About 20 Killed as Boat Collides with Cargo Ship in Southwestern Myanmar

By Wa Lone and Shwe Yee Saw Myint YANGON, April 7 (Reuters) - Some 20 people died and about a dozen were missing on Friday after a wooden boat carrying about 60 wedding guests hit a cargo ship and sank in southwestern Myanmar, local officials said, in the third big marine accident in the country in as many years. The boat was unlit and hit a cargo ship on the river in the … [Read more...]

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 of abductions in a region noted for kidnappings by Islamist militants. It was not immediately clear whether the men were seized by Abu Sayyaf, a group linked to Islamic State that is responsible for … [Read more...]

Southeast Asia Piracy – Orkim Harmony Confirmed Hijacked Off Malaysia

By Anuradha Raghu and Keith Wallis KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE, June 15 (Reuters) - A small oil tanker was hijacked off the southeast coast of Malaysia over the weekend in the second such incident in the same area this month, raising further concerns over piracy in Southeast Asia, maritime officials said on Monday. The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) said the … [Read more...]

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 armed pirates boarded the MT Ocean Energy at about 21300 hours on Saturday (May 2) as it sailed in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore. The pirates ordered the vessel to anchor … [Read more...]

MSC Containership, Bulk Carrier Attacked Off Indonesia

A MSC containership and a bulk carrier have been attacked in two separate but possibly related incidents in Southeast Asia waters off the coast of Indonesia, according to information from the regional ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre. The two incidents are reported to have occurred within just hours of each other in the eastbound lane of the Straits of Malacca and … [Read more...]