Piracy


Sunday, January 24, 2021
Containership MOZART
Piracy

One Killed, 15 Kidnapped in Violent Pirate Attack Off Nigeria

By Jonathan Spicer and Irem Koca ISTANBUL, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Pirates off Nigeria’s coast kidnapped 15 sailors from a Turkish container ship in the

January 24, 2021
Total Views: 22836

Monday, January 18, 2021
Piracy

Piracy Surge Off West Africa Prompts Maersk Call for Action

By William Clowes (Bloomberg) — The world’s biggest shipping company demanded a more effective military response to surging pirate attacks and record

January 18, 2021
Total Views: 4245

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Piracy

Crew Kidnappings in Gulf of Guinea Hit Record in 2020 -IMB Annual Report

Crew kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea surged to a new record in 2020, the International Maritime Bureau reported in its annual piracy report. Worldwide, the

January 13, 2021
Total Views: 2046

Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Piracy

Iran Denies Seizing Korean Ship and Holding Crew Hostage

By Sangmi Cha and Josh Smith SEOUL, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Iran denied on Tuesday it was using a South Korean ship and its crew as hostages, a day

January 5, 2021
Total Views: 3360

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Piracy

Italian Navy Airlifts Injured Seafarer After Pirate Attack in Gulf of Guinea -PHOTOS

The Italian Navy came to the rescue of an injured crewman aboard a heavy lift ship after the vessel was attacked by pirates in international waters in the Gulf

November 17, 2020
Total Views: 7079

Monday, November 16, 2020
geared bulk carrier
Piracy

Pirates Kidnap 19 in Two Separate Incidents in Gulf of Guinea -Dryad

A total of nineteen seafarers have been kidnapped in two separate incidents in the Gulf of Guinea as piracy surges in the region. The first incident involved

November 16, 2020
Total Views: 3242

Sunday, October 25, 2020
Piracy

Breaking: Stowaway Incident on Oil Tanker Nave Andromeda Off England

Update: UK Special Forces Gain Control of Nave Andromeda; Seven Arrested By Henry Nicholls SOUTHAMPTON, England, Oct 25 (Reuters) – British police said

October 25, 2020
Total Views: 754

Sunday, August 23, 2020
Aegean II Tanker
Piracy

Piracy: Aegean II Is Safe And Underway

by Katharine Houreld (Reuters) – The M/V Aegean II, a Panama-flagged ship boarded by Somali police, is safe and underway, the EU Naval Force said on

August 23, 2020
Total Views: 169

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Piracy

Nigeria Convicts First Pirates Under New Maritime Law

By Camillus Eboh and Libby George LAGOS, Aug 12 (Reuters) – A Nigerian court made the first convictions under a new anti-piracy law, giving hope to the

August 12, 2020
Total Views: 264

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Interesting

Disgruntled Armed Security Guard Held Vessel and Crew Hostage

We’re just now catching wind of a bizarre security incident aboard a Eagle Bulk vessel in which a seemingly disgruntled security guard took the vessel

August 4, 2020
Total Views: 324

Monday, July 20, 2020
Interesting

Pirates Kidnap Seven Russian Sailors in Gulf of Guinea

LAGOS, July 20 (Reuters) – Pirates have kidnapped seven Russian sailors from the crew of a ship in the Gulf of Guinea, the Russian Embassy in Nigeria

July 20, 2020
Total Views: 163

Thursday, July 16, 2020
Interesting

Crew Kidnappings Surge in Gulf of Guinea, IMB Says

Violent attacks against ships and their crews have risen in 2020, with 77 seafarers taken hostage or kidnapped for ransom since January, according to the

July 16, 2020
Total Views: 228

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Maritime News

Gulf of Guinea Re-Emerges as Piracy Hotspot, Allianz Says

By Elisha Bala-Gbogbo (Bloomberg) –The West African coast has overtaken Southeast Asia as the worst area for reported piracy and kidnappings at sea last

July 15, 2020
Total Views: 93

Thursday, July 2, 2020
Maritime News

Pirates Kidnap Nine from BW Offshore FPSO Off Nigeria

OSLO, July 2 (Reuters) – Pirates attacked an oil production vessel off Nigeria in the early hours of Thursday and kidnapped nine Nigerian nationals, the

July 2, 2020
Total Views: 153

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
anti-piracy defense
Maritime News

U.S. Warns of Piracy Risk in Southern Gulf of Mexico

MEXICO CITY, June 17 (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Wednesday issued a warning about the threat posed by pirates to boats and oil installations in

June 17, 2020
Total Views: 236

Monday, May 18, 2020
Maritime News

Pirates Attack Stolt Tanker in Gulf of Aden

By Lisa Barrington and Jonathan Saul DUBAI/LONDON, May 17 (Reuters) – Armed pirates attacked a British-flagged chemical tanker in the Gulf of Aden on

May 18, 2020
Total Views: 210

Monday, May 4, 2020
Maritime News

Pirates Kidnap 10 Crew from Product Tanker Off Nigeria -Report

Pirates have reportedly kidnapped 10 crew from a product tanker of the coast of Nigeria, Dryad Global has reported. The incident took place April 30 around

May 4, 2020
Total Views: 124

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Maritime News

Pirates Seize Containership Off Benin, Kidnap Crew -Bulgaria

SOFIA, April 21 (Reuters) – Pirates attacked a Portugal-flagged ship and kidnapped its Bulgarian captain and seven sailors off the coast of Benin,

April 21, 2020
Total Views: 141

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Maritime News

Containership Escapes Pirate Attack Off Bonny Island, Nigeria

A containership was able to fend off a pirate attack off the coast of Bonny Island, Nigeria. The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre confirms that a skiff with about

March 31, 2020
Total Views: 223

Monday, March 23, 2020
Maritime News

Seven Kidnapped from Containership Off Gabon – Report

Seven seafarers have been kidnapped from a container ship off the coast of Gabon in the Gulf of Guinea. Dryad Global reported with high confidence on Sunday

March 23, 2020
Total Views: 120