Nigerian Navy authorities in Warri, Delta, on Wednesday said navy personnel in the area had impounded 26 high speed boats in the area.
BY KANUPRIYA KAPOOR Indonesia fears piracy on a busy shipping route along its maritime border with the Philippines could hit levels seen in Somalia unless security is tightened, the chief security minister said on Thursday, following a spate of kidnappings.
On Friday, the towing vessel TB Henry was hijacked and four of her crewmembers kidnapped off of Lahad Datu, Malaysia, near the intersection of Indonesian, Malaysian and Philippine waters. The attackers have not been definitively identified, but officials suspect militants associated with … Continue reading
The Indian Navy, with the help of its long-range anti-submarine warfare aircraft, has thwarted a “piracy” attempt in the Western Arabian Sea, 800 nautical miles off Mumbai, targeted at a merchant vessel.
The Iranian Navy has thwarted seven pirate boat attacks on an Iranian merchant vessel sailing in the Red Sea.
By CAPT Robert N. Hein, USN The call of the ocean has enticed generations to explore, and at times exploit her domain. Ninety percent of world commerce transits the oceans. Cruise ships represent a $40 Billion industry, and 30% of … Continue reading
By Uche Usim DESPITE repeated assurances from the Nigerian Navy and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) of adequate safety at sea, pirates have continued to launch sporadic attacks on ships that sail into the country, thus turning … Continue reading
AN Indonesian sailor was shot and wounded while four of his compatriots were abducted by suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits in Philippine waters between Tawi-Tawi and Lahad Datu in Sabah, authorities reported on Saturday.
Yemeni forces backed by Apache helicopters from a Saudi-led coalition wrested the city of Houta from al Qaeda fighters after a gun battle on Friday morning, a local military official said.