Tanker Hijacked Off Ghana -IMB

A Kiribati-flagged tanker has been hijacked by pirates off the coast of Ghana, the International Maritime Bureau has reported. According to the IMB, the 3,232 gross ton MT Hai Soon 6 was boarded and hijacked by a group of 10 heavily armed pirates at 2340 UTC on Friday about 46 nautical miles south of Anloga, Ghana. The vessel was said to be sailing in southeasterly direction … [Read more...]

Thai Tanker Feared Hijacked – IMB

KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 (Reuters) - A Thai diesel oil tanker with 14 crew members en route from Singapore to Indonesia is believed to have been hijacked, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said on Saturday, the second major case in months on one of the world's busiest waterways. "It could be a hijacking. We have sent signals for ships in the area to keep a lookout and the … [Read more...]

Pirates Hijack Product Tanker Off Malaysia, Steal Cargo

The International Maritime Bureau's Piracy Reporting Centre reports that 10 armed pirates boarded and hijacked a product tanker Thursday while underway approximately 7 miles west of Pulau Kukup, Malaysia. The IMB report says that ten robbers armed with guns and knives boarded the tanker and tied up the vessel's crewmembers, holding them hostage in one cabin. The pirates … [Read more...]

North Korean Ship Hijacked by Soldiers-turned Pirates

NAIROBI - A dozen soldiers guarding a North Korean ship impounded in Somalia's autonomous Puntland region for maritime violations have hijacked the vessel and its 33 crew, government and naval sources said on Wednesday. Puntland had been the epicenter of Somali piracy but the use of armed guards on ships and a concerted crackdown by international navies has seen the number … [Read more...]

Energy Centurion Hijacking Underscores West African Piracy Threat [UPDATE]

Update: The Energy Centurion has been located off the coast of Nigeria still under control of pirates. "The vessel is presently sailing off the coast of Nigeria under the control of pirates who have the intention to steal the cargo," Golden Energy Management, the ship's operator, said in a statement. The crew are believed to be in good health and unharmed. Meanwhile a … [Read more...]