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Crewmember Attacked During Armed Robbery in Singapore Strait

Published Apr 26, 2021 9:37 PM by The Maritime Executive

The ReCAAP piracy reporting center has issued a new warning about the risk of boardings and armed robberies in the eastbound lane...

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Abu Sayyaf's Last Known Seafarer Abductees Released

Published Apr 21, 2021 12:53 AM by Ankur Kundu

On April 16, ReCAAP released its first quarter report on piracy and armed robbery targeting ships in Asia. The report marks a 39 p...

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Kidnapped Seafarers Released After Month in Captivity in West Africa

Published Apr 15, 2021 12:36 PM by The Maritime Executive

The fifteen officers and crew kidnapped last month from a chemical tanker sailing in the Gulf of Guinea have been released unharme...

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IMB Reports Q1 Piracy Decline but Increase in Violence Against Crews

Published Apr 14, 2021 5:34 PM by The Maritime Executive

The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) released its quarterly report on maritime piracy showing that there was an overall dec...

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ReCAAP Reports Continued Boardings in the Eastbound Singapore Strait

Published Apr 12, 2021 2:56 PM by The Maritime Executive

ReCAAP ISC renewed its warning regarding boardings and robbery in the Singapore Strait. The agency which monitors activity in the...

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Mozambique's Growing Insurgency May Pose Threat to Shipping

Published Apr 5, 2021 12:44 AM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

The insurgency in Northern Mozambique is steadily morphing into a serious maritime security threat in the Western Indian Ocean. On...

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Philippine Government Aids Effort to Free Kidnapped Tanker Crew

Published Mar 18, 2021 4:58 PM by The Maritime Executive

The Philippines government announced that it is getting involved to help secure the release of the kidnapped seafarers that were t...

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Denmark to Deploy Frigate to Gulf of Guinea to Combat Piracy

Published Mar 17, 2021 1:27 PM by The Maritime Executive

Expressing its serious concern about the maritime security situation in the Gulf of Guinea, the Danish government announced that i...

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15 Seafarers Kidnapped from Chemical Tanker in Gulf of Guinea

Published Mar 12, 2021 10:33 AM by The Maritime Executive

After a seeming lull in activity in the Gulf of Guinea, security services are reporting that a Maltese-flagged chemical tanker was...

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ReCAAP Warns of Kidnapping Danger Near Philippines

Published Mar 5, 2021 3:22 PM by The Maritime Executive

An incident this week in the region of the Sulu-Celebes seas near the Philippines has prompted ReCAAP, the regional cooperation on...

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