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The 23 December pirate attack on an Italian ship 40 nautical miles off the coast of Nigeria's Bayelsa state is part of a growing trend in Africa's Gulf of Guinea region...Until recently, money has seemed to be the primary aim of kidnappers...
Moller-Maersk says armed guards have thwarted a pirate attack on one of its U.S.-flagged cargo ships in the Gulf of Oman. Thousands of teachers, carers and policemen have gone on strike in Norway in a protest over wages, shutting down hundreds of
Seven crew members of a Malaysian-registered tugboat were rescued by Vietnamese fishermen who found them in a raft in the waters of Amboyna in the Brunei Exclusive Economic Zone about 220 nautical miles northwest of Miri...The crew had left Langkawi
In a notification March 7, the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) has said that in recent times, international shipping traffic has been moving close to the western Indian coast with merchant ships preferring the safe passage against the straight
A sharp increase in pirate attacks in the Atlantic Ocean off West Africa is threatening plans to double oil production from 4 million barrels a day amid a swelling energy boom in the largely impoverished region. U.S. company Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
Malaysia (AP) — An international maritime watchdog says pirates have attacked a ship off the coast of Nigeria for the second time in as many days, but this time the attackers were thwarted by a quick-acting crew. Noel Choong, a
The International Maritime Bureau echoes a warning by the United Nations that pirate attacks off West Africa's Gulf of Guinea are becoming more rampant and violent. Noel Choong of the bureau's Kuala Lumpur-based piracy reporting center says pirates
A spokesman Cyrus Mody of the IMB said the news agency AP that the attack happened this morning around 110 nautical mil south of the Nigerian city of Lagos. The ship, which is not identified, was trying to come away from the pirates and the
24 Filipino seafarers who escaped pirate attack last September 20 at 180 nautical miles east-southeast of Mombas, arrived Manila (last night). The blaze on the 150,000-dwt Central Mare-managed http://www.
Malaysia (AP) — Sea piracy worldwide surged to 266 attacks in the first half this year, up 36 percent from a year ago, as Somali pirates became bolder and raided more vessels, a global maritime watchdog said Thursday. Sixty-one