KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 15 (UPI) -- Instances of piracy worldwide dropped to 66 in the first three months of 2012 from 102 incidents for the first quarter of 2011, a maritime watchdog said Monday.
LAGOS, Nigeria, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Nigerian authorities have charged 23 people after the navy seized two ships carrying stolen crude oil in a major crackdown on an illegal trade in which officials say 180,000 barrels are stolen every day.
PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- As the oil boom in West Africa swells, pirate attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Guinea are "reaching dangerous proportions," the International Maritime Bureau reports.
False documents are an integral -- and crucial -- part of maritime piracy. The International Maritime Board says: "Many of the phantom ships that set off to sea with a cargo and then disappear are sailed by crewmen with false passports and competency cert
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