Rising piracy on Indian Ocean spells high insurance charges

Rising piracy on Indian Ocean spells high insurance charges

Cases of piracy in the Indian Ocean off Somalia coast increased in 2017, raising fears that sustained attacks could raise insurance and freight costs for Kenya importers. Nine piracy attacks were recorded off Somalia in …
Jan 24, 2018 /  Piracy
EU NAVFOR’s Italian ship Virginio Fasan chases and captures suspected pirates

EU NAVFOR’s Italian ship Virginio Fasan chases and captures suspected pirates

EU NAVFOR Somalia’s Flagship, the Italian vessel ITS Virginio Fasan, has apprehended six suspected pirates and seized their vessels. Six crew of a motor whaler, acting as a mother ship, and a skiff have been …
Nov 20, 2017 /  Piracy
Armed robbers threat to seafarers

Armed robbers threat to seafarers

Armed robbers continue to pose a threat to seafarers in many parts of the world. Recent incidents reported to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) worldwide Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) include the …
Sep 13, 2017 /  Piracy
Piracy situation still serious in the Gulf of Guinea

Piracy situation still serious in the Gulf of Guinea

European shipowners are concerned about the continued piracy, armed robbery attacks and kidnapping for ransom events in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG), and particularly off Nigeria. According to the latest International …
Jun 30, 2017 /  Piracy
IMB report: Sea kidnappings rise in 2016 despite plummeting global piracy

IMB report: Sea kidnappings rise in 2016 despite plummeting global piracy

More crew were kidnapped at sea in 2016 than in any of the previous 10 years, despite global piracy reaching its lowest levels since 1998, the ICC International Maritime Bureau's (IMB) annual piracy report revealed …
Jan 11, 2017 /  Piracy
ECSA: Operation Atalanta continues to keep the coast of Somalia safe

ECSA: Operation Atalanta continues to keep the coast of Somalia safe

The European Community Shipowners' Association (ECSA) welcomes the European Council’s decision of 25 November to extend the mandate of Atalanta, the European Union’s counter-piracy operation along the East …
Nov 30, 2016 /  Piracy
Denmark pulling out of the fight against Somali pirates

Denmark pulling out of the fight against Somali pirates

Danish warships and patrols have been helping NATO keep Somali pirates at bay in the Indian Ocean for nine years, capturing 295 suspected pirates, of which 50 were forwarded for prosecution in other countries. The …
Nov 22, 2016 /  Piracy
Iranian Navy foils pirate attacks on vessels in Gulf of Aden

Iranian Navy foils pirate attacks on vessels in Gulf of Aden

Iranian naval forces have successfully thwarted major pirate attacks on two merchant vessels in the Gulf of Aden. The 44th flotilla of the Iranian Navy, consisting of Alvand destroyer and the Bushehr logistic vessel, …
Oct 19, 2016 /  Piracy
Maritime agency calls for tough actions to end piracy off Somalia

Maritime agency calls for tough actions to end piracy off Somalia

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has urged liners navigating through the Somali coast to continue with counter piracy measures despite a reduction of incidents. Secretary-general Kitack Lim called on …
Oct 13, 2016 /  Piracy
Dryad: Security Advice for the Mandeb Strait

Dryad: Security Advice for the Mandeb Strait

During the evening of Sunday 9 October, it is alleged that two missiles, fired from Yemen, targeted US Navy destroyer USS Mason operating in the Bab al Mandeb. Neither missile was successful but, following the attack …
Oct 12, 2016 /  Vessels