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: 15

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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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: 35

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: 15

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: 12

Thursday, January 31, 2019
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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: 8

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: 2

Saturday, October 29, 2016
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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: 5

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: 4

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: 12

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: 0

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: 0

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: 1

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Gulf of Guinea Piracy Expected to Increase Ahead of Election, Experts Warn

Piracy will increase in the Gulf of Guinea as Nigeria prepares for an election next February in order to funnel ransom money into campaign financing, intelligence experts told a shipping conference in Copenhagen on Tuesday.

October 7, 2014
Total Views: 4

Monday, August 11, 2014

Gulf of Guinea Piracy: Open Ocean Ambush Seen As “Game Changer”

An open ocean attack on a product tanker in Gulf of Guinea reminiscent of Somali piracy could represent a significant change for pirates operating off the coast of West Africa, maritime intelligence firm Dryad Maritime warns.

August 11, 2014
Total Views: 5

Monday, August 4, 2014

Pirates Release Tanker Hijacked Off Ghana

A Kiribati-flagged tanker hijacked off the coast of Ghana last month has been released by pirates, according to the International Maritime Bureau.

August 4, 2014
Total Views: 3

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Pirated Oil Tanker Fair Artemis Found

ACCRA, June 12 (Reuters) - An oil tanker missing for a week off the coast of West Africa was attacked by pirates who stole its cargo, the company that managed the ship said on Thursday after speaking with its captain.

June 12, 2014
Total Views: 6

Monday, June 9, 2014

Disturbing the Pond: A Missing Tanker in the Gulf of Guinea

The Fair Artemis’s cargo and sudden disappearance fit the profile of the well-organized tanker hijackings that have plagued the Gulf of Guinea in recent years.

June 9, 2014
Total Views: 8

Friday, June 6, 2014

Greek Tanker Missing, Feared Hijacked Off Ghana

A Greek oil tanker is missing and feared to have been hijacked by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of Ghana.

June 6, 2014
Total Views: 3

Monday, May 12, 2014

West African Piracy: Extreme Violence and Inadequate Security

West Africa is home to the world’s most violent pirates—who are now capable of overwhelming armed guards. Last month pirates killed a crewmember during an attack on German-owned oil tanker. Instead of fighting off the pirates, the embarked security team retreated to the ship’s citadel safe room.

May 12, 2014
Total Views: 5