Piracy News

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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Korean Tanker Boarded by Pirates for the Second Time in Gulf of Guinea

Published Nov 25, 2022 12:40 PM by The Maritime Executive

South Korean officials and security operations monitoring the Gulf of Guinea are confirming that a South Korean-owned product tank...

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UN: Nigeria's Pirates Switch From Kidnapping Seafarers to Stealing Oil

Published Nov 24, 2022 6:11 PM by The Maritime Executive

    The Gulf of Guinea is witnessing a shift in the dynamics of piracy, with criminal networks moving away from ta...

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Robberies on Ships Underway Continue to Rise in the Singapore Strait

Published Nov 24, 2022 11:55 AM by The Maritime Executive

ReCAAP, the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships in Asia, is again highlighting an i...

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Cyber Pirates

Published Nov 20, 2022 2:38 PM by Sean M. Holt

Swashbuckling pirates and sabotage on the high seas have gone digital. Ransomware has replaced the cutlass. In fact, the entirety...

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Nigerian Navy Uses Antipiracy Law to Charge Crew of the Heroic Idun

Published Nov 15, 2022 7:32 PM by The Maritime Executive

The Nigerian government has deployed its recently-enacted antipiracy law to prosecute the crew of a foreign-flagged VLCC, the Hero...

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Nigerian Navy Takes Control of Seized VLCC Heroic Idun

Published Nov 13, 2022 10:06 PM by The Maritime Executive

The crew, owners and insurers of the VLCC Heroic Idun have lost their bid to keep the tanker out of the hands of the Nigerian mili...

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Tug Robbery Illustrates Return of Petty Theft in the Singapore Strait

Published Nov 7, 2022 6:18 PM by The Maritime Executive

Though global piracy has fallen to its lowest level in three decades, robbery remains a problem in the waters of the Singapor...

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Outlaw Ocean Podcast: How the High Seas Became a Metaphor for Freedom

Published Oct 17, 2022 12:51 PM by Ian Urbina

The lawlessness of the oceans provides space to absurd and remarkable stories of renegades and mavericks of all sorts seeking to e...

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