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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Video: Indian Navy Thwarts Pirate Attack Off Somalia

By MarEx 2017-05-17 21:15:15

On Tuesday, the Indian Navy patrol vessel INS Sharda rescued the Liberian-flagged bulker Lord Mountbatten from a pirate attack 150 nm off the northeastern tip of...

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Last Two Abu Sayyaf Fighters Killed on Bohol

By MarEx 2017-05-16 20:51:54

Philippine security forces on the island of Bohol have killed the last remaining members of a group of terrorists who had infiltrated the island an attempt...

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Chinese Navy Hands Pirates Over to Somali Authorities

By MarEx 2017-05-08 20:57:13

On Friday, a Chinese naval vessel transferred three suspected pirates to the custody of the Somali maritime police in Puntland region. The three alleged pirates had been...

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Navy SEAL Killed in Raid on Somali Terrorist Group

By MarEx 2017-05-05 20:11:19

On Thursday, a member of a Navy SEAL team was killed in an operation against the Somali militant group al Shabaab, an al Qaeda affiliate, at a location 40 miles west of...

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OBP: Kidnap-for-Ransom Piracy Increased in 2016

By MarEx 2017-05-03 19:48:25

On Wednesday, Oceans Beyond Piracy released its annual report on the economic and human costs of pirate activity for 2016, and trends in West Africa, Southeast Asia and East...

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