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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Year 2011




Seafarer death toll mounts as Somali pirates hijack, torture, intimidate & murder

62 seafarers have died in the past four years as a direct result of piracy in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean, through deliberate murder by......

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Safe Our Seafarers - SOS Campaign advert March 2011

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Letter to LL - lack of political will, not lack of legal framework to prosecute.

Sir,   I would like to take issue with the CMF statement about international piracy law in Lloyd’s List today ( Pirate operations disrupted as second mothership captured ).   It is untrue that “(naval forces) had no legal right to detain them, they were not committing an act of piracy and had not attacked anyone at the time of their detention.”  A ny State may prosecute pirates captured by thei...... More


Shipping industry reacts to successful action against pirate hijackers.

BIMCO, the International Chamber of Shipping, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO congratulate the governments of the Republic of Korea and of Malaysia , and their naval and joint action forces, on repossessing from Somali pirate gangs the hijacked chemical tankers Samho Jewelry and Bunga Laurel and freeing their crews from captivity. We respect and value the bravery of the special operations teams...... More


Shipping industry outraged at execution and torture of seafarers by pirates

BIMCO, the International Chamber of Shipping, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO and the International Transport Workers’ Federation are outraged that Somali pirates have executed, apparently in cold blood, a seafarer on the merchant ship Beluga Nomination which had been attacked and hijacked by armed pirates on 22 January in the Indian Ocean, 390 nautical miles north of the Seychelles . Three seafarers we...... More