ReCAAP: Asian Maritime Crimes Up in First Eight Months of 2018

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September 11, 2018 The total number of incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia during January-August 2018 increased by 5% compared to the same period in 2017, according to the regional piracy watchdog ReCAAP ISC. A total of 57 incidents comprising 45 actual and 12 attempted incidents were reported during January-August 2018 compared to 54 […]

Missing Tanker Found After Nine Days, Crew Alive and Well

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August 27, 2018 The Panama-flagged tanker Pantelena, which went missing on August 14, has been found in the waters of Congo, the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Friday, August 24. The ministry said that the 17 Georgian sailors on board are reported to be alive and well, adding that the ship was heading toward Lome, […]

Pirate Attack Fears Raised after Chemical Tanker Goes Missing in GoG

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August 20, 2018 Panama-flagged chemical tanker Pantelena is reported missing since August 14, 2018, when all contact with the ship was lost. The tanker was last reported to be sailing with 17 Georgian sailors on board in the Gulf of Guinea, a known piracy hotspot. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia said that an […]

Pirate Attack against Bulk Carrier Foiled in Gulf of Aden

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May 17, 2017 The Liberian-flagged bulk carrier MV Lord Mountbatten was attacked by pirates on Tuesday, May 16 while under way some 230 nautical miles South-West of Salalah, the Gulf of Aden. Namely, the ship was approached by two suspicious mother vessels along with up to eight skiffs, according to India’s Defence Ministry. However, the […]

Indonesian Ports Halt Coal Shipments to Philippines amid Piracy Fears

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April 21, 2016 Indonesia is restricting shipping of coal to its neighboring Philippines following a rise in hijackings of its ships by Filipino pirate groups linked to Islamist extremists. The ports of Banjarmasin and Tarakan in Indonesia’s Kalimantan have stopped approving shipping permits to the Philippines, Reuters reports, citing a government official, amid fears of […]

Infographic: Piracy Drops in SEA as Kidnappings Surge in Gulf of Guinea

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April 12, 2016 Piracy rate has fallen in Southeastern Asia, since there have been only 13 cases of maritime crime in the first quarter of 2016, according to the latest analysis from UK’s maritime intelligence and operations company Dryad Maritime. Yet for the Gulf of Guinea this is not the case. Read More

Third Weapons Seizure in Arabian Sea

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April 4, 2016 For the third time in recent weeks, international naval forces operating in the waters of the Arabian Sea seized a shipment of illicit arms March 28, the US Navy informed. Read More

Update: Indonesia Tug Brahma 12 Freed, Kidnapped Crew Still Held Hostage

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March 30, 2016 The hijacked Indonesian tug Brahma 12 has been released and is now being held by the Philippine authorities, the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs told World Maritime News in an emailed statement. Read More

Ten Indonesian Crew Kidnapped off Philippines

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March 29, 2016 An Indonesian crew of ten people have been kidnapped in the Philippines, according to the Indonesian Embassy in Manila, cited by the Jakarta Post. Read More