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  • 10 August 2011
    Business & Finance

    Three of the largest flag states, accounting for around 40% of the world’s commercial shipping tonnage, have signed an agreement condemning the acts of violence against seafarers by pirates. The flag states agreed to pool information on the mistreatment of seafarers at the hands of pirates. The flag states signed a Declaration in Washington on […]

  • 25 February 2011

    Crude oil shipments from Libya, the world’s 12th largest exporter, have almost halted as reduced production, a lack of staff at ports and security concerns due to violence take their toll, industry sources said on Friday. A violent uprising against leader Muammar Gaddafi’s 41-year rule has deterred some shippers from sailing to Libya, with some […]

  • 20 February 2006

    Militants holding nine foreign hostages in southern Nigeria said they attacked another oil facility Monday and blew up a military vessel in violence that has cut about 20 percent of crude production in Africa’s oil giant.

  • 8 February 2008

    The first cruise ship to arrive at the port of Mombasa since violence erupted after the December 27 poll docked with 200 tourists. Mv Silver Cloud docked on Thursday for a daylong call enroute to Mahe, Seychelles.

  • 21 September 2011

    Violence in Yemen is not affecting shipments of liquefied natural gas and the country plans to ship up to 6.7 million tonnes of LNG this… (alrroya) [mappress] Source: alrroya, September 22, 2011

  • 13 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Violence in Mexico’s Puerto Vallarta has triggered cruise liner companies to cancel calls to the resort town. Namely, Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Infinity skipped the stop on Sunday replacing it with another day at sea, followed by Royal Caribbean’s 2,501-passenger Jewel of the Seas that skipped the call on Tuesday. “Jewel of the Seas and Celebrity Infinity’s […]

  • 28 August 2007

    All waterfront buildings and shacks in Nigeria’s oil capital, Port Harcourt are to be demolished, officials say. Rivers State government says the shacks have become hideouts for the armed militants who are behind the violence in the oil-rich Niger Delta.

  • 7 April 2014

    An oil worker from Scotland has been killed in a carjacking attempt in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. According to the Aberdeen-based Press and Journal, a Diamond Offshore employee Peter Campsie, 48, from Angus, Scotland was shot dead in a municipality of Niteroi, Wednesday, April 2, as two robbers tried to steal his Lexus. The incident happened […]

  • 24 October 2006

    A blockade at the port of Calais by French sailors staging industrial action has been lifted. The BBC was told about 100 sailors blocked the port on Tuesday evening after three of their colleagues were arrested for violence against police.

  • 20 November 2019

    20 percent of all seafarers asked had contemplated suicide or self-harm at some point in time.

  • 4 October 2017

    The strikes being staged in Catalonia following the Spanish government’s crackdown on voters of Sunday’s independence referendum in Catalonia is affecting operations at Spanish ports of Barcelona and Tarragona. Workers in Catalonia took to the streets protesting the violence of the country’s police against the voters which has reportedly left 800 people injured. Thousands of people […]

  • 4 October 2013

      A further 15 Greenpeace International activists and a Russian freelance photographer were today charged with piracy in Murmansk, over a protest against Gazprom’s Arctic offshore drilling plans.  This means that all 28 activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, as well as two freelancers, now face the charge. If convicted, the offence carries a maximum […]

  • 19 January 2011

    The threat of pirates along the Somali coastline is scaring off cruise ship travellers denying the country potential visitors to continue the tourism sector’s recovery process. In 2010, when the industry showed strong signs of recovering from effects of post-election violence and the economic slowdown, the number of cruise ships arrivals dropped by 95 per […]

  • 13 January 2007

    The offshore oil drilling ship stationed in the Indian Ocean off Lamu, MV Chyuku is safe from the spill over of violence in neighbouring Somalia. The assurance was made by Woodside Energy Kenya General Manager, Mr Alex Taylor. “Everything is fine, and work is going on,” Taylor told The Standard on telephone, when asked whether […]

  • 25 September 2006

    The Sri Lankan navy has said it has attacked 25 Tamil Tiger rebel boats off the eastern coast of the country, killing up to 70 separatists. The navy said it had sunk at least eight of the boats and two others were burning after the five-hour sea battle. Five Sri Lankan sailors were reportedly injured. […]

  • 7 June 2005

    Thai officials on Monday assured U.S. Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld that violence in their country’s Muslim-dominated south was being addressed and wasn’t tied to global terrorists, while Rumsfeld urged more cooperation against sea piracy, the Thai defence minister said. Rumsfeld appealed to Thailand and other countries in the region to step up their teamwork with […]

  • 11 August 2006

    Gunmen in military fatigues seized two foreign oil workers here yesterday in the latest violence targeting the petroleum industry of Africa’s largest producer, authorities said. The workers — a Belgian and a Moroccan — were abducted as they traveled through the city where many international energy firms make their bases, Rivers State Police Commissioner Samuel […]

  • 1 June 2006

    A huge military cargo ship loaded with war wares bound for Iraq left port here Wednesday evening, presumably ending a week of clashes between police and anti-war activists. About 50 protesters staged a “die-in,” lying on the rocks and beach as the ship moved from the dock about 7:30 p.m. Protesters shouted at police and […]

  • 26 June 2012
    Business & Finance

    A report highlighting latest details of the plight of seafarers at the hands of Somali pirates was launched on Friday 22nd June at a press conference in London. The report, The Human Cost of Piracy 2011, is written jointly by Kaija Hurlburt of One Earth Future for its Oceans Beyond Piracy project and by the […]

  • 27 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    44 seafarers have been captured so far this year amid growing violence off the coast of West Africa, new figures from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) show. Worldwide, IMB recorded 37 piracy and armed robbery incidents in the first quarter of 2016, down from 54 in the same period last year. Three […]

  • 2 October 2013

    Greenpeace has informed that five activists have been officially charged with piracy in Russia, over a protest against Gazprom’s Arctic offshore drilling plans. The Greenpeace members charged with piracy are Russian activist Roman Dolgov, Finnish activist Sini Saarela, and Swedish/American activist Dima Litvinov, Ana Paula Alminhana Maciel from Brazil and freelance videographer Kieron Bryan from UK. Piracy […]

  • 23 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Following the recent surge of violence in the Gaza Strip, sister companies Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises have decided to steer clear of Israel, Asia Cruise News reports.   The decision is also based on the close shave the German AIDAdiva had when caught amidst a rocket attack at the Israeli Port of Ashdod, with […]