Somali Pirates Hijack Iranian Fishing Vessel

By MarEx 2017-05-23 14:06:13

On Tuesday, Somali pirates captured an Iranian fishing boat for use as a mother ship for attacks on larger merchant vessels, according to the mayor of a port town in...


Has Somali Piracy Returned?

By Lisa Otto 2017-05-22 12:54:42

Since the hijacking of an oil tanker off the coast of Alula, Puntland on March 13 and its release without ransom three days later, the media has voiced...


Keeping Children Out of Piracy

By MarEx 2017-05-18 17:32:52

A first step has been taken to raise awareness of the horrific abuse of children in piracy with the release of a handbook for the maritime security sector. The...


Video: Indian Navy Thwarts Pirate Attack Off Somalia

By MarEx 2017-05-17 21:15:15

On Tuesday, the Indian Navy patrol vessel INS Sharda rescued the Liberian-flagged bulker Lord Mountbatten from a pirate attack 150 nm off the northeastern tip of...


Last Two Abu Sayyaf Fighters Killed on Bohol

By MarEx 2017-05-16 20:51:54

Philippine security forces on the island of Bohol have killed the last remaining members of a group of terrorists who had infiltrated the island an attempt...


Chinese Navy Hands Pirates Over to Somali Authorities

By MarEx 2017-05-08 20:57:13

On Friday, a Chinese naval vessel transferred three suspected pirates to the custody of the Somali maritime police in Puntland region. The three alleged pirates had been...


Navy SEAL Killed in Raid on Somali Terrorist Group

By MarEx 2017-05-05 20:11:19

On Thursday, a member of a Navy SEAL team was killed in an operation against the Somali militant group al Shabaab, an al Qaeda affiliate, at a location 40 miles west of...


OBP: Kidnap-for-Ransom Piracy Increased in 2016

By MarEx 2017-05-03 19:48:25

On Wednesday, Oceans Beyond Piracy released its annual report on the economic and human costs of pirate activity for 2016, and trends in West Africa, Southeast Asia and East...

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Infamous Abu Sayyaf Leader Killed

By Noel Tarrazona 2017-04-29 21:13:09

Abu Sayyaf sub-leader Alhabsy Misaya, also known as Abu Misaya, was reportedly killed in a military operation on Friday night in Parang town in the province of Sulu in the...


Somali Pirates Protest Quality of Indian Prison Food

By MarEx 2017-04-25 19:59:36

The threat of Somali piracy has risen once again, with a new series of boardings and hijackings in the western Indian Ocean after a five-year lull. But even as...

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