Trinidad and Tobago: Killer pirates

By Ryan Hamilton-Davis

IN YET another incident of piracy in waters between Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela, a young fisherman has been killed in a violent attack by Spanish- speaking gunmen off this country’s coastline. (more…)

Suspected Philippine kidnap vessel found abandoned at Jolo port

Philippine authorities have found a boat they suspect was used by kidnappers to take a group of mainly Western hostages to an island stronghold of Islamic militants, the military said. (more…)

UK P&I Club issues warning on piracy in West Africa

Shipping protection and indemnity mutual insurer The UK P&I Club (The UK Club) has issued practical guidance to members in relation to piracy in West Africa. (more…)

Southeast Asia crime tops the week

Girija Shettar

Pirate and maritime crime activity in southeast Asian waters is “at a high level” for the week from 20 September, according to intelligence co-ordinator MARLO. (more…)

Philippines: Samal kidnap victims taken to Sulu, Davao mayor says

The four were abducted by armed men from the Holiday Oceanview Resort on Monday

By Gilbert P. Felongco, Correspondent

Manila: The three foreigners and a Filipina abducted from a resort in Samal Island had been taken to Sulu, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said citing intelligence reports. (more…)

Togo: Maritime crime is a threat to the global economy

‘The nations which have sea legs can not afford to have seasickness.’ The metaphor of Bert Koenders sounds like a warning. The fight against piracy must be an international priority even if it is currently focused in the Gulf of Guinea region. (more…)

Somalia wants repatriation of ‘pirate’ prisoners in Kenya jails

Somalia has said that it is working for the repatriation of about 100-Somali nationals jailed in Kenya after they were captured at sea over alleged hijacking of vessels in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden years ago. (more…)

Yemen conflict: No end in sight, six months on

In an age of 24/7 news coverage, social media and videos going viral, the war in Yemen must rank as one of the most under-reported in recent times, despite a few brave visits by intrepid journalists and film crews. (more…)

EU to arrest people traffickers on high seas

An EU operation against migrant traffickers in the Mediterranean which will allow for arrests in international waters will begin on October 7, the bloc’s foreign affairs chief said Thursday. (more…)

Nigeria’s oil war: Who are the Niger Delta militants?


The Nigerian military is believed to have arrested 13 alleged members of militant groups in the densely-populated Niger Delta days after the army expressed concern over fears that militants are regrouping in the region years after they were granted amnesty for laying down arms. (more…)