UK examines safeguards for submarine industrial base
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is considering measures to safeguard and sustain critical elements of the UK's submarine industrial base in advance of firm commitments to place orders for further Astute-class nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSNs). [Jane's Navy International - first posted to http://jni.janes.com - 27 November 2003]
New wave of piracy plagues Indonesian waters says IMB
A new report released by the International Chamber of Commerce's International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has reported that the numbers of piracy attacks on shipping throughout the world reached a record 344 in the first nine months of 2003, with Indonesian waters remaining the most dangerous.
[Jane's Navy International - first posted to http://jni.janes.com - 27 November 2003]