Armed pirates have raided an oil tanker sailing in the Malacca Straits and abducted three crew members, officials in Malaysia say. The pirates also pilfered a large amount of diesel from the tanker, which reports say was travelling from Singapore … Continue reading
By Daniel Kalinaki, Political Platform Reporter Without a government in Somalia capable of patrolling the country’s coastline or netting its pirates, the response came from the European Union. The FS Siroco is part of the response; one of up to eight … Continue reading
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran plans to dispatch its next flotilla of warships to the high seas on April 18 or 19 to protect the country’s cargo ships and oil tankers against pirate attacks, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on … Continue reading
Are fragile states and bad governance responsible for maritime piracy? On the contrary, argues Bridget Coggins. Pirates also benefit from stable governments that provide easy access to corrupt officials and a steady stream of high value targets. By Bridget Coggins … Continue reading
Why have some parts of the Somali coastline become havens for maritime piracy while other areas want nothing to do with it? For Anja Shortland, the evidence is clear – a lack of infrastructure and economic development can make piracy … Continue reading
SOMALI pirates who hijacked a Spanish Naval vessel after mistaking it for a private civilian boat are facing tougher sentences following a Supreme Court ruling.
UKMTO has issued its report for the period April 5th to April 11th and has logged three incidents of potential pirate activity.