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  1. The secret to running a happy ship... or 400

    Posted Aug 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to ensure they're doing a proper job. What else is a challenge? Piracy? Maritime security? We should not be worried every five minutes about people shooting at ships. That is not part ...

  2. Seven pirates' hostages arrive in Shanghai

    Posted Mar 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Seven mainland fisherman held hostage by Somali pirates for nine months, who boarded their Tawian-registered ship, have arrived in Shanghai. However, two other crew members, Yu Feiyue and chief engineer Xu Jianxing, have had to stay in the Sri L ...

  3. Shipowners seek joint force against pirates

    Posted Apr 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and on Africa's east coast. They said the UN must commit military forces to deal with piracy and governments should take a unified approach t to detaining and prosecuting captured pirates. They warned ... them. They said governments and the United Nations had been decisive in supporting Libyan rebels but had done little to tackle piracy which could have a far wider economic impact on trade. ...

  4. Bold, or rash?

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... ourselves against piracy in the last few years, and it feels like we are back to square one,' said one Hong Kong shipping executive. 'The pirates are always one step ahead. If they are now ... and prosecute than the jurisdictional nightmare that is modern piracy. Could it be, then, that in their increasing range and audacity, the pirates are sowing the seeds of their own destruction? Any ...

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

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... and the safety of their ports reconfirmed,' said one security consultant involved in piracy cases. 'Because it happened within their territory, the pirates could be taken to court there and prosecuted if they are ever caught. It might not just be piracy, but a straight-forward criminal offence that would make a court case much more simple.' Oman is close to the traditional pirate ...

  6. Hostage

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan Hostage by Paul and Rachel Chandler with Sarah Edworthy Mainstream Publishing (e-book) When the Lynn Rival was hijacked by Somali pirates near the Seychelles in 2010, Paul Chandler's immediate reaction upon hearing his wife Rachel scre ...

  7. Armed guards big issue for captains

    Posted Jul 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... responsibility. This could lead to criminal charges against the captain under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The pastor, who gained first-hand experience of the impact of piracy when ... at least make a recommendation about the number of armed guards that should be placed on board ship. He said: 'Piracy is not going to go away until a solution is found on land. ...

  8. Asian shipowners hit out over inaction on pirate attacks

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... decisively and expeditiously to eradicate piracy and attacks on ships. The representatives thought the use of naval forces was not a long-term sustainable solution. Arthur Bowring, manging director ... and submissions made by governments. Pressure is being kept up by recognising and accepting that private armed guards are becoming an option of choice for many shipowners.' Piracy is estimated ...

  9. Fear of Somali pirates heading to Malacca Strait

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of East Asia's most important shipping choke points. A senior regional anti-piracy official told a conference in Singapore that he was alarmed to see a string of Somali attacks off the Indian ... on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships in Asia programme. 'We don't want them approaching the Malacca Strait... and we are working closely with Indian authorities to monitor ...

  10. Action stations?

    Posted Feb 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... involving the interests of major international navies that is marked by what Singapore-based Australian scholar Sam Bateman has termed the 'inconvenient truth' of piracy. The risks, ... if navies continue to show a marked reluctance to take the fight to the pirates. There is, after all, a lot more to the equation than simple piracy. Greg Torode is the Post's chief Asia ...




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