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As the oil boom in West Africa swells, pirate attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Guinea are "reaching dangerous proportions," the International Maritime Bureau reports. The global piracy watchdog said this month that 44 pirate attacks have been
Kenya (AP) — The European Union's anti-piracy military force will become more proactive in the fight against pirates, the departing force commander said Tuesday, in an effort to seize the initiative in an evolving battle that is moving closer to land.
PhilippinesZamboanga del Sur fishermen are urging the authorities to solve the problem of pirate attacks in Illana Bay. The fishermen are also asking the Fishery Law Enforcement Team of the Illana Bay Alliance in Western Mindanao to reactivate a Navy
China is warning its ships' crew to stay away from the coast of Somalia after a cargo ship was captured by pirates on Monday. Chinese officials said Tuesday that they will make "every effort" to free the 25 crew members who were captured when pirates
A national anti-piracy law is in the making to improve enforcement in the country's waters. Currently there were no laws specific to piracy, and pirates caught were charged under the Penal Code, said Malaysia Mari- time Enforcement Agency head of
Egyptian officials say Somali pirates have released an Egyptian cargo ship and its 28-member crew after more than two months in captivity. The officials say the cargo ship Blue Star was released Thursday following negotiations with the captors...The
The request for permission has been especially moved by the September 25 capture of the 'arms-laden' Ukrainian ship, MV Faina off the Somali coast. The ministry also ruled out the participation of the Ukrainian government officials in the negotiation