Pirate Attacks in Southeast Asia at Highest Level in Five Years

(DGIwire) — According to an anti-piracy watchdog group, pirate attacks in Southeast Asian waters—particularly near Malaysia—reached their highest level ever over the past half-decade. The number of pirate attacks in the Malacca Strait increased twofold during the first three months of 2015, according to the Singapore-based Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery […]

Pleasure Cruise or Pirate Ship? Keeping International Waters Safe

(DGIwire) — When boarding a cruise ship for a relaxing and luxurious vacation, the last thing you want to think about is having to protect yourself from pirates at sea. But according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, this is exactly what one Nevada woman had to endure when stepping aboard the Amsterdam, a ship within […]

No Time for Complacency: a GHOST of a Solution to Maritime Piracy

(DGIwire) — Last year saw a significant drop in international piracy threats, due to the falloff in Somali-related attacks on Africa’s east coast. Unfortunately, the slack has been taken up on the other side of the continent. In January 2014, 55 miles off the coast of Gabon, five pirates boarded a liquefied natural gas carrier—only […]

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