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  • 19 November 2006

    The high seas thieves illegally pillaging our oceans in the name of commercial fishing lack the charms of the pirate Jack Sparrow as portrayed by Johnny Depp in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. But there are some similarities. Today’s pirates still deal in ill-gotten plunder, for instance. When they’re caught, however, there’s no facing […]

  • 10 September 2014

    In the last four years the traffic of heroin destined to Europe and North Africa has shifted dramatically from the northern routes to the southern maritime routes. Naval forces belonging to the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) – a coalition of 30 states headquartered in Bahrain – have seized more than four tons of heroin in […]

  • 8 March 2013
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance

    On March 5, police searched the headquarters of the German wind developer Windreich, which is under investigation by the Stuttgart Public Prosecution Office, Frankfurter Allgemeine Wirtschaft reports. The Stuttgart Prosecution Office is investigating the wind farm developer, suspected of balance sheet manipulation, investment fraud, market manipulation and credit fraud. About 35 officers from the Office […]

  • 3 May 2010

    The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), the shipping guild representing owners, has called for greater, pro-active zeal in tackling piracy in the Gulf of Aden. BIMCO President Robert Lorenz-Meyer said that instead of just catching and releasing pirates, they should be prosecuted. To do that, legislation must be found to cope with the problem.

  • 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 […]

  • 23 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The alleged cartel conduct is related to shipping of certain vehicles to Australia between June 2011 and July 2012.

  • 6 August 2010

    INTERTANKO calls for the prosecution of the Somali pirates whose attack on the Norwegian 40,085 dwt chemical tanker Bow Saga in the Gulf of Aden Internationally Recognised Transit Corridor was frustrated by the Spanish frigate Victoria, where the pirates are now being detained.

  • 8 December 2011
    Business & Finance

      At a hearing today at Southampton Magistrates Court, the owners of a tanker were found guilty under UK maritime pollution legislation. The fine and costs amounted to a total of £95,000. Overnight on the 10th and 11th January 2011, yellow waxy balls of an unknown material washed ashore on the beaches of East and […]

  • 17 May 2012

    Today the Republic of the Seychelles agreed to accept for prosecution 11 suspect pirates who were captured by EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) frigate HNLMS Van Amstel on Friday 11 May. The 11 suspect pirates had pirated an Iranian dhow with 17 innocent Iranian fishermen onboard at the beginning of May and it is thought […]

  • 1 December 2014

    On Friday, November 28, Rotterdam port police discovered around 3,000 kilos of cocaine hidden in a container carrying cassava root from Costa Rica, the Dutch Public Prosecution Department (Openbaar Ministerie) said in a release. The drugs separated in 3003 packages with a gross weight of 3,500 kilos, and an estimated street value of over EUR 120 million […]

  • 14 March 2016

    The oil tanker MT Maximus that was rescued from pirates last month has been handed over to its owners, represented by Rene Von-Loenen of Super Maritime Nigeria Ltd. by the Nigerian Navy. The Saturday handover in Lagos comes on the back of yet another arrest of what the navy officials dubbed as a “key suspect” in the […]

  • 16 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Hong Kong Court’s Justice Brian Keith sentenced Lai Sai-ming, the captain of the Sea Smooth ferry, to eight years in prison on the charges of manslaughter and endangering the safety of others at sea in the 2012 collision with Lamma IV ferry that killed 39 people, the South China Morning Post reports. Chow Chi-wai, the captain […]

  • 1 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Hong Kong’s Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen said it is unlikely that anybody else will be prosecuted over the 2012 Lamma ferry tragedy in which 39 people died, including the Marine Department employees involved in the incident, due to a lack of evidence. Speaking to the media after meeting the victims’ families on September 30, Yuen said […]

  • 1 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Hong Kong’s Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen said it is unlikely that anybody else will be prosecuted over the 2012 Lamma ferry tragedy in which 39 people died, including the Marine Department employees involved in the incident, due to a lack of evidence. Speaking to the media after meeting the victims’ families on September 30, Yuen said […]

  • 9 November 2015

    In the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday dropped all obstruction of justice charges against former BP engineer Kurt Mix related to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Kurt Mix was a drilling and completions project engineer for BP. Following the April 2010 blowout, he worked on […]

  • 28 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Following an attack in early January on a merchant vessel 260 miles off the Somali Coast, twelve men suspected of committing an act of piracy, were today transferred by EU Naval Force warship FS Surcouf to the Mauritian authorities for prosecution. When the attack happened on 5th January, the master of the merchant vessel sent […]

  • 23 November 2010

    A landmark decision by German authorities to prosecute ten alleged Somali pirates began yesterday despite warnings that the trial is doing little to deter further acts of piracy in the Gulf of Aden.

  • 31 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    Paolo Scaroni, the Chief Executive of Italy’s largest oil company Eni, has been sentenced to three years in prison. According to La Repubblica, the court of Rovigo accepted the prosecution’s argument that Scaroni, while being the CEO of Enel, Italy’s largest electricity utility, was guilty of willfully omitting to install the proper equipment to monitor pollution […]

  • 23 November 2010

    The Lagos State Government of Nigeria has vowed to prosecute illegal dredgers caught in the act, adding that the state would not take … (pmnewsnigeria) [mappress] Source: pmnewsnigeria, November 23, 2010;

  • 23 September 2011

    Contractor General Greg Christie has raised concerns that the director of public prosecutions has wrapped up the case on the alleged… (go-jamaica) [mappress] Source: go-jamaica, September 23, 2011

  • 12 April 2010

    Those responsible for a Chinese ship running around on the Great Barrier Reef and leaking oil will be prosecuted, Australian authorities say. Transport Minister Anthony Albanese said the vessel was clearly on an unlawful route and compensation would be sought for the spill. “We’ll be throwing the book at those responsible,” Mr Albanese said.

  • 18 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Canada will prosecute Alassia for environmental offenses related to the oil spill from its operated vessel Marathassa.