A Spanish fishing boat with 26 crew on boar has been seized by pirates off Somalia, officials in Spain say.
They say the Playa de Bakio – a Basque tuna boat – was attacked about 250 miles (400km) off the coast.
A source from the Basque regional government said the boat was in “international waters”. The fate of the crew is unknown.
Typhoon Neoguri hits land in South China
China Daily – China
Maritime safety administrations in Guangzhou, Yangjiang and Maoming cities saved 210 fishermen stranded on the sea on Saturday, according to the …
Fishermen missing in wake of typhoon
Shanghai Daily – Shanghai,China
… swam to reefs and stayed there until being found by a rescue ship,” said Zhang Jie, vice director of the Hainan Maritime Safety Administration.
Navy initiative teaches security
Stars and Stripes – Washington,DC,USA
“These countries want our help, they know they have issues, from piracy and illegal fishing to trafficking,” said Navy Capt. Nicholas Holman, commander of …
Ship piracy up 20 percent, Nigerian waters worst hit
Reuters – USA
The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said in its quarterly report that there were 49 attacks on shipping globally in the first three months of 2008,