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    January 15, 2014

    Maritime piracy: better, in parts

    Maritime piracy has fallen to its lowest level for six years, according to figures released on Wednesday by the...

  2. October 10, 2013

    West Africa tops world’s maritime crime league

    If anyone was asked to name the hotspot of modern-day sea piracy, they could be forgiven for saying “Somalia”. After all,...

  1. beyondbrics

    February 4, 2013

    New York headlines

    * Amplats plunges to an annual loss * HSBC sells $7.4 billion Ping An stake to billionaire Dhanin * Emerging stocks rise to...

  2. January 25, 2012

    US special forces free hostages in Somalia

    US special forces have rescued two hostages from Somalia in a night-time gun battle, a rare land raid in an effort to deter...

  3. January 19, 2012

    Armed guards dent Somali pirates’ record year

    An unprecedented surge of pirate attacks along the key shipping lanes into and out of the Gulf helped to make 2011 a record...

  4. October 30, 2011

    Armed guards on UK vessels to counter piracy

    British merchant vessels sailing round the coast of Somalia are to be allowed to carry armed guards to protect themselves...

  5. October 21, 2011

    Piracy is just a part of a capitalist system

    Two weeks ago, US and British naval forces raided the Italian cargo ship, Montecristo, 600 miles off Somalia and released...

  6. September 28, 2011

    Somalia: Pirates add billions to the cost of world trade

    When Somali pirates crept aboard the Irene SL and took control of the Greek-owned oil tanker at about 7.30 in the morning of...

  7. September 26, 2011

    Yemen’s descent into chaos fuels piracy fears

    As the Indian Ocean monsoons wane, international shipping companies are bracing themselves for a new season of piracy in the...

  8. September 11, 2011

    Naval chiefs warn of rise in Somali piracy

    Military commanders are expecting a sharp rise in attacks by Somali pirates amid shipping industry warnings that the problem...

  9. June 6, 2011

    Report warns of torture by Somali pirates

    Seafarers captured by Somali pirates have increasingly faced beatings, use as human shields and other forms of torture over...

  10. March 2, 2011

    Patrol force proposed to combat piracy

    Bob Maxwell pulls a British Admiralty chart from a binder, places it on his desk and points out the International...

  11. March 2, 2011

    Patrol force proposed to combat piracy

    Bob Maxwell pulls a British Admiralty chart from a binder, places it on his desk and points out the International...

  12. March 1, 2011

    Shipping: Boarders to control

    Rare success: Seoul’s naval forces retake a South Korean freighter hijacked in the Arabian Sea. The January operation left...

  13. February 14, 2011

    Daunting challenge of pirates’ growing range

    As the crew of the Irene SL steered the vast oil tanker out of the Gulf of Oman and into the Arabian Sea in the early hours...

  14. February 9, 2011

    Piracy ‘out of control’ after hijack near Gulf

    The leading international oil tanker owners’ organisation has said Somali piracy is “spinning out of control into the entire...

  15. October 5, 2010

    Somali pirates’ success wins recruits

    The “successful business model” of Somali pirates is prompting more and more of the country’s young men to take part in...

  16. March 31, 2010

    Pirates launch fresh flurry of raids

    Pirate attacks off Somalia's coast are close to returning to the record levels seen last year as raiders adapt to the...

  17. March 30, 2010

    Pirate attacks return to record levels

    Pirate attacks off Somalia’s coast are close to returning to the record levels seen last year as attackers adapt to the...

  18. January 19, 2010

    Somali pirates release captured ship

    One of the largest ships ever seized by pirates was released yesterday amid reports that it had fetched the highest ransom...

  19. January 18, 2010

    Piracy is a sideshow that could skew naval investment

    The practice of sounding the alarm over the threat to world shipping posed by piracy has become commonplace. Casual...

  20. January 17, 2010

    Piracy is a sideshow for our navies

    The practice of sounding the alarm over the threat to world shipping posed by piracy has become commonplace. Casual...

  21. December 1, 2009

    Somali pirates seize oil supertanker

    Somali pirates succeeded in seizing one of the world's biggest oil tankers for only the second time when a Greek-owned crude...

  22. November 30, 2009

    Somali pirates seize Greek-owned oil tanker

    Somali pirates have succeeded in seizing one of the world’s biggest oil tankers for only the second time after a Greek-owned...

  23. October 20, 2009

    Somali pirates seize Chinese carrier

    A bulk carrier operated by China's biggest shipping company has been hijacked 700 miles off Somalia's east coast in an...

  24. October 19, 2009

    Somali pirates seize Chinese carrier

    A bulk carrier operated by China’s biggest shipping company has been hijacked 700 miles off Somalia’s east coast in an...

  25. May 5, 2009

    Maersk calls for safe lane off eastern Somalia

    One of the world’s largest shipping companies has called for a secure corridor off eastern Somalia where there has been a...

  26. April 22, 2009

    Pirate attacks nearly double

    Pirate attacks on merchant ships have nearly doubled in the first quarter of 2009 compared with last year, the...

  27. April 22, 2009

    Piracy soars on wave of attacks off Somalia

    Pirate attacks on merchant ships have nearly doubled in the first quarter of this year compared with last year, according...

  28. April 22, 2009

    Piracy soars on wave of Somalia attacks

    Pirate attacks on merchant ships have almost doubled in the first quarter of this year compared with last year, according to...

  29. April 15, 2009

    US-flagged vessel escapes pirate attack

    It emerged on Wednesday that pirates had attacked another US-flagged cargo ship off the coast of Somalia with rockets and...

  30. April 14, 2009

    Alabama incident prompts Maersk to dodge Somalia

    The owner of the Maersk Alabama, the US-flagged ship whose captain was taken hostage last week by Somali pirates, looks set...

  31. April 9, 2009

    Pirates raise the stakes as they seize 20 US crew

    Somali pirates launched one of their most audacious attacks yesterday by hijacking for the first time a US-flagged ship...

  32. March 3, 2009

    Piracy brings rich booty to Somali shores

    After the ransom for the Sirius Star, the highest-profile victim of Somali piracy, was delivered in January, an impromptu...

  33. March 3, 2009

    Piracy brings rich booty to Somali shores

    After the ransom for the Sirius Star, the highest-profile victim of Somali piracy, was delivered in January, an impromptu...

  34. March 2, 2009

    Piracy brings rich booty to Somalia

    After the ransom for the Sirius Star, the highest-profile victim of Somali piracy, was delivered in January, an impromptu...

  35. January 30, 2009

    How shipowners can take the wind out of pirates' sails

    David Pickard is showing 12 tough-looking men how to use a strange-looking tripod-mounted speaker. The equipment, known as...

  36. January 29, 2009

    Lessons in repelling pirates

    David Pickard is showing 12 tough-looking men how to use a strange-looking tripod-mounted speaker. The equipment, known as...

  37. January 29, 2009

    Somali pirates seize German tanker

    Somali pirates have seized a German gas tanker off the coast of Somalia, ending more than two weeks when there were no...

  38. January 12, 2009

    Shipowners take piracy risks on board

    Shipowners could be pressed into shouldering more of the risks of piracy during the industry’s current slump, says a leading...

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