ONI Issues Maritime Warning for the Indian Ocean

Via the US Office of Naval Intelligence: The following is a maritime warning for mariners operating in the Gulf of Oman, North Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, and the Bab el Mandeb regions. Be advised, elevated regional tensions have increased the risk of potential maritime attacks being conducted by extremists. Vessels at anchor, operating in restricted maneuvering environments, … [Read more...]

Monsoon Will Likely Keep Pirates at Bay in Indian Ocean [PIRACY UPDATE]

It was a mixed bag of pirate activity around the world this past week and fortunately, nobody was captured or injured due to pirate activity.  Here's the latest update from the US Office of Naval Intelligence for the week of 28 June 2012...  ECUADOR: Container Ship was boarded on 02 July at 02:33 S - 080:06 W 25 nm South West of Guayaquil, Ecuador. Two speed boats with six … [Read more...]

Weekly Piracy Update: Missing in West Africa

Summary of Incidents by Region: APR 26 - MAY 2 RED SEA RED SEA: Bulk Carrier was approached while underway on 29 April at 13:16 N – 042:55 E, Bab El Mandeb Straits, Red Sea. Four skiffs approached the bulk carrier underway at 20 knots. The ship raised alarm and sounded the ship's horn; all non-essential crewmembers mustered in the citadel. All four skiffs stopped … [Read more...]

Piracy Update: Fishing Vessel Hijacked, Arabian Sea Remains Sketchy

The following is the summary of global piracy for the week of 19-25 April and weekly piracy warning, via Office of Naval Intelligence. YEMEN: Fishing vessel hijacked on 21 April underway at 15:20 N - 052:12 E 17nm South of Ras Fartak, Yemen. Somalia pirates hijacked a fishing vessel and two of her skiffs underway. (IMB) INDONESIA: Bulk carrier boarded on 20 April … [Read more...]

Weekly Piracy Report: All Quiet on The Eastern Front… Almost

Weekly Incident by Region: April 12-18 WEST AFRICA TOGO: Bulk carrier experienced an attempted boarding on 4 April at 06:01 N – 001:17 E, 7 nm southeast of Lome. Four robbers in a boat attempted to board the anchored bulk carrier. The duty crew raised the alarm and the robbers aborted the attempt. (IMB) TOGO: Tanker boarded at anchor on 4 April at 05:58 N – … [Read more...]