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Tanker Repels Pirate Attack off Somalia

By MarEx 2018-02-23 13:21:00

In the early hours of Friday morning, the product tanker Leopard Sun came under attack about 160 nm off the coast of Somalia. It was the second reported attack in a month within the Indian Ocean high risk area (HRA).  At 0030...

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Hot Water Thrown on Pirates

By MarEx 2018-02-17 20:06:49

An attack by suspected Abu Sayyaf pirates was thwarted on Friday after boiling water mixed with oil was poured on the men as they tried to board the vessel. The MV Kudos 1 was sailing off the waters of Basilan...

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Pirates Free Tanker and Crew

By MarEx 2018-02-05 23:06:53

Pirates have freed the tanker Marine Express and her 22 Indian crew. Ship management company Anglo-Eastern said the tanker had been freed on Tuesday, and the crew were safe. The cargo of 13,500 tons of gasoline remains on board. The...

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Second Tanker Goes Missing in Gulf of Guinea

By MarEx 2018-02-02 18:51:00

On Friday, Hong Kong-based ship management group Anglo-Eastern reported that it has lost contact with the product tanker Marine Express at a position off Benin.  As of 0330 hours GMT on Thursday, when she was last in touch, the Express...

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Human Rights Abuse Persists in Thai Fishing Industry

By MarEx 2018-01-24 16:52:16

Forced labor and other rights abuses are widespread in Thailand’s fishing fleets despite government commitments to comprehensive reforms, which in some cases have made the situation worse, Human Rights Watch said in a report released this week.  The 134-page report...

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Ships at Risk from Sea Mines Near Yemen

By MarEx 2018-01-24 16:06:44

In response to the threats arising from the conflict in Yemen, BIMCO, ICS and INTERTANKO have published interim guidance on maritime security in the southern Red Sea and Bab al-Mandeb. Shipowners and operators should be aware of new threats in...

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Abu Sayyaf Frees Two Kidnapping Victims

By MarEx 2018-01-23 20:58:00

Two Indonesian fishermen who were kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf group in 2016 have been released and have returned home.  The abductees, La Utu Bin La Raali and La Hadi La Edi, were returned to the governor of Sulu on...

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Guards Repel Pirate Attack on Cement Carrier

By MarEx 2018-01-23 13:53:00

On Sunday, embarked maritime security contractors aboard a bulker repelled a pirate attack in the high-risk area off Somalia.  According to maritime security firm LSS-SAPU, the cement carrier NACC Valbella was transiting 90 nm south of Mukallah, Yemen when it was approached...

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Crew of Hijacked Product Tanker Released

By MarEx 2018-01-17 03:35:15

Tanker operator Union Maritime reported Wednesday that the product tanker Barrett has been safely recovered from hijackers off Benin, West Africa.  "Union Maritime can confirm that the MT Barrett has been released after a Gulf of Guinea piracy incident lasting six...

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Archaeologists Uncover Book from Blackbeard's Ship

By MarEx 2018-01-17 01:53:59

Archaeologists with North Carolina's Department of Natural and Cultural Resources have been examining artifacts from the famed pirate ship Queen Anne's Revenge for many years, and this month they announced an unusual discovery. Scraps of a 300-year-old book were stuffed...

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