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Japan and UNODC Join Asian Piracy Battle

By Noel Tarrazona 2017-09-07 03:30:40

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is joining several countries in Asia to battle ISIS-inspired pirates in the Sulu and Celebes seas. This development...


MOAS Suspends Mediterranean Rescue Operations

By MarEx 2017-09-05 20:53:49

The Malta-based Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) search and rescue NGO has suspended all rescue operations in the Mediterranean citing, among other reasons, concern about...


Video: Seaman Guard Ohio Crew Still Waiting

By MarEx 2017-09-05 18:53:39

The legal case for the 35 men held in India as part of the Seaman Guard Ohio case has come to a standstill. They filed an appeal against their conviction in February 2016; it...

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Fuel Smuggling: Libya Detains 20 Filipinos

By Noel Tarrazona 2017-08-30 20:35:46

The Philippine government has instructed its embassy in Libya to “exert all efforts” to secure the immediate release of the 20 Filipino seafarers who are...

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Royal 16 Crew Member Escapes Abu Sayyaf

By MarEx 2017-08-22 03:46:44

A Vietnamese crewmember kidnapped from the bulk carrier Royal 16 last November has escaped and been rescued by military forces in the Philippines. Do Trung Hieu, along...


Somali Pirates Sentenced to Six Months Plus Time Served

By MarEx 2017-08-04 16:26:05

On Friday, a court in Mumbai sentenced the 15 alleged pirates from the Prantalay 14 hijacking to six months in prison plus time served. The Somali nationals were accused...


Nigerian Pirates Abduct Five Seafarers from Freighter

By MarEx 2017-08-02 17:49:06

Moroccan media report that the general cargo vessel Oya 1 (ex name Celia) was boarded by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea on the night of July 29. The attackers reportedly...


Philippine Forces Hunt Terrorists at Sea

By Noel Tarrazona 2017-07-23 18:06:00

As fighting between terrorists and government forces in Mindanao continues, the Philippine government has rolled out countermeasures to prevent the escape of members of...


Industry Group Launches Cyber Security Guidelines

By MarEx 2017-07-05 16:59:17

The second edition of The Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships has been released, compiled by a joint industry group led by BIMCO. The second edition includes...


Two Vietnamese Seafarers Beheaded

By Noel Tarrazona 2017-07-05 16:43:30

Suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group in Basilan sent a message to the Philippine government when they beheaded two abducted Vietnamese seafarers from the bulk carrier...

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