Thursday, January 26, 2012
indian ocean piracy weather forecast
Incidents

Weekly Piracy Update: 10 Pirates Board Cargo Ship off India and Escape Unnoticed with Ship’s Stores

Weekly Summary of Maritime Crime and Piracy, week of 19-25 January 2012 – (source: ONI) INDIA: General cargo ship boarded by at least 10 pirates on 25 January while anchored...

January 26, 2012
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Sibago Island
Incidents

Blood in the Water…15 Filipino Fishermen Killed by Gunmen

Nearly a dozen gunmen in the southern Philippines opened fire on three fishing boats killing 15.  According to a report by the AFP, this was likely an attack by a...

January 24, 2012
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Incidents

US and European Ships Targeted in Al-Qaeda Terror Plot

An Algerian newspaper reports a local al-Qaeda cell planned to launch boats loaded with explosives at US and European ships with aid of suicide bombers. Algerian security forces have thwarted...

January 24, 2012
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Thursday, January 19, 2012
indian ocean piracy
Incidents

Warning Flares Apparently Worked This Week… Weekly Piracy Update

The following is the summary of maritime crime and piracy for the week of 12 January 2012.  (Source: ONI) PERU: Bulk carrier boarded on 13 January while at anchor at...

January 19, 2012
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Thursday, January 12, 2012
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Defense

Learning the Hard Way…Pirates Try to Board Spanish Warship

At first light on 12 January 2012, having just completed the escort of a World Food Program ship carrying food-aid into Somalia and while operating close to the Somali port...

January 12, 2012
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Incidents

Weekly Piracy Update: Aggressive Tactics in the Gulf of Guinea

Worldwide Summary of Maritime Crime and Piracy, Week of 5 – 11 January (Source: Office of Naval Intelligence) PERU: Container vessel boarded on 5 January while at anchor at position...

January 12, 2012
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Monday, January 9, 2012
MT Liquid Velvet
Incidents

3rd Update: ONI Piracy Advisory… M/T Liquid Velvet is on the Prowl

This just in from the Office of Naval Intelligence: ***3rd Update*** VESSEL IS HEADING NORTHEAST TOWARDS THE ARABIAN SEA IN POSITION 10-58N 053-23E AT A SPEED OF 7.6 KTS. M/T LIQUID...

January 9, 2012
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Incidents

Don’t Have a Cow, Man! Pirates Release Ship Carrying 3,620 Heads of Cattle Without Ransom

By JD, Somalia Report Somali pirates released the Indian-flagged Savina al-Salaam and its 16 all-Indian crew without ransom on Thursday, as owners and pirates confirmed to Somalia Report. A representative of the...

January 9, 2012
Total Views: 92

Thursday, January 5, 2012
indian ocean piracy
Incidents

Weekly Piracy Update: Ship’s Crew Discovers Flares do NOT Deter Pirates

Summary of Worldwide Piracy and Maritime Crime, Week of 29 December 2011. GULF OF ADEN: Bulk carrier M/V DELFA chased and fired upon by pirates in one skiff on 4 January...

January 5, 2012
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Incidents

Pirates Attack a Livestock Ship… Try Bringing THAT into Somalia and See How Many Friends You Make

Initial reports indicate that Somali pirates may have hijacked, or attempted to hijack, one of the dirtiest and most foul-smelling vessels on the planet… a livestock ship.  Why in God’s...

January 5, 2012
Total Views: 128

Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Incidents

West Africa’s Piracy Issue is on the Rise [VIDEO]

Stan Ayscue from Securewest International spoke at a recent conference for maritime security experts in Washington, DC: “You’re looking at militants spraying the wheelhouse with machine gun fire before they even get...

January 3, 2012
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Thursday, December 29, 2011
indian ocean hijacking
Incidents

Pirates Capture Italian Tanker Bound for Chinese Convoy, Weekly Piracy Update

Summary of Global Maritime Crime and Piracy, week of 22 December 2011 (Source: ONI) ECUADOR: Container ship boarded by five robbers with long knives on 27 December at 0145 LT...

December 29, 2011
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011
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Incidents

Italian Tanker and Crew of 18 Hijacked Off Oman

By JD, Somalia Report MT Enrico Levoli owned by Italian shipping company Marnavi was taken by pirates this morning according to the Italian owners The Enrico Levoli is carrying caustic soda and is an Italian...

December 27, 2011
Total Views: 11

Thursday, December 15, 2011
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Incidents

Volvo Ocean Race Battles Across the Agulhas Current, plus Piracy Update [VIDEO]

Worldwide Maritime Crime and Piracy Summary, Week of 8-14 December, plus Volvo Ocean Race update… First, an update from the Volvo Ocean Race which continues to battle it’s way across...

December 15, 2011
Total Views: 4

Thursday, December 8, 2011
indian ocean piracy forecast
Incidents

Volvo Ocean Race Heads into Indian Ocean, Piracy Spreads Globally [WEEKLY UPDATE]

This Saturday, the Volvo Ocean Race will depart Cape Town and venture into the Indian Ocean toward an undisclosed “safe haven”.  As you’ll see from the bottom image however, their...

December 8, 2011
Total Views: 3

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Defense

Pirates Outmatched by Royal Navy Miniguns, Snipers, and Helicopters

SOMALI basin (COMBINED MARITIME FORCES) – The Royal Navy has struck at the heart of Somali piracy operating in the Somali basin.  RFA Fort Victoria was patrolling in an area...

December 8, 2011
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Indian ocean piracy
Incidents

Weekly Piracy Update: Anti-Piracy Measures Prove Effective

INDIAN OCEAN: Container ship (MSC JEANNE) was fired upon by six pirates in two skiffs on 21 November at 0536 UTC while underway in position 04:03S – 042:55E, about 198...

November 23, 2011
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Liquid Velvet
Incidents

Crew of MT Liquid Velvet Kill Pirate Captors? Rumors Fly Within Pirate Circles

By Mohamed Odowa, SomaliaReport.com Claims that at least six Somali pirates were killed and three others were captured by the crew of the Greek owned MT Liquid Velvet chemical tanker which...

November 8, 2011
Total Views: 4

Thursday, November 3, 2011
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Incidents

Weekly Piracy and Maritime Crime Update: Two Tankers Hijacked ***UPDATED***

Weekly Summary of Maritime Crime and Piracy:  Week of 27 October 2011 (source: ONI) NIGERIA: Petroleum tanker (HALIFAX) hijacked by pirates on 29 October at 1219 UTC while in position...

November 3, 2011
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Wednesday, November 2, 2011
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Incidents

Liquid Velvet Update: UNARMED Australian Security “Team” Captured ***UPDATE***

Who sends a ship to the waters off east Africa with a one-man, unarmed security force? Apparently the Greek owners of the Chemical Tanker Liquid Velvet aren’t big fans of...

November 2, 2011
Total Views: 16