Piracy


Monday, April 8, 2019
somali pirate mothership
Maritime News

IMB: Piracy Incidents Fall But Kidnapping Threat Persists in Gulf of Guinea

Fewer incidents of piracy and armed robbery at sea were reported in the first three months of 2019, but risk of kidnappings continue to pose a threat to ship

April 8, 2019
Total Views: 36

Thursday, March 28, 2019
migrants hijack tanker
Maritime News

Hijacking of Oil Tanker Is a Turning Point in the Migrant Crisis

By Caroline Alexander (Bloomberg) — Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini called them “pirates.” But the women and children who

March 28, 2019
Total Views: 30

migrants hijack merchant ship
Maritime News

Maltese Soldiers Seize Back Tanker Hijacked by Migrants

By Chris Scicluna and Darrin Zammit Lupi VALLETTA, March 28 (Reuters) – A small tanker that was hijacked by migrants off Libya docked in Malta’s

March 28, 2019
Total Views: 12

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Elhiblu 1 hijacked migrants
Maritime News

Migrants Hijack Merchant Ship Off Libya

ROME, March 27 (Reuters) – Migrants have hijacked a merchant ship which rescued them off the coast of Libya and it is now heading towards Malta, Italian

March 27, 2019
Total Views: 39

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Maritime News

IMB Piracy Centre: Five Crew Kidnapped from OSV in Latest Violent Attack Off Nigeria

Pirates kidnapped five crew members from an offshore supply vessel last week off the coast of Brass, Nigeria, marking yet another violent attack highlighting

March 13, 2019
Total Views: 59

Thursday, January 31, 2019
msc mandy containership
Maritime News

Pirates Release Six Russians Kidnapped from MSC Mandy in Gulf of Guinea -Report

Pirates have released six Russian seafarers kidnapped from the containership MSC Mandy during an attack off the coast of Benin earlier this month. Russia’s

January 31, 2019
Total Views: 48

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
sincerity ace fire
Blog

What Went Wrong? Back-to-Back Casualties Kick Off 2019

It’s been an active beginning to 2019 in terms of maritime casualties.  The phone at the Panama Marine Accident Investigation Department was likely

January 29, 2019
Total Views: 570

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
somali piracy
Maritime News

BIMCO Calls for Naval Action to Combat Piracy in Gulf of Guinea

Shipping association BIMCO is stepping up its calls for naval support to combat piracy in the Gulf of Guinea after an annual report the International Maritime

January 23, 2019
Total Views: 44

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Maritime News

BIMCO Calls on EU, China and U.S. to Support Counter-Piracy Ops in Gulf of Guinea

The EU, China, and the U.S. need to step up their support of counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Guinea amid a scourge of attacks and kidnappings in the

January 9, 2019
Total Views: 25

Friday, December 21, 2018
Grande Tema
Maritime News

Stowaways Threaten Cargo Ship’s Crew, But British Police Denies Piracy or Hostage Situation

LONDON, Dec 21 (Reuters) – British police said on Friday that they had received no reports that anyone has been harmed in an incident on an Italian cargo

December 21, 2018
Total Views: 32

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Pomerania Sky pirate attack
Maritime News

Pirates Release Crew Kidnapped from Containership Off Nigeria in October

Pirates kidnapped all 11 crew, including eight Polish nationals, from the Pomerenia Sky on October 28 as the ship was bound for the Nigerian port of Onne.

December 18, 2018
Total Views: 52

Monday, November 12, 2018
nigeria lng terminal shell
Maritime News

Pirates Fire On LNG Carrier Off Bonny, Nigeria

Pirates in a speed boat chased and fired on an LNG tanker last week off the coast of Bonny, Nigeria, the IMB Piracy Reporting Center has confirmed. The

November 12, 2018
Total Views: 24

Monday, October 29, 2018
Pomerania Sky pirate attack
Interesting

Pirates Kidnap Eleven Crew from Containership Off Nigeria

WARSAW/ABUJA, Oct 29 (Reuters) – Pirates boarded a container ship off the coast of Nigeria, seizing 11 crew including eight from Poland, the

October 29, 2018
Total Views: 71

Saturday, September 22, 2018
Incidents

Nigerian Pirates Kidnap 12 From Swiss Bulker

by Michael Shields (Reuters) – Pirates kidnapped 12 crew members from a Swiss merchant vessel on Saturday in Nigerian waters, the ship’s operator

September 22, 2018
Total Views: 20

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
News

Scorpio Tanker Ransacked by Pirates Off West Africa

A product tanker was attacked by a group of armed pirates on Monday while at an anchorage off the coast of Guinea in West Africa.  The IMB Piracy

September 19, 2018
Total Views: 97

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
ships at anchor
News

ReCAAP: Piracy Incident Reported in First Half of 2018 at Lowest Level in 10 Years

The number of maritime piracy incidents reported to the ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre in the first half of 2018 fell to its lowest number in the past 10

July 18, 2018
Total Views: 24

Monday, June 4, 2018
News

Shell Says Nigeria Attacks Persist Even as Oil Output Recovers

By Elisha Bala-Gbogbo (Bloomberg) — Nigeria’s oil wells may be flowing again, but the country’s largest operator says attacks continue to put a brake

June 4, 2018
Total Views: 6

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
containership singapore
News

Pirate Attacks Grow in South America and Caribbean, Report Shows

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, May 23 (Reuters) – Pirate attacks around South American and Caribbean waters are growing, and violence is increasingly used

May 23, 2018
Total Views: 106

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
News

Oceans Beyond Piracy: Maritime Piracy Doubled Off East Africa in 2017

The number of piracy incidents doubled off the coast of East Africa in 2017 compared to 2016, according to the annual State of Piracy report released today by

May 22, 2018
Total Views: 76

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Piracy

In Venezuela Pirates Now Rule

By Jonathan Franklin (Bloomberg) Their industry all but destroyed, former fishermen now run guns one way, diapers another. On the sea with the desperate

January 30, 2018
Total Views: 103