Tanker Freed from Hijackers off Indonesia, Nine Arrested

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The Indonesian Navy has retrieved an oil tanker that had been hijacked by pirates off Borneo arresting nine ...

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Iran Threatens to Close Strait of Hormuz to US

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Iran is threatening to shut the Strait of Hormuz, a major choke-point for oil shipments, to US vessels and its ...

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Tanker Thwarts Pirate Attack off Nigeria

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The string of attacks in the Gulf of Guinea continues as pirates attempted to board a tanker earlier today while ...

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Enrica Lexie Case: Court Orders Return of Italian Marine

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One of the two Italian Navy marines, being held in India after they were accused of killing two Indian fishermen in ...

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44 Seafarers Captured as Violence Rises in West Africa

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44 seafarers have been captured so far this year amid growing violence off the coast of West Africa, new figures ...

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Piracy, Maritime Crime Costing Nigeria USD 1.5 Bn a Month

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Nigeria is losing about USD 1.5 billion a month due to piracy, armed robbery at sea, smuggling, and fuel supply ...

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6 Pirate Attacks in 24 Hours off Nigeria, Two Crew Kidnapped

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Two crew members of an offshore supply vessel were kidnapped by pirates while their ship was underway around 97 ...

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Indonesian Ports Halt Coal Shipments to Philippines

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Indonesia is restricting shipping of coal to its neighboring Philippines following a rise in hijackings of its ...

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Third Weapons Seizure in Arabian Sea

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For the third time in recent weeks, international naval forces operating in the waters of the Arabian Sea seized a ...

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Kidnapped Tanker Crew Liberated

Kidnapped Tanker Crew Liberated

The four crew members of a chemical tanker that were kidnapped off Nigeria on March 5 have been released and are ...

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Indonesian Tug Freed, Kidnapped Crew Still Held Hostage

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The hijacked Indonesian tug Brahma 12 has been released and is now being held by the Philippine authorities, the ...

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Ten Indonesian Crew Kidnapped off Philippines

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An Indonesian crew of ten people have been kidnapped in the Philippines, according to the Indonesian Embassy in ...

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Weapons Shipment Heading for Somalia Seized

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A large weapons cache was seized aboard a dhow in the Northern Indian Ocean by the French naval personnel, ...

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MAST: Maritime Industry Faced with Myriad of Security Threats

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Conflicts and tensions in the Middle East, Far East and North and sub-Saharan Africa pose a real threat to the ...

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MT Maximus Handed Over to Owners

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The oil tanker MT Maximus that was rescued from pirates last month has been handed over to its owners, represented ...

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Large Weapons Cache Seized on Its Way to Somalia

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A large contraband of weapons was uncovered and seized following the boarding of a small fishing style vessel ...

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VIDEO: Canadian Trawler Runs into Trouble off Greenland

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Canadian trawler FV Saputi ran into trouble during fishing in the Davis Strait having struck sea ice on ...

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Update: MT Maximus Hijackers Arrested

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The Nigerian Navy on Monday publicly paraded the pirates, who were arrested for hijacking the Panamanian oil tanker ...

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Another Tanker Seized in Libya amid Gas Smuggling Claims

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Another international tanker got caught up in a dispute between the two opposing governments in Libya over alleged ...

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USCG to Launch Hearings into El Faro Sinking

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The U.S. Coast Guard revealed its plans to conduct a public Marine Board of Investigation hearing into the loss of ...

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Pirates Attempt to Board RORO Ship in Gulf of Guinea

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Armed pirates attempted to board a RORO vessel confirmed as MV Silver Sky owned by Dubai-based Sallaum Lines while ...

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173kg of Cocaine Seized on Board a Boxship in Manzanillo

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Mexican navy in coordination with the Tax Administration Service, seized a total of 173.17 kg of cocaine inside a ...

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Seaman Guard Ohio Crew Sentenced to Five Years

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An Indian court has sentenced members of US security company AdvanFort to five years of prison for carrying weapons ...

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2015 Deadliest Year for Migrants Crossing the Med

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With over 3,770 estimated deaths, 2015 has been the deadliest year on record for migrants and refugees crossing the ...

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Happy New Year 2016!

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World Maritime News team wishes all our readers joyous holidays and a happy and prosperous New Year! We would also ...

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ReCAAP: November a Quiet Month for Asian Pirates

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There has been a slowdown in piracy activity and armed robbery against ships in Asia in November 2015 for the third ...

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Nordic Bremen Collides with German Frigate in Kiel Canal

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Cyprus-flagged container ship Nordic Bremen collided on Wednesday morning, December 9 with a German ...

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