Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Iran Denies Seizing Korean Ship and Holding Crew Hostage

By Sangmi Cha and Josh Smith SEOUL, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Iran denied on Tuesday it was using a South Korean ship and its crew as hostages, a day after...

January 5, 2021
Total Views: 3318

Sunday, August 23, 2020
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Piracy: Aegean II Is Safe And Underway

by Katharine Houreld (Reuters) – The M/V Aegean II, a Panama-flagged ship boarded by Somali police, is safe and underway, the EU Naval Force said on Saturday, after conflicting reports two...

August 23, 2020
Total Views: 99

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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What Went Wrong? Back-to-Back Casualties Kick Off 2019

It’s been an active beginning to 2019 in terms of maritime casualties.  The phone at the Panama Marine Accident Investigation Department was likely ringing off the hook with three major...

January 29, 2019
Total Views: 517

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

In Venezuela Pirates Now Rule

By Jonathan Franklin (Bloomberg) Their industry all but destroyed, former fishermen now run guns one way, diapers another. On the sea with the desperate and ruthless. Venezuela and the island of...

January 30, 2018
Total Views: 39

Thursday, January 18, 2018
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The Tankship Triangle: Southeast Asia’s Illegal Oil Market

by Henning Gloystein (Reuters) – An alleged oil heist in Singapore that has already led to 20 arrests, the seizure of at least one tanker and allegations that thieves siphoned thousands...

January 18, 2018
Total Views: 22

Sunday, November 29, 2015
Maritime News

Nigeria Probing Abduction of Polish Crew

By Dulue Mbachu (Bloomberg) — Nigeria is investigating the abduction of five Polish crew members after their vessel was attacked by gunmen in the country’s territorial waters, the Nigerian Maritime...

November 29, 2015
Total Views: 3

Friday, November 27, 2015
Maritime News

Five Kidnapped from Polish Cargo Ship Off Nigeria

WARSAW, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Pirates attacked a Polish-owned cargo vessel off the Nigerian coast and kidnapped its captain and four crew, Polish authorities said, in the first documented incident...

November 27, 2015
Total Views: 8

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Maritime News

IMB: Global Reporting System Needed to Curb Piracy

  The ICC International Maritime Bureau is calling for a global reporting system in the wake of an alarming uptick in the number of piracy and armed robbery attacks against...

September 15, 2015
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

EU Naval Commander: No Room for Complacency Despite Dip in Somali Piracy

  EU Naval Force Operation Commander warned a room full of shipping executives that while Somali piracy in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden is down, there is no...

September 9, 2015
Total Views: 5

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Rapid Response Team to Combat Piracy in Malacca and Singapore Strait

  By Keith Wallis SINGAPORE, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Malaysia and Indonesia are deploying rapid reaction teams to combat a soaring number of attacks on merchant vessels in one of...

August 26, 2015
Total Views: 9

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

IMB Piracy Report Shows Continued SE Asian Attacks Against Small Tankers

  A new report published Wednesday by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) highlights a continuing trend in South East Asia in the hijacking of small...

July 22, 2015
Total Views: 7

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Somali Pirates Polled – International Naval Presence is Biggest Deterrent of Piracy

  An informal survey of convicted Somali pirates is shedding new light into their motivations, attitudes towards piracy, and what has been the biggest deterring factor contributing to the reduction of...

July 8, 2015
Total Views: 3

Monday, June 22, 2015
Maritime News

Ivory Coast Considers Satellite in Fight Against Pirates

Ivory Coast is considering launching a satellite to combat security threats from pirates in the Gulf of Guinea and Islamist militants in the West African region, Telecommunications Minister Bruno Kone said.

June 22, 2015
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Maritime News

Pirates Board Three Ships in Three Hours in Singapore Strait

  Three commercial ships were boarded by pirates within just three hours of each other in Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SOMS), the ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre has reported. The...

June 17, 2015
Total Views: 5

Friday, June 12, 2015

Bunker Pirates – Second Orkim Tanker Goes Missing Off Malaysia

The sister vessel of a Malaysian registered product tanker hijacked by bunker pirates off Malaysia earlier this month has gone missing. The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre reports that it received...

June 12, 2015
Total Views: 1

Monday, May 4, 2015

Bunker Heist – Pirates Strike Product Tanker in Strait of Malacca

A Singapore-registered petroleum product tanker was hit by pirates late Saturday night while underway in the Strait of Malacca. According to the regional piracy program ReCAAP, a gang of eight...

May 4, 2015
Total Views: 14

Thursday, April 23, 2015

NATO to Open Anti-Piracy Office in Djibouti

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization agreed to establish a liaison office in Djibouti to boost anti- piracy efforts off the Horn of Africa, the 28-nation bloc said.

April 23, 2015
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

IMB: SE Asia Piracy A Growing Cause for Concern

A small coastal tanker is hijacked by pirates in South East Asia every two weeks on average, according to a new report from the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) that looks...

April 21, 2015
Total Views: 2

Monday, April 13, 2015

Bourbon Offshore: Three Kidnapped from Crewboat Off Nigeria

French offshore services provider Bourbon Offshore confirmed Monday that three crewmembers have been kidnapped one of its crewboats off the coast of Nigeria. In a statement, Bourbon said that three were...

April 13, 2015
Total Views: 5

Monday, April 6, 2015
Maritime News

Pirates Hit Product Tanker Off Indonesia

A group of pirates hijacked a product tanker off the coast of Indonesia earlier this month before making off with the ship’s cargo. The hijacking was confirmed by the International...

April 6, 2015
Total Views: 6