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Piracy blues: Understanding the resurgence of Somali maritime threat

In December 2023, Somali pirates made headlines with a daring hijacking, showcasing their continued menace.

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Rising Tide of Piracy in Asian Waters: Urgent Calls for Vigilance and Action

In a sudden upheaval on a seemingly tranquil February morning, the maritime community grappled with unsettling news of Category 2 piracy off Kutubdia Anchorage, Bangladesh, followed by a more severe..

Have the Somali pirates and Al Shabab joined hands?

In a concerning development, Somali pirates, dormant for six years due to anti-piracy measures, are resurfacing, raising alarms for the international maritime community.

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Al Shabab shows its reach on land as it ventures into piracy on the high seas

Al-Shabaab, an Islamist militant group based in Somalia, continues to pose a significant threat despite recent defeats suffered at the hands of Somalia's internationally supported government.

Somali Piracy Case Study: Lessons Learned From Handling the Captain Phillips Case

In 2009, the Maersk Alabama's capture by Somali pirates thrust the dangers encountered by maritime workers into the global spotlight. This high-profile incident, pivotal in teaching us about..

I worked as an engineer on merchant vessels and my ship was held hostage by pirates for 8 months. I still cherish my career at sea.

Chirag Bahri worked as an engineer on merchant vessels like tankers, bulk carriers, and offshore support vessels from 2003 until 2012.

Kidnapping at sea for ransom drops as oil prices rebound – UNODC

The nature of maritime crime in Nigerian waters is shifting from kidnapping for ransom as the number of successful attacks started declining from 86 incidents in 2020 to 32 in 2021 and to only three..