Pirates said to grab fishing vessel to use as mother ship

MARCH 24, 2017 — In a worrying sign that the Somali piracy threat is on the rise again, UKTMO (United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations) today issued an advisory saying that “reports have

EU NAVFOR confirms tanker hijacking off Somalia

MARCH 14, 2017 — The EU Naval Force, which is currently operating off the coast of Somalia, reports that it has received positive confirmation from the master of the Comoros-flagged tanker, Aris

Pirates hijack small tanker off Somalia

MARCH 14, 2017 — Pirates have hijacked the 1,800 dwt tanker Aris 13 off the coast of Somalia. It appears to be the first successful hijacking in the region since 2012. According

Crew kidnappings continue to rise

JANUARY 10, 2017 — More crew were kidnapped at sea in 2016 than in any of the previous 10 years, despite global piracy reaching its lowest levels since 1998, according to the

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

Security Council renews Somali piracy resolution

NOVEMBER 10, 2016 — The United Nations Security Council yesterday renewed for another year its authorization for international naval forces to join in fighting piracy off the coast of Somalia. It stressed

EU NAVFOR confirms First Somali pirate attack in 2.5 years

NOVEMBER 4, 2016 — The first reported pirate attack on a merchant vessel off the coast of Somalia in two and a half years has been confirmed by EU Naval Force (Somalia.

Southern Phillipines and Yemen seen as risk areas for ships

APRIL 26, 2016 — The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator has issued a Ship Security Advisory recommending heightened vigilance while transiting off the Southern Philippines and Yemen. It follows

Southeast Asia hijackings of small tankers continue

JULY 22, 2015 — A new report from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) says that hijackings of small coastal tankers in Southeast Asia are now averaging one

Seychelles prison for Somalis who got Danish compensation

MARCH 19, 2015 — The Seychelles Supreme Court has found nine Somalis, including one minor, guilty on three different counts of piracy. The nine pirates were handed over to the Seychelles authorities