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IMB Calls for Vigilance While Highlighting Drop in Piracy in 2022

Published Jan 12, 2023 6:51 PM by The Maritime Executive

The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) is once again highlighting the continuing decline in global piracy incidents against v...

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Encrypting Vessel ID Data Can Thwart Maritime Piracy

Published Jan 11, 2023 1:57 PM by Shannon Vaughn and Ben Minichino

The regulations the International Maritime Organization (IMO) issued in the wake of 9/11 regarding ship location and identificatio...

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EU Extends Naval Operation Combating Piracy off Somalia Through 2024

Published Jan 6, 2023 12:53 PM by The Maritime Executive

The European Union has decided to extend its Naval Force Operation Atalanta off the coast of Africa for two years despite the remo...

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Cameroon Adopts Maritime Security Law to Fight Gulf of Guinea Piracy

Published Jan 1, 2023 7:45 PM by The Maritime Executive

Almost six months after the UN Security Council adopted a text compelling Gulf of Guinea countries to criminalize piracy and...

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Armed Pirates Rob Two Offshore Vessels in Bay of Campeche

Published Jan 1, 2023 4:57 PM by The Maritime Executive

The offshore oil and gas sector in Mexico's Bay of Campeche is a longtime hotspot for armed robbery, often linked to organized...

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Tanker Fired on During New Gulf of Guinea Incident

Published Dec 12, 2022 3:34 PM by The Maritime Executive

A new incident was reported earlier today in the Gulf of Guinea involving a laden oil tanker serving as a fresh reminder that whil...

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Why Are Gulf of Guinea Pirates Shifting to Illegal Oil Bunkering?

Published Dec 4, 2022 9:30 PM by The Maritime Executive

One week after the UN Security Council (UNSC) noted the changing dynamics of piracy in Gulf of Guinea (GoG), a new report attempts...

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Photos: U.S. Navy Seizes 50 Tons of Ammunition in the Gulf of Oman

Published Dec 4, 2022 1:55 PM by The Maritime Executive

The U.S. Navy announced on Saturday that naval forces in the Middle East had intercepted a fishing trawler smuggling more than 50...

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Nigerian Pirate Guilty of Causing Danger to Danish Soldiers

Published Nov 28, 2022 5:20 PM by The Maritime Executive

The Copenhagen City Court has found a Nigerian man guilty of causing danger a year ago to Danish soldiers deployed in the Gulf of...

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Italian Navy Assists Disabled Tanker After Pirates Steal Cargo

Published Nov 28, 2022 12:38 PM by The Maritime Executive

The Italian Navy is assisting the South Korean product tanker B. Ocean that was robbed and left disabled by pirates last week in t...

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