The European Union has allocated €37 million (about US$47.7 million) for its Regional Maritime Security program to strengthen the fight against piracy in several Eastern and Southern African countries.
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14 May 2013
Sunship Schiffahrtskontor KG has confirmed that all of its five crew members who were abducted during the boarding of its container ship City of Xiamen off the coast of Nigeria on April 26 have been released.
06 May 2013
Container lines CMA CGM, MSC, Maersk Line and Hamburg Süd have met to discuss the threat of piracy in the Gulf of Aden, the Indian Ocean and West Africa.
10 Apr 2013
The cost of Somali piracy to the global economy in 2012 dropped 13 percent year-over-year to about $6 billion, as navies and private armed guards stepped up their presence to prevent attacks...
26 Mar 2013
AdvanFort has named Dimitrios Angelopoulos, a retired Hellenic Navy submarine commander, as its new business development manager.
25 Mar 2013
Two Italian ship guards accused of killing two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast in February last year returned to New Delhi on Friday evening, easing a standoff that threatened to strain diplomatic ties between the two countries.
21 Mar 2013
Nearly two dozen West and Central African countries have set up an agreement to combat the threat of piracy and maritime crime in the two region’s coastal waters, including the notorious Gulf of Guinea, Reuters reports.
19 Mar 2013
Danish Ship Protection has teamed up with Dan-Bunkering and in the future will begin offering Dan Bunkering’s customers maritime security solutions.
18 Mar 2013
The Indian Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the Italian ambassador to India cannot claim “diplomatic immunity” in a legal dispute over Rome’s refusal to return two ship guards charged with the killing of Indian fishermen.
12 Mar 2013
The Italian foreign ministry on Tuesday said it will not send back two ship guards charged with the killing of Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast in February 2012, dealing a severe blow to the trial process initiated by the Indian Supreme Court.