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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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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