Category Piracy

Kidnapping on the Rise in the Gulf of Guinea

According to a special advisory warning recently issued by U.K. maritime intelligence provider Dryad Maritime, there has been an increased threat of crew kidnap in the Gulf of Guinea. And since the issue of Dryad’s warning, two further attacks on vessels have taken place within a single week, as two Nigerian-flagged vessels were targeted by […]

Somalia: Top Somali Pirate Commander quits after decline to the Industry – Horseed Media

A top Somali Pirate Commander has announced that he has renounced from Piracy, after a massive fall down to the profits gained from the illicit profession. The Pirate Gang leader, Isse Yuluh, who hails from Puntland’s Bari region, said that he has decided to leave the job after eight years in which he generated millions […]

Source: Seychelles video shows 2 Americans on the town before deaths – CNN.com

Police in the Seychelles investigating the deaths of two former U.S. Navy SEALs have video surveillance showing the private security guards enjoying a night out before the men were found dead in a cabin of the Maersk Alabama, a source with knowledge of the investigation tells CNN. And the video led police to two women […]

Pirates strike in the Mediterranean – yacht still missing – Sail-World.com

Have you seen this hijacked yacht? Just because you don’t sail in Somali or Nigerian waters, don’t think you are safe from pirates. Just last month armed pirates attacked a 17m motor-sailer yacht in gentle Corsica, hijacking it and setting the owners and crew adrift in their life boat. While the southern part of Caribbean […]

Hijacked Tanker Returns Minus $8M of

An oil tanker hijacked for a week off Angola in January has been returned to the country’s authorities, a board member at state oil firm Sonangol said on Tuesday, adding that the hijackers had stolen diesel worth $8 million from the ship. The Liberian-flagged MT Kerala was under a time charter contract for Sonangol when […]

U.S. Anti-Piracy Ship Crew Treatment in India

The International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots (MM&P), says 35 U.S. anti-piracy ship crew members are being treated unfairly, following the arrrest of their ship, ‘Seaman Guard Ohio’, describing it as ‘an outrage’ that they are being subjected to inhumane conditions in an Indian prison. MM&P inform that officials are withholding proper medical treatment, […]

Evidence Points to Pirates in Mysterious KERALA Hijacking – The Maritime Executive

Liberia continues its active investigation of the hijacking of the Liberian-flagged product tanker, KERALA, at Luanda, Angola on January 18, 2014. Liberia, in cooperation with the vessel owners, requested the attendance in Tema, Ghana, of an INTERPOL-led multinational Incident Response Team. These authorities, supported and helped by the Ghanaian authorities, undertook a crime scene investigation […]