Malaysian court sentences pirates to jail, cane

NOVEMBER 29, 2016 — A Malaysian court has handed down tough sentences to eight Indonesians convicted in the hijacking of an oil tanker in June 2015. Six were sentenced to 15 years

Small tankers target of hijackings in Southeast Asia

AUGUST 11, 2015—With a high rate of hijackings in Southeast Asia, small tanker operators will continue to face a security threat amid a high demand for illicit oil, together and a well-established

Fuel thefts spur rise in ship hijacking figures

JANUARY 14, 2015 — Attacks against small tankers off South East Asia’s coasts caused a rise in global ship hijackings, up to 21 in 2014 from 12 in 2013, despite piracy at

Denmark pays compensation to pirate suspects

DECEMBER 9, 2014 — Denmark has paid $3,339 each to nine Somalis intercepted by the Danish warship Esbjern Snare after an attempt to hijack the Danish cargo ship Torm Kansas in the

Court tells France to pay damages to Somali pirates

DECEMBER 5, 2014 — The European Court of Human Rights yesterday ruled that nine Somali pirates apprehended by French forces should get thousands of euros because they were not immediately brought before

Piracy trends down, but oil thefts continue

OCTOBER 29, 2014 — Though pirate attacks worldwide have fallen for the third consecutive year, small tanker hijacks by armed gangs are escalating in Southeast Asia, according to the latest piracy report

IMB warns small tankers of rising hijacking threat

JUNE 19, 2014 — After a spate of cargo theft tanker hijackings, the ICC Commercial Crime Services’ International Maritime Bureau (IMB) is warning small tankers to maintain strict anti-piracy measures in the

Tanker hijacking “part of pattern” warns Dryad

JUNE 4, 2014 — Poole, U.K., headquartered Dryad Maritime Intelligence has issued an advisory following the latest report of a tanker hijacking in Southeast Asia. It says that the crime follows a

Liberia concludes investigation of Kerala hijacking

MAY 29, 2014 — Months after being freed by hijackers, the Liberian-registered Dynacom product tanker Kerala remains stuck in Luanda, Angola, with Angolan police preventing embarkation or disembarkation of any person without

Kerala incident confirmed as hijacking

FEBRUARY 7, 2013 — The hijacking of Dynacom’s Liberian-flagged product tanker, Kerala, (IMO No.: 9390927), at Luanda, Angola on January 18, 2014 marked a significant extension south by gangs involved in refined