The pirate menace in the seas may soon come to a halt if the British BAE systems comes in a practical picture which immobilize pirates by dazzling them on approach by laser.
A recent piracy attack represents a step change in tactics that could, if repeated, be a game changer in Gulf of Guinea piracy. The pirates made an unsuccessful attempt at boarding a product tanker from the stern, but eventually fell behind as the ship’s master opened the range. Read more inside the article.
ForestWave report that late last night one of the twelve missing crew members of its vessel FWN Rapide has been found during a search of the vessel which is currently in a safe position in Nigerian waters.
EU NAVFOR Somalia’s Flagship, the Italian vessel ITS Virginio Fasan, has apprehended six suspected pirates and seized their vessels.
EU Naval Force has welcomed the conviction earlier today of twelve men after they were found guilty by the Mauritian Court of attempting to carry out an act of piracy against a merchant ship, MSC Jasmine, on 5 January 2013.
The hijacked oil tanker Orkim Harmony has been released by pirates, who fled in the ship’s rescue boat, Malaysian navy and maritime officials said on Friday.
A small-sized oil tanker went missing off the coast of southern Malaysia and close to Singapore over the weekend in what could be the second hijack of such a vessel since the start of the month, media and maritime officials said on Monday.
While the world’s attention is focused on piracy in Somalia, between 1995 and 2013, piracy in Asia occurred more frequently, and took more lives, than any other region of the world.
Take a look at the video which explains the impact of piracy, port and anchorage crime, civil unrest, territorial disputes and political violence on the maritime sector.