Piracy

Seaman Guard Ohio crew acquitted

November 28th, 20170 A judge in India yesterday acquitted the 35 men onboard the anti-piracy vessel of weapons charges. They were previously convicted in January 2016 and handed down a...

Ships targeted off Yemen

November 13th, 20172 Houthi militias have repeated they are out to target commercial ships transiting near war-torn Yemen. “We will take measures we have not taken before and we can...

Tanker attacked off Batam

October 31st, 20170 A tanker managed by Sharjah-based Silver Star Ship Management was attacked by five assailants yesterday off Singapore. Five men carrying knives boarded the 107,176...

Asian shipowners call for BMP4 update

October 17th, 20171 The Asian Shipowners’ Association has called for the guidelines for ships transiting the notoriously unstable Horn of Africa to be updated to better reflect the...

Asian piracy incidents hit 10-year low

July 18th, 20170 The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia Information Sharing Centre (ReCAAP ISC) has released its half-yearly...

Abu Sayyaf beheads two seafarers

July 5th, 20170 Philippine armed forces discovered the beheaded bodies this morning of two Vietnamese seafarers abducted by Muslim terror group Abu Sayyaf last November. The two were...
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