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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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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