Indonesia frees vessel captured by pirates

2016-05-10 07:12

Indonesia has freed a Singapore-flagged vessel captured by pirates off the coast of Borneo island, and detained nine suspects involved in the hijacking.

Indonesian sailors kidnapped off Malaysia

2016-04-16 15:35

Gunmen have abducted four Indonesian sailors and shot and wounded one crew member on the high seas off the east coast of Malaysia's Sabah state.

Somali pirates jailed by French court for fatal hijacking

2016-04-14 08:38

Seven Somali pirates have been sentenced to between six and 15 years in prison by a French court for the hijacking of a French yacht and killing of its owner in the Gulf of Aden in 2011.

MultiChoice on the hunt for TV thieves

2015-11-05 13:49

MultiChoice will be appointing a Cyber Piracy Investigator who will aggressively go after South Africans who illegally download TV content.

African leaders plan joint piracy response

2015-06-03 17:14

African leaders will meet in Togo to discuss drawing up a continental charter against maritime piracy.

Five nabbed for selling fake cigarettes

2015-03-08 16:27

Five people have been arrested for dealing in illicit cigarettes after they were found in possession of R24m worth of the contraband in Witbank.

Kim Dotcom says he is broke, facing jail

2014-11-26 08:59

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom, accused of pocketing more than $175m from pirated copies of movies and other material, says he is broke and facing jail in New Zealand.

Missing Thai tanker found after pirates steal oil

2014-06-02 08:10

A Thai tanker that went missing after leaving Singapore last week has been released by pirates who stole its oil cargo, a maritime watchdog says.

Pirated copies of Mandela sold on streets not even the actual movie

2013-11-19 10:55

Pirated 'copies' of the Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom movie being sold on Johannesburg's streets are in fact copies of a Nelson Mandela documentary.

Somali pirate 'Big Mouth' nabbed

2013-10-14 22:36

One of Somalia's most notorious pirate leaders, known as "Big Mouth", is under arrest facing charges of kidnapping and piracy after being tricked into travelling to Belgium.


Nigeria pirates release 6 Turks

2016-04-26 18:10

A Turkish maritime company says six crew members of a tanker ship who were captured by pirates off the coast of Nigeria have been released and are in good health.

Cape startup taps Bitcoin to fight piracy

2016-04-15 12:33

Bitcoin bounty hunters could help stem the tide of movies leaking online illegally if a South African startup has its way.

Five foreigners held ransom by Nigerian militants

2016-02-04 17:45

Niger Delta militants are holding five foreigners ransom after hijacking a chemical tanker off the coast of Nigeria.

World losing up to R27trn in illicit economy

2015-10-27 09:39

Counterfeiting and piracy alone will cost the global economy R24.17trn in 2015, which is nearly 10% of the global trade in merchandise.

Torrent users tap into Cape Town’s free Wi-Fi

2015-03-10 13:51

A file sharing service is the most used application at the city's free internet hotspots, but officials are mulling preventing access to potential illegal downloads in future.

Pirate Bay website offline after police raid

2014-12-10 09:51

Police in Sweden have carried out a raid against controversial file sharing website ‘The Pirate Bay’, according to reports.

Somali pirate leader arrested in Mogadishu

2014-08-18 21:20

A Somali pirate leader has been arrested in Mogadishu on piracy related charges.

Cost of Somali piracy slumps, attacks fall

2014-05-08 10:35

Somali piracy's cost to the global economy has fallen by almost half as attacks slumped, but piracy in West Africa is on the rise, according to a report.

Pirate king gets nabbed in Hollywood-style sting

2013-10-15 12:41

A Hollywood-style sting has lured alleged Somali pirate, Mohamed Abdi Hassan, to a Belgian jail.

Nigeria navy kills 6 pirates

2013-08-28 22:13

The Nigerian navy has killed 6 pirates and injured 1 in a campaign against piracy off its coast.

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