Piracy


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: 229

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: 124

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
duke oil tanker
Maritime News

Gulf of Guinea Pirates Release Crew Members Kidnapped from MT DUKE

Pirates have released nineteen crew members kidnapped from a tanker in Gulf of Guinea last month, the vessel’s owner says. Unfortunately, one crew member who

January 21, 2020
Total Views: 162

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
happy lady tanker
Maritime News

Pirates Kidnap Eight from Greek Tanker Off Cameroon

By Sotiris Nikas (Bloomberg) –Five Greeks, two Filipinos and a Ukrainian were abducted by unidentified assailants from the Greek-flagged tanker ‘Happy

December 31, 2019
Total Views: 64

Monday, December 30, 2019
Ships at anchor off Singapore.
Maritime News

Piracy Along Malacca-Singapore Straits Jumps Nearly Fourfold

By Ann Koh (Bloomberg) –Piracy has surged this year along Southeast Asia’s straits of Malacca and Singapore, one of the world’s busiest trade routes,

December 30, 2019
Total Views: 116

Thursday, December 5, 2019
Oil tankers pass through the Strait of Hormuz
Maritime News

Japan Plans to Send 270 Sailors to Guard Ships in Middle East

TOKYO, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Japan is working on a plan to send about 270 seamen to the Middle East to guard ships supplying Japan under a law that

December 5, 2019
Total Views: 42

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Nave Constellation
Maritime News

Pirates Kidnap Crew of Supertanker Off Nigeria

By Olivia Konotey-Ahulu (Bloomberg) –Pirates boarded a fully loaded supertanker off the coast of Nigeria, an act that is sure to ring alarm bells for

December 4, 2019
Total Views: 106

Monday, November 18, 2019
tanker at sea
Maritime News

West African Nations Failing to Coordinate Piracy Response, Togo Leader Says

By Yinka Ibukun (Bloomberg) –West African states’ failure to coordinate their response to piracy off their coastline is the main reason attacks are

November 18, 2019
Total Views: 37

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Micoperi osv remas
Maritime News

Pirates Attack Micoperi OSV in Gulf of Mexico, Injuring Two

MEXICO CITY, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Pirates attacked an Italy-flagged offshore supply vessel in the southern Gulf of Mexico, injuring two crew members, the

November 13, 2019
Total Views: 162

Monday, November 11, 2019
anti-piracy defense
Maritime News

ITF Calls for Urgent Action to Fight Piracy in Gulf of Guinea

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has called for urgent global and regional cooperation to fight piracy in the Gulf of Guinea region amid

November 11, 2019
Total Views: 96

Monday, November 4, 2019
Elka Aristotle tanker
Maritime News

Pirates Kidnap Four Crew from Greek Tanker Off Togo – Togo Navy

LOME, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Pirates attacked a Greek oil tanker off the coast of Togo on Monday and fled after taking four crew members as hostages, the West

November 4, 2019
Total Views: 37

MT Bonita
Maritime News

Pirates Kidnap Nine from Bulk Carrier Off Benin

OSLO, Nov 3 (Reuters) – A vessel owned by Norwegian shipping firm J.J. Ugland was boarded by pirates while at anchor off the coast of Benin on Saturday,

November 4, 2019
Total Views: 34

Thursday, August 22, 2019
product tanker mr oil ship
Maritime News

West African Oil Hits Sweet Spot with IMO 2020

By Noah Browning LONDON, Aug 22 (Reuters) – African states like Chad and Cameroon are shaping up to be big winners from new rules to cut sulfur emissions

August 22, 2019
Total Views: 12

Friday, August 16, 2019
MarMalaita ship
Maritime News

Pirates Kidnap 8 from German-Owned Cargo Ship Off Cameroon

Pirates kidnapped eight crew members from a general cargo ship off the coast of Cameroon in West Africa. The vessel’s Hamburg, Germany-based shipowner,

August 16, 2019
Total Views: 115

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Paksoy-1 cargo ship
Maritime News

Pirates Kidnap Ten Turkish Sailors Off Nigeria

ANKARA, July 16 (Reuters) – Ten Turkish sailors were taken hostage by armed pirates who attacked a Turkish-flagged cargo ship off the coast of Nigeria,

July 16, 2019
Total Views: 53

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
tanker
Maritime News

Opinion: How to Stop Pirates Plaguing West Africa

(Bloomberg Opinion) –Remember those Somali pirates? Earlier this decade, they brazenly hijacked giant oil tankers, demanded ransoms in the millions of

July 2, 2019
Total Views: 98

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
blue marlin
Interesting

Heavy Lift Vessel Blue Marlin Attacked by Pirates Off West Africa

The Boskalis semi-submersible heavy lift vessel Blue Marlin was ransacked by pirates offshore West Africa on Sunday, causing damage that has left the ship

May 7, 2019
Total Views: 596

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
ship at anchor
Maritime News

Nigeria Deploys Satellite Tech to Track Oil Smugglers

By Noah Browning LONDON, April 30 (Reuters) – From algorithms to track “dark” ships smuggling stolen crude oil to an online licensing

April 30, 2019
Total Views: 16

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Maritime News

Pirates Kidnap Six Crew from Tanker Off Bonny, Nigeria

Pirates in the Gulf of Guinea have struck again. The International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre confirmed Wednesday that six crew

April 24, 2019
Total Views: 55

Friday, April 19, 2019
anti-piracy defense
Interesting

Nigeria Arrests Maritime Security Team Over Firearms Possession – Update

The Nigerian Navy has arrested nine people including one American for possession of firearms in what the Navy claimed was Nigerian waters. The suspects were

April 19, 2019
Total Views: 179