December, 2014 – Seaman on Bulk Freight Vessel Shot to Death by Pirates

SINGAPORE – VIETNAM – FRANCE – SOMALIA – WORLDWIDE – There is a tangible sense of disgust this week as details of another crewman murdered aboard his ship by pirates comes out. Despite falling numbers of incidents, particularly in the Indian Ocean, other areas of the world are still witnessing regular attacks and on December 7 the bulk freight vessel the M/T VP Asphalt 2 laden with 2,300 tonnes of bitumen, was attacked by pirates who boarded the ship.