Archived posts from category ‘Axe on Donald Cook’

20.10.09
World Politics Review: Counterpiracy Mission Targets Seafarers’ Hearts and Minds

by DAVID AXE The blue-painted fishing dhow with the suspicious hooks on its railings appeared as a low, curved shape on the destroyer USS Donald Cook‘s high-powered security cameras. It was a day in mid-September, three months into the Virginia-based warship’s deployment to the Gulf of Aden as part of a five-ship NATO counterpiracy task [...]

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16.10.09
Skull & Bones: Donald Cook Boarding Team Video

A year after Somali piracy peaked with more than 100 ships attacked, the world’s navies have assembled dozens of warships to combat the threat. David Axe joins the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Donald Cook in Djibouti, to observe firsthand this “global war on piracy.” [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/am_gB3Hq8C0" width="490" height="420" wmode="transparent" /] by DAVID AXE Sailors from [...]

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12.10.09
VoA News: Officials Say Somali Piracy is Declining

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/VYpTUtS_zaY" width="490" height="420" wmode="transparent" /] by DAVID AXE In 2008, Somali pirates captured more than 100 large commercial vessels in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean, provoking a massive international response. Today, some 40 warships patrol Somali waters. The patrols and other measures have helped decrease successful hijacking more than 90 percent. [...]

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11.10.09
Offiziere.ch: Merchant Crews Gain Upper Hand in Piracy Fight

by DAVID AXE In April, the American crew of the container ship Maersk Alabama fought off an attempted hijacking by Somali pirates 250 miles from the Somali coast. As the pirates boarded the vessel, most of the crew locked themselves in the ship’s superstructure, denying pirates the access they needed to seize control. Eventually, the [...]

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10.10.09
Skull & Bones: Iranian “Ship of Interest” Video

A year after Somali piracy peaked with more than 100 ships attacked, the world’s navies have assembled dozens of warships to combat the threat. David Axe joins the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Donald Cook in Djibouti, to observe firsthand this “global war on piracy.” [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/_xuIND9ukpE" width="490" height="420" wmode="transparent" /] by DAVID AXE Donald Cook [...]

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09.10.09
World Politics Review: Iranian Naval Patrols Mystify Pirate-Hunting Coalition

by DAVID AXE It was a rare moment of excitement on a long, tedious counter-piracy patrol. On the evening of Sept. 24, lookouts on the USS Donald Cook, a Virginia-based destroyer assigned to a NATO flotilla in the Gulf of Aden, spotted a mysterious shape on the horizon. The distant vessel did not respond to [...]

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09.10.09
Skull & Bones: Donald Cook Engineering Video

A year after Somali piracy peaked with more than 100 ships attacked, the world’s navies have assembled dozens of warships to combat the threat. David Axe joins the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Donald Cook in Djibouti, to observe firsthand this “global war on piracy.” [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/7BnIABsRr2c" width="490" height="420" wmode="transparent" /] by DAVID AXE Ensign Justin [...]

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08.10.09
Skull & Bones: Captain Derek Granger Video

A year after Somali piracy peaked with more than 100 ships attacked, the world’s navies have assembled dozens of warships to combat the threat. David Axe joins the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Donald Cook in Djibouti, to observe firsthand this “global war on piracy.” [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/_KQt4E42lII" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] by DAVID AXE Donald Cook [...]

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07.10.09
Skull & Bones: NATO Commodore Visits Donald Cook Video

A year after Somali piracy peaked with more than 100 ships attacked, the world’s navies have assembled dozens of warships to combat the threat. David Axe joins the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Donald Cook in Djibouti, to observe firsthand this “global war on piracy.” [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/df0JnEk6kqU" width="490" height="420" wmode="transparent" /] by DAVID AXE NATO Commodore [...]

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06.10.09
Skull & Bones: Donald Cook Getting Underway Video

A year after Somali piracy peaked with more than 100 ships attacked, the world’s navies have assembled dozens of warships to combat the threat. David Axe joins the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Donald Cook in Djibouti, to observe firsthand this “global war on piracy.” [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/rr0F6hzhA5A" width="490" height="420" wmode="transparent" /] by DAVID AXE Watch as [...]

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05.10.09
Skull & Bones: Resupplying Donald Cook Video

A year after Somali piracy peaked with more than 100 ships attacked, the world’s navies have assembled dozens of warships to combat the threat. David Axe joins the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Donald Cook in Djibouti, to observe firsthand this “global war on piracy.” [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/h_enp5xm6GM" width="490" height="420" wmode="transparent" /] by DAVID AXE Observe as [...]

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04.10.09
Skull & Bones: Professional Suicide

A year after Somali piracy peaked with more than 100 ships attacked, the world’s navies have assembled dozens of warships to combat the threat. David Axe joins the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Donald Cook in Djibouti, to observe firsthand this “global war on piracy.” by DAVID AXE “We’re victims of our own success, collectively,” says [...]

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