Pirates in action in the east Indian Ocean?
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(B2) A merchant ship has been an “approach” by suspected pirates on Thursday (September 25), east of the Indian Ocean, we learn marine source. The vessel was then very close to the Strait of Hormuz between the United Arab Emirates and the coast of Pakistan. A skiff with three persons aboard, weapons and equipment visible spear, then approached very near the ship, just 10 meters. The ship was able to evade his pursuers. (more…)

Shipping companies turn to private security as maritime threat rises in Southeast Asia

Malaysia’s defence minister, Hishammuddin Hussein, says the country remains at risk of possible attacks by Islamic State militants – with attacks most likely to be carried out at sea. Some in the shipping industry are now hiring private security companies to keep their cargo and crew safe.

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Hijacked products tanker identified

Titus Zheng

The products tanker hijacked en route to Timor Leste was identified as Orapin 2, according to the report from Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA). (more…)

Shipping Consortium Counters Piracy with Development Projects

Somalilandsun — The Joint Shipping Initiative – made up of Shell, BP, Maersk, Stena and Japanese shipping companies NYK, MOL and “K” Line – today (26th Sept) announced it has given $1.5 million of additional funds to a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) project to improve the lives of Somalis and security for seafarers. (more…)

The Rise of West African Piracy

BY NICK TURSE

Despite US military efforts, maritime insecurity has been markedly on the rise in the Gulf of Guinea. (more…)

India lacks legal system to prosecute pirates

New Delhi: CBI Director Ranjit Sinha on Wednesday said that the Indian legal system lacks clear and unambiguous mechanism to prosecute maritime pirates. (more…)

Seafarers – forgotten victims of maritime piracy

BY RITA PAYNE

With conflict and bloodshed in the Middle East, Ukraine and other parts of the world dominating international attention, one issue has dropped off the headlines – the human cost of piracy and maritime crime. This applies especially to the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa where piracy is escalating. Although the actual number of attacks on vessels may not be exceptionally high, the trauma suffered by seafarers affected by violence is having a devastating impact on them and their families. (more…)

Somalia: Five Dead in Somali Pirates fight Over Ransom

A group of Somali pirates exchanged heavy gunfire on Thursday over a ransom they received for releasing an American Journalist, Residents have confirmed. (more…)

Somaliland: Norway will assist the fight against regional piracy projects

Public diplomacy and National security news. President Ahmed Silanyo received at the presidential palace Norway’s Special Envoy to Somalia Mr. Jens Mjaugel who arrived in the country on official working visit to Hargeisa. During the meeting they exchanged views on number of issues ranging from Norway providing assistance to Somaliland’s oil exploration projects, exploiting marine and fishery resources and moderating the ongoing dialogue between Somalia and Somaliland talks. Somaliland’s Foreign Minister Mohamed Bihi Yonis has announced that Norway will assist in the fight against regional piracy projects in the Horn. (more…)

U.S. Joins Anti-Piracy Organization

Coast Guard admiral to serve on governing council

The U.S. will become the 20th nation to join the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) on Tuesday. (more…)