KDF lauded for fighting piracy off Somali coast

By Daniel Psirmoi

Kenya’s military intervention in Somalia has been lauded for helping reduce piracy along the East African coast of the Indian Ocean. (more…)

Seychelles court sentences five Somalis to 12 years, concludes last piracy case

By: Sharon Uranie

(Seychelles News Agency) – A last group of suspected Somali pirates that remained on trial in Seychelles has been found guilty of piracy offences and sentenced to 12 years in prison by the Seychelles Supreme Court on Friday. (more…)

Ships get relief from piracy insurance premium at Indian ports

Ships entering or leaving Indian ports need not pay additional war risk premium (ARWP) any more, after seas close to India’s western coast were removed from the list of the High Risk Areas for piracy. (more…)

19th CGPCS Plenary Concludes. Seychelles to Remain as Chair for Another Year

MEMBERS attending the 19th Plenary of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia, CGPCS, proposed at the closing of the event yesterday afternoon, 3rd June 2016, that Seychelles should remain as chair of the Contact Group for the year 2017. (more…)

Iran Sends Naval Flotilla on Anti-Pirate Patrol Mission to Gulf of Aden

Iranian Navy Commander Adm. Habibollah Sayyari said that the 41st flotilla of the Iranian Navy was sent sent for an anti-pirate patrol mission to the Gulf of Aden. (more…)

Operations Center to Improve Maritime Safety Opens in Berbera

Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP), United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), EUCAP Nestor and the Somaliland Coast Guard announced today the opening of the Berbera Maritime Operations Center. The center, operated by the Somaliland Coast Guard and part of the OBP Maritime Communications Initiative, will create maritime situational awareness and improve the safety of Somaliland waters for local maritime traffic. The center is also expected to assist in combatting illegal fishing, piracy and other maritime crimes. (more…)

City police probe deception on ship ‘hijacked by pirates’

The case is one of 10 ‘mega frauds’ being investigated by detectives

JUSTIN DAVENPORT

City of London police are investigating 10 huge frauds with losses totalling half a billion pounds including an alleged scam involving the hijacking of a ship. (more…)

KPI Urges Jokowi, free up 4 the CITIZENS taken hostage in Somalia

Jakarta (PR)-after successfully freeing 14 citizens of Indonesia from the Abu Sayyaf group in the southern Philippines, there are still 4 other CITIZENS taken hostage by a gang of pirates in Somalia, East Africa. The unity of Indonesia Seamen (KPI) urged President Joko Widodo to immediately free them from suffering. (more…)

Somalia: IMB Warns Vessels to Remain Vigilant Despite Drop in Piracy

By Aiswarya Lakshmi

The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has warned foreign vessels to remain vigilant when sailing in the Horn of Africa, despite a lull in piracy incidents in the region. (more…)

Somalia piracy still a threat, says agency

By Philip Mwakio

Threats of piracy on Somalia’s Coast are still real, a global maritime agency has warned. (more…)