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Somali Pirates Protest Quality of Indian Prison Food

By MarEx 2017-04-25 19:59:36

The threat of Somali piracy has risen once again, with a new series of boardings and hijackings in the western Indian Ocean after a five-year lull. But even as...

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Duterte Threatens to "Eat" Abu Sayyaf Fighters Alive

By MarEx 2017-04-25 13:57:39

On Sunday, Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte threatened to eat members of the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf if they were captured alive. The group has abducted dozens of...

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Pirates Attack Tanker Near Somali Coast

By MarEx 2017-04-24 20:22:00

On Saturday, a product tanker was attacked at 05.7 N 048.9 E, just six nm off the coast of Somalia's Mudug region. The attack was 30 nm northeast of Hobyo, a small port...

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Pirate Shootout Video Goes Viral

By MarEx 2017-04-22 22:05:59

A video posted on YouTube on Thursday showing private security guards firing at Somali pirates has gone viral. The footage may not be recent, but the region has seen a...

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Stowaway Gets Hand Caught in Hawse Pipe

By MarEx 2017-04-21 18:53:13

A Tanzanian teenager caught his hand in the hawse pipe of a ship he was attempting to board in South Africa. Herald Live reports the 19-year-old was attempting to board...

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Swift Acting Crews Reduce Asian Pirate Attacks

By MarEx 2017-04-20 19:27:43

The number of piracy incidents in Asia has dropped in the first quarter this year, compared to the same period in 2016, and ReCAAP ISC praises the swift action of crews and...

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Eight Tug Crewmembers Kidnapped Off Nigeria

By MarEx 2017-04-20 18:18:29

On Wednesday morning, pirates boarded an unnamed "offshore tug" in the Gulf of Guinea and kidnapped eight crewmembers. According to the ICC International...

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Philippine Forces Thwart Pirate Attack

By MarEx 2017-04-18 18:55:44

On Tuesday morning, the Philippine Coast Guard foiled an attempted pirate attack on the cargo vessel Doña Anabelle. The attempted boarding occurred off Siocon,...

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Abu Sayyaf Beheads Captain of Philippine Fishing Vessel

By MarEx 2017-04-17 16:02:49

Philippine officials reported Monday that fighters with the terrorist organization Abu Sayyaf have beheaded a fisherman, Noel Besconde, who was taken hostage during...

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Two Somali Pirates Shot Dead

By MarEx 2017-04-16 17:46:58

Voice of America reports that foreign naval forces have shot dead two Somali pirates in international waters. The pirates were attempting to hijack an unidentified ship...

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