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Maritime Security

// by Kylie Bull

Global Piracy Attacks Jump in First Quarter of the Year

Worldwide in the first three months of 2018, 100 crew were taken hostage and 14 kidnapped from their vessels. A total of 39 vessels were boarded, 11 fired upon and four vessels hijacked. IMB received a further 12 reports of attempted attacks. Keep Reading

// by Homeland Security Today

GAO Releases Status Report on Coast Guard’s Icebreaker Acquisition

Prior to setting the program baselines, the Coast Guard revised the heavy polar icebreaker's operational requirements to make the program more affordable by adjusting the range of operating temperatures, reducing science and survey requirements and adding space, weight, and power reservations for Navy equipment. Keep Reading

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