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Pirate attacks “still a major concern,” says maritime charity as new figures are released

19 October 2017

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Global piracy continues to be a concern in the Gulf of Guinea, Southeast Asia and Venezuela, according to statistics released yesterday by the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB). In the first nine months of 2017, 121 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported, including 92 vessels boarded with five […]

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Computer hackers targeted BW Group

17 October 2017

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TradeWinds have confirmed BW Group, one of the largest shipping companies in the world has been targeted by computer hackers. “We had an unauthorized access and actions have been taken to rectify the matter,” a BW Group spokesperson confirmed to TradeWinds. “Internal and external communications to customers and stakeholders were not impacted and it was […]

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Durban Storm: Grounded Vessels Refloated

11 October 2017

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All three vessels that were grounded in the Port of Durban, South Africa, on Tuesday, have now been successfully refloated and remoored. Among them was the container ship MSC Ines. The 350-meter ship had blown sideways and was blocking the harbor entrance. Two other ships broke from their moorings and collided, and yet others were […]

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12 Missing after Tanker Collides with Fishing Vessel

6 October 2017

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A Hong Kong-flagged tanker identified as Brightoil Lucky has been involved in a collision. The incident took place in the early hours of Thursday (5th of October). The other vessel involved was a Chinese fishing vessel Lurong Yuanyu 378 off Oki Islands in the Sea of Japan, Agence France-Presse reports citing the Japanese Coast Guard. A search […]

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Japan, Singapore, ReCAAP Join Forces against Piracy in Asia

29 September 2017

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), together with the ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ReCAAP ISC), have agreed to jointly combat piracy in Asia. The parties launched the inaugural Capacity Building Executive Programme on combating piracy and armed robbery against ships in Singapore on September […]

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