Friday, August 21, 2020
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Maritime Security Incidents

Somali Pirates Release Three Hostages From MV Aegean

by Katharine Houreld (Reuters) – Somali pirates have released three Iranian hostages held for five years, a maritime security official said on Thursday, as conflicting reports emerged whether another ship...

August 21, 2020
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Friday, July 19, 2019
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Maritime Security Incidents

Trump Will Work With U.K. On Stena Impero Response

by Josh Wingrove (Bloomberg) President Donald Trump said he will work with the U.K. government on a response to Iran’s seizure of a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz....

July 19, 2019
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Maritime Security Incidents

Oil Jumps as Tanker Seizure Escalates Tensions With Iran

By Harkiran Dhillon (Bloomberg) Oil climbed after Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corp said it seized a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, raising stakes in the critical oil chokepoint. London-traded...

July 19, 2019
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Maritime Security Incidents

Stena Confirms Strait Of Hormuz Incident

Stena Bulk has issued the following statement about M/V Stena Impero, the British-flagged oil tanker that Iran claims to have siezed. Stena Bulk and Northern Marine Management can confirm that...

July 19, 2019
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Iran Claims To Have Seized Stena Tanker

By Kate Holton (Reuters) – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they had captured a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf after Britain seized an Iranian vessel this month, ratcheting...

July 19, 2019
Total Views: 7

Monday, November 27, 2017
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Maritime Security Incidents

Chennai Six Found Not Guilty

(TheGuardian) Six former British soldiers jailed on weapons charges in India have been found not guilty on appeal, according to supporters. The men, who were working on the AdvanFort anti-piracy...

November 27, 2017
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Saturday, April 29, 2017
Maritime Security Incidents

Libya Captures Two Oil Tankers After Firefight

By Ahmed Elumami (Reuters) Libyan naval forces captured two vessels suspected of smuggling oil from the North African country after gun battles lasting several hours west of the capital Tripoli, a...

April 29, 2017
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Sunday, March 19, 2017
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Maritime Security Incidents

Saudi Arabia Asks U.N. to Supervise Yemen Port

by William Maclean (Reuters) A Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen called on Sunday for the United Nations to place a strategic port under its supervision after a helicopter attack on...

March 19, 2017
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Friday, March 17, 2017
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Maritime Security Incidents

Somali Piracy Risk Still High, Warns UN

The hijacking of a tanker off Somalia’s coast shows the threat pirates still pose to one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, a risk that may also hamper the Horn of...

March 17, 2017
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Thursday, March 16, 2017
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Somali Pirates Release Hijacked Tanker

(Reuters) Somali pirates who seized a Comoros-flagged oil tanker have released the ship and its eight Sri Lankan crew, bringing the first hijacking since 2012 to an unusually swift conclusion...

March 16, 2017
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Maritime Security Incidents

Weapons And Anger Ignite New Wave Of Piracy

By Abdiqani Hassan (Reuters) A volatile buildup of weapons and resentment along the northern Somali coast culminated in the hijack of an oil freighter this week, the first such seizure...

March 16, 2017
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Maritime Security Incidents

Pirates Exchange Gunfire Aboard Hijacked Vessel

By Abdiqani Hassan (Reuters) Somali maritime forces have exchanged gunfire with the hijackers of an oil tanker in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, the head of the maritime force said on...

March 16, 2017
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
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Incidents

Sailor Killed During Gun Battle With Pirates Off Nigeria

A merchant sailor was killed during a shootout between maritime security forces and pirates last night aboard the Medaillon Reedererei-owned product tanker SP Brussels. During the exchange of gunfire, two of...

April 30, 2014
Total Views: 19

Saturday, August 31, 2013
Incidents

COSCO Asia Containership Attacked in Suez Canal

A "terrorist" staged an unsuccessful attack on a container ship passing through the Suez Canal on Saturday, in an attempt to disrupt the flow of ships through the waterway.

August 31, 2013
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Monday, April 29, 2013
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Incidents

14 Pirates Storm “City of Xiamen” Containership, 5 Crew Taken

ABUJA, April 29 (Reuters) – Pirates have kidnapped five crew members from a cargo ship off Nigeria, the vessel’s management company said on Monday, part of a growing trend of...

April 29, 2013
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Sunday, January 27, 2013
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Incidents

Iranian Security Team in High Seas Shootout with Somali Pirates [VIDEO]

An Iranian security team proves once again that the best defense against pirate attack, is a well-armed security team in this undated video. 9 Somali pirates are captured by what...

January 27, 2013
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Monday, September 17, 2012
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Incidents

Russians Shoot Fisherman in the Face While He Was Making Dinner

The Nordic Fighter tanker was sailing south in the Red Sea under oppressive summer heat as Mohammed Ali Quanas headed west to catch kingfish on Aug. 3, 2011, the last...

September 17, 2012
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Incidents

Abu Dhabi Star Hijacked Off Lagos, Promptly Released [UPDATE]

UPDATE 2: The MT Abu Dhabi Star has been released after pirates fled when approached by the Nigerian navy, Reuters reports. The vessel was released without incident or harm to...

September 5, 2012
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Thursday, August 16, 2012
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And In Other News…Floating Mine Found off Florida Beach, What?

Not sure how we didn’t catch wind of this at the time, but this past February, an unidentified spherical object made of steel with little pointy spikes was spotted floating...

August 16, 2012
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
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Incidents

Can You Imagine Being Stuck Inside a Shipping Container for 20 Days? [UPDATE]

**UPDATE** The latest word is that after exhaustive searching and x-rays of the containers on board, no stowaways were found by port authorities today in Newark, NJ. The following is...

June 27, 2012
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