• UNODC Finds West Africa Losing Over $777m USD Annually to Maritime Crimes

    May 20: West African countries have lost over $777.1 million USD annually between 2015 and 2017, in addition to human costs, from piracy in the region. The region has also […]

  • UN looks at maritime crime

    Despite fall in piracy in Indian Ocean Region, other areas remain difficult. U.N. Security Council Focuses its Attention on Maritime Crime Transnational maritime crime is becoming more sophisticated as criminal […]

  • IMO terror workshop

    Emphasis on capacity building. IMO Holds Counter Terrorism Training for S. Asian Countries Shailaja A. Lakshmi Legal experts and port and maritime security officers from Bangladesh, Maldives and Sri Lanka have […]

  • UNODC, EU cooperation

    Mentoring and capacity building. EU-UNODC Cooperation on Maritime Security and Surveillance Shailaja A. Lakshmi The European Union and the Global Maritime Crime Programme of the United Nations Office on Drugs and […]

  • IMO Focus on Marsec

    Table-top exercise held. IMO Focus on Maritime Security Maritime security is a key element of International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s work and, over many years, the Organization has developed a number of measures […]

  • UNODC boats for Ghana

    New assets will boost patrol capabilities. UN Office of Drugs and Crime donates 2 patrol boats to Ghana Marine Police The United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime [UNODC] with […]

  • Piracy prosecution training

    Exercises hone skills. Piracy prosecution training in Seychelles While pirate attacks have all but become a forgotten issue off the African east coast, the follow-up as far as successful prosecution of […]

  • Japan, UNODC join fight

    Threat of Abu Sayyaf terrorists in region. Japan and UNODC Join Asian Piracy Battle By Noel Tarrazona The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is joining several countries in […]

  • CMF drugs seizures a success

    Operation scores huge success in drug seizures. Nearly 2 tons of narcotics seized under CTF150 Operation Southern Surge In the last two months, the French-UK led Combined Task Force (CTF) […]

  • Acquitted Somalis head home

    Men won their appeal in December 2016. Seychelles repatriates five Somali nationals acquitted for piracy offences By: Betymie Bonnelame (Seychelles News Agency) – Five Somali nationals were repatriated Monday after […]