Industry Sector

  • Raid Success

    A Royal Navy team has successfully stormed a vessel seized by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden and rescued five Yemeni fishermen who had been held hostage for three […]

  • Somalis Snared

    NATO has announced the succesful capture of 16 suspected Somali pirates who were sailing a hijacked vessel. The operation was launched from a Danish ship patrolling the Gulf of Aden […]

  • Past Paranoia

    Yet more Wikileaks revelations concerning maritime security have emerged. This time round the focus has been on the United States and past concerns over certain ferry routes. The report has drawn […]

  • Bulk Carrier Taken

    Yet another vessel is believed to have fallen into the hands of Somali pirates. The bulk carrier ‘Sinin’ was believed to have been pirated on the afternoon of February 12, […]

  • Voices Raised

    A number of Filipino maritime groups have joined together to condemn piracy, prompted by the growing number of Filipino seafarers being held hostage. The officers and representatives of five national organizations belonging […]

  • Flagging Concerns

    Is the shipping really doing “everything it can” to stave off pirates? While fingers are pointed by some owners at the navies, it seems the blame game is not as […]

  • Piracy

    Piracy By Nick Riddle     In 2010 the response of the insurance industry to the threat of piracy was confused; it lacked coherence and consistency.  Part of that confusion resulted […]

  • Capture Roll Call

    Here are details of ships held by Somali pirates: * SOCOTRA 1: Seized on Dec. 25, 2009 in the Gulf of Aden. Yemeni-owned ship had six Yemeni crew. * ICEBERG […]

  • Piracy Problem goes JUMBO

    We have long known the scale of the Somali problem – but it has finally confirmed its status as “JUMBO”…with the number of crew held reaching 747. With the recent hijackings […]

  • VLCC Taken

    A VLCC carrying about $200m (£125m; 146m euros) worth of crude oil has reportedly been hijacked off the coast of Oman, the vessel’s Greek operator says. Athens-based shipping company Enesel said […]