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  • 26 June 2015

    Malaysian authorities are close to identifying a person who planned the hijacking of the oil tanker MT Orkim Harmony, local media reported the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency’s deputy-director general Datuk Ahmad Puzi Ab Kahar as saying. The list of the so-called ”masterminds” behind the hijacking has been narrowed down to one name, Ahmad Puzi said. Ahmad Puzi […]

  • 26 June 2015

    Malaysian authorities are close to identifying a person who planned the hijacking of the oil tanker MT Orkim Harmony, local media reported the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency’s deputy-director general Datuk Ahmad Puzi Ab Kahar as saying. The list of the so-called ”masterminds” behind the hijacking has been narrowed down to one name, Ahmad Puzi said. Ahmad Puzi […]

  • 14 January 2015

    Attacks against small tankers off South East Asia’s coasts caused a rise in global ship hijackings, up to 21 in 2014 from 12 in 2013, despite piracy at sea falling to its lowest level in eight years, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has revealed. Pirates took 442 crewmembers hostage, compared […]

  • 24 May 2017

    A group of Somali pirates hijacked an Iranian fishing vessel on Tuesday which will most probably be used as a mothership in future attacks on larger ships, Reuters informed citing Ali Shire, the mayor of Somali town of Haabo. As informed, the ship does not have a licence to fish in Puntland’s waters. “EU NAVFOR is […]

  • 7 April 2015

    A product tanker was hijacked by a group of armed pirates while underway off Indonesia. Around 15-25 pirates armed with pistols boarded the tanker some 62nm North of Pulau Uwi, Indonesia, International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) piracy reporting center informed. Once on board, the pirates took the crew hostage and robbed their belongings. The group fled […]

  • 14 August 2015

    The hijacking of the Singapore-flagged tanker MT Joaquim on August 8 in the Malacca Strait has provided yet another timely reminder of the current risks facing seafarers in Southeast Asia, particularly in and around the Malaysian Peninsula, according to the U.K.-based maritime intelligence agency Dryad Maritime. August 9 saw the recovery of the tanker by […]

  • 2 February 2016

    The 2003-built tanker Leon Dias was hijacked by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea, UK-based Clearwater Vessel Tracking confirmed to World Maritime News. “A tanker was underway from Lome to Bata when the owners lost contact with their vessel, it was later discovered that pirates had managed to board and hijack the vessel, a militant group are […]

  • 18 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Naval and armed guard protection is working, but the seas off East and West Africa remain dangerous, warns IMB. Piracy on the world’s seas has reached a five-year low, with 297 ships attacked in 2012, compared with 439 in 2011, the latest International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) report revealed on January 16. Worldwide figures were brought […]

  • 31 August 2009

    Eight men accused of hijacking the Arctic Sea cargo ship have been charged with hijacking and piracy, Russian prosecutors have said. The men are suspected of seizing the ship and its 15-man Russian crew after raiding it disguised as police. The ship vanished last month days after leaving Finland with a cargo of timber. The […]

  • 21 April 2015

    A small coastal tanker is hijacked by pirates in South East Asia every two weeks on average, a report from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has revealed. South East Asia accounts for 55% of the world’s 54 piracy and armed robbery incidents since the start of 2015. After a steady […]

  • 14 August 2015

    The hijacking of the Singapore-flagged tanker MT Joaquim on August 8 in the Malacca Strait has provided yet another timely reminder of the current risks facing seafarers in Southeast Asia, particularly in and around the Malaysian Peninsula, according to the U.K.-based maritime intelligence agency Dryad Maritime. August 9 saw the recovery of the tanker by […]

  • 20 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Denmark wants to keep international focus on piracy. Therefore, Denmark showed the film “A Hijacking” last night at an event in connection with the current session of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 92). The Danish drama “A Hijacking” gives a picture of a hijacking and the human consequences hereof. The film was shown to […]

  • 12 August 2009

    A cargo ship may have travelled through the English Channel after being hijacked by pirates, coastguards say. A search has begun to find the 15 Russian crew of the Maltese-flagged Arctic Sea, which reports say was boarded by hijackers in the Baltic sea.

  • 29 May 2014

    The Liberian Registry has concluded its investigation into the pirate-hijacking of the product tanker Kerala off Luanda, Angola, on 18 January 2014. The Liberian investigation is based on evidence gathered by an INTERPOL-led multinational Incident Response Team as well as findings of its own investigative efforts. The Liberian Administration is currently in the process of […]

  • 17 May 2019

    Togo Navy prevented the hijacking of a product tanker in the Gulf of Guinea.

  • 1 November 2006

    Ten Somalis have been sentenced to seven years in jail for piracy and hijacking by a Kenyan court. The men were arrested earlier this year by the US Navy which responded to a reported hijack off the Somali coast.

  • 30 March 2016

    The hijacked Indonesian tug Brahma 12 has been released and is now being held by the Philippine authorities, the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs told World Maritime News in an emailed statement. Meanwhile, the Indonesian-flagged barge, the Anand 12, with its 10 crew members are still being held by the hijackers, with their whereabouts unknown. […]

  • 3 April 2017

    Somali pirates have hijacked a cargo vessel en route from Dubai to either Bosasso, Somalia or Al Mukalla, Yemen, in the vicinity of Socotra, Dryad Maritime told World Maritime News referring to the data from United Kingdom Marine Trade Operations (UKMTO). The vessel is believed to have been taken to Eyl, Somalia on April 1st. Up […]

  • 18 June 2014

    The ICC Commercial Crime Services’ International Maritime Bureau (IMB) is warning small tankers to maintain strict anti-piracy measures in the South China Sea following a spate of tanker hijackings in the region. At least six known cases of coastal tankers being hijacked for their cargoes of diesel or gas oil have been reported since April […]

  • 29 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Liberian Registry has concluded its investigation into the pirate-hijacking of the product tanker Kerala off Luanda, Angola, on 18 January 2014. The Liberian investigation is based on evidence gathered by an INTERPOL-led multinational Incident Response Team as well as findings of its own investigative efforts. The Liberian Administration is currently in the process of […]

  • 29 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    A merchant vessel is believed to have been hijacked by pirates some 72 nautical miles off the coast of Cotonou, Benin, according to data provided by Maritime Domain Awareness for Trade – Gulf of Guinea (MDAT-GoG). The event, described as “suspicious,” occurred in the night of November 27 while the vessel was travelling south. The […]

  • 17 April 2015

    The Italian Navy reported today that it took control of an Italian fishing boat hijacked last night in international waters off Libya. The gunmen aboard a military tug with no flag or any signs from the Libyan government hijacked the fishing boat Airone some forty miles off the Libyan port of Misrata, taking the crew of three […]