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Crew of Hijacked Bangladeshi Bulker Return Home After Long Voyage

Published May 14, 2024 3:15 PM by The Maritime Executive

  The bulker Abdullah, which was captured and released by Somali pirates earlier this year, has returned safely to Banglad...


Haiti's Gangs Try Their Hand at Piracy, Hijacking a Ship Full of Food

Published Apr 9, 2024 4:29 PM by The Maritime Executive

  Haiti's gang warlords have turned the country into a disaster zone, abusing the citizenry and shutting down com...


Op-Ed: Somali Pirates Are Back, But a Full-Scale Return is Unlikely

  An Iranian fishing vessel, Almeraj 1, was reportedly hijacked by Somali pirates in November 2023. According to&nbsp...


Re-Imagining Africa’s Agency in Global Maritime Security

Published Dec 10, 2023 3:59 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

  Over the past month, the global maritime community has woken up to the possible re-emergence of Somali piracy, foll...


Hijacked Car Carrier's Crew Treated "As Well As Can Be Expected"

Published Dec 5, 2023 5:54 PM by The Maritime Executive

The crew of the hijacked car carrier Galaxy Leader are being allowed to have a limited amount of contact with their families, and...


Israeli-Linked Tanker Captured and Released in Gulf of Aden

Published Nov 26, 2023 3:02 PM by The Maritime Executive

An unidentified group has seized an Israeli-linked chemical tanker in the Gulf of Aden, about 30 nm off Yemen's southern coast...


Satellites Spot Hijacked Car Carrier at Port of Hodeidah

Published Nov 21, 2023 12:37 PM by The Maritime Executive

Open-source intelligence analysts say that the hijacked car carrier Galaxy Leader has reappeared at anchor off the port of Hodeida...


Bulker's Master Injured in Armed Robbery in Strait of Malacca

Published Oct 30, 2023 2:35 PM by The Maritime Executive

Pirate boardings are a regular occurrence in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore, and usually amount to petty theft targeting sof...


Nine Migrants Arrested for Piracy After Rescue by Offshore Vessel

Published Oct 3, 2023 3:51 PM by The Maritime Executive

Spanish authorities have arrested nine migrants on allegations of piracy for threatening the crew of the ship that rescued them of...


Why Did So Many Nations Join Forces to Fight Somali Piracy?

Published Oct 1, 2023 9:40 PM by The Conversation

[By Peter Viggo Jakobsen] In 2011, pirates carried out 212 attacks in a vast area spanning Somali waters, the In...

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