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ISIS accepts Boko Haram's pledge of allegiance - Premium Times Nigeria

ISIS accepts Boko Haram's pledge of allegiance - Premium Times Nigeria | Maritime piracy | Scoop.it
The terror group says it will expand its Islamic caliphate to West Africa.
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Hijacked Tanker Recovered Off Malaysia, Suspected Pirates Captured - gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News

Hijacked Tanker Recovered Off Malaysia, Suspected Pirates Captured - gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News | Maritime piracy | Scoop.it
The Malaysian government has recovered a missing tanker and captured nine suspected pirates just one day after the ship went missing in the waters near Singapore. The ReCAAP Information Sharing [...]
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LNA Bombs Tanker off Benghazi coast

 "By Libya Herald staff. Benghazi, 13 January 2014: The Libyan National Army (LNA) has bombed a tanker it says was attempting to make a delivery of petrol to Ansar Al-Sharia. Spokesperson for the LNA Chief of Staff Mohamed Hijazi confirmed that the LNA had carried out the attack on the vessel today. He told the Libya Herald that the tanker had been attempting to make a delivery of petrol to Ansar Al-Sharia and associated forces. These opposition forces are reportedly running low on fuel, and restr"



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The boats of guns for hire against pirates

The boats of guns for hire against pirates | Maritime piracy | Scoop.it
Boats full of guns are based around the Indian Ocean, storing arms used to counter pirates. But there are also security concerns, the BBC's Africa editor Mary Harper reports.
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Somali piracy threat always on the horizon | The National

Somali piracy threat always on the horizon | The National | Maritime piracy | Scoop.it
Four Thai seafarers have been held captive by Somali pirates for four years and nine months. Their plight is shared by 26 others, for whom no rescue missions have been launched or ransoms offered. Jonathan Gornall reports.
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PIRACY IN THE GULF OF GUINEA: IS NIGERIA ALWAYS TO BLAME?

PIRACY IN THE GULF OF GUINEA: IS NIGERIA ALWAYS TO BLAME? | Maritime piracy | Scoop.it
The Gulf of Guinea has become almost synonymous with piracy. On a monthly basis, features materialise in the international press painting an image of a region saturated with maritime criminals, who...
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SE Asia hijackings rise, get deadlier

SE Asia hijackings rise, get deadlier | Maritime piracy | Scoop.it
HANOI — The killing of a crew member of a Vietnamese tanker by pirates marks a deadly escalation in Southeast Asian hijackings and the third attack on a ship from Vietnam in two months.
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Las monarquías del Golfo crean una fuerza naval conjunta

Las monarquías del Golfo crean una fuerza naval conjunta | Maritime piracy | Scoop.it
Seis Estados de la península Arábiga aparcan sus diferencias ante el auge de Irán, la desafección de EE UU y la amenaza yihadista
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Vietnamese crewman shot dead in pirate attack off Singapore

Vietnamese crewman shot dead in pirate attack off Singapore | Maritime piracy | Scoop.it
A Vietnamese crewman was shot dead when an unidentified group of pirates hijacked an asphalt tanker off Singapore’s coast early Sunday, authorities said.
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Cozen O'Connor: Piracy, Kidnap & Ransom: UK Bans Ransom Payments by Insurers [Global Insurance Alert]

Cozen O'Connor: Piracy, Kidnap & Ransom: UK Bans Ransom Payments by Insurers [Global Insurance Alert] | Maritime piracy | Scoop.it
On 26 November 2014 the British Home Secretary introduced the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill to Parliament (the Bill), part of which deals specifically with prohibiting the payment of insurance claims in respect of payments made in response to terrorist demands.
The insurers of Piracy, Kidnap and Ransom, and extortion policies will be particularly affected.
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nation.lk ::: - Controversy over floating armories

nation.lk ::: - Controversy over floating armories | Maritime piracy | Scoop.it
Floating armory discovered in the Galle Harbor made headlines since several allegations were made regarding its legality. However, Leader of the House...
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Bimco issues Gulf of Guinea security advisory | Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Bimco issues Gulf of Guinea security advisory | Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide | Maritime piracy | Scoop.it
The purpose of this advisory is to highlight recent events in the region and reinforce guidance: Recent Events: 1. As reported by BIMCO last weekend armed
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"The use of PMSCs.
1. As reported yesterday by BIMCO Security the Nigerian Government has said that it will not hesitate to detain any ship entering the country’s territorial and coastal waters with security escorts on board, whether armed or unarmed. The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, gave this warning when the agency detained three ships, LILAC VICTORIA, UACC EAGLE and MORGANE, because they sailed into Nigeria with individuals linked to private security firms overseas offering training on the use of weapons.
2. Members are advised to note this intention which has been corroborated by other third party sources. Yesterday afternoon two PMSC Guards were arrested and a ship detained although cargo operations have been allowed to continue. It is not yet known if the guards were armed or not."

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Oil tanker hijacked off Nigeria, one dead: Greek coastguard

Oil tanker hijacked off Nigeria, one dead: Greek coastguard | Maritime piracy | Scoop.it
Pirates have hijacked a crude oil tanker off the Nigerian coast, taking three hostages and killing the vessel's Greek deputy commander, the Greek coastguard ...
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Somalia: The Next Oil Superpower?

Somalia: The Next Oil Superpower? | Maritime piracy | Scoop.it
With excellent access to shipping lanes and supposedly massive untapped wealth (perhaps as much as 110 billion barrels) it is no surprise that multinational oil companies are intrigued, but responsible investors would be wise to think twice.
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More hijackings in troubled Asian waters

More hijackings in troubled Asian waters | Maritime piracy | Scoop.it
Pirates have so far this year hijacked 13 vessels in Asian waters.Compare this to last year, where there were only three reported cases, so this is a worrying trend, said Mr Noel Choong of the International Maritime Bureau (IMB).A violent attack occurred in the South China Sea on Dec 7 when armed pirates boarded a Vietnamese-registered tanker, robbed its crew and killed a sailor."These hijacking incidents are not normal," Mr Choong told The New Paper in a telephone interview.
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Le golfe de Guinée, paradis des pirates en Afrique - RP Defense

Le golfe de Guinée, paradis des pirates en Afrique - RP Defense | Maritime piracy | Scoop.it
Dakar, 17 déc 2014 Marine et Océans (AFP) Le golfe de Guinée, nouveau centre de gravité de la piraterie en Afrique, peine à se mettre en ordre de bataille face à ce fléau, un an après les résolutions d'un sommet à Yaoundé des pays riverains, avec un mauvais...
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Terrorism fears add to Gulf of Aden migrant crisis - IHS Maritime 360

Terrorism fears add to Gulf of Aden migrant crisis - IHS Maritime 360 | Maritime piracy | Scoop.it
The Gulf of Aden (GoA) is second only to the Mediterranean as a focus for seaborne migration, the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) revealed last week.
In the first 11 months of 2014, the UNHCR recorded 82,680 crossings, mostly by Somalis, Eritreans and Ethiopians, who use Yemen as a
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ReCAAP: Upsurge in Asian piracy attacks - IHS Maritime 360

ReCAAP: Upsurge in Asian piracy attacks - IHS Maritime 360 | Maritime piracy | Scoop.it
Asian anti-piracy and sea monitoring centre ReCAAP has reported 20 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in November 2014: a gain on the 17 cases reported at the same time last year.
ReCAAP's monthly statistics indicate there were three reported robbery attempts and 17 completed
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Denmark compensates suspected pirates for overly long detention

Denmark compensates suspected pirates for overly long detention | Maritime piracy | Scoop.it
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark has compensated nine Somalis suspected of trying to hijack a Danish ship in 2013 because they were detained too long before being brought before a judge, the public prosecutor's
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Somalia invites energy companies to explore for oil | Garowe Online

Somalia invites energy companies to explore for oil | Garowe Online | Maritime piracy | Scoop.it
The Horn of Africa country could be the next focus for the energy industry....
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Right to piracy? Court orders France to pay €10K to Somali pirates – for violation of their rights

Right to piracy? Court orders France to pay €10K to Somali pirates – for violation of their rights | Maritime piracy | Scoop.it
Europe's top human rights court has ordered Paris to pay damages to Somali pirates who hijacked two French ships in 2008 for failing to present them to a judge “without delay,” as soon as they were captured and delivered to France.
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Somalia is much more than terrorism and piracy

Somalia is much more than terrorism and piracy | Maritime piracy | Scoop.it
By Mohammed Sugow Terrorism and piracy are the two general assumptions associated with the Horn of Africa nation of Somalia. But there is much more th...
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