Police on the trail for alleged Bayelsa pirates

Augustine Osayande

Abuja – Marine police officers attached to the Bayelsa State Command have recovered a speed boat from suspected sea pirates in the area. (more…)

Diagnosing Somalian Piracy: Symptom Or Disease? – Analysis

By Prerna Bakshi

While history recounts the plunderous eras when pirates reigned over high seas, sabotaged trade and caused anarchy on land, Somalian piracy materialises this into the grim reality of the 21st century. (more…)

As NIMASA Tackles Piracy, Manpower Shortfall

The Nigeria Maritime Administration Agency has been battling to surmount its numerous problems, among them, inadequate manpower, piracy and other criminal activities in Nigerian waters. John Iwori reports. (more…)

Military Surveillance Keeps Somali Pirates At Bay

Military incursions on and off-shore Somalia have helped end piracy attacks on key shipping routes around the Gulf of Aden, new data showed even though maritime experts called for caution. (more…)

New Suez Canal Ready for Business

By Aiswarya Lakshmi

Suez Canal Authority (SCA) chairman Mohab Mamish officially called on international maritime navigation lines to use the New Suez Canal, scheduled to be inaugurated August 6. (more…)

Piracy-free oceans – myth or reality?

By Zhou Bo

Counter-piracy in the Gulf of Aden could not have been more successful. No commercial ships have been hijacked since 2013, compared with 46 ships in 2010. At the 18th Plenary Session of Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia at the UN headquarters on July 8, 2015, the European Union reiterated its “two zeros” goal for this year – zero ships and zero seafarers in the hands of Somali pirates. (more…)

Pirates hijacked fishing trawler in Malacca Strait

Pirates attacked the fishing trawler Maju Jaya in Malacca Strait in Tamiang water in North Sumatra, Indonesia. The vessel was attached by a fishing boat with armed pirates, who boarded the trawler from portside and hijacked the crew for a while. (more…)

Attack halts flow in natural gas pipeline from Iran to Turkey

By Orhan Coskun

ANKARA (Reuters) – Saboteurs attacked a pipeline carrying natural gas from Iran to Turkey in Turkey’s eastern province of Agri late on Monday, halting the flow, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz and state gas company Botas said. (more…)

Safety in Malaysian waters has improved — MMEA

PUTRAJAYA: When Malaysian-registered MT Orkim Harmony disappeared on June 11, 2015, a massive search for the vessel was launched. (more…)

Maritime court to hear Italy-India shooting dispute

A Germany-based international tribunal said Monday it would open hearings next month on a deadly 2012 maritime incident that sparked a diplomatic dispute between Italy and India. (more…)