Friday, February 1, 2013
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Reexamining the Gulf of Guinea: Fewer Attacks, Better Pirates

By James M. Bridger, Along with the release of the International Maritime Bureau (IMB)’s 2012 piracy report come the onslaught of analysts seeking to explain why the crime is decreasing...

February 1, 2013
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Pirates Release Tanker After Stealing Cargo

LONDON–A vessel hijacked last week off the Ivory Coast has been released after the cargo of 5,000 metric tons of fuel oil was stolen, the ship’s Nigerian manager said Tuesday....

January 22, 2013
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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Pirate Horizons in the Gulf of Guinea

By James M. Bridger It was proclaimed in 2012 that the Somali pirate business model had been broken by a combination of coordinated naval patrols, heightened vessel security, and the...

January 10, 2013
Total Views: 104

Monday, December 24, 2012
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Pirates Kidnap Four Off Nigeria

Nigeria’s navy is hunting for pirates who kidnapped four crew from a ship off the coast of the West African oil-producing country at the weekend, a naval spokesman said on...

December 24, 2012
Total Views: 22

Friday, September 14, 2012

West Africa Has a SERIOUS Piracy Problem

Piracy along Africa’s Atlantic coast is threatening to raise costs for the vast amount of seaborne trade that passes through the region, as the activity spreads from Nigeria into the poorly-patrolled...

September 14, 2012
Total Views: 7

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Abu Dhabi Star Hijacked Off Lagos, Promptly Released [UPDATE]

UPDATE 2: The MT Abu Dhabi Star has been released after pirates fled when approached by the Nigerian navy, Reuters reports. The vessel was released without incident or harm to...

September 5, 2012
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Pirates Hijack Oil Tanker Off Togo Coast, Vessel Confirmed as ENERGY CENTURION [UPDATED]

UPDATE 4: The ENERGY CENTURION has been released. Read more…  UPDATE 3: Vessel located off coast of Nigeria still under control of pirates. UPDATE 2: The identity of the vessel...

August 28, 2012
Total Views: 4

Friday, May 4, 2012
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BW Rhine Released from Pirate Control, Cargo Stolen

After a four days under the control of west African pirates, BW Shipping reports that the product tanker, BW Rhine, has been released off Nigeria by its captors.   All 24...

May 4, 2012
Total Views: 96

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
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BW Maritime Loses Contact with Product Tanker off Togo

BW Maritime believes their product tanker, BW Rhine, has been captured off Togo.  Here’s a statement made by the company. On 28 April 2012, BW Rhine, a 75,678 dwt product...

May 2, 2012
Total Views: 20

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
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Product Tanker Reported Hijacked Off Togo in Gulf of Guinea

A product tanker has reportedly been hijacked yesterday in position: 06:01.14N – 001:20.2E, correlating to Lome Anchorage, Togo. The owners of the product tanker anchored off Lome, which has yet...

May 1, 2012
Total Views: 9

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

West African Pirates Using Motherships [REPORT]

West African pirates are now using motherships to stage attacks, according to an article published by Tradewinds citing a report from Bergen Risk Solutions, a risk analysis and mitigation firm...

April 11, 2012
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Monday, March 26, 2012

Nigerian Pirates Release Captain and Chief Engineer Unharmed

Two Russian sailors kidnapped off the Nigerian coast in February have been released, according to the Russian state-owned news agency RIA Novosti citing an official from the International Transport Workers’...

March 26, 2012
Total Views: 1

Thursday, March 22, 2012
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BREAKING NEWS: Tanker Pirated in Gulf of Guinea, Eyewitness Account from the Scene [UPDATE]

At least one vessel, possibly two, have been attacked in the Gulf of Guinea today at around 1200 GMT, approximately 90 miles south of Lagos, Nigeria. A nearby vessel was...

March 22, 2012
Total Views: 5

Monday, February 27, 2012
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Gulf of Guinea Piracy Threat Increases, United Nations Urges Regional Anti-Piracy Strategy

27 February 2012 – A comprehensive regional strategy is critical if countries are to successfully combat piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, a top United Nations official stressed today, highlighting the...

February 27, 2012
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Sunday, February 19, 2012
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Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea…”Exercise the Utmost Vigilance and Preparedness”

– By UK P&I Club A recent case saw one of our Member vessels hijacked twice within a ten week period. On both occasions the ship was loaded with a...

February 19, 2012
Total Views: 26

Monday, February 13, 2012
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Captain and Chief Engineer of Bulk Carrier Shot by Pirates off Nigeria

According to a report from the International Maritime Bureau this morning, a bulk carrier was fired upon by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea this morning, approximately 110nm south of Lagos,...

February 13, 2012
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

West Africa’s Piracy Issue is on the Rise [VIDEO]

Stan Ayscue from Securewest International spoke at a recent conference for maritime security experts in Washington, DC: “You’re looking at militants spraying the wheelhouse with machine gun fire before they even get...

January 3, 2012
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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Shell Scrambles To Clean Nigeria Oil Spill

LONDON — Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA) is sending ships and planes loaded with chemical dispersants in an effort to clean up as much as 40,000 barrels of crude oil...

December 22, 2011
Total Views: 1

Sunday, November 6, 2011
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A Pirate of a Different Color? Nigerian Pirates Quickly Release Tanker Seized in Gulf of Guinea

MT Halifax and her crew of 25 were overrun by pirates a few days ago, however according to Oyibos Online, an Nigerian Expat online newspaper, a letter was sent to...

November 6, 2011
Total Views: 0

Tuesday, November 1, 2011
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UN Security Council Welcomes Gulf of Guinea Anti-Piracy Strategy

The United Nations Security Council today condemned all acts of maritime piracy and armed robbery at sea in West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea and welcomed the intention by States in...

November 1, 2011
Total Views: 16