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Crew of Hijacked Product Tanker Released

By MarEx 2018-01-17 03:35:15

Tanker operator Union Maritime reported Wednesday that the product tanker Barrett has been safely recovered from hijackers off Benin, West Africa.  "Union Maritime can confirm that the MT Barrett has been released after a Gulf of Guinea piracy incident lasting six...

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Archaeologists Uncover Book from Blackbeard's Ship

By MarEx 2018-01-17 01:53:59

Archaeologists with North Carolina's Department of Natural and Cultural Resources have been examining artifacts from the famed pirate ship Queen Anne's Revenge for many years, and this month they announced an unusual discovery. Scraps of a 300-year-old book were stuffed...

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Asian Piracy Increased by Nineteen Percent in 2017

By MarEx 2018-01-16 05:54:28

The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia Information Sharing Centre (ReCAAP ISC) has released its annual report for 2017 highlighting that there was a 19 percent increase in the number of incidents over...

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Piracy Reaches Twenty-Two-Year Low

By MarEx 2018-01-09 19:31:07

The International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) reports 180 piracy incidents in 2017, the lowest annual number of incidents since 1995, when 188 reports were received. In 2017, 136 vessels were boarded, while there were 22 attempted...

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Success and Failure for Asian Pirates in November

By MarEx 2017-12-26 16:40:35

ReCAAP ISC reports that there were nine incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia in November 2017. Of these, two were failed attempts.  There was one case of theft of...

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Tests Show Ease of Hacking ECDIS, Radar and Machinery

By MarEx 2017-12-21 18:11:14

Security company Naval Dome has demonstrated what it says is the maritime industry’s nightmare security scenario with a series of cyber penetration tests on systems in common use on board tankers, container ships, super yachts and cruise ships.  The tests...

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Nigerian Navy Rescues Chinese Fishermen from Pirates

By MarEx 2017-12-21 17:01:53

On Thursday, the Nigerian Navy said that it rescued four Chinese fishermen from kidnappers near Igbokoda, an inland village about 90 miles east of Lagos. According to commanding officer Sylvanus Abbah, the four victims were taken from a trawler near...

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Agents Warned About People Smuggling Scam

By MarEx 2017-12-20 17:23:38

The International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has warned ship agents about the re-emergence of a scam that enables people smugglers to cover the movement of illegal migrants. The basic pattern of the scam is for owners or managers to ask...

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The Chennai Six Fly Home

By MarEx 2017-12-19 22:18:06

The Chennai Six, along with some of the crew of the Seaman Guard Ohio, have now left India, marking the successful culmination of a four-year fight to release them from prison. As they fly home, The Maritime Executive pays...

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Thai Union and Nestlé Launch Human Rights Boat

By MarEx 2017-12-16 19:34:33

Thai Union Group and Nestlé have launched a demonstration boat to promote the human rights of workers in the Thai fishing industry. The boat is the first of its kind in Thailand. The two companies, in collaboration with global non-profit...

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