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Ten Indian fishermen were today arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy when they were fishing near Katchatheevu, a fisheries depa
Hundreds of fishermen today staged a demonstration in Rameswaram island to protest the killing of an Indian fisherman alle
The Supreme Court today exempted the Centre from filing before it the status report on the progress made by the internatio
Sixty Indian fishermen have been arrested and their boats seized by Pakistani maritime authorities for allegedly straying
Two more bodies washed ashore in Malaysia Tuesday after the sinking of a boat overloaded with illegal Indonesian immigrant
Four people died and nearly 180 are missing after Saturday's migrant ship capsize in the Mediterranean, the UN refugee age
China today confirmed that its naval formation led by its sole aircraft carrier Liaoning passed through the Taiwan Strait
China's Navy has commissioned a sophisticated electronic reconnaissance ship, capable of conducting all-weather, round-the
Strengthening India's underwater capabilities, 'Khanderi', the Navy’s second of six Scorpene- class stealth submarin
China's only aircraft carrier has entered the Taiwan Strait, the island's defence ministry said today, seen as a show of s
For his story on the economics of Somali piracy, WIRED contributing editor Scott Carney spoke to one of the ocean-going hijackers. They talked about how to negotiate a ransom, when to kill a hostage, and how to avoid the Navy:
How do you pirates decide on what ransom to ask for? What makes them negotiate downwards?
Once you have a ship, it’s a win-win situation. We attack many ships everyday, but only a few are ever profitable. No one will come to the rescue of a third-world ship with an Indian or African crew, so we release them immediately. But if the ship is from Western country or with valuable cargo like oil, weapons or then its like winning a lottery jackpot. We begin asking a high price and then go down until we agree on a price
How much does it cost to outfit a pirate mission?
A single mission with 12 armed men and boats costs a little over $30,000. But a successful investor has to dispatch at least three or four missions to get lucky once.