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Maritime Security Philippine Militants Capture Two Crew

Maritime Security Philippine Militants Capture Two Crew

Maritime Security Philippine Militants Capture Two Crew. 23 Mar 2017. Philippine militants took two crew captive from a cargo ship on Thursday, only hours after soldiers rescued two Malaysians held for about eight months on a southern island, officials said. The vessel was on its way to General Santos City on the southern island of Mindanao […]
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Maritime Security Sri Lanka Avant Garde Floating Armoury Corruption Case Latest

Maritime Security Sri Lanka Avant Garde Floating Armoury Corruption Case Latest

Maritime Security Sri Lanka Avant Garde Floating Armoury Corruption Case Latest. 18 March 2017. The defence yesterday submitted their written preliminary objection before court into the case questioning the maintainability of the inquiry, where former Defence Secretary and six others were accused of corruption charges in connection with the Avant Garde Maritime Services by the Bribery […]
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Maritime Security Somali Pirates Release ARIS 13 Crew

Maritime Security Somali Pirates Release ARIS 13 Crew

Maritime Security Somali Pirates Release ARIS 13 Crew. 16 March 2017. Somali pirates who seized a Comoros-flagged oil tanker earlier this week after five years without a major hijacking in the region have released the ship and its crew without conditions, officials said late on Thursday. Security official Ahmed Mohamed told The Associated Press the pirates […]
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Maritime Security Somali pirates demand oil tanker ransom

Maritime Security Somali pirates demand oil tanker ransom

Maritime Security Somali pirates demand oil tanker ransom. Armed men are demanding a ransom for the release of an oil tanker they have seized off the coast of Somalia and the crew is being held captive, the European Union anti-piracy operation in the region announced late Tuesday. An EU Naval Force statement said the operation had finally […]
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Maritime Security Oil Tanker Hijacked Somalia

Maritime Security Oil Tanker Hijacked Somalia

Maritime Security Oil Tanker Hijacked Somalia. An oil tanker has been hijacked by suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia, reports say, the first such hijacking in the region in five years. The ship sent a distress signal on Monday evening, saying it was being approached by high-speed boats. The gunmen have told a local official they […]
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Maritime Security Abu Sayyaf likely behind deadly Vietnam freighter attack

Maritime Security Abu Sayyaf likely behind deadly Vietnam freighter attack

Maritime Security Abu Sayyaf likely behind deadly Vietnam freighter attack.  Filipino Islamic militants were likely behind an attack on a Vietnamese cargo ship in which one crew member was killed and six others abducted, Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay said Tuesday. The MV Giang Hai was hit by unknown gunmen Sunday near the southernmost Philippine island […]
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Maritime Security Vietnamese vessel escapes armed gunmen in Sulu Sea

Maritime Security Vietnamese vessel escapes armed gunmen in Sulu Sea

Maritime Security Vietnamese vessel escapes armed gunmen in Sulu Sea. A Vietnamese cargo vessel has managed to evade a speedboat carrying armed gunmen in Philippine waters Sunday and has received protection in Malaysia, the Star reported. The ship changed course after spotting armed gunmen on a speedboat and has arrived in Malaysia safely. MV Phu An, […]
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Maritime Security Abu Sayyaf Still Holding 31 Hostages

Maritime Security Abu Sayyaf Still Holding 31 Hostages

Maritime Security Abu Sayyaf Still Holding 31 Hostages – The Abu Sayyaf group that beheaded German hostage Juergen Kantner last Sunday is still holding 31 foreign and local hostages, the Department of National Defense (DND) said yesterday. Director Arsenio Andolong, chief of the DND’s Public Affairs Service, said the bandits are still holding 12 Vietnamese, seven […]
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Maritime Security Abu Sayyaf Philippine nightmare.

Maritime Security Abu Sayyaf Philippine Nightmare

Maritime Security Abu Sayyaf Philippine nightmare. Abu Sayyaf is holding 19 other foreigners, most of them are Vietnamese, Indonesian and Malaysia sailors, on its remote southern island strongholds of Sulu and Basilan, according to the military. With ultra-fast boats, millions in ransom payments and sympathetic locals, pro-Islamic State militants on lawless southern Philippines islands who beheaded […]
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Maritime Security Fighting Gulf of Guinea Rising Piracy

Maritime Security Fighting Gulf of Guinea Rising Piracy

Maritime Security Fighting Gulf of Guinea Rising Piracy. The Gulf of Guinea, which has been Africa’s main maritime piracy hotspot since 2011, could become the world’s most piracy-affected area. This was a key observation made by American and African experts at a workshop organised by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies in Abidjan from 14 to […]
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Maritime Security, Kidnappings Highest In Ten Years

Maritime Security, Kidnappings Highest In Ten Years

Maritime Security, Kidnappings Highest In Ten Years. More crew were kidnapped at sea in 2016 than in any of the previous 10 years, despite global piracy reaching its lowest levels since 1998, the ICC International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) annual piracy report revealed today. In its 2016 report, IMB recorded 191 incidents of piracy and armed […]
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Maritime Security, Sulu Sea Piracy Affects International Trade

Maritime Security Sulu Sea Piracy Affects International Trade

Maritime Security, Sulu Sea Piracy Affects International Trade. Piracy in the Sulu Sea has put on hold international shipping to Polloc Port in Parang, Maguindanao, the main gateway for foreign trade in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). Lawyer Ishak Mastura, ARMM Regional Board of Investments (RBOI) chairman, told The Manila Times that this was revealed […]
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Maritime Security, Vietnamese killed in Philippine Pirate Attack

Maritime Security, Vietnamese killed in Philippine Pirate Attack

Maritime Security, Vietnamese killed in Philippine Pirate Attack. Gunmen in southern Philippine waters killed one crewman of a Vietnamese vessel and abducted seven in what appeared to be the latest attack by pirates in the area, the Philippine coastguard said on Monday (20 Feb 2017). Coastguard and marine soldiers rescued 17 Vietnamese who were part of […]
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Maritime security, Navy to tackle maritime crimes in Lagos

Maritime Security, Navy to tackle maritime crimes in Lagos

Maritime security, Navy to tackle maritime crimes in Lagos. The Nigerian Navy on Thursday (16 Feb 2017) said plans were underway to set up three bases in the Lekki-Epe, Ikorodu and Takwa Bay areas of Lagos State. The Flag Officer Commanding, (FOC) Western Naval Command, (WNC), Rear Adm. Fergusson Bobai, spoke of the plan during the visit of […]
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