Southeast Asia still worst for pirates despite high-profile Somali attacks

Chris Bartlett

SOMALI pirates are in the news again.

Kidnappings, ship hijacks, a run-in with the Australian navy and a Tom Hanks movie have put them back in the spotlight. (more…)

Interview: Hugo Wynn-Williams: Steadying the ship

Amid the ongoing economic downturn and the constant threat of piracy, Thomas Miller chairman Hugo Wynn-Williams explains how the protection & indemnity sector is navigating the choppy waters. (more…)

Enrica Lexie case: MHA ‘defers’ proposal to send NIA team to Italy

Rahul Tri

In a fresh twist in the probe involving two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen last year, the Ministry of Home Affairs has “deferred” the proposal to send a team of the National Investigation Agency to Italy to question four witnesses in the case. The MHA had sought the opinion of the Attorney General and the Law Ministry on sending the team after the witnesses refused to appear before the agency in New Delhi. (more…)

Nigeria: Ex-militant leader faults threat to oil installations


UGHELLI— CHAIRMAN,Delta State chapter of Phase II of the Amnesty Programme, ‘General’ Kingsley Muturu, yesterday, has expressed disappointment over threats by ex-militants of Urhobo extraction to attack oil installation in Urhobo waterways. (more…)

Kidnapped Americans in Context: The Shifitng Forms of Nigerian Piracy


The kidnapping of two American mariners on Oct. 23 does not signal the rise of a new piracy threat off Nigeria, but rather the re-emergence of an old one (more…)

Shifting piracy: From Somalia to Nigeria, the threat continues

The seizure last week of a U.S.-flagged oil industry vessel and its American captain and chief engineer off the West African coast signaled the supplanting of Somalia in East Africa by Nigeria as the chief source of African piracy. (more…)

King’s message of peace to conference

MANAMA: Bahrain yesterday stressed the need to steer the region away from any tension caused by weapons of mass destruction. (more…)

Maritime Piracy Is Down, But Expert Warns Against Complaceny

Robert Bowman, Contributor

Worldwide incidents of maritime piracy are on the decline, but ship operators shouldn’t assume that the problem has been put to rest, warned an expert with the International Chamber of Commerce. (more…)

Africa Command Helps Partners Promote Maritime Security


By Donna Miles

Capacity-building efforts being advanced by U.S. Africa Command are helping African nations confront maritime crime, including piracy in the Gulf of Guinea and events currently unfolding off the Nigerian coast, the Africom commander reported. (more…)

Bahrain hosts maritime piracy workshop

(BNA) The second regional Interpol course on investigation of maritime piracy opened today. Bahrain and five other Arab and foreign countries are taking part in the three-day event, organized by the Royal Academy of Police (RAP) in cooperation with the International Criminal Police Organization ” ICPO–INTERPOL”. (more…)