Tag - piracy



The Barbados-flagged bulk carrier vessel True Confidence in Ravenna, Italy, in 2022
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 28, 2024
Deaths on Houthi-ravaged vessel herald perilous era for Middle East shipping
The experience of the True Confidence shows the threat to the oil tankers, cargo carriers and seafarers who are still using this vital waterway for trade.
General Cargo Pegasus 01 vessel offloads cargo at the Port of Bosaso, in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, Somalia, on Jan. 28.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 22, 2024
Somali pirates' return adds to crisis for global shipping companies
The raids reemerge as shipping companies contend with attacks by Yemen's Houthi militia in the Red Sea and other nearby waters.
Indian commandos stand guard with a group of detained pirates after the Indian Navy freed an Iranian fishing vessel hijacked by Somali pirates on Tuesday.
Feb 4, 2024
As navies focus on Red Sea Houthis, Somali pirates may rebound
Attacks off the coast of Somalia peaked around 200 incidents a year from 2009 through 2011 — there have already been three in 2024
Japan Times
May 12, 2023
Robbery incidents in Singapore Strait grow in number but not severity, anti-piracy group says
Of the 84 incidents at sea reported in Asia last year, 55, or 65%, took place in the Singapore Strait, up from 49 the previous year.
Japan Times
Oct 24, 2022
Is fishing — one of the world's deadliest professions — also among the most violent?
The number of violent killings — and deaths at sea in general — in the fishing industry remains extremely hard to assess, but it is high.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Jul 17, 2020
Piracy in Asian waters rises to highest in five years, data show
Piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asian waters in the first half of 2020 shot up to its highest level in five years and nearly double the number recorded in the same period a year earlier.
Japan Times
Dec 11, 2019
Indo-Pacific at the heart of rules-based order
The region is facing a host of shared challenges from maritime piracy and crime to heated territorial disputes.
Dec 5, 2019
Pirates board supertanker off Nigeria and kidnap 19 crew members
Pirates boarded a fully loaded supertanker off the coast of Nigeria, an act that is sure to ring alarm bells for insurers about the risk of collecting oil from Africa's biggest producer.
Japan Times
Nov 27, 2019
Japan government panel reduces scope of draft law on downloading of copyrighted works
A government panel approved a plan Wednesday to limit the scope of what is considered illegal downloading of any copyrighted work — including manga, computer games and literary writings — reversing its initial plan to restrict such online activity more broadly.
Japan Times
Nov 6, 2019
U.S. Supreme Court justices navigate video piracy case over Blackbeard's ship
U.S. Supreme Court justices struggled to navigate between the rights of states and individuals on Tuesday as they weighed a documentary filmmaker's bid to revive his lawsuit against North Carolina state officials he accuses of unlawfully pirating his footage of notorious English pirate Blackbeard's wrecked...
Nov 4, 2019
Norway's Ugland says pirates abducted nine crew members from its vessel off Benin
A vessel owned by Norwegian shipping firm J.J. Ugland was boarded by pirates while at anchor off the coast of Benin on Saturday, and nine crew members were kidnapped, the company said on Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 11, 2019
Man arrested for allegedly illegally uploading popular 'One Piece' on manga-viewing website
A 37-year-old man was arrested Saturday for allegedly engaging in the management of an illegal manga-viewing website that hosted copies of "One Piece."
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 27, 2019
Japan panel resumes talks on steps to fight digital piracy
A government panel has resumed talks on measures against pirate websites where manga and other content are uploaded without the permission of copyright holders.
Mar 17, 2019
The risk in the fight against piracy websites
Urgent steps must be taken against piracy websites, but caution is also needed in introducing broad regulations that could have various side effects on internet activities.
Oct 21, 2018
Explore new ways to crack down on internet piracy
Ways must be found to crack down on piracy websites without violating people's rights to the secrecy of communication.
Japan Times
May 14, 2018
Japanese police probe Mangamura website over copyright violation claims
The police have opened an investigation into the now-blocked Mangamura website after publishers last year filed copyright violation claims against the provider of pirated comics, investigative sources said Monday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 26, 2018
NTT unit sued over plan to block sites hosting pirated manga
A lawyer sued a unit of NTT Corp. on Thursday demanding the network operator halt its plan to block access to websites that allow visitors to read pirated comics and books.
Apr 24, 2018
Japan's NTT to block websites with links to pirated manga, anime and other content
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. said Monday it will block access to websites that link visitors to sites where they can read pirated comics and books, in line with a recent government request.
Japan Times
Apr 18, 2018
St. Helena's cherished lifeline ship to return as anti-piracy armory in Gulf of Oman
The RMS St. Helena, Britain's last working postal ship, was for nearly three decades the main source of contact between one of humanity's remotest islands and the outside world.
Japan Times
Apr 13, 2018
Japan calls for 'emergency measure' blocking access to websites that pirate manga and anime
A government report calls for taking an “emergency measure” to block access to websites that pirate anime and manga, including Mangamura, Anitube and Miomio.


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