Piracy

Soldiers free Abu Sayyaf-held master

March 26th, 20170 One of two seafarers taken captive on Thursday by Philippine militant group Abu Sayyaf was freed on Saturday as local soldiers bored in on a stronghold of the separatist...

Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea analysed

March 24th, 20172 The Gulf of Guinea continues to be one of the most dangerous bodies of water in the world for merchant shipping. Armed and dangerous pirate gangs from the Niger Delta...

Abu Sayyaf attacks again

March 24th, 20171 Philippine terrorist organisation Abu Sayyaf has once again been linked with two attacks in the south of the country. The Muslim separatists are thought to have been...

Gray Page: On piracy and cybercrime

March 23rd, 20170 Last week’s hijacking of the Aris 13 tanker, the first incident involving Somali pirates since 2012, might not be a one-off, warns a leading security consultant in...

Putting Somali piracy into perspective

March 21st, 20171 Intelligence consultant David Rider gives readers a bigger picture take on the Aris 13 hijacking eight days ago. On March 13, the shipping industry was given a...

Somalis release hijacked tanker

March 17th, 20170 Somali pirates who hijacked a UAE-controlled product tanker on Monday have released it without getting a ransom for the eight Sri Lankan crewmembers hijacked. The...
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