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  • 19 December 2017

    Six Somali nationals have been charged with ‘committing an act of piracy’ and ‘attempting an act of piracy’.

  • 9 July 2015

    66 Somali inmates accused of piracy and imprisoned in Somaliland, Puntland and the Seychelles have identified international naval presence as the biggest deterrent against piracy, according to an informal survey carried out by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Oceans Beyond Piracy. The survey asked the prisoners to identify what their motivations for going […]

  • 9 July 2015

    66 Somali inmates accused of piracy and imprisoned in Somaliland, Puntland and the Seychelles have identified international naval presence as the biggest deterrent against piracy, according to an informal survey carried out by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Oceans Beyond Piracy. The survey asked the prisoners to identify what their motivations for going […]

  • 21 October 2014

    Piracy activity in the Gulf of Aden and Western Indian Ocean has declined significantly, as concluded by the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union in a report on Somalia. However, networks supporting piracy are still operating and the threat of piracy remains, the Council said. “The EU is deeply concerned by the news of […]

  • 28 December 2011

    A new anti-piracy project with a startup grant of $2 million from the European Union has been initiated by the Eastern and Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region countries. The MASE (Maritime Security) project has been under development since May 2010 and it was signed last week by regional economic blocs including Comesa, EAC, Igad […]

  • 24 February 2014
    Business & Finance

    Transas Marine has added a Piracy Information Overlay (PIO) to its Navigation product portfolio. The piracy overlay is integrated into the Transas FleetView Online SSAS-tracking software and Navi-Planner 4000 voyage planning software. The piracy data is provided by Bergen Risk Solutions and is based on intelligence from several recognized and authoritative sources on sea piracy. […]

  • 13 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    On Monday, 11 November 2013, the EU Naval Force Operation Atalanta Flagship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, has hosted the Contact Group of Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS) during the Counter Piracy Week in the port of Djibouti. Government representatives from all over the world took the opportunity to see how the EU Naval […]

  • 8 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The final countdown has begun for the 3rd public-private international counter-piracy conference scheduled to be held in Dubai on September 11-12, with more than 20 briefing papers now available on the official website www.counterpiracy.ae. Held under the theme of “Countering Maritime Piracy: Continued Efforts for Regional Capacity Building”, the conference is jointly convened by the […]

  • 25 April 2005

    The Piracy Centre of the London- based International Chamber of Commerce has been churning out reports of sea robberies in the Straits of Malacca and classifying them as piracy. The classification is contrary to international law. The Piracy Centre labels an incident against a ship or crew within national waters, during anchor or in port, […]

  • 19 January 2012

      Perceived as a global threat, piracy seems to have outpaced the efforts of the international community in 2011 to restrain it. Although the Coast of Somalia has been the main focus of piracy attacks, such activities have been affecting even some other parts of the world. The cost of measures taken to prevent and […]

  • 7 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    CMA CGM, MSC, Maersk Line and Hamburg Süd representing 40 percent of the world container shipping industry have met to discuss the piracy threat towards international shipping. The meeting focused on piracy in the Gulf of Aden, the Indian Ocean and West Africa. The cooperation between CMA CGM, MSC, Maersk Line and Hamburg Süd includes […]

  • 14 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, global ports operator DP World and Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) announce they are co-convening the third international counter-piracy conference in Dubai on 11-12 September. Their joint hosting of the conference demonstrates the vital importance of public and private sector coordination in the fight against maritime piracy both on […]

  • 8 April 2019

    The first quarter of 2019 saw fewer incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships.

  • 21 August 2014

    The global cost of piracy, including the cost of piracy off eastern Africa, remains uncertain, with existing assessments providing divergent estimates and conclusions. Studies carried out by RAND Institute and the IMB have estimated piracy costs to range between US$1 and US$16 billion per year, according to the latest UNCTAD report on maritime piracy. The […]

  • 11 November 2014

    Given the tremendous social and political conflict occurring in many piracy prone countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, counter-piracy efforts at sea will likely fail, as indicated in a recent research paper of the Office of Naval Research in the United States on the trends in maritime piracy. Extant research shows state fragility, economic deprivation, population, and geographic opportunity are […]

  • 4 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    “Ideally, events such as this one should not be necessary” said MEP Anna Rosbach, host of a maritime piracy photography exhibition organized in the European Parliament by ECSA and the Danish Shipowners’ Association. The exhibition will be on display this whole week in the European Parliament, where the ECSA Piracy Taskforce will also have a […]

  • 8 November 2016

    Global piracy has shifted away from hijacking and towards kidnapping as the number of kidnappings now stands at 44 for the period from January to 30 September 2016, according to IHS Markit. Within the same time-frame 37 percent of crew involved in a piracy situation have been kidnapped. The number represents a significant increase compared […]

  • 7 June 2011
    Business & Finance

      The Danish government launches a new Danish strategy for measures against piracy The strategy follows up on the existing multi-facetted Danish efforts made and creates a coherent, multi-annual framework for the Danish measures against piracy. The strategy will run until 2014. The overall purpose of the Danish efforts is to contribute to making the […]

  • 9 May 2011

    The statistics for piracy and armed robbery at sea in the first quarter of 2011 are higher than what has ever been recorded. It is time to for the international community to act, said Maersk Line at a recent anti-piracy conference in Dubai. In the last six months, the ‘piracy zone’ of the Indian Ocean […]

  • 3 July 2015

    Southampton-based seafarer support charity Sailors’ Society has launched a Crisis Response Centre in Durban, South Africa, to support seafarers affected by piracy. Durban-based facility will provide 24-hour response and trauma counselling for survivors of piracy attacks and other disasters at sea throughout South Africa, Ghana, Madagascar, Mozambique and Reunion. The recent Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) report on the State of […]

  • 1 November 2018

    Sailors’ Society: More than a quarter of seafarers seeking crisis response are affected by piracy.

  • 3 July 2015

    Southampton-based seafarer support charity Sailors’ Society has launched a Crisis Response Centre in Durban, South Africa, to support seafarers affected by piracy. Durban-based facility will provide 24-hour response and trauma counselling for survivors of piracy attacks and other disasters at sea throughout South Africa, Ghana, Madagascar, Mozambique and Reunion. The recent Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) report on the State of […]