• Freedom Demand

    A South African couple kidnapped by Somali pirates a year ago has made a direct appeal to be released. Bruno Pelizzari, 52, was captured with his partner Debbie Calitz, 49, […]

  • Danger Zone

    It is not just the officers of crews of merchant ships who fall victim to the perils of piracy. According to a presentation at the World Maritime University, a third […]

  • Victim Support

    With millions spent, new weapons developed, and new a raft of procedures progress is slowly moving forward on the fight against piracy. But one question remains unanswered; What is being […]

  • Vessel and Crew Freed

    The Spanish oil tanker that was hijacked by pirates off West Africa 10 days ago was freed Saturday and the 23-member crew is OK, its owner said. No ransom was […]

  • Almost Free

    Algerian authorities have apparently reached an agreement release Algerian sailors held hostage by Somali pirates, according to sources close to the Foreign Ministry. The sources said the Algerian authorities have […]

  • Support Failure

    A couple held captive by Somali pirates for more than a year have criticised the British government in a book, for failing to support their family. Paul and Rachel Chandler […]

  • Indian Apathy

    The family of N. Mohammad Nangi, a hostage held by Somali pirates, has criticised the Indian Central government of apathy in making efforts to rescue the victim. Somali pirates hijacked […]

  • Seafarers Plight

    The suffering of seafarers held hostage along the famine stricken coasts of Somalia is almost forgotten amidst the aid battles fought in the capital and the media and only to […]

  • Deaths Denied

    Algerian authorities have denied reports over the death of seventeen sailors abducted in Somalia, saying the 17 Algerian sailors were safe and sound. A Foreign Ministry spokesman was quoted by […]

  • Protection Concerns

    A union representing Hong Kong seamen has called for greater protection for its members on the high seas. It made the call after a record number of people were taken […]