Tag: maritime piracy

  • Yacht Peril

    The hijacking of the yacht Quest, and the taking of four Americans as hostage has once again raised the issue of yachting and pirates. NATO Shipping Centre advises yachts not […]

  • SE Asian Surge

    There has been a surge in pirate activity around the Malaysian coast in the past week. Pirates have struck off the west coast of Sabah near Labuan island and made off with […]

  • American Sailors Captured

    Americans sailing on a yacht off the coast of Oman have been taken hostage by Somali pirates, an international maritime watchdog says. The S/V Quest, owned by a retired couple, […]

  • US Speaking Out

    The United States has expressed concern about rising maritime piracy in the region and the damage these attacks wreak on the already fragile, political, social, economic and humanitarian situation in […]

  • Saudi Signs Up

    Saudi Arabia has joined other States in the region in endorsing the Djibouti code of conduct aimed at fighting piracy and armed robbery in the western Indian Ocean and Gulf of […]

  • Bulk Carrier Taken

    Yet another vessel is believed to have fallen into the hands of Somali pirates. The bulk carrier ‘Sinin’ was believed to have been pirated on the afternoon of February 12, […]

  • Flagging Concerns

    Is the shipping really doing “everything it can” to stave off pirates? While fingers are pointed by some owners at the navies, it seems the blame game is not as […]

  • Piracy Problem goes JUMBO

    We have long known the scale of the Somali problem – but it has finally confirmed its status as “JUMBO”…with the number of crew held reaching 747. With the recent hijackings […]

  • VLCC Taken

    A VLCC carrying about $200m (£125m; 146m euros) worth of crude oil has reportedly been hijacked off the coast of Oman, the vessel’s Greek operator says. Athens-based shipping company Enesel said […]

  • Five Point Plan

    The UN Security Council is reviewing a proposal from India for a UN-led naval operation to contain Somali pirates. There are also plans for a “sanitisation” of Somalia’s coastline through identified corridors and […]