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Ransom Payments to Pirates: Who Must Pay in General Average?

Published Nov 26, 2021 6:30 PM by Dr. Arun Kasi

Every sea voyage is a maritime adventure. All parties interested in the adventure share certain risks. For instance, if a laden ve...


Danish Frigate Kills Four Pirates in First Gulf of Guinea Engagement

Published Nov 25, 2021 11:27 AM by The Maritime Executive

Less than a month after beginning its patrols in the Gulf of Guinea, the Danish frigate Esbern Snare killed four suspected pirates...


Iran Reports Second Successful Defense of Tankers from Somali Pirates

Published Nov 1, 2021 2:52 PM by The Maritime Executive

Iranian naval forces are reporting for the second time in less than a month that they have successfully prevented a suspected pira...


BIMCO Sees Best Chance in Years to Combat Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

Published Oct 29, 2021 12:38 PM by BIMCO

Historically, piracy attacks in the Gulf of Guinea see a spike during the dry season which normally lasts from October/November to...


Video: Denmark Deploys Frigate on Security Mission in Gulf of Guinea

Published Oct 28, 2021 2:55 PM by The Maritime Executive

Following through on its commitment to contribute to enhanced maritime safety in the Gulf of Guinea, Denmark dispatched one of its...


ReCAAP Reports Armed Robbery Persists in Singapore Strait

Published Oct 21, 2021 7:07 PM by The Maritime Executive

While global reports have indicated a strong overall decline in attacks and incidents against crews and their ships in 2021, cases...


Iran Repels Pirate Attack on Tankers in Gulf of Aden

Published Oct 18, 2021 6:47 PM by The Maritime Executive

Speaking on television, the Commander of Iran’s Army Navy Rear Admiral Shahram Irani said that the Iranian Navy had once aga...


IMB: Piracy and Robbery are at Lowest Level in Nearly 30 Years

Published Oct 14, 2021 5:29 PM by The Maritime Executive

Piracy and armed robberies of ships and their crews reached a nearly 30 year low during the first nine months of 2021, according t...


Armed Gang Boards Bulker in Apparent Search for Cocaine

Published Oct 11, 2021 11:58 PM by The Maritime Executive

When 20 new crewmembers signed on to the bulker Trudy at an anchorage off Normandy last week, they likely did not expect that they...


Royal Navy Joins Maritime Security Effort in the Gulf of Guinea

Published Oct 5, 2021 2:14 PM by The Maritime Executive

Royal Navy patrol ship HMS Trent is setting sail to the Gulf of Guinea to undertake security patrols and a mission to support alli...

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