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Piracy and Security

As governments and industry continue the struggle against crew kidnappings of West Africa and cargo thefts in Southeast Asia, questions have arisen over the highest profile victory of piracy. After five years without incident, piracy off the coast of Somalia may have breached its containment. Increased security comes at a price, and the industry is in no position to increase its operating costs, but some indicators on land in Somalia suggest the region could incubate a piracy resurgence.



EU official warns of vessel attacks off Horn of Africa

Pirates and jihadists pose a threat in the Red Sea and Bab al Mandeb strait

Middle East and Africa Piracy and Security Political Risk and Trade

Airbus to co-launch maritime crime reporting platform

Partnership with CSO Alliance to begin in October

Cyber Marine Piracy and Security

Maritime Security Transit Corridor formed to deter vessel attacks near Horn of Africa

Providing a recommended merchant traffic route will allow naval forces to concentrate surveillance efforts

Middle East and Africa Asia Pacific Piracy and Security
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Union Maritime confirms release of tanker attacked by pirates

All 22 crew members reported to be unharmed

Middle East and Africa Benin

Union Maritime says missing tanker targeted by pirates

Twenty-two seafarers on board vessel that has been under attack for a week

Crewing Casualty

Rise in Asian armed robberies at sea fuels fear of crew abductions

Report finds continuing abductions of crew in Sulu-Celebes Seas remains a major concern

Asia Pacific China

Danish shipping companies fear cyber-attack threat

Survey by Danish Shipping reveals owners are worried about hacking and employee conduct as biggest cyber threats

Denmark Safety

Two more tankers named in Shell Bukom investigation

Vessels named in charges brought against three people for alleged involvement in refinery oil thefts

Asia Pacific Singapore

How much of a threat is Yemen to international shipping?

As disruption related to the war persists, motivations for piracy attacks remain ambiguous and solutions elusive

Middle East and Africa Yemen

Greek authorities make arrests and probe ship with explosives headed to Libya

Crew of eight and Greek-owned vessel held after illegal shipment found

Europe Greece

Global piracy at lowest levels since 1995, says IMB

A total of 180 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in 2017, compared with 188 in 1995

International Casualty

In which we trust

Hacking risks over vessel stability and structural stresses, along with concerns about external interference, are issues that will be with ship operators for a long time yet
International Crewing
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