Somali pirates release hijacked tanker

MARCH 16, 2017 —Somali pirates who hijacked the Cormoros-flagged tanker Aris 13 have released the vessel. The NGO Oceans Beyond Piracy says the release was “due to the efforts of the Puntland

IMO Sec Gen: Aris 13 hijack underscores need to follow BMP

MARCH 16, 2017 — Following of the hijacking of the tanker Aris 13, off Puntland, Somalia, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim is urging the shipping industry to diligently apply IMO guidance and best

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

Pirates flee captured dhow

APRIL 29, 2014 — An attempt by Somali pirates to used a captured dhow as a mother ship has been foiled by EU Navfor. The six armed pirates who had taken the

Drugs implicated in Maersk Alabama guard deaths

FEBRUARY 21, 2014 — Traces of narcotics and hypodermic needles were found with the bodies of the two security guards discovered dead on Maersk Alabama, CNN reports, citing a  Seychelles government official,

Two security guards found dead on Maersk Alabama

FEBRUARY 20, 2014 —Two 44 year old former U.S. Navy SEALS were found dead in a cabin on Maersk Alabama February 18. The men were employed by Trident Group, Virginia Beach,VA, which

Tanker suspected hijacked off Angola

JANUARY 22, 2014 — Athens headquartered Dynacom Tankers Management reports that communication with the 74,999 dwt, Liberian flagged M/T Kerala has been lost since January 18. “It is suspected that pirates have

Pirates nabbed after guards repel attack on Navios ship

JANUARY 21, 2014 — Though the suspected pirates have now been caught, the main lesson from the first Somali pirate attack of the year is that private armed security teams prevent hijackings.

ICS paper looks at lessons learned on piracy

JANUARY 13, 2014 — A paper issued by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) draws on the international shipping industry’s experience of Somali-based piracy from 2007 to 2013. ICS Secretary General Peter

EU takes chair of antipiracy group

DECEMBER 26, 2013 — From January 1, 2014 the European Union will take over the chairmanship of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS) for one year, continuing