Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Defense

French Navy Seizes 6 Tons of Cocaine from Ship in Gulf of Guinea

The French Navy has sized more than six metric tons of cocaine from a cargo ship in the Gulf of Guinea. The merchant ship was underway from South American when...

March 23, 2021
Total Views: 3897

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: 2675

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: 2007

Friday, February 12, 2021
Containership MOZART
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: 3404

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: 5326

Thursday, January 28, 2021
Uncategorized

Abducted MV Mozart Crew Members Reported Uninjured After Pirate Attack

The owner of the MV Mozart has made contact with fifteen crew members abducted from the vessel during a violent and deadly pirate attack in the Gulf of Guinea off...

January 28, 2021
Total Views: 3144

Monday, January 25, 2021
Defense

Why Piracy is Surging in the Gulf of Guinea -EXPLAINER

By Libby George LAGOS, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Pirates are stepping up attacks on ships in West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, defying regional navies. On Saturday, pirates off Nigeria kidnapped...

January 25, 2021
Total Views: 5751

Monday, October 5, 2020
Maritime News

Nigeria to Bar Vessels Without Licenses from Operating in Nigerian Waters

ABUJA, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Nigeria plans to bar vessels without a valid licence to operate in Nigerian waters and has given shipping companies that trade in its coastal and...

October 5, 2020
Total Views: 29

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 was also abducted has died...

January 21, 2020
Total Views: 81

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 the growing number of attacks in...

November 11, 2019
Total Views: 58

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: 28

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: 16

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi
Offshore News

Eni, Shell to Face Trial in Italy in $1 Billion Bribery Case

By Chiara Albanese, Sergio Di Pasquale and Kelly Gilblom (Bloomberg) — Eni SpA, Royal Dutch Shell Plc and senior executives will face trial over a $1.1 billion bribery scandal in...

December 20, 2017
Total Views: 6

Saturday, October 29, 2016
port of Manzanillo, Colima Mexico
Ports

China To Pump $770 Million Into Another African Port

by Saliou Samb (Reuters) China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) signed a $770 million contract with Guinea’s government on Monday to upgrade the port in the capital, Conakry, expanding Chinese economic influence...

October 29, 2016
Total Views: 20

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Maritime News

Pirates Storm Container Ship Off Guinea

CONAKRY, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Pirates stormed a container ship off the coast of Guinea on Wednesday, making off with money and some of its cargo but leaving the crew...

September 21, 2016
Total Views: 13

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Maritime News

Pirates in Gulf of Guinea Switch to Kidnapping Crew Amid Oil Price Slump

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, May 3 (Reuters) – Pirate gangs in West Africa are switching to kidnapping sailors and demanding ransom rather than stealing oil cargoes as low oil prices...

May 3, 2016
Total Views: 28

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Maritime News

UN Urges Stronger Regional Approach to Gulf of Guinea Piracy

The United Nations Security Council has called for a comprehensive regional framework to eradicate piracy and armed robbery at sea in the Gulf of Guinea, stressing the importance of addressing...

April 26, 2016
Total Views: 1

Monday, February 15, 2016
Maritime News

Gulf of Guinea Sees Piracy Drop as Oil Price Deters Looters

By Divine Ramzi (Bloomberg) — Piracy in West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea has declined as the price of oil plunged to the lowest level since 2002. While attacks on maritime...

February 15, 2016
Total Views: 1

Monday, June 22, 2015
Maritime News

Ivory Coast Considers Satellite in Fight Against Pirates

Ivory Coast is considering launching a satellite to combat security threats from pirates in the Gulf of Guinea and Islamist militants in the West African region, Telecommunications Minister Bruno Kone said.

June 22, 2015
Total Views: 0

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Offshore News

Tribunal Blocks Ghana From Drilling New Wells in Disputed Seas, But “TEN” Field Development Can Move Ahead

An international maritime tribunal on Saturday ruled that Ghana can continue developing a $4.9 billion dollar offshore oil project in an area caught up in a border dispute with Ivory Coast but must not start new drilling.

April 25, 2015
Total Views: 5