Piracy

RMS St Helena becomes a floating armory

April 18th, 20180 A famous ship that has plied the South Atlantic since 1990 has found a new owner and a new mode of business. The passenger cargo ship Royal Mail Ship (RMS) St Helena...

Pirates repelled by boiling water

February 19th, 20182 The crew of a ship passing through the southern Philippines repelled a pirate attack on Friday using boiling water mixed with oil. Twenty-seven sailors aboard the...

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...
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