Tuesday, August 17, 2021
piracy pirates ship

Will Drones And Warships Be Enough To Tackle The World’s Latest Piracy Hotspot?

By Libby George (Reuters) Helicopters hover above a patrol vessel in Nigeria’s frenetic Apapa port as attack boats zoom past. On the dock, drones emblazoned with the Nigerian flag sit...

August 17, 2021
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Monday, August 16, 2021
USNS Navy Expeditionary Sea Base MSC USMC

US Seabase Completes Anti-Piracy Trials Off Nigeria

While most of the Pentagon is focused on evacuating Afghanistan, the US Navy’s Expeditionary Sea-Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams – the first US ship permanently assigned to West Africa –...

August 16, 2021
Total Views: 2769

Monday, August 9, 2021
USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams

Navy Sea Base Arrives In Nigeria For Anti-Piracy Push

By Tope Alake (Bloomberg) USS Hershel “Woody” Williams, the first ship permanently assigned to Africa, arrived in Nigeria’s commercial capital city of Lagos on Saturday as part of the U.S....

August 9, 2021
Total Views: 21166

Friday, October 23, 2020
Maritime News

Unrest in Nigeria Yet to Hit Vital Oil Industry

By Elisha Bala-Gbogbo (Bloomberg) — Escalating tensions sweeping through Nigeria haven’t yet disrupted crude flows from Africa’s biggest oil producer in any meaningful way. A wave of protests against police...

October 23, 2020
Total Views: 22

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: 37

Thursday, March 26, 2020
Maritime News

Nigeria Imposes Port Restrictions to Prevent COVID-19 Spread

LAGOS, March 26 (Reuters) – Nigeria will only allow cargo vessels that have been at sea for more than two weeks to dock in its ports to prevent the spread...

March 26, 2020
Total Views: 122

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
happy lady tanker
Maritime News

Pirates Release ‘Happy Lady’ Crew Members

Pirates have released eight crew members kidnapped from the Greek tanker Happy Lady back in December as the vessel was anchored off the port of Limboh in Cameroon, on the...

January 22, 2020
Total Views: 71

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
ship at anchor
Maritime News

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...

April 30, 2019
Total Views: 11

Thursday, April 4, 2019
container terminal
Maritime News

Nigeria to Build Seaports to Ease Gridlock on Lagos’s Shore

By Solape Renner and Anthony Osae-Brown (Bloomberg) — Nigeria is building a new deep-sea port and considering two additional facilities to ease congestion in the main harbors of the commercial...

April 4, 2019
Total Views: 40

Thursday, December 20, 2018
egina field layout

Total Poised to Start Exports From Big New Oil Field in Nigeria

By Sherry Su (Bloomberg) — Total SA is poised to start exports of crude from a major new offshore field in Nigeria, adding to global supplies at a time when...

December 20, 2018
Total Views: 32

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
egina fpso
Maritime News

Nigeria Heads to Deep Water in Search of Future for Oil Producers

By Elisha Bala-Gbogbo (Bloomberg) — When it comes to the future of its oil industry, Nigeria is looking miles out to sea. By early next year, the largest offshore production vessel ever...

October 30, 2018
Total Views: 34

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Nigerian Pirates Kidnap 12 From Swiss Bulker

by Michael Shields (Reuters) – Pirates kidnapped 12 crew members from a Swiss merchant vessel on Saturday in Nigerian waters, the ship’s operator said in a statement. Kidnapping for ransom is...

September 22, 2018
Total Views: 10

Monday, August 27, 2018
Lagos Port

30,000 Tons Of Cocoa Stuck On Lagos Port Roads

At least 30,000 metric tons of cocoa are trapped on their way to ports in Nigeria’s main city of Lagos as roads in a state of disrepair delay access to...

August 27, 2018
Total Views: 10

Monday, June 4, 2018

Shell Says Nigeria Attacks Persist Even as Oil Output Recovers

By Elisha Bala-Gbogbo (Bloomberg) — Nigeria’s oil wells may be flowing again, but the country’s largest operator says attacks continue to put a brake on output. “Security in parts of...

June 4, 2018
Total Views: 3

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Don’t Neglect to Pay the Middleman: How Shell and Eni Ended Up On Trial

By Libby George and Shadia Nasralla LONDON, May 21 (Reuters) – Seven years ago, two middlemen launched civil lawsuits to seek payment for helping arrange a $1.3 billion oil deal in...

May 20, 2018
Total Views: 12

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Nigeria’s Thirst for Gasoline Draws Rare Suezmax Cargo to West Africa

By Libby George and Ahmad Ghaddar LONDON, Feb 7 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s push to keep its citizens stocked with fuel is drawing close to a million tonnes a month of gasoline...

February 7, 2018
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi

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: 12

Friday, November 3, 2017
egina fpso

Nigeria Oil Militant Group Ends Cease-Fire, Pledges Attacks on ‘Every Oil Installation’

By Elisha Bala-Gbogbo (Bloomberg) — A militant group in Nigeria’s southern Niger River delta, whose attacks on oil installations in 2016 cut output to the lowest in three decades, said...

November 3, 2017
Total Views: 1

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Anger in the Delta keeps oil majors quiet – and Nigeria’s crude offline

(Reuters) Oil companies and even Nigerian officials are losing faith in a deal anytime soon with militants who have slashed the nation’s oil output, casting doubt on a production recovery...

August 21, 2016
Total Views: 2

Maritime Security

Pirates Chased From British Freighter

(TheGuardian) The Nigerian navy used its “superior firepower” late last week to foil a pirate attack on a British-flagged freighter and rescue the crew in an encounter off the west...

August 21, 2016
Total Views: 22