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Indian Ship Manager Confirms Violent Attack on OSV in Gabon

Published Sep 8, 2021 7:11 PM by The Maritime Executive

Additional information came out regarding the attack on an OSV in Gabon over the weekend. Details suggest that, unlike typical pir...

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Two Crew Injured and One Possibly Kidnapped From Gabon Anchorage

Published Sep 6, 2021 2:01 PM by The Maritime Executive

The joint French and British reporting center monitoring activity in the Gulf of Guinea is confirming reports of a serious inciden...

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The Human Rights Cost of IUU Fishing in Ghana

Published Sep 5, 2021 12:27 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Over the last two decades, the West African seaboard has been a stomping ground for industrial trawlers. Although most of them are...

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How Did Somali Pirates Get Paid?

Published Aug 27, 2021 3:41 PM by The Maritime Executive

Rob Phayre, a former ransom delivery specialist who helped shipowners retrieve vessels and crews from pirates, has written a new n...

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Drop in Indian Ocean Piracy Prompts Reduction in High Risk Area Map

Published Aug 17, 2021 8:38 PM by The Maritime Executive

Once considered the most dangerous area on the globe for mariners, the High Risk Area (HRA) for piracy in the Indian Ocean is bein...

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Incidents Against Ships Declined Significantly in Asia in 2021

Published Aug 13, 2021 6:41 PM by The Maritime Executive

The number of incidents against ships in Asia declined significantly in the first half of 2021 falling to the second-lowest level...

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Nigerian Court Sentences 10 Pirates to 12 Years in Prison

Published Jul 23, 2021 9:40 PM by The Maritime Executive

A court in Lagos, Nigeria has sentenced 10 pirates to prison for the kidnapping of the crew of the fishing vessel Hailufeng II las...

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Robbery and Piracy Declines in 2021 Except in the Singapore Strait

Published Jul 19, 2021 6:07 PM by The Maritime Executive

The regional organization that coordinates efforts to combat piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia, ReCAAP, has once agai...

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IMB: Piracy and Armed Robbery at 27 Year Low in 2021

Published Jul 12, 2021 3:03 PM by The Maritime Executive

The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) reported that the incidents of piracy and armed robbery are at their lowest levels in...

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Nine Pirates Convicted in a First of its Kind Trial in West Africa

Published Jul 7, 2021 7:47 PM by The Maritime Executive

In the first trial of its kind, a court in the West African country of Togo convicted and sentenced to jail nine individuals for a...

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