Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Piracy

Crew Kidnappings in Gulf of Guinea Hit Record in 2020 -IMB Annual Report

Crew kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea surged to a new record in 2020, the International Maritime Bureau reported in its annual piracy report. Worldwide, the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre...

January 13, 2021
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
News

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
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Thursday, September 7, 2017
Maritime News

Malaysia Foils Tanker Hijacking, 10 Pirates Arrested

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Malaysian authorities thwarted the hijacking of a Thai oil tanker on Thursday and arrested 10 suspected Indonesian pirates on board the ship, a maritime...

September 7, 2017
Total Views: 5

Monday, February 20, 2017
News

One Killed, 7 Abducted in Pirate Attack in Southern Philippines

MANILA, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Gunmen in southern Philippine waters killed one crewman of a Vietnamese vessel and abducted seven in what appeared to be the latest attack by pirates...

February 20, 2017
Total Views: 13

Friday, January 20, 2017
News

Shipowners Avoid New “Pirate Hotspot” in Waters West of the Philippines

By Keith Wallis SINGAPORE, Jan 20 (Reuters) – A surge in piracy to the west of the Philippines is forcing shipowners to divert vessels through other waters, stoking their costs...

January 20, 2017
Total Views: 19

Friday, January 13, 2017
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News

Pirates Attacking Bigger Ships Off Philippines for Ransom Money

By Keith Wallis SINGAPORE, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Asian pirates are focusing more of their attacks on larger merchant ships near the Philippines, hoping for bigger ransom payments from kidnapping...

January 13, 2017
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
News

Armed Pirates Attack Fishing Boat in Southern Philippines, Killing Eight

MANILA, Jan 10 (Reuters) – Armed men killed eight fishermen in what appeared to be an attack by pirates in dangerous waters in the southern Philippines, a coast guard spokesman...

January 10, 2017
Total Views: 21

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Maritime News

Capesize Bulk Carrier Attacked by Suspected Militants in Sulu Sea

A Japanese-owned bulk carrier was able to thwart an attack on Sunday in the Sulu Sea off the Philippines marking the latest incident in an area where the Islamist militant group...

November 22, 2016
Total Views: 10

Monday, October 31, 2016
Maritime News

Indonesia Resumes Coal Shipments to Philippines Amid Piracy Concerns

JAKARTA, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Indonesia will resume some shipments of coal to the Philippines, a government official said on Sunday, after a months-long halt due to concerns about piracy...

October 31, 2016
Total Views: 7

Sunday, July 10, 2016
Maritime News

Tugboat Crew Kidnapped at Gunpoint Off Malaysia, Stoking Fears in the Region

KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 (Reuters) – Gunmen kidnapped three Indonesian members of a tugboat crew off Malaysia’s eastern state of Sabah, police said on Sunday, the latest in a string...

July 10, 2016
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Monday, June 20, 2016
Maritime News

Southeast Asia Nations Create Shipping Corridor in Battle Against Piracy

MANILA, June 20 (Reuters) – Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines on Monday agreed to designate a transit corridor for commercial vessels crossing a maritime zone hit by a spate of...

June 20, 2016
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Thursday, May 5, 2016
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Maritime News

Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia to Coordinate Against Militant Pirates

By Budi Satriawan YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia, May 5 (Reuters) – Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines agreed on Thursday to conduct coordinated maritime patrols after a spate of ship hijackings by Islamist...

May 5, 2016
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Thursday, April 21, 2016
Maritime News

Indonesia Fears ‘New Somalia’ as Piracy Surges in Sulu Sea

By Fergus Jensen and Kanupriya Kapoor JAKARTA, April 21 (Reuters) – Indonesia fears piracy on a shipping route along its sea border with the Philippines could reach Somalian levels and...

April 21, 2016
Total Views: 1

Monday, November 2, 2015
News

IMB: Piracy Crackdown in Southeast Asia ‘Bearing Fruit’

Despite an overall global reduction in serious pirate attacks this year, there remains no room for complacency in the global fight against piracy on the high seas, the International Maritime...

November 2, 2015
Total Views: 4

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

Monday, August 31, 2015
Interesting

Orkim Harmony Pirate Mastermind Caught

The suspected mastermind behind the hijacking of an Orkim product tanker earlier this year off Malaysia has been arrested outside Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta. Indonesian media and the Navy...

August 31, 2015
Total Views: 21

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Piracy

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
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Monday, August 24, 2015
News

Pirates Attack Six Vessels in Two Days Near Singapore

  Local authorities are reporting 6 pirate attacks in just two days eastbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore. The ReCAAP Information...

August 24, 2015
Total Views: 20

Monday, August 10, 2015
News

Bunker Pirates Hit Another Tanker in Malacca Strait

  Regional piracy watchdog ReCAAP has confirmed another fuel oil heist in the Malacca Strait over the weekend. ReCAAP says it was alerted Friday by the owners of the Singapore-registered...

August 10, 2015
Total Views: 0

Friday, June 19, 2015
Maritime News

Pirates Flee Hijacked Product Tanker, Crewmember Reported Shot

The hijacked oil tanker Orkim Harmony has been released by pirates, who fled in the ship's rescue boat, Malaysian navy and maritime officials said on Friday.

June 19, 2015
Total Views: 3