Indonesian police detain three suspected tanker hijackers

Lily Bertha Kartika

North Sulawesi Marine Police have detained three alleged hijackers of the Indonesian-flagged tanker Rehobot. Continue reading

Oil thieves retreat as Navy smashes 78 illegal refineries

By Jimitota Onoyume, Port Harcourt

This certainly is not the best of times for operators of illegal refineries in Rivers State as men of the Nigerian Navy Ship, Pathfinder, are already making good their threat of putting them permanently out of business. In fact, in the last two months, 78 illegal refineries have been smashed in various creeks in the State. Continue reading

Iran’s Navy Foils 2 Pirate Attacks on Foreign Cargo Ships

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s naval forces saved two foreign cargo vessels from pirates in two separate operations in the Gulf of Aden, a military official announced.

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RM1.5mil fishing boat seized by robbers found on Thai island

ALOR SETAR: A Malaysian fishing vessel which was seized by gun-toting Thai pirates in the waters off Kedah last Saturday, was found anchored in Taratao Island, Thailand, three days ago. Continue reading

Nigeria: Navy adopts fresh strategies against oil theft

By Chido Okafor (Warri) and Ann Godwin (Port Harcourt)

Niger Delta group explains persistence of menace 

IN a renewed bid to drastically reduce oil theft, piracy and attacks on oil and gas installations on the waterways and maritime environment, the Nigerian Navy said it has adopted fresh strategies to check the menace and boost the economy. Continue reading

Chief of Naval Staff vows to end oil theft

The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice-Admiral Ibok-Ette Ibas, said on Sunday that oil thieves will no longer have the capacity to transport stolen petroleum products. Continue reading

Vessel used to siphon crude oil from MT Joaquim seized by Indonesia

KUALA LUMPUR: A tanker, believed to have been used by pirates to siphon 3,500 tonnes of crude oil from oil tanker MT Joaquim on Saturday, has been seized by Indonesian authorities. Continue reading