Tag: crew kidnap

  • Shippers avoid new pirate hotspot

    Abu Sayyaf Group a major threat in region. Shippers avoid new ‘pirate hotspot’ in waters west of the Philippines By Keith Wallis A surge in piracy to the west of […]

  • Duterte’s new threat

    Move will alarm shipping industry. Duterte wants kidnappers ‘blown up,’ even with hostages Pia Ranada DAVAO CITY, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte said he has ordered the bombing of kidnapping […]

  • ReCAAP sounds warning

    Abu Sayyaf Group danger to shipping. ‘Very serious concern’ over kidnapping of seafarers in Southern Philippines: ReCAAP ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre has very serious concern over kidnap for ransom attacks […]

  • Pirates kill eight off Philippines

    The apparent act of piracy came as Duterte gave a six-month deadline to soldiers to eliminate Islamic militants from the country. Pirates blamed for the death of 8 fishermen in […]

  • Better news for Malacca

    News not to rosy in the Sulu Sea, however. Fewer cases of piracy, robbery in Straits of Malacca The seas around the Straits of Malacca and Singapore have become safer, […]

  • Search continues for bodies

    Men went missing during gun fight. Two Filipino gunmen, boat skipper still missing, Esscom assures continued search BY OLIVIA MIWIL KOTA KINABALU: The effort to locate two militants and a […]

  • Russian crew freed

    Saronic Breeze crew released by captors. Russian sailors seized by pirates off the coast of Benin in late November, released Russian sailors from the ship Saronic Breeze, captured by pirates […]

  • Nigerian Navy OPV boost

    Navy gets a Christmas present. Nigerian Navy commissions 30 patrol vessels into service Written by Oscar Nkala President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned 30 vessels into service with the Nigerian Navy […]

  • Kidnapped crew freed

    Group still holds large number of hostages. Abu Sayyaf frees 2 Indonesians, 1 Filipino By Manolo B. Jara MANILA: The Al Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf terror group released three hostages – […]

  • Kidnapping turns violent

    Not known whether Abu Sayyaf affiliates were behind the attacks. Sabah maritime kidnapping, looting ends in bloody shootout; Three dead, two missing By Kristy Inus SEMPORNA: The most beautiful waters […]