Pirates Kidnap Three from Japanese Tanker in Malacca Strait [UPDATE]

By Al-Zaquan Amer Hamzah and Keith Wallis KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE, April 23 (Reuters) - Armed pirates raided an oil tanker off the coast of Malaysia and took three crew members with them, Malaysian maritime officials said on Wednesday, underscoring increasing threats to shipping in one of the world's busiest waterways. The incident in the Malacca Strait, a route for about … [Read more...]

Dryad Warns of Increased Threat of Kidnap in the Gulf of Guinea

Dryad Maritime, a UK-based maritime intelligence firm which has kept a close watch on the development of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea in recent years, issued a special advisory recently warning their clients on the increased threat of kidnap in the Gulf of Guinea.  Since the issue of the warning, Dryad notes two further attacks have taken place within a single week. The … [Read more...]