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  • Hand Them Over

    The Japanese government is reportedly considering seeking a handover of pirates captured during a thwarted attack on a Japanese tanker. The ship company, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., stated that the oil […]

  • Tensions Escalate

    With the arrival of a warship off the Somali coast near the location where seven Danish hostages are being held, tensions in the area have begun to rise. One Somali official warned […]

  • Disruptive Influence

    On 5th March, an EU NAVFOR aircraft and the EU NAVFOR French warship FS NIVOSE disrupted a suspected pirate whaler off the Somali coast. The whaler was suspected of leading […]

  • Peru Piracy

    With the heightened problems around Somalia and the Indian Ocean it is often all to easy to forget the global nature of maritime crime. This message was hammered home when a gang […]

  • Norway To Respond

    The Norwegian government is reconsidering a ban against weapons on board ships in its international registry. Several Norwegian shipowners with vessels registered outside of Norway already have taken up arms […]

  • USS Rescue

    Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) warship USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) has come to the rescue of a hijacked tanker and its 24 crew. At approximately 3 p.m. (Bahrain), Mar. 5, oil […]

  • Bomb Disposal Drama

    A potential disaster has been averted following a joint operation between the Indian Coast Guard and the police bomb disposal squad after an unexploded rocket propelled grenade launched at a cargo vessel […]

  • Prison Problems

    With a total of 820 Somali pirates behind bars in 16 different countries an international anti-piracy meeting has been assessing new arrangements on the handling of captured pirates. The international working group’s “mandate […]

  • Spratly Dispute

    The Philippines is sending a mission to China to discuss the alleged harassment by two Chinese naval vessels of a research ship of the Department of Energy (DOE) off the […]

  • IMB Piracy Hotline

    The International Maritime Bureau – Piracy Reporting Centre has launched a dedicated hotline for seafarers, port workers, shipping agents, shipyard personnel, brokers, stevedores and all concerned parties to report any […]