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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Infographic: Asian Maritime Crimes Down 65 Pct

The number of piracy and armed robbery incidents in Asia from January to September 2016 decreased by 65%, compared ...

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Merchant Vessels Need to Stay on Alert for Pirates

Merchant vessels transiting the Gulf of Aden and the western Indian Ocean should take protective measures as the ...

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Robbers Ransack Boxship off Guinea

Six robbers armed with guns boarded and fired upon the duty crew on board a container ship at Conakry anchorage, ...

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SE Asian Countries Reach Deal on Maritime Security

Three Southeast Asian countries, the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia, have reached an agreement for trilateral ...

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Dryad: Kidnappings Continue in Gulf of Guinea

The Gulf of Guinea witnessed a continuation of the high levels of piracy seen in the first quarter of the year as ...

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IMB: Maritime Crimes Hit Lowest Levels in Decades

Piracy and armed robbery at sea have fallen to their lowest levels since 1995, despite a surge in kidnappings off ...

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ReCAAP Raises Red Flag over Crew Abductions in Asia

The number of piracy and armed robbery incidents in Asia during January-June 2016 has decreased by 64% compared to ...

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Mauritius Convicts Suspected Somali Pirates

The Intermediate Court of Mauritius has reversed its earlier decision and convicted twelve persons accused of ...

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Infographic: Asian Maritime Crimes Drop by 64 Pct

Piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia saw a decrease of 64 percent in the first half of this year, ...

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Pirates Attack Tanker Bouboulina in Gulf of Guinea

A group of armed pirates has approached and opened fire upon a tanker which was underway some 89 nautical miles off ...

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Pirates Free Kidnapped Tugboat Crew

Four Malaysian crew members, who were taken hostage from their tug Massive 6 in April, have been released on Jolo, ...

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ReCAAP: Asian Maritime Crimes at Lowest in Four Years

The number of incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia has reached its lowest number in the ...

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Interview: Kidnappings for Ransom Easy and Less Risky

In 2016, piracy has yet again emerged as one of the key problems seafarers face during their voyages at sea. A ...

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Tanker Freed from Hijackers off Indonesia, Nine Arrested

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

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OBP: GoG Pirates Snatch Ransoms of up to USD 400,000

The Gulf of Guinea pirates have been yielding ransom payments of up to USD 400,000 for kidnapped seafarers in 2015, ...

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