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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...


European Shipowners Call States to Action on Piracy

By MarEx 2017-06-30 19:24:28

European shipowners have called on governments to do more to prevent the rise of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, most particularly off Nigeria. The European Community...


Ship Explodes Off Somalia

By MarEx 2017-06-27 02:07:13

An explosion has been heard off the coast of Somalia which observers say could have come from a foreign naval vessel. Flames and smoke were also seen off...


Philippines: Abducted Crewman Escapes

By MarEx 2017-06-14 19:40:33

ReCAAP has reported that one of the crew of the abducted fishing vessel Ramona 2 has escaped after five months of captivity. The four-man crew were abducted off Sulu in...

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ASEAN Neighbors Ramp Up Terrorism Response

By Noel Tarrazona 2017-06-04 23:36:18

Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia are slated to meet on June 19 to finalize the deployment of joint naval patrols as the region prepares for increasing terrorist...

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