Tag: K&R

  • New K&R groups emerge

    Esscom chief Hazani Ghazali says the groups are also involved in robbery. Esscom identifies 3 new kidnap-for-ransom groups KOTA KINABALU: The Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) has identified three new […]

  • ASG K&R gang member arrested

    Lack of recent attacks on shipping suggests military action working. Abu Sayyaf member nabbed in Tawi-Tawi By Roel PareƱo ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Government troops captured an Abu Sayyaf member […]

  • Joint patrols, part 432

    A look at the status of a much-anticipated initiative between Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Trilateral Patrols in the Sulu Sea: Still Coming Soon? By Prashanth Parameswaran Last year, Indonesia, […]

  • K&R insurance spikes

    Ongoing attacks see increased coverage demands. Feature: Piracy spikes shipowners’ demand for kidnap and ransom insurance There is a marked increase in shipowners opting for kidnap and ransom insurance across […]

  • WA piracy will remain a headache for ship owners in 2014

    Nigeria will remain a serious piracy hot-spot in 2014, as the country still resists the allowing of non-Nigerian armed guards on board vessels plying its waters. WA piracy will remain […]

  • Insurers Face Trouble

    A dramatic fall in pirate attacks off the Somali coast is forcing down the cost of piracy insurance for commercial ships, taking the shine off a fast-growing and lucrative market […]

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