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  • Maritime Disputes & Regional Security

    MSR Note: We are delighted to present the following paper, submitted to us by Dionysia Chondrogianni. We have made no corrections or alterations to this paper, and hope that readers […]

  • Oil Theft and Maritime Insecurity

    The National Assembly should strengthen the laws relating to oil theft and maritime insecurity Oil Theft and Maritime Insecurity At a period when oil theft and maritime insecurity have become […]

  • Pirates convicted in India

    Men have already served six years on remand. Somalian pirates convicted for 2010 hijacking can return home in a year By Sailee Dhayalkar More than six years after they were […]

  • NIMASA: Anti-Piracy Bill progress

    Despite years of piracy, no laws had been created. NIMASA Takes Anti-Piracy Bill To National Assembly The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, says the agency […]

  • Beijing, Manila talk S. China Sea

    Maritime security issues plague region. Beijing, Manila start series of S. China Sea talks Editor: Feng Shuang China and the Philippines on Friday vowed to seek ways acceptable to both […]

  • Government fast tracks bill against sea pirates, illegal trade

    Nigeria pushes for legislation at last. Government fast tracks bill against sea pirates, illegal trade By Sulaimon Salau Determined to ensure optimum safety, the Federal Government is concluding plans to […]

  • Avant Garde skipper bailed

    Captain was in charge of floating armoury. Ukrainian captain of MV Avant-Garde granted bail A Sri Lankan court Thursday granted bail to the Ukrainian Captain of the MV Avant Garde […]

  • Acquitted Somalis head home

    Men won their appeal in December 2016. Seychelles repatriates five Somali nationals acquitted for piracy offences By: Betymie Bonnelame (Seychelles News Agency) – Five Somali nationals were repatriated Monday after […]

  • China not happy with Trump

    New Trump administration clashes again with China. China hits back at US over South China Sea claims China has asserted its “indisputable sovereignty” over parts of the South China Sea […]

  • Djibouti Code broadened

    Code of Conduct updated to include additional maritime crimes. Regional maritime piracy agreement broadened to cover other illicit maritime activity An international agreement that has been instrumental in repressing piracy […]

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