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Maritime Piracy Report - Tanker Robbed while at Anchor at Tabangao Anchorage, Philippines - November 30th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel at Philippines' Tabangao Anchorage.

Dec 04 2019

Vessel Grounded off the Coast of Philippines - Crew Abandons Ship

The Belize-flagged Cargo Ship, POSEIDON 34 ran aground during the early morning hours of November the 29th while the vessel was transiting off the coast of the Philippines.

Dec 02 2019

Abu Sayyaf Group Issues Ransom Demand for Release of Captive Seafarers

The Philippines-based Jihadist militant group, Abu Sayyaf (ASG) has officially made a ransom demand in order to guarantee the release of their latest kidnap victims.

Nov 22 2019

Attempted Boarding at Mabini Anchorage, Philippines - 23rd of September 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to board a vessel at Mabini Anchorage, Philippines.

Sep 27 2019

RoRo Capsizes in the Philippines - 149 Passengers Evacuated

The Philippine-flagged RoRo, MIKA MARI VIII capsized during the afternoon hours of August the 31st while offloading cargo at Camotes Island, Philippines.

Sep 02 2019

Filipino Seafarer Falls overboard from Tanker off the Coast of Taiwan

A Filipino seafarer fell overboard while working onboard the Hong Kong-flagged Bulk Carrier, KSL Singapore.

Aug 28 2019

Flames Envelop Philippine Ferry - 4 Dead, 24 Missing

The Philippine-flagged Ferry, LITE FERRY 16 caught on fire during the evening hours of August the 27th while approaching Dapitan City, Philippines.

Aug 28 2019

Cargo Ship Sinks in the Philippines, 12 Crew Members Rescued

The Phillippine Cargo Ship, MV Eva Mary Grace capsized in the afternoon of June the 25th while undergoing mooring operations in San Fernando, Cebu, Philippines.

Jun 26 2019

Terrorist Group Kidnaps 10 Seafarers off the Coast of Malaysia

Ten gunmen, belonging to the Philippine-based Abu Sayyaf terrorist group, kidnapped 10 fishermen during the early morning hours of June the 18th off the coast of Sabah, Malaysia.

Jun 19 2019

Car Carrier Fire Forces Crew to Abandon Vessel

The Panama-flagged K-line owned Car Carrier, Diamond Highway, was abandoned and left adrift after a fire broke out on the vessel in the evening of June the 15th.

Jun 18 2019

Attempted Boarding off the Coast of the Philippines - May 10th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to board a vessel transiting off the coast of the Philippines.

May 15 2019

Cargo Ship Catches Fire in the Philippines

The Cargo ship, Andrea Princess 2 caught on fire in the evening of April the 22nd, while berthed in Cebu Province, Philippines.

Apr 26 2019

Pirates Successfully Rob Vessel at Manila's South Anchorage, Philippines - March 26th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel anchored at Manila's South Anchorage, Philippines.

Apr 03 2019

Vessel Robbed at Batangas Anchorage, Philippines - March 26th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel anchored at Batangas Anchorage Alpha, Philippines.

Apr 03 2019

Duterte Calls for a Three-Nation Coalition in Order to Combat Piracy in Southeast Asia

President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has urged the governments of Malaysia and Indonesia to band together with the Philippines in order to combat piracy and prevent the kidnapping of seafarers in Southeast Asia.

Feb 20 2019

Authorities Search for Missing Seafarer

The Philippine Coast Guard has launched a search for a seafarer that went missing near the city of Laguindingan on the 15th of January.

Jan 23 2019

Three Crewmen Die Aboard Japanese Cargo Vessel

Three crewmen died while aboard the Panama-flagged merchant vessel, Apollo Kita, after losing consciousness due to oxygen deprivation in the ship’s cargo hold.

Nov 13 2018


Strait at Risk - What if Iran Blockades the Strait of Hormuz?

I. Vlad Sutea
Intelligence Officer

As the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the open sea, the Strait of Hormuz is the world’s most important hydrocarbon chokepoint, accounting for almost 40 percent of global energy transport. While Iran has repeatedly threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz in the past, recent attacks in the adjacent waters have heightened fears of an Iranian blockade. Although the likelihood of armed conflict in the region remains low, the possible impact of hostilities is far too serious to ignore.

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