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  1. Professor has done the maths on piracy at sea

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... University's logistics and maritime studies department, said: 'Many people don't know it, but the threat of piracy is a major concern for Hong Kong vessels, which are numerous and ubiquitous. 'It's lucky that [the] Chinese crew was left unscathed,' he said. 'Coming across piracy on the sea is one of those events people don't believe will happen to them, until ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. PLA joins forces with rival navies for piracy patrols

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with quarterly schedules to integrate their naval patrols around the piracy hotbed of Somalia. 'The strengthened co-ordination and co-operation could increase the efficiency of escort operations ... of Asia's top military powers, had formally co-operated with each other in the anti-piracy mission, with the navy of People's Liberation Army (PLAN) likely to play a leading role. 'The ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

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

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... attacks starts shortly, maritime security experts say. The alert comes ahead of a visit to Hong Kong next week by European and Canadian naval officers serving with anti-piracy forces. ... piracy issues since mainland and British naval officers met in 2009. Dominic Mee, president of Protection Vessels International, whose company has offices in Hong Kong and Singapore, said ...




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