It is likely no coincidence that the countries which are […]

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The Invisible Phenomenon of Child Piracy

In March 2011, Indian naval forces operating in the Arabian Sea captured the Mozambique-flagged fishing vessel Vega 5. Somali pirates had kidnapped the trawler’s original crew several months earlier.  They subsequently refurbished the stolen craft into an operationally significant ‘mothership’. Of the 61 marauders who were arrested during the Indian […]

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Child Soldiers Initiative releases report on Piracy

The Child Soldiers Initiative, directed by Dr. Shelly Whitman at Dalhousie University, has released a groundbreaking report entitled Children and Youth in Marine Piracy: Causes, Consequences and the Way Forward.  The report can be downloaded from their website under Publications or by going directly to the document here. The report […]

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