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Three Korean sailors taken by pirates near Ghana

Three Korean sailors taken by pirates near Ghana

Three Korean sailors are presumed to have been kidnapped in seas off Ghana, Seoul’s Foreign Ministry said Saturday, with a Korean anti-piracy warship being dispatched to the area. According to the ministry, a …
Apr 3, 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
Somali pirate kings are under investigation for helping ISIS and al-Shabaab

Somali pirate kings are under investigation for helping ISIS and al-Shabaab

In the vital transport corridors of the troubled Gulf of Aden, an old but dangerous adversary has returned to the seas -- pirates. But they may not be acting alone. Four years since piracy attacks reached their peak, …
Jul 12, 2017 /  Curious
EU NAVFOR Confirms Attack by Suspected Pirates on Oil Tanker in Gulf of Oman – Vessel Now Safe

EU NAVFOR Confirms Attack by Suspected Pirates on Oil Tanker in Gulf of Oman – Vessel Now Safe

EU NAVFOR can confirm that oil tanker, MT NAVIG8 Providence, came under attack by suspected armed pirates on Thursday (Jun1, 2017) in the Gulf of Oman. MT NAVIG8 Providence was at sea 100 nautical miles east of Muscat …
Jun 2, 2017 /  Piracy
Update: Somali pirates release hijacked tanker Aris 13, crew without ransom

Update: Somali pirates release hijacked tanker Aris 13, crew without ransom

Somali pirates released a hijacked oil tanker and its eight Sri Lankan crew on Thursday, a Somali security official and the pirates said, bringing the first hijacking since 2012 to an unusually swift conclusion without …
Mar 17, 2017 /  Piracy
EU Naval Force Confirms Fuel Tanker Has Been Pirated off North Coast of Somalia; Pirates demand ransom

EU Naval Force Confirms Fuel Tanker Has Been Pirated off North Coast of Somalia; Pirates demand ransom

Pirates off the coast of Somalia, who hijacked an oil tanker with eight Sri Lankan crew on board, are demanding a ransom for the release of the vessel, the EU Naval Force said. The pirates seized the Comoros-flagged …
Mar 15, 2017 /  Piracy
Vietnamese sailor killed, 7 abducted in Philippine pirate attack

Vietnamese sailor killed, 7 abducted in Philippine pirate attack

Gunmen in southern Philippine waters killed one crewman of a Vietnamese vessel and abducted seven in what appeared to be the latest attack by pirates in the area, the Philippine coastguard said on Monday. Coastguard and …
Feb 21, 2017 /  Piracy
ITF calls for action over kidnapped crew of the BBC Caribbean in the Gulf of Guinea

ITF calls for action over kidnapped crew of the BBC Caribbean in the Gulf of Guinea

The ITF and its member unions ver.di, the SUR (Seafarers’ Union of Russia) and MTWTU (Marine Transport Workers' Trade Union of Ukraine) are calling for a fast but reasoned response to the kidnapping of eight crew …
Feb 10, 2017 /  Piracy
Container ship Maersk Cotonou Attacked off Nigeria - Shots Fired

Container ship Maersk Cotonou Attacked off Nigeria - Shots Fired

ASKET security broker firm reported on Saturday that container ship Maersk Cotonou was attacked by pirates at around 1230 UTC Nov 19 in position 04 01N 007 03E, 25nm south of Bonny, Nigeria The vessel, …
Nov 21, 2016 /  Piracy
Pirates kidnap six Vietnamese sailors off Philippine coast

Pirates kidnap six Vietnamese sailors off Philippine coast

Pirates attacked a Vietnamese cargo ship and kidnapped six out of its 19 crewmembers off the Philippines' Basilan island on November 11, said the Vietnam Maritime Administration. The ship, named Royal 16, was on its way …
Nov 14, 2016 /  Piracy