Piracy News

Indian Ocean High Risk Designation to be Withdrawn at End of 2022

Published Aug 22, 2022 3:02 PM by The Maritime Executive

Further reflecting the progress that has been made in reducing the danger of piracy off the east coast of Africa and into the Indi...

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Singapore Strait is an "Area of Concern" While Global Piracy Declines

Published Jul 20, 2022 6:35 PM by The Maritime Executive

While globally the incidents of piracy against commercial shipping continue to decline, Asia and specifically the Singapore Strait...

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IMB Reports Piracy and Robberies at Lowest Levels in Nearly 30 Years

Published Jul 12, 2022 7:50 PM by The Maritime Executive

Global piracy and armed robbery incidents are at their lowest level in nearly 30 years due to increased vigilance and coordinated...

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Armed Pirates Rob Offshore Platform in Bay of Campeche

Published Jun 19, 2022 5:52 PM by The Maritime Executive

Armed pirates struck another platform operated by Pemex last week, forcing the crew to help them cart off stolen goods before depa...

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Photos: Italian Navy Tests Piracy Response in Gulf of Guinea

Published Jun 8, 2022 7:14 PM by The Maritime Executive

While there has been a significant decline in piracy activity in the Gulf of Guinea, in part due to the presence of international...

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UN Security Council Calls for Renewed Focus on Gulf of Guinea Piracy

Published Jun 3, 2022 6:05 PM by The Maritime Executive

On Tuesday, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a new security resolution on maritime security in the Gulf of...

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Armed Pirates Rob Offshore Construction Vessel Off Tabasco, Mexico

Published May 26, 2022 10:02 PM by The Maritime Executive

Armed pirates boarded an offshore vessel near an oil field off Tabasco, Mexico last weekend, making off with thousands of dollars...

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Piracy Plummets in Gulf of Guinea

Published Apr 15, 2022 1:48 PM by The Maritime Executive

Southeast Asian waters are replacing the Gulf of Guinea as the most dangerous for commercial shipping, accounting for nearly half...

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Somali Police Force Inaugurates New Counter-Piracy Center

Published Apr 8, 2022 7:01 PM by The Maritime Executive

Somalia is enhancing vigilance against maritime piracy along its coastline with a new state-of-the-art facility for the Somali Pol...

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Italian Frigate Intervened to Protect Crew on Bulker from Pirates

Published Apr 5, 2022 3:09 PM by The Maritime Executive

The Italian Navy provided additional details on the boarding that took place aboard a bulker in the Gulf of Guinea reporting that...

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