Philippine Forces Hunt Terrorists at Sea

By Noel Tarrazona 2017-07-23 18:06:00

As fighting between terrorists and government forces in Mindanao continues, the Philippine government has rolled out countermeasures to prevent the escape of members of...


Industry Group Launches Cyber Security Guidelines

By MarEx 2017-07-05 16:59:17

The second edition of The Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships has been released, compiled by a joint industry group led by BIMCO. The second edition includes...


Two Vietnamese Seafarers Beheaded

By Noel Tarrazona 2017-07-05 16:43:30

Suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group in Basilan sent a message to the Philippine government when they beheaded two abducted Vietnamese seafarers from the bulk carrier...


European Shipowners Call States to Action on Piracy

By MarEx 2017-06-30 19:24:28

European shipowners have called on governments to do more to prevent the rise of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, most particularly off Nigeria. The European Community...


Ship Explodes Off Somalia

By MarEx 2017-06-27 02:07:13

An explosion has been heard off the coast of Somalia which observers say could have come from a foreign naval vessel. Flames and smoke were also seen off...


Philippines: Abducted Crewman Escapes

By MarEx 2017-06-14 19:40:33

ReCAAP has reported that one of the crew of the abducted fishing vessel Ramona 2 has escaped after five months of captivity. The four-man crew were abducted off Sulu in...

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ASEAN Neighbors Ramp Up Terrorism Response

By Noel Tarrazona 2017-06-04 23:36:18

Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia are slated to meet on June 19 to finalize the deployment of joint naval patrols as the region prepares for increasing terrorist...


Somali Pirates Hijack Iranian Fishing Vessel

By MarEx 2017-05-23 14:06:13

On Tuesday, Somali pirates captured an Iranian fishing boat for use as a mother ship for attacks on larger merchant vessels, according to the mayor of a port town in...


Has Somali Piracy Returned?

By Lisa Otto 2017-05-22 12:54:42

Since the hijacking of an oil tanker off the coast of Alula, Puntland on March 13 and its release without ransom three days later, the media has voiced...


Keeping Children Out of Piracy

By MarEx 2017-05-18 17:32:52

A first step has been taken to raise awareness of the horrific abuse of children in piracy with the release of a handbook for the maritime security sector. The...

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