Photos and Video: Danish Special Forces Storm Maersk Triple-E in Anti-Piracy Raid… Training

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A Maersk Triple-E containership played host recently to a Royal Danish Navy anti-piracy training exercise in preparation for real anti-piracy missions in the Gulf of Aden, where Danish troops are regularly a part of an international naval effort to combat piracy. The training mission went down last month onboard the Maersk Triple-E vessel, MV Mary Maersk, while sailing off … [Read more...]

Pirates Release Vietnamese Tanker, Crew Injured in Attack

MT Sunrise 689 (c)

HANOI, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Pirates that captured a Vietnamese oil tanker last week after it left Singapore have released the vessel, the company that owns the ship said on Thursday. Two of the tanker's 18 crew have been injured and the pirates took part of its cargo of more than 5,000 tonnes of gas oil, said Nguyen Vu Diep, a manager at the Haiphong Sea Product Shipbuilding … [Read more...]

Missing Vietnamese Oil Tanker Believed Hijacked

MT Sunrise 689 (c)

By John Boudreau and Mai Ngoc Chau Oct. 8 (Bloomberg) -- A Vietnamese oil tanker missing for five days may have been hijacked after sailing from Singapore last week, say maritime officials searching for the vessel. The Sunrise 689 vanished from radar at 1:21 p.m. Vietnam time on Oct. 3, about 20 hours after leaving the city-state, according to Dao Van Quang, chairman and … [Read more...]

Gulf of Guinea Piracy Expected to Increase Ahead of Election, Experts Warn

Map shows all the piracy and armed robbery incidents reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre during 2014. Click to view

By Ole Mikkelsen COPENHAGEN, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Piracy will increase in the Gulf of Guinea as Nigeria prepares for an election next February in order to funnel ransom money into campaign financing, intelligence experts told a shipping conference in Copenhagen on Tuesday. Risk Intelligence, which advises private shipping companies and governments on security, said two … [Read more...]

Vietnamese Tanker Goes Missing Off Singapore

MT Sunrise 689 (c)

A Vietnamese oil tanker is now missing after departing Singapore late last week enroute to Vietnam, sparking fears that the vessel has been pirated. According to a Dow Jones report, the MT Sunrise 689, owned by Haiphong Fisheries Shipbuilding Joint Stock Co., went missing 40 minutes after it left a Singapore port at 6 p.m. local time on Thursday, October 2, a Vietnamese … [Read more...]

Oil Majors, Shipping Companies Donate Funds to Help Fight Somali Piracy From Shore

Trainees in Ely, Somalia participate in a vocational training as part of the Joint Shipping Initiative funded UNDP "Alternative Livelihoods to Piracy in Puntland and Central Regions of Somalia" programme. The programme has trained over 500 Somalian youths in a range of skills to equip them for a life other than piracy. Photo (c) Royal Dutch Shell

The Shell-initiated "Joint Shipping Initiative" has announced the donation of $1.5 million in funds to a United Nations Development Program aimed at fighting Somali piracy by tackling the root of the problem onshore in Somalia. The UNDP's "Alternative Livelihoods to Piracy in Puntland and Central Regions of Somalia" project aims to reduce piracy off the coast of east Africa … [Read more...]

Somali Pirates Fight Over Ransom After Release of Journalist

Photo: IMO

By Feisal Omar MOGADISHU, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Six people were killed in central Somalia in a gunfight over a supposed ransom payment tied to the release this week of a German-U.S. journalist held hostage in Somalia for more than two years, police said on Thursday. The journalist, Michael Scott Moore, 45, was kidnapped by armed militia in the city of Galkayo in January … [Read more...]