Tag: kidnap

  • Asian piracy down, kidnaps up

    Crew kidnaps still on the rise in region. Asian Piracy Incidents Drop to Four-Year Low The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) […]

  • Bigger ships, bigger guns

    But Somali pirates had no trouble hijacking oil tankers… Jakarta suggests bigger vessels, guards onboard to stop Abu Sayyaf attacks By Vincent Wee Among the solutions the Indonesian government is […]

  • Oil price sees kidnap rise

    Nigeria still the hot spot. Low oil price means tanker crews are now kidnap targets by Edwin Lampert The traditional modus operandi of pirates off the coast of West Africa […]

  • Celebes Sea Cooperation

    What models can Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines follow for their new trilateral maritime cooperation? A Quest for Best Practices: Trilateral Cooperation on Maritime Security in the Celebes Sea By […]

  • New joint patrols for SE Asia

    Hopes that patrols will suppress militant activity and piracy. Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines sign maritime security declaration Marguerite Afra Sapiie Foreign ministers and defense force chiefs from Indonesia, Malaysia and the […]

  • Pirates on trial in France

    Pirates accused in Tribal Kat incident. Somali pirates face trial in France over deadly hijacking Seven suspected Somali pirates accused of hijacking a French yacht, killing its owner and putting […]

  • Kenyan released by Somali pirates

    Kidnap was not covered by Western media. Man abducted by pirates returns after 15 months By Luke Awich It was joy and celebrations at Mundoro village in Kiambu when a […]

  • Niger Delta security boost

    Navy bolsters security. Yet again. Navy beefs up security on N-Delta waterways By Ike Uchechukwu CALABAR—The Nigerian Navy says it has established double presence on the waterways to forestall crime […]

  • Nigerian hostages released

    No information on any ransom payment. Pirates release Lithuanian sailors abducted off Nigerian coast Pirates have released two Lithuanian sailors abducted off the coasts of Nigeria in mid-October, Government Vice-Chancellor […]

  • Tebbut kidnapping back in news

    Secret MI6 document suggests British government failed to communicate a threat and later ignored an unjust conviction. Exclusive: UK under pressure over Kenya kidnapping Clayton Swisher, Will Jordan A secret […]