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THE world's attention right now may be on combating coronavirus but the oceans' criminals are not heeding the "stay at home" advice. They still see merchant ships and their crews as their prey....

[WASHINGTON] The Trump administration plans to unveil efforts on Friday to crack down on counterfeit and pirated goods sold on major e-commerce sites and urge companies to do more to vet third-...

[BRASÍLIA] Brazil's state-owned oil company Petrobras announced on Wednesday it will temporarily stop sending its tankers through the Strait of Hormuz because of tensions between Iran and the...

[TOKYO] Japan said on Wednesday it will stick with plans to deploy Self-Defence Forces to the Middle East to ensure the safety of its ships, even amid heightened tensions after the United States'...

[TOKYO] Japan will send a warship and patrol planes to protect Japanese ships in the Middle East as the situation in the region, from which it sources nearly 90 per cent of its crude oil imports,...

[OSLO] A vessel owned by Norwegian shipping firm J.J. Ugland was boarded by pirates while at anchor off the coast of Benin on Saturday, and nine crew members were kidnapped, the company said on...

[SEOUL] Pirates attacked a South Korean-flagged cargo ship near the Singapore Strait early on Monday, assaulting the crew and making off with thousands of dollars in cash, South Korea's Yonhap...

[SINGAPORE] China raised the security level for its vessels heading through the Strait of Malacca, a key Asian trade route and major oil choke point.

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IT is always dangerous to be complacent when it comes to criminality at sea. However the latest report from the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against ships...

GOOGLE said on Wednesday it is making strides in helping Internet users legitimately get songs, films and apps while choking off revenue to websites with stolen digital content.