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SE Asia tanker hijacks rose in 2014 despite global drop in sea piracy, IMB report reveals

 

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 sea ...

EU counter-piracy operation Atalanta extended to end of 2016

The Council has extended the EU’s counter-piracy Operation Atalanta by two more years, until 12 December 2016. The Operation’s main focus is the protection of World Food Programme ...

MV Asphalt Venture seafarers released

The Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) has welcomed the news that seven Indian seafarers who have been held hostage since their ship, the MV Asphalt Venture, was hijacked in ...

IMB notes concern over small tanker attacks in SE Asia

While pirate attacks on the world’s seas have fallen for the third consecutive year, small tanker hijacks by armed gangs are escalating in Southeast Asia, reveals the International Chamber ...

ReCAAP releases third quarterly piracy report

In light of the prevailing development of the situation of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia, the ReCAAP ISC produces a summary of the latest figures of the ...

Shipping industry releases updated anti-piracy guidelines on Gulf of Guinea region

The Round Table of international shipping industry associations has released an updated version of ‘Guidelines for Owners, Operators and Masters for Protection Against Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea Region ...

IMB reports worrying trend of small tanker hijacks in Southeast Asian waters

The Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) raises concerns over a worrying trend of small tanker hijacks in its 2014 half ...

Dryad Maritime continues to report high levels of piracy in Southeast Asia

Dryad Maritime is warning of an increasing threat from Southeast Asia piracy following the release of their Q2 figures which show that the area continues to experience the highest number ...

New regional structure for counter-piracy code implementation

Ministers from participating States in the Code of Conduct concerning the Repression of Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in the Western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden (the ...

Liberia concludes Kerala hijacking investigation

The Liberian Registry has concluded its investigation into the pirate-hijacking of the product tanker Kerala off Luanda, Angola, on 18 January 2014. The Liberian investigation is based on evidence gathered ...

Lowest first quarter figures since 2007 but no room for complacency, reports IMB

The International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has revealed that piracy on the world’s seas is at its lowest first-quarter level since 2007, but warns that ...

Dryad Maritime: Maritime crime figures for Q1 2014

Dryad’s quarterly figures on maritime crime incidents reveal a steady cadence of all types of crime across three main areas, namely the Gulf of Guinea, Horn of Africa and ...

MSC Cruises organised a crises management drill on board MSC Lirica

On Monday 31 March at 15:00 CET, MSC Cruises organised a crisis management drill on board MSC Lirica as she was cruising off the coast of Oman. The drill ...

SMM 2014: Strategies for Security at Sea

Security at sea is improving: In recent months, pirate attacks on commercial ships have been repelled successfully with increasing frequency. One of the reasons is the EU-led Operation Atalanta providing ...

Japan gives one million dollar boost to Gulf of Guinea fund

The Government of Japan has made a contribution of US$1.0 million to the IMO West and Central Africa Maritime Security Trust Fund, established by IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu ...

IMB warns of West Africa piracy threat

The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) is asking ships to be extra vigilant when transiting West Africa as piracy in the region becomes a growing concern.

IMB’s Live Piracy ...

Transas adds Piracy Information Overlay to the Navigation product portfolio

Transas Marine has added a Piracy Information Overlay (PIO) to its Navigation product portfolio. The piracy overlay is integrated into the Transas FleetView Online SSAS-tracking software and Navi-Planner 4000 voyage ...

ICS Board prepares for important IMO meeting

The Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), representing national shipowners’ associations from 35 nations and over 80% of the world merchant fleet, recently met in London ...

ICS identifies lessons from Somali piracy

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the principal global trade association for shipowners, has issued a paper drawing upon the international shipping industry’s experience of Somali-based piracy during the ...

EU takes over chairmanship of CGPCS in 2014

From the 1st of January 2014 the European Union will assume for one year the chairmanship of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS) with Maciej ...

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