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May 23, 2018

Pirate attacks grow in South America and Caribbean: report

Pirate attacks around South American and Caribbean waters are growing, and violence is increasingly used during robberies committed on vessels at anchor, a report showed on Wednesday. The Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) nonprofit group recorded 71 incidents in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2017, ...

Asian sailors held hostage by Somali pirates for 4½ years are freed

Oct 24, 2016

Asian sailors held hostage by Somali pirates for 4½ years are freed

Twenty-six Asian sailors freed after being held hostage by Somali pirates for more than four years arrived in Nairobi on Sunday. The sailors were released after a ransom was paid, and international mediators said it "represents the end of captivity for the last remaining seafarers ...

Dec 2, 2013

Pirates wielding grenades spur easing of gun ban

Pirates wielding rocket-propelled grenades and AK-47s have prompted Japan to ease a ban on civilians carrying guns, allowing guards on locally registered oil tankers to be armed for the first time. Shipping companies will be able to place security personnel with guns on the tankers ...