Monday, November 18, 2019
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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 persisting, Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe said. Seaborne...

November 18, 2019
Total Views: 8

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 Mexican Navy said on Tuesday, in...

November 13, 2019
Total Views: 9

Monday, November 11, 2019
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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 the growing number of attacks in...

November 11, 2019
Total Views: 6

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 African...

November 4, 2019
Total Views: 4

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, and nine...

November 4, 2019
Total Views: 8

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 from ships,...

August 22, 2019
Total Views: 2

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, MC-Schiffahrt, confirmed the incident in a statement...

August 16, 2019
Total Views: 14

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, the vessel’s owner said on...

July 16, 2019
Total Views: 8

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 dollars, and gave Tom Hanks yet another chance to...

July 2, 2019
Total Views: 6

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 inoperable.  All 20 crew members are...

May 7, 2019
Total Views: 43

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
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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 system to undercut corruption, one Nigerian government agency hopes...

April 30, 2019
Total Views: 4

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 members were kidnapped from an anchored tanker off the coast...

April 24, 2019
Total Views: 4

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 part of a maritime security...

April 19, 2019
Total Views: 27

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 and...

April 8, 2019
Total Views: 6

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 disembarked from a cargo ship hijacked by migrants in European waters were...

March 28, 2019
Total Views: 1

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 port of Valletta on Thursday...

March 28, 2019
Total Views: 3

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 Deputy Prime Minister...

March 27, 2019
Total Views: 4

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 the risks to seafarers and ships...

March 13, 2019
Total Views: 6

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 TASS news agency reports their release...

January 31, 2019
Total Views: 5

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 Bureau shows that attacks...

January 23, 2019
Total Views: 8