‘Piracy’ kidnappings probed for criminal links

Julien Neaves MINISTER OF National Security Stuart Young says recent incidents of reported on-sea piracy and kidnappings of locals were being investigated for possible criminal links. He was responding to a question in the House of Representatives on Friday. He was asked whether the Coast Guard has sufficient resources to treat with increased incidents of […]

Angola launches maritime operation

Over 50 boats and helicopters ready for Operation Transparency The Operation Transparency, which since Monday is being expanded to Angola’s maritime coast to prevent and combat illegal fishing, smuggling and human trafficking, has available over 50 patrol boats and five helicopters equipped with technology for efficient and timely neutralization of any criminal activity happening in […]

Susi calls for actions to strengthen maritime security

Rendi A. Witular Confronted with challenges to ensuring maritime security in the high seas, Indonesia has called on the international community to deliver a concerted policy directed at assuring sustainable and responsible fishing practices. Speaking during the fourth Our Ocean Conference in St. Julian’s, Malta, on Thursday, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti said that illegal […]

Papua New Guinea: Sea piracy case awaits submissions

The case of sea piracy and murder involving six men from Tatana village on August 15 last year is still before the Committal Courts. This case has been outstanding because the court is awaiting submissions from the six defendants’ lawyers. It went for mention on Monday during a Committal Court sitting before Magistrate John Kaumi […]