Thursday, March 28, 2019
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Maritime News

Hijacking of Oil Tanker Is a Turning Point in the Migrant Crisis

By Caroline Alexander (Bloomberg) — Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini called them “pirates.” But the women and children who disembarked from a cargo ship hijacked by migrants in European waters were...

March 28, 2019
Total Views: 15

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Maritime News

Maltese Soldiers Seize Back Tanker Hijacked by Migrants

By Chris Scicluna and Darrin Zammit Lupi VALLETTA, March 28 (Reuters) – A small tanker that was hijacked by migrants off Libya docked in Malta’s port of Valletta on Thursday...

March 28, 2019
Total Views: 9

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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Maritime News

Migrants Hijack Merchant Ship Off Libya

ROME, March 27 (Reuters) – Migrants have hijacked a merchant ship which rescued them off the coast of Libya and it is now heading towards Malta, Italian Deputy Prime Minister...

March 27, 2019
Total Views: 24

Thursday, January 31, 2019
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Maritime News

Pirates Release Six Russians Kidnapped from MSC Mandy in Gulf of Guinea -Report

Pirates have released six Russian seafarers kidnapped from the containership MSC Mandy during an attack off the coast of Benin earlier this month. Russia’s TASS news agency reports their release...

January 31, 2019
Total Views: 29

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
somali piracy
Maritime News

BIMCO Calls for Naval Action to Combat Piracy in Gulf of Guinea

Shipping association BIMCO is stepping up its calls for naval support to combat piracy in the Gulf of Guinea after an annual report the International Maritime Bureau shows that attacks...

January 23, 2019
Total Views: 29

Friday, December 21, 2018
Grande Tema
Maritime News

Stowaways Threaten Cargo Ship’s Crew, But British Police Denies Piracy or Hostage Situation

LONDON, Dec 21 (Reuters) – British police said on Friday that they had received no reports that anyone has been harmed in an incident on an Italian cargo ship in...

December 21, 2018
Total Views: 23

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Pomerania Sky pirate attack
Maritime News

Pirates Release Crew Kidnapped from Containership Off Nigeria in October

Pirates kidnapped all 11 crew, including eight Polish nationals, from the Pomerenia Sky on October 28 as the ship was bound for the Nigerian port of Onne. WARSAW, Dec 18...

December 18, 2018
Total Views: 32

Monday, November 12, 2018
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Maritime News

Pirates Fire On LNG Carrier Off Bonny, Nigeria

Pirates in a speed boat chased and fired on an LNG tanker last week off the coast of Bonny, Nigeria, the IMB Piracy Reporting Center has confirmed. The incident took...

November 12, 2018
Total Views: 15

Monday, October 29, 2018
Pomerania Sky pirate attack

Pirates Kidnap Eleven Crew from Containership Off Nigeria

WARSAW/ABUJA, Oct 29 (Reuters) – Pirates boarded a container ship off the coast of Nigeria, seizing 11 crew including eight from Poland, the vessel’s management firm and Polish state media...

October 29, 2018
Total Views: 41

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Nigerian Pirates Kidnap 12 From Swiss Bulker

by Michael Shields (Reuters) – Pirates kidnapped 12 crew members from a Swiss merchant vessel on Saturday in Nigerian waters, the ship’s operator said in a statement. Kidnapping for ransom is...

September 22, 2018
Total Views: 10

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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ReCAAP: Piracy Incident Reported in First Half of 2018 at Lowest Level in 10 Years

The number of maritime piracy incidents reported to the ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre in the first half of 2018 fell to its lowest number in the past 10 years, the...

July 18, 2018
Total Views: 11

Monday, June 4, 2018

Shell Says Nigeria Attacks Persist Even as Oil Output Recovers

By Elisha Bala-Gbogbo (Bloomberg) — Nigeria’s oil wells may be flowing again, but the country’s largest operator says attacks continue to put a brake on output. “Security in parts of...

June 4, 2018
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Pirate Attacks Grow in South America and Caribbean, Report Shows

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, May 23 (Reuters) – Pirate attacks around South American and Caribbean waters are growing, and violence is increasingly used during robberies committed on vessels at anchor,...

May 23, 2018
Total Views: 61

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Oceans Beyond Piracy: Maritime Piracy Doubled Off East Africa in 2017

The number of piracy incidents doubled off the coast of East Africa in 2017 compared to 2016, according to the annual State of Piracy report released today by One Earth...

May 22, 2018
Total Views: 43

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
FWN Rapide

Missing FWN Rapide Crew Member Found Safe on Ship in Nigeria

One of twelve crew members thought to be kidnapped by pirates off the coast Nigeria has been found safe aboard the vessel, ship manager ForestWave said Tuesday.  The crew member...

April 24, 2018
Total Views: 19

Monday, April 23, 2018
FWN Rapide

Pirates Kidnap Eleven Crew from Dutch Cargo Ship Off Nigeria

Suspected pirates kidnapped twelve crew members from a Dutch cargo ship off the coast of Nigeria on Saturday, the ship manager confirmed on Sunday. The attack occurred early Saturday morning...

April 23, 2018
Total Views: 90

Monday, February 19, 2018
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Maritime News

Ship Crew Uses Boiling Water to Fend Off Pirate Attack in Philippines

Some quick thinking by the crew of a Philippine-flagged cargo ship helped fend off a pirate attack last Friday after they used boiling water as a weapon against the pirates....

February 19, 2018
Total Views: 28

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: 55

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Body of Kidnapped ‘Royal 16’ Captain Found in the Philippines

Authorities in the Philippines have recovered the remains of a Vietnamese ship captain who was kidnapped from a bulk carrier by the Abu Sayyaf militants over a year ago. The...

December 13, 2017
Total Views: 23


WATCH: Pirates Chase Containership in Gulf of Guinea

A new video has surfaced online showing an apparent pirate attack on a containership in the Gulf of Guinea. The video, obtained by the British security firm ASKET, shows eight...

December 13, 2017
Total Views: 146