Gulf of Aden Gets More Help in Fight against Piracy

Following a number of recent attacks against merchant shipping in the Gulf of Aden and Bab-el-Mandeb, relevant ...

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Oil Tanker Fired Upon in Bab-el-Mandeb Strait

A Marshall Islands-flagged oil tanker was approached and fired upon by three men in a skiff in the southern ...

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Somali Pirates Seize Fishing Boat to Target Bigger Ships

A group of Somali pirates hijacked an Iranian fishing vessel on Tuesday which will most probably be used as a ...

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Pirate Attack against Bulk Carrier Foiled in Gulf of Aden

The Liberian-flagged bulk carrier MV Lord Mountbatten was attacked by pirates on Tuesday, May 16 while under way ...

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58 Seafarers Kidnapped in Q1, 2017

Pirates and armed robbers attacked 43 ships and captured 58 seafarers in the first quarter of 2017, slightly more ...

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Nearly 2,000 Seafarers Affected by Piracy in West Africa

There was a 57 percent rise in the number of seafarers affected by piracy in West Africa in 2016, a report on the ...

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Key Challenges to Paying Seafarers during Captivity

In light of increased maritime piracy attacks, especially off the Horn of Africa, which often include hijacking of ...

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Seafarers’ Wages During Piracy Discussed at ILO Meeting

A meeting of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Working Group of the Special Tripartite Committee (STC) ...

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Infographic: Actual Maritime Crimes in Asia Drop by 12 Pct

There was an overall drop in actual piracy and armed robbery incidents against ships in Asia during January-March ...

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Pirates Release Dhow Seized off Somalia

The pirates have released the ocean going dhow that was hijacked on March 23rd in the vicinity of Eyl, Somalia, the ...

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Infographic: Nigerian Pirate Activity in 2016

The Gulf of Guinea continues to be one of the most dangerous bodies of water in the world for merchant shipping. ...

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ReCAAP: Asian Abduction Incidents Persist

Although the total number of piracy and armed robbery incidents dropped in February 2017, crew abduction ...

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General Cargo Ship Evades Pirate Attack off Philippines

A Vietnamese-flagged ship identified as MV Phu An 268 managed to escape pirate hands while sailing through ...

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Dryad: Kidnap for Ransom at 10-Year High

The Gulf of Guinea and Southeast Asia have seen a significant increase in kidnapping incidents in 2016, according ...

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IMO: Anti-Piracy Deal Expanded to Other Illicit Activities

An international agreement on repressing piracy and armed robbery against ships in the western Indian Ocean and the ...

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Robbers Board Bulk Carrier off Indonesia

A bulk carrier was boarded by robbers on January 8, 2017, as five persons climbed aboard the ship which was in ...

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Cargo Ship Evades Pirate Attack in Philippines

Six armed persons in a speed boat chased and fired upon a general cargo vessel while it was underway some 21 ...

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Nautilus: UK Needs to Remain in EUNavfor Counter-Piracy Op

The trade union Nautilus International has called for assurances from the UK government that the UK will remain in ...

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Somali Piracy Still a Matter of Grave Concern

The UN Security Council has renewed its authorization for international naval forces to join in fighting piracy off ...

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ReCAAP: Five Asian Maritime Incidents Reported in October

A total of five incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia were reported in October 2016, ...

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Kidnappings Persists Despite Drop in Piracy

Kidnapping and hostage-taking persists off the coasts of West Africa and South East Asia, despite a 20-year low in ...

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