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  1. Double pay for HK sailors in pirate zone

    Posted Jan 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Crews of Hong Kong-registered ships in the pirate-infested Gulf of Aden are getting double pay as they pass through the high-risk zone. The 100 per cent bonuses are being paid under an agreement signed at a meeting of the International Bargaining Forum in Hong Kong in November. Death and disability compensation rates are also doubled while in the gulf, where ...

  2. Pirate alert after spate of attacks on ships

    Posted Sep 06th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis A spate of armed attacks on ships by pirates in the South China Sea has prompted calls for Southeast Asian countries to step up co-operation and policing of shipping lanes. Only last week, pirates attacked a Hong Kong-registered ship and a Pa ...

  3. Experts warn Somali piracy season could be longer and more violent

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'season', when weather in the Indian Ocean, Gulf of Aden and Arabian Sea moderates from next month. The warning comes as China prepares to take control of a newly created naval convoy co-ordination ...

  4. Sailors to boycott ships over piracy

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... referring to an increasing number of seafarers refusing to work on ships sailing through pirate-infested areas of the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden. Bowring said a refusal by seafarers to board ... transiting the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden at any one time. International maritime industry groups said pirates had resorted to 'medieval tortures' if ransom negotiations became too ...

  5. China to lead anti-piracy patrols

    Posted Jan 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Gulf of Aden. The pledge means that China needs to send more than the three ships it keeps deployed off the Horn of Africa to protect vital trade routes linking Asia to Europe. PLA Navy ... of law enforcement or other government intervention. While the Gulf of Aden situation has eased under naval pressure, pirates are now attacking ships off Somalia's east coast, travelling ...

  6. Brave crew of HK-flagged ship hold pirates at bay

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was hurrying to a rendezvous point in the Gulf of Aden to join a PLA Navy escort when the pirate's speedboat appeared on the horizon. Wei said the pirates opened fire on the Fuqiang and hooked ...

  7. Oman in talks with bandits over HK-managed ship

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... hot spot of the Gulf of Aden- the gateway to Europe- and also forms part of the Gulf of Oman, the entry point to the oil ports of the Persian Gulf. The Fairchem Bogey- like an increasing ...

  8. quote of the week

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Timothy Chui 'Ship owners and pirates play this game all the time. The pirates of Somalia have the upper hand in recent years with their huge organisation and changing tactics. They are the beaming new star in the history of piracy' Chinese Ship ...

  9. HK ships urged to join anti-piracy centre

    Posted Apr 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... offered possible reasons, including the perception that the centre covered only the Gulf of Aden and east coast of Africa, or that the centre was interested only in Western-flagged vessels. Owners ... be protected by the existing naval convoys but these convoys could only provide protection through the Gulf of Aden. He urged more countries to allow access to long-range identification and tracking ...

  10. Region is repelling the piracy threat

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Richard Halloran

    ... Richard Halloran While piracy rages unabated in the Gulf of Aden and off the coast of Somalia, attacks on the other side of the Indian Ocean in the Malacca Strait and the South China Sea ... Somalia or in the Gulf of Aden in this period. The director of the IMB, Pottengal Mukundan, said the surge of piracy off Somalia was worrisome 'principally because attacks have taken place ...




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