Human Element

  • Frontex gets airborne

    The European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) is planning to launch another project that would help the agency in its mission to better protect the borders of the external […]

  • NGO threatened in Med

    Threats made to NGO group off Libya. ‘Next time you will be targeted’: Libyan coast guard threatens migrant rescue ship Nick Miller London: A Spanish aid group rescuing migrants in the […]

  • 7 jailed for migrant drownings

    Men get long jail terms. Seven jailed for migrant drownings An Italian court has sentenced seven African migrants to a total of more than 120 years in prison for the […]

  • Pirates and criminal masterminds

    John Steed discusses modern pirate gangs. Sea pirates of the 21st century are gangs run by criminal masterminds – hostage negotiator The high seas in the 21st century are as […]

  • Inside the Naham 3 negotiations

    OBP helps the Naham 3 crew to freedom. ‘It made me cry. I don’t cry easily’: Inside the mission to free 26 hostages after 5 years in Somalia The pirates […]

  • UN reports on Somali pirate hostages

    The report notes that a Kenyan is the only Somali pirate hostage to have been freed so far in 2016. Somalia: Somali Pirates Holding Five Kenyans, 39 Seafarers for Ransom, […]

  • Piracy’s impact on crews

    New data from Oceans Beyond Piracy. New Report Explores Piracy’s Long-Term Impact on Seafarers More than 3,000 seafarers have been held hostage by Somali pirates since 2001, with a significant, […]

  • US Navy finds El Faro wreckage

    Sad day for the merchant marine as find confirmed. Missing ship: US Navy confirms it found El Faro wreckage The wreckage found on the seabed off the Bahamas on Saturday […]

  • Taiwan donates to MPHRP

    Follows donation to Oceans Beyond Piracy. Taiwan contributes to fund to aid piracy survivors Taiwan signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday with the United Kingdom-based International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance […]

  • EU to arrest people traffickers

    EUNAVFOR Med gets the green light. EU to arrest people traffickers on high seas An EU operation against migrant traffickers in the Mediterranean which will allow for arrests in international […]