Tag: hijackings

  • Why be a pirate?

    What are the key piracy drivers? Why be a pirate? Understanding motivations for piracy Zamzam Tatu, M&C Saatchi World Services, Kenya Following primary research recently conducted at Montagne Posse Prison, Seychelles, […]

  • NIMASA rolls out new strategies

    Battle against piracy and maritime crime sees new plans. Maritime security: NIMASA rolls out strategies to combat oil theft, sea-related crimes Uzoamaka Anagor In a bid to further secure the […]

  • Asian Piracy Threat

    Two recent hijackings have put south-east Asia back on the map of piracy hot spots but the dynamics of the attacks have differed from what has become the more common […]

  • Attack on Oil Tanker

    Piracy off Nigeria’s oil-rich delta has escalated from low-level armed robberies to hijackings and cargo thefts, in the latest incident pirates have attacked an unidentified oil tanker.  Pirates attack oil […]

  • Rise in Somali Piracy

    While there was an overall decline in worldwide pirate activity, figures gathered by risk mitigation company AKE show a notable rise in incidents off the Horn of Africa. March Sees Rise in […]

  • Going Global

    Piracy is one of the most resilient business models ever, a fact which has prompted fears that it may be set to go global once again. As the latest IMB reports […]

  • Going Industrial

    Somali gangs are taking piracy to an “industrial scale”. Hijackings off the coast of Somalia accounted for 61 per cent of all attacks on ships, with 362 crewmembers taken hostage, […]

  • Failure Rates

    Pirates are becoming more daring but their success rate is tailing off, a new report says. Hijackings have fallen by one third this year thanks to the efforts of navies […]

  • In Perspective

    Richard Fenning, the chief executive of Control Risks has been speaking on the matter of Somali piracy. He sees this as a growing threat to world trade, in terms of […]

  • Land Attack

    The international community needs to attack pirate leaders on land and not just their ships, a top Chinese general said on Wednesday. In the latest call for a bolder response […]

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