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Philippine Forces Arrest Six Abu Sayyaf Pirates

By MarEx 2017-11-22 17:04:57

On Monday, special operations teams with the Philippine Naval Forces Western Mindanao Command arrested six suspected Abu Sayyaf pirates in a maritime interdiction operation...

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Container Stowage Plans Vulnerable to Hacking

By MarEx 2017-11-20 17:59:01

A blogger at security company Pen Test Partners has warned that container ship stowage plans can be hacked. The issue stems from the absence of security in a messaging...

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Italian Marines Detain Six Suspected Pirates

By MarEx 2017-11-19 21:35:37

EU NAVFOR Somalia’s Flagship, the Italian vessel ITS Virginio Fasan, has apprehended six suspected pirates and seized their vessels. Six crew of a motor whaler,...

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Nigerian Navy Rescues 10 Mariners from Pirates

By MarEx 2017-11-15 21:30:46

On November 11, the Nigerian Navy thwarted an attempted pirate attack on a bulker in the Gulf of Guinea and successfully rescued 10 seafarers from a kidnapping in...

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Three Hostages Rescued, One Found Dead in Philippines

By MarEx 2017-11-15 20:13:07

Three crew members of the bulk carrier Giang Hai 05 have been rescued  during a military operation near Kang Tipayan Island in the Philippines. A fourth crew member was...

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Nigerian Pirates Release Six Demeter Crewmen

By MarEx 2017-11-12 14:58:21

Pirates have released the six crew members of the container ship Demeter who were kidnapped on October 21 off the coast of Nigeria. Ship management company Peter Doehle...

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Piracy Increases in Straits of Malacca and Singapore

By MarEx 2017-11-08 19:23:17

The number of incidents of piracy against ships in Asia in October increased compared to the same period in 2016. Nine incidents were reported in October 2017 compared to...

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Nigeria Reinforces Ban on Embarked Security Contractors

By MarEx 2017-10-25 20:10:33

In 2008-2012, when Somali pirates began increasing the frequency of their attacks in the Gulf of Aden, shipowners relied on a combination of hardening measures,...

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Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Six Boxship Crewmembers

By MarEx 2017-10-23 19:50:40

At 0600 on Saturday morning, eight pirates boarded the 3,000 TEU container ship Demeter at a position 40 nm south of Bonny Island, Nigeria. The attackers took six crewmembers...

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IMB: Piracy Declines in First Nine Months of 2017

By MarEx 2017-10-17 14:05:48

In its third quarter report, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) reported a total of 121 recorded incidents of maritime piracy and armed robbery for the year to date, an...

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