Thursday, June 10, 2021
Piracy

Nigeria Deploys Drones, Choppers to Combat Rampant Piracy at Sea

By William Clowes (Bloomberg) — Nigeria unveiled $195 million worth of boats, vehicles and aircraft to spearhead the government’s fight against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. The equipment will enable...

June 10, 2021
Total Views: 1708

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
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Piracy

Denmark to Send Navy Frigate to Combat Piracy in Gulf of Guinea

Denmark has agreed to send a Navy frigate to the Gulf of Guinea to combat the scourge of piracy and crew kidnappings in the region. The frigate will have approximately...

May 26, 2021
Total Views: 2944

Monday, May 24, 2021
Piracy

IMO Calls for Greater Action to Combat Gulf of Guinea Piracy

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has called for increased collaboration to tackle piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. In a resolution adopted this month by the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)...

May 24, 2021
Total Views: 3072

Thursday, May 20, 2021
Piracy

Shipping Industry Stakeholders Launch Gulf of Guinea Declaration on Suppression of Piracy

A growing number of maritime companies have signed the Gulf of Guinea Declaration on Suppression of Piracy, representing a call to action to help end to scourge of piracy against...

May 20, 2021
Total Views: 1591

Thursday, April 15, 2021
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Piracy

Pirates Release ‘Davide B’ Crew Members Kidnapped in Gulf of Guinea

All fifteen seafarers kidnapped more than a month ago from a chemical tanker in the Gulf of Guinea have been released and are reported safe, the ship manager announced Thursday....

April 15, 2021
Total Views: 2346

Sunday, March 21, 2021
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Piracy

Denmark To Seek Agreements for West Africa Anti-Piracy Mission

By William Clowes (Bloomberg) — Denmark’s government will negotiate agreements with its West African counterparts following a decision to send a naval vessel to the Gulf of Guinea to aid the...

March 21, 2021
Total Views: 3506

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Piracy

Denmark to Send Frigate to Combat Piracy in Gulf of Guinea

(Bloomberg) — Denmark will send a naval vessel to West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea to aid the fight against rampant piracy. The decision follows a call by A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S...

March 17, 2021
Total Views: 2764

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Piracy

Contact Established with Kidnapped Crew of MT Davide B

The ship manager of the chemical tanker Davide B has made contact with fifteen crew members currently being held hostage by pirates and negotiations are underway for their release. In...

March 17, 2021
Total Views: 2724

Friday, March 12, 2021
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Piracy

Pirates Kidnap 15 from Chemical Tanker in Gulf of Guinea

Pirates have kidnapped fifteen crew members from a chemical tanker in the Gulf of Guinea. De Poli Shipmanagement confirmed that its vessel, Davide B, was attacked about 210 nautical miles...

March 12, 2021
Total Views: 3850

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Piracy

Nigeria to Commission Drones, Choppers and Aircraft to Police Pirate-Infested Waters

By William Clowes (Bloomberg) — Nigeria will commission $195 million worth of aircraft, boats and vehicles in the next three months to strengthen security in the pirate-infested Gulf of Guinea, Transport...

February 24, 2021
Total Views: 2044

Monday, February 15, 2021
Piracy

IMO Urges Action to Combat Piracy in Gulf of Guinea

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) will convene a maritime security working group in response to the growing number of pirate attacks on ships in the Gulf of Guinea. The working...

February 15, 2021
Total Views: 3149

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Piracy

MV Mozart Sailors Return to Turkey, Describe Death Threats and Forest Captivity

STANBUL, Feb 14 (Reuters) – Fifteen Turkish sailors kidnapped by pirates last month in the Gulf of Guinea arrived back in Turkey on Sunday and the ship’s captain described how...

February 15, 2021
Total Views: 2901

Piracy

Iran Calls U.S. Move to Seize Oil Shipment an ‘Act of Piracy’

DUBAI, Feb 15 (Reuters) – Iran said on Monday that a U.S. move this month to seize a cargo of oil on the grounds that it came from Tehran was...

February 15, 2021
Total Views: 1697

Friday, February 12, 2021
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Piracy

Pirates Release MV Mozart Crew

ANKARA, Feb 12 (Reuters) – Fifteen Turkish sailors kidnapped by pirates last month in the Gulf of Guinea have been freed in Nigeria and will head home, a shipping company executive said...

February 12, 2021
Total Views: 3474

Monday, February 1, 2021
Piracy

Eagle Bulk Ship Escapes Pirate Attack in Gulf of Guinea

A bulk carrier belonging to NASDAQ-listed Eagle Bulk Shipping is reported safe and its crew unharmed after a pirate attack in the Gulf of Guinea. The incident was confirmed Monday...

February 1, 2021
Total Views: 5368

Monday, January 25, 2021
Piracy

Borealis Maritime Confirms Deadly Pirate Attack on MV Mozart, Offers Condolences

The manager of the containership MV Mozart has expressed condolences after the death of crew member during a violent pirate attack in the Gulf of Guinea on Saturday. Fifteen others...

January 25, 2021
Total Views: 5800

Sunday, January 24, 2021
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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 Gulf of Guinea on Saturday...

January 24, 2021
Total Views: 22709

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 kidnappings off the coast of West Africa. The number...

January 18, 2021
Total Views: 4214

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 IMB Piracy Reporting Centre...

January 13, 2021
Total Views: 1921

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 of...

November 17, 2020
Total Views: 7031