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Report: Piracy Threat Continues off East and West Africa

By MarEx 2018-05-23 18:41:00

On Wednesday, Oceans Beyond Piracy released its review for 2017, and the numbers show that pirate attacks remain a serious threat off the Horn of Africa, the coast of Latin America and in the Gulf of Guinea. Off the coast...

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Piracy: Human Rights and Wrongs

By MarEx 2018-05-20 20:12:02

Dr. Sofia Galani, Lecturer in Law at the University of Bristol and a Non-Executive Board of Advisors member of Human Rights at Sea gave a short interview on piracy to the Navigate Response,...

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ReCAAP: Impending Pirate Attack off Sabah

By MarEx 2018-05-01 16:53:00

Piracy reporting center ReCAAP has issued a warning for the waters off Lahad Datu, Malaysia, advising mariners of a heightened risk of attack.  In an unusual advance notice to shipping, ReCAAP relayed detailed intelligence about a specific band of suspected...

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16 Missing in Pirate Attack off Suriname

By MarEx 2018-05-01 13:45:00

Suriname's Coast Guard reported Monday that 16 fishermen are missing after an aggressive pirate attack on four boats.  According to spokesman Commander Jerry Slijngard, a group of 20 fishermen were assaulted off Suriname's coast on Friday night. The pirates beat...

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One of 12 Missing Crew Found on Board FWN Rapide

By MarEx 2018-04-24 18:37:00

One of the twelve crewmembers of the freighter FWN Rapide who were believed to be kidnapped by Nigerian pirates has been found. On Monday night, a search of the vessel located the seafarer, who had been hiding on board since...

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Nigerian Pirates Kidnap 12 Crewmembers from Freighter

By MarEx 2018-04-23 18:08:00

Dutch general cargo vessel operator ForestWave reported Monday that pirates abducted 12 crewmembers from the freighter FWN Rapide in the Gulf of Guinea.  On Saturday, the Rapide was approaching Port Harcourt, Nigeria when pirates approached and boarded her. They kidnapped...

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RMS St Helena Converted to Floating Armory

By MarEx 2018-04-22 19:51:14

The RMS St Helena arrived in St Helena for the last time on January 29, 2018. As Britain’s last working postal ship, she sailed to the remote islands of St Helena delivering mail to 4,500 residents for nearly three decades....

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Australian Family Saved from Pirate Attack off Yemen

By MarEx 2018-04-01 18:07:39

Pirate skiffs were finally scared away from a private yacht off Yemen when Japanese and Pakistani warships came in view. An Australian couple, Lachin and Louise Turner, and their daughter 11 and son 4, were sailing off Yemen as part...

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Pirates Abduct Five Crewmembers from Fishing Vessel off Ghana

By MarEx 2018-03-29 13:49:00

Authorities in Ghana believe that Nigerian pirates have kidnapped five crewmembers of the fishing vessel Marine 711, including three Korean officers and one Greek national.  On Monday evening, nine pirates in a speedboat boarded the vessel as it headed out to...

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Two Guards Injured in Pirate Attack Off Benin

By MarEx 2018-02-27 15:44:00

On Tuesday, the government of Luxembourg reported that the product tanker ST Marseille was attacked by five armed pirates at an anchorage off Cotonou, Benin. The pirates succeeded in boarding the vessel, and two Beninese guards sustained gunshot wounds in...

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