Thursday, August 22, 2019
Friday, August 16, 2019
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...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
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...
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
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...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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...
Friday, April 19, 2019
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...
Monday, April 8, 2019
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...
Thursday, March 28, 2019
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...
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...
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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...
Thursday, January 31, 2019
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...
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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...
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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 region,...
Friday, December 21, 2018
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 ship in...
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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. WARSAW, Dec 18...
Monday, November 12, 2018
Monday, October 29, 2018
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 vessel’s management firm and Polish state media...
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