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Dutch heavy lift ship attacked, freed by Spanish Navy UPDATE

Dutch heavy lift ship attacked, freed by Spanish Navy UPDATE

Heavy load carrier BLUE MARLIN was attacked and boarded by 7 armed pirates at around 1200 UTC May 5 in… Learn more

Pirates Attack Two Fishing Boats off Somalia

Pirates Attack Two Fishing Boats off Somalia

The attempted boardings were both thwarted, but security officials said that they represent a reminder that antipiracy measures are still… Learn more

Pirates Kidnap Four Boxship Crewmembers in Gulf of Guinea

Pirates Kidnap Four Boxship Crewmembers in Gulf of Guinea

Four crew members from the container feeder Contship Oak have been kidnapped off the coast of Cameroon, vessel operator Contship has confirmed.… Learn more

UK Helping Seychelles Battle Piracy in Indian Ocean

UK Helping Seychelles Battle Piracy in Indian Ocean

The engagement between UKHO and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles is aimed at strengthening maritime… Learn more

Malta-flagged tanker attacked, at least 3 crew kidnapped, Gulf of Guinea

Malta-flagged tanker attacked, at least 3 crew kidnapped, Gulf of Guinea

Product tanker HISTRIA IVORY with 21 all Romanian crew on board was attacked by pirates near Lome, Togo waters, Gulf… Learn more

USS Donald Cook Sails into Black Sea

USS Donald Cook Sails into Black Sea

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) began its north-bound transit of the Dardanelles Strait, en route… Learn more

46 countries confirmed to participate in Aman 2019 Naval Exercise

46 countries confirmed to participate in Aman 2019 Naval Exercise

These views were expressed by Commander Mirza Arslan Baig and Lt. Commandar Javeria Naseem while taking part in a programme… Learn more

BIMCO Calls for Naval Action to Combat Piracy in Gulf of Guinea

BIMCO Calls for Naval Action to Combat Piracy in Gulf of Guinea

Shipping association BIMCO is stepping up its calls for naval support to combat piracy in the Gulf of Guinea after… Learn more

Pirates Kidnap Crewmembers from MSC Container Ship

Pirates Kidnap Crewmembers from MSC Container Ship

The 2,700 TEU Mandy was under way in the Gulf of Guinea on Wednesday when she was attacked and boarded at a… Learn more

Armed Men Attack Tugboat off Malaysia, Injure Master

Armed Men Attack Tugboat off Malaysia, Injure Master

The incident occurred some 12 nautical miles northeast of Sabah Coast in the afternoon hours of December 5, 2018, according… Learn more

Seafarers Warned of Abu Sayyaf Kidnapping Threat

Seafarers Warned of Abu Sayyaf Kidnapping Threat

Aby Sayyaf is one of the most violent jihadist groups in the southern Philippines, notorious for kidnappings for ransom.

According to a… Learn more

PAKISTAN NAVY QUITS ANTI-PIRACY TASK FORCE AMID WORSENING US TIES

PAKISTAN NAVY QUITS ANTI-PIRACY TASK FORCE AMID WORSENING US TIES

The decision to leave the task force was taken after the US-led operation refused to pay for fuel for… Learn more

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