Oil bunkering in the Niger Delta, has been a perennial problem. The country is to have lost oil estimated at $10.9 billion or about 136 million barrels to crude oil thieves. Also 10 billion barrels of oil valued at $894 million have been lost to pipeline vandalised in the downstream sector. (more…)
AUTHOR: KOUSHIK DAS
The ‘marines row’ between India and Italy intensifies, as Rome has decided to take the case to international arbitration. The major development took place on Friday night, with Italy formally launching international arbitration against India. (more…)
GATHERED on Thursday, June 25, around Admiral Bernard Rogel, Chief of Staff of the French Navy in Brest, where the operational authority of the Navy is based, several senior military officials from Africa and Europe, taking part in a seminar to reflect on the problem of piracy in connection with illicit activities. The phenomenon has assumed alarming rates in the Gulf of Guinea in recent years. (more…)
Between 2000 and 2013, 2,919 seafarers were held hostage by Somali pirates in inhumane conditions, in some instances for years. On this Day of the Seafarers, we should remember those who have been denied their freedom while going about their daily work.
he list of suspected masterminds behind the hijacking of Malaysian oil tanker MT Orkim Harmony has been narrowed down, said Malaysian Maritime Vice-Admiral Ahmad Puzi Ab Kahar. (more…)
By Jonathan Edward
PORT KLANG, June 26 —The crew of Orkim Harmony had no warning of the pirate attack and could not respond as they had already boarded. (more…)
Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) intelligence has identified two to three masterminds who are believed to be involved in the hijacking of the MT Orkim Harmony tanker. (more…)
The Kenyan government on Wednesday claimed to have repatriated 62 Somali pirates who have finished their jail terms, as part of its Piracy Prisoner Transfer Programme. (more…)
BANGKOK — Much of the petroleum that keeps Asia humming arrives by sea on tankers. But these vessels filled with crude oil aren’t just plying ordinary waters. They’re plying seas infamous for piracy.