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Ransom Payments to Pirates: Who Must Pay in General Average?

Published Nov 26, 2021 6:30 PM by Dr. Arun Kasi

Every sea voyage is a maritime adventure. All parties interested in the adventure share certain risks. For instance, if a laden ve...

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Danish Frigate Kills Four Pirates in First Gulf of Guinea Engagement

Published Nov 25, 2021 11:27 AM by The Maritime Executive

Less than a month after beginning its patrols in the Gulf of Guinea, the Danish frigate Esbern Snare killed four suspected pirates...

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Iran Reports Second Successful Defense of Tankers from Somali Pirates

Published Nov 1, 2021 2:52 PM by The Maritime Executive

Iranian naval forces are reporting for the second time in less than a month that they have successfully prevented a suspected pira...

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BIMCO Sees Best Chance in Years to Combat Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

Published Oct 29, 2021 12:38 PM by BIMCO

Historically, piracy attacks in the Gulf of Guinea see a spike during the dry season which normally lasts from October/November to...

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Video: Denmark Deploys Frigate on Security Mission in Gulf of Guinea

Published Oct 28, 2021 2:55 PM by The Maritime Executive

Following through on its commitment to contribute to enhanced maritime safety in the Gulf of Guinea, Denmark dispatched one of its...

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ReCAAP Reports Armed Robbery Persists in Singapore Strait

Published Oct 21, 2021 7:07 PM by The Maritime Executive

While global reports have indicated a strong overall decline in attacks and incidents against crews and their ships in 2021, cases...

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Iran Repels Pirate Attack on Tankers in Gulf of Aden

Published Oct 18, 2021 6:47 PM by The Maritime Executive

Speaking on television, the Commander of Iran’s Army Navy Rear Admiral Shahram Irani said that the Iranian Navy had once aga...

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IMB: Piracy and Robbery are at Lowest Level in Nearly 30 Years

Published Oct 14, 2021 5:29 PM by The Maritime Executive

Piracy and armed robberies of ships and their crews reached a nearly 30 year low during the first nine months of 2021, according t...

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Armed Gang Boards Bulker in Apparent Search for Cocaine

Published Oct 11, 2021 11:58 PM by The Maritime Executive

When 20 new crewmembers signed on to the bulker Trudy at an anchorage off Normandy last week, they likely did not expect that they...

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Royal Navy Joins Maritime Security Effort in the Gulf of Guinea

Published Oct 5, 2021 2:14 PM by The Maritime Executive

Royal Navy patrol ship HMS Trent is setting sail to the Gulf of Guinea to undertake security patrols and a mission to support alli...

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