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Agencies & Organizations

  • Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) [website]
    The FMC is an independent government agency, responsible for the regulation of shipping in the foreign trades of the United States. The Commission is engaged in foreign commerce regulations, and many other facets of the mariti… more
  • International Maritime Organization (IMO) [website]
    The IMO is a specialized agency of the United Nations which is responsible for measures to improve the safety of international shipping and to prevent marine pollution from ships. It also is involved in legal matters, includin… more
  • Maritime Administration (MARAD) [website]
    This Maritime Administration website provides a broad spectrum of maritime information including various programs and initiatives to ensure sufficient sealift capability and intermodal transportation infrastructure to support vital homeland and national security interests.
  • United States Coast Guard (USCG) [website]
    This is the official website for the U.S. Coast Guard, now combined with the Department of Homeland Security. Features include links to other government websites as well as various Coast Guard links.

Databases, Maps & Reports

  • Anti-Shipping Activity Messages (ASAM) Database
    "The Anti-Shipping Activity Messages (ASAM) include the locations and descriptive accounts of specific hostile acts against ships and mariners. The reports may be useful for recognition, prevention and avoidance of potential h… more
  • United States Counter Piracy and Maritime Security Action Plan
    "Presidential Policy Directive 18 (PPD-18)1 established United States Government policy on Maritime Security and provided for the development of scalable, flexible frameworks on specific maritime issues to guide and clarify ro… more
  • Worldwide Threats to Shipping Reports [website]
    "The Worldwide Threats to Shipping Report, compiled and published weekly by the Office of Naval Intelligence, contains a summary of recent piracy acts and hostile actions against commercial shipping worldwide, organized by geo… more

General Documents & Resources

  • Countering Piracy Off the Horn of Africa: Partnership & Action Plan [December 2008]
    "This Plan implements the National Strategy for Maritime Security (September 2005) and the Policy for the Repression of Piracy and other Criminal Acts of Violence at Sea (June 2007) as applied to piracy off the Horn of Africa.… more
  • Fresh Thinking for an Old Problem: Report of the Naval War College Workshop on Countering Maritime Piracy
    "The International Law Department of the Center for Naval Warfare Studies at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, conducted a counter-piracy workshop on 7 and 8 April 2009. Comprising [of] fifty legal and policy expe… more
    Kraska, James
  • H. Hrg. 111-35: Piracy Against U.S.-Flagged Vessels: Lessons Learned: Hearing before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, May 20, 2009
    From the opening statement of Elijah E. Cummings: "We have long argued that we need a U.S.-flagged merchant fleet to carry U.S.-government cargoes and to provide sealift capacity to support DOD needs in time of war and national… more
  • Horn of Africa Piracy [website]
    This Department of Transportation website provides a number of links to detailed information regarding maritime shipping concerns as they apply to the region around the Horn of Africa and piracy. "As an industry facilitator to … more
  • Maritime Security Directive 104-6 (Rev 6); Guidelines for U.S. Vessels Operating in High Risk Waters, Notice of Availability
    "The Coast Guard announces the release of Maritime Security (MARSEC) Directive 104--6 (Rev 6). This Directive only applies to U.S.-flagged vessels subject to the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) on international voy… more
  • Piracy: A Legal Definition [December 13, 2010]
    "Pirate attacks in the waters off the Horn of Africa, including those on U.S.-flagged vessels, have brought continued U.S. and international attention to the long-standing problem of piracy in the region. The United States has … more
    Mason, R. Chuck
  • Piracy and Maritime Crime: Historical and Modern Case Studies
    This Naval War College Newport Paper is "an academic and comparative examination of twelve selected case studies form maritime history and used to illuminate a range of concepts and uses of piracy suppression. The twelve case s… more
    Elleman, Bruce A.; Rosenberg, David; Forbes, Andrew
  • Piracy off the Coast of Somalia
    This webpage is updated frequently and contains a bibliography described as "a comprehensive selection of resources on piracy off the coast of Somalia. Pulled together on one page for easy access are U.S. policy responses and … more
  • Piracy off the Horn of Africa [April 19, 2010]
    "Pirate attacks in the waters off the Horn of Africa, including those on U.S.-flagged vessels, have brought new U.S. and international attention to the long-standing problem of piracy in the region. According to the Internation… more
    O'Rourke, Ronald; Blanchard, Christopher M.; Blanchard, Lauren Ploch
  • Serial No. 113-7: Update of Efforts to Combat Piracy: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, April 10, 2013
    This is from the April 10, 2013 hearing, "Update of Efforts to Combat Piracy," before the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. From the opening sta… more


  • Countering Piracy with the Next-Generation Piracy Performance Surface Model
    "In 2009, the Naval Oceanographic Office was tasked with developing a product that uses forecasted meteorological conditions and historical pirate incidents to predict locations conducive to pirate activity in the Somali Basin R… more
    Slootmaker, Leslie A.
  • Maritime Terrorism and the Small Boat Threat to the United States: A Proposed Response
    "This thesis examines the history and current trends of international maritime terrorism to show that terrorists may soon determine that small boat attacks may be the most cost-effective and successful terrorism strategy. This… more
    Hill, Brian Patrick
  • Sea Piracy in Southeast Asia: Implications for Countering Maritime Terrorism in the United States
    "Sea piracy has infested the seven seas throughout history. In modern times, the United States has paid little attention to piracy because the nation's isolated vastness has protected the shipping industry from maritime crime.… more
    Geragotelis, John M.
  • Stopping Piracy: Refocusing on Land-based Governance
    From the thesis abstract: "The rise in piracy throughout the world in recent years has forced the international community to invest heavily in measures to counter the threat. However, these efforts have had little effect. Late… more
    Borchgrevink, Fredrik