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Tanker Approached off Ghana as Incidents in the Area Increase

By The Maritime Executive 09-22-2020 04:54:55

Reports surfaced today of a possible approach of a tanker at sea off Ghana by suspected pirates. While incidents are common in the...

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Capacity Building Must be a Focus as Sea Piracy Expands

By Prof. Brandon Prins 09-18-2020 01:30:52

ReCAAP published its half-yearly report in July warning of a dangerous increase in pirate attacks in Asia. The organization report...

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Two Russian Seafarers Taken Hostage Off Nigeria

By The Maritime Executive 09-09-2020 02:15:13

The Russian embassy in Nigeria is confirming the abduction of two seafarers in the latest pirate attack in the Gulf of Guinea. Thi...

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Incidents of Violence in the Philippines as ReCAAP Expresses Concern

By The Maritime Executive 08-26-2020 04:38:56

ReCAAP, the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia, is expressing concern over...

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First Possible Somali Piracy Attack on Tanker in Three Years

By The Maritime Executive 08-20-2020 07:08:48

A Panamanian-flagged chemical tanker has possibly been hijacked off the coast of Somalia. If the reports are confirmed, it would b...

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Security Contractors Convicted Under New Nigerian Anti-Piracy Law

By The Maritime Executive 08-12-2020 08:03:30

A Nigerian court has completed its first ever convictions using the nation's new anti-piracy law, and the defendents have been...

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Nine Abducted FPSO Crewmembers Released by Pirates

By The Maritime Executive 08-10-2020 05:47:07

Nine Nigerian crewmembers who were kidnapped from the FPSO Sendje Berge last month have been released, according to operator BW Of...

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Nigerian Pirates Release Kidnapped S. Korean Fishermen

By The Maritime Executive 07-27-2020 04:06:44

Five South Korean fishermen who were kidnapped from the purse seiner Panofi Frontier in the Gulf of Guinea have been released...

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Offshore Supply Vessel Attacked off the Coast of Mexico

By The Maritime Executive 07-27-2020 03:05:27

An offshore supply vessel has reportedly been attached in the waters near the Mexican state of Veracruz. This latest attack highli...

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ReCAAP: Piracy on the Upswing in Asian Waters

By The Maritime Executive 07-19-2020 08:53:13

The number of piracy and armed robbery incidents reported in Asian waters has more than doubled in the first half of 2020 compared...

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