Heightened threat to mercantile shipping

India must implement measures to fortify security of its merc­antile marine shipping as it drives exports.Threats to mercantile marine shipping heightened on the high seas in 2016 despite a decline in global piracy, according to the latest International Maritime Bureau’s annual piracy...

Somali pirates hijack vessel to use as mothership

Another ship has fallen pray of hijackers off Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region. It has been reported that the pirates have taken over a small Somali boat aiming to use it as a base to attack larger ships.