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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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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