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India must halt case on Italy marine shooting

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

Dryad Maritime: Of PMSCs and cheap parachutes

Portsmouth: What do many private maritime security companies and cheap parachutes have in common? It sounds like the start of nautical joke, but is in fact an important part of an argument put forward by Graeme Brooks in today’s Maritime CEO interview. The ceo of UK-based Dryad Maritime, a maritime risk advisory company, reckons that the role and number of PMSCs is set for a huge change in the coming months. Continue reading

SC allows Italian marine to stay home for another six months

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed Italian marine Massimilano Latorre – accused with his colleague Salvatore Girone of killing two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast in February 2012 after mistaking them for pirates – another six months to stay home in Italy on health grounds. Continue reading

Netherlands: ‘Security at sea essential in West Africa’

Foreign minister Bert Koenders discussed maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea with his Togolese counterpart Robert Dussey on Monday. The two ministers agree that security at sea cannot be taken for granted in this region. ‘The Gulf of Guinea is plagued by piracy and drug smuggling. This is a threat to security on this key trade route,’ Mr Koenders said.

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As Somali Sea-Piracy Declines, Attention Turns To Southeast Asia And Other Regions

NEW YORK — Piracy at sea figured prominently during a two-panel event on Pan-African Maritime Goals for 2050 hosted by New York-based International Peace Institute (IPI) on Thursday, where one of the questions, although discussed peripherally, pertained to the possible resurgence of piracy in other regions, including Southeast Asia, particularly the Straits of Melaka (Malacca). Continue reading

Oceans Beyond Piracy finds warships are primary piracy deterrent


The Survey findings:

• Poor economic conditions were reported as the major reason for engaging in piracy, and long-term solutions to piracy should address this. Continue reading