Akpobolokemi: Reports of Piracy in Nigerian Waters Exaggerated

Reports of piracy in Nigeria’s territorial waters are exaggerated and meant to shore up insurance claims by shipping firms, the Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Ziakede Patrick Akpobolokemi has said. (more…)

Iranian Navy’s 28th Flotilla Berth in Colombo Port

TEHRAN (FNA)- The 28th Flotilla of the Iranian Navy which has been dispatched to Southeast Asia berthed at a Sri Lanka port, a senior Navy commander announced. (more…)

Nigerian navy boosts camera surveillance against pirates


(Reuters) – Nigeria’s navy has installed eight automated, camera-equipped surveillance towers in the waters just off its coast, in an effort to tackle a surge in pirate attacks and crude oil theft that have blighted Africa’s top energy producer this year. (more…)

MPHRP welcomes the release of Captain Sunil James

The Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme welcomes the release of Captain Sunil James. (more…)

Somali pirates case to be heard tomorrow

Rebecca Samervel

MUMBAI: A sessions court on Thursday heard theSomali pirates case. The trial in the fourth case will be continued tomorrow.  (more…)

Product Tanker Hijackings
By Dirk Steffen
Understanding Trends & Tendencies in the Gulf of Guinea

Gulf of Guinea piracy presents a radically different picture compared with Somali piracy. Since decades it has been a kaleidoscopic mix of short duration hijackings, militant disruptions, kidnappings, robberies and thefts, depending on the location and the setting. It was not until recently, however, that piracy in the region attracted significant international media attention due to the increase in hijackings of product tankers in the region. (more…)

Italy-India: Letta reaffirms commitment to resolving marines case

Italy is working day by day to resolve the case of two Italian marines facing trial for murder in India, prime minister Enrico Letta said on Wednesday. (more…)

10 men accused of piracy attack on Emirati ship sentenced to 10 years and deportation

Suspects attempted to kidnap and threatened crew members

By Nada AlTaher

Abu Dhabi: Ten men accused of a piracy attack on an Emirati ship and taking its crew members hostage, will face 10 years in prison followed by deportation after the Federal Supreme Court upheld their sentence Thursday. (more…)

Nigeria commissions new UAV

Written by Oscar Nkala

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has commissioned the country’s latest Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) which will be deployed as an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaisance (ISR) platform in the fight against terrorism, maritime piracy and crude oil theft. (more…)

Sri Lanka, India and Maldives take part in trilateral maritime exercise

Dec 19, Trincomalee: Officers of Sri Lanka Coast Guard along with Coast Guard officers of India and Maldives took part in the Trilateral Tabletop Exercise (TTEX) 2013 commenced Wednesday in the Eastern port city of Trincomalee. (more…)