The Latest Piracy News

The Latest Piracy News. Piracy is a very nasty business and far from the glamorous movie images that are often portrayed by Hollywood. Piracy Today is also are a lot more sinister than the often bland media reports that fail to understand the desperate and dangerous situation facing seafarers.

Many seafarers get killed and injured and suffer badly while in extended captivity and it is a very big money ransom game off Somalia. Pirates reaped more than $100 million in 2009 from ransoming ship and crews. Also piracy is alive and well in Nigeria which takes number two spot and out in Asia the Malacca Straits while relatively quiet these days still has incidents

The number one location for piracy or armed robbery for yachts is around Venezuela where attacks are regular often with dire consequences, and while officially piracy and armed robbery are classified as separate things that is cold comfort to those attacked. I have been a seafarer all my life and have been on ships that have been attacked and boarded by pirates, and this isn’t a new problem, but a problem that has escalated as the global economy creates more targets. The Latest Piracy News

Do You Have A Great Story About Piracy?

Do you have a great story about piracy and piracy? Have you been on a ship that was attacked? Share it!

What Other Visitors Have Said

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

IMB Piracy Report highlights violence in West Africa Not rated yet
Somali piracy has fallen to its lowest levels since 2006, focusing attention on violent piracy and armed robbery off the coast of West Africa,Q2 2013 picture …

Somalia Pirates Are Laughing Not rated yet
In a blow to anti-piracy efforts Kenya has formally announced that it wished to cease the prosecution of suspected Somali pirates and cancel the agreements …

Somalia Pirates captured by Turkish Navy Not rated yet
Turkish commandos have captured nine alleged pirates on board a boat in the Gulf of Aden, the Turkish Armed Forces has released in a statement. The frigate …

Somalia Pirates Seize Korean Oil Tanker Not rated yet
The South Korean Foreign Ministry announced that a South Korean-owned oil tanker with 24 seafarers on board is thought to have been hijacked by Somali …

Monsoon Wanes and Somalia Pirates Threat Increases Not rated yet
The US Maritime Administration, Marad, has issued advisories to all US ships in the waters off the Horn of Africa and in the Indian Ocean. The warnings …

Somali Pirates Attack US Warship Not rated yet
Suspected Somali pirates fired on a U.S. Navy warship off East Africa in what appeared to be a ransom seeking attack on an American guided missile frigate. …

Arab Dhows Attacked by Somalia Pirates Not rated yet
In the Middle East the Dhow owners are refusing to travel between the UAE and southern Somalia after gun-wielding pirates seized eight of their vessels …

Pirates Release Two Hostages Not rated yet
A Nigerian naval spokesman says two sailors taken hostage by pirates off the coast of West Africa have been released. The Commodore has said the two men …

Somalia Pirates Attacks are Thwarted Not rated yet
Pirates attacked a Malta-flagged Kuwait-bound merchant ship MV Saveh 300 km off Seychelles, press office of Navfor Somalia EU Atalanta operation said. …

Somalia Pirates Seize Spanish Fishing vessel Not rated yet
Somali pirates has seized a Spanish fishing ship in the Indian Ocean. Al maritime official confirmed that private security guards aboard a Spanish fishing …

Click here to write your own.