Wednesday, August 18, 2021
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Piracy

Piracy, Safety Risks Stoke Shipping’s Re-Think of Security

By Damian Shepherd (Bloomberg) — Some of the world’s largest shipping organizations are drafting a plan to deal with the changing nature of piracy and other maritime security risks, following recent...

August 18, 2021
Total Views: 1896

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
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Accidents

Shipping Losses Hit Record Low in 2020, But Risks and Challenges Abound -Report

The number of total losses in shipping hit record low levels in 2020, but risks and challenges on several fronts pose a threat to safety, according to marine insurer Allianz...

August 3, 2021
Total Views: 1252

Friday, July 30, 2021
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Shipping

Two Crew Killed in Attack on Israeli-Managed Tanker off Oman

Update: Zodiac Maritime confirms the MT Mercer Street is “sailing under control of her crew and under her own power at 14 knots to a safe location with a US...

July 30, 2021
Total Views: 3797

Thursday, May 20, 2021
Piracy

Shipping Industry Stakeholders Launch Gulf of Guinea Declaration on Suppression of Piracy

A growing number of maritime companies have signed the Gulf of Guinea Declaration on Suppression of Piracy, representing a call to action to help end to scourge of piracy against...

May 20, 2021
Total Views: 1641

Sunday, March 21, 2021
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Piracy

Denmark To Seek Agreements for West Africa Anti-Piracy Mission

By William Clowes (Bloomberg) — Denmark’s government will negotiate agreements with its West African counterparts following a decision to send a naval vessel to the Gulf of Guinea to aid the...

March 21, 2021
Total Views: 3566

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Piracy

Denmark to Send Frigate to Combat Piracy in Gulf of Guinea

(Bloomberg) — Denmark will send a naval vessel to West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea to aid the fight against rampant piracy. The decision follows a call by A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S...

March 17, 2021
Total Views: 2794

Friday, March 12, 2021
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Piracy

Pirates Kidnap 15 from Chemical Tanker in Gulf of Guinea

Pirates have kidnapped fifteen crew members from a chemical tanker in the Gulf of Guinea. De Poli Shipmanagement confirmed that its vessel, Davide B, was attacked about 210 nautical miles...

March 12, 2021
Total Views: 3886

Monday, February 8, 2021
Shipping

Nigeria’s Navy to Toughen Punishment for Collusion with Kidnappers

By Camillus Eboh and Libby George ABUJA/LAGOS, Feb 8 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s navy plans to strengthen its measures to root out and punish personnel who collude with kidnappers and criminals, its new...

February 8, 2021
Total Views: 1984

Monday, January 25, 2021
Defense

Why Piracy is Surging in the Gulf of Guinea -EXPLAINER

By Libby George LAGOS, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Pirates are stepping up attacks on ships in West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, defying regional navies. On Saturday, pirates off Nigeria kidnapped...

January 25, 2021
Total Views: 5779

Sunday, January 24, 2021
Containership MOZART
Piracy

One Killed, 15 Kidnapped in Violent Pirate Attack Off Nigeria

By Jonathan Spicer and Irem Koca ISTANBUL, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Pirates off Nigeria’s coast kidnapped 15 sailors from a Turkish container ship in the Gulf of Guinea on Saturday...

January 24, 2021
Total Views: 22746

Monday, January 18, 2021
Piracy

Piracy Surge Off West Africa Prompts Maersk Call for Action

By William Clowes (Bloomberg) — The world’s biggest shipping company demanded a more effective military response to surging pirate attacks and record kidnappings off the coast of West Africa. The number...

January 18, 2021
Total Views: 4224

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Piracy

Crew Kidnappings in Gulf of Guinea Hit Record in 2020 -IMB Annual Report

Crew kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea surged to a new record in 2020, the International Maritime Bureau reported in its annual piracy report. Worldwide, the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre...

January 13, 2021
Total Views: 1988

Monday, November 16, 2020
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Piracy

Pirates Kidnap 19 in Two Separate Incidents in Gulf of Guinea -Dryad

A total of nineteen seafarers have been kidnapped in two separate incidents in the Gulf of Guinea as piracy surges in the region. The first incident involved the heavy lift...

November 16, 2020
Total Views: 3212

Sunday, October 25, 2020
Piracy

Breaking: Stowaway Incident on Oil Tanker Nave Andromeda Off England

Update: UK Special Forces Gain Control of Nave Andromeda; Seven Arrested By Henry Nicholls SOUTHAMPTON, England, Oct 25 (Reuters) – British police said on Sunday they were dealing with an...

October 25, 2020
Total Views: 698

Thursday, September 24, 2020
Defense

USS Kidd Arrives in Washington Flying a Pirate Flag. Here’s Why It’s Authorized to Actually Do That

The arrival of the U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd at its homeport in Everett, Washington this week drew quite a bit of attention online, but it wasn’t because of...

September 24, 2020
Total Views: 1692

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Piracy

Nigeria Convicts First Pirates Under New Maritime Law

By Camillus Eboh and Libby George LAGOS, Aug 12 (Reuters) – A Nigerian court made the first convictions under a new anti-piracy law, giving hope to the world’s shipping fleets...

August 12, 2020
Total Views: 257

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Interesting

Disgruntled Armed Security Guard Held Vessel and Crew Hostage

We’re just now catching wind of a bizarre security incident aboard a Eagle Bulk vessel in which a seemingly disgruntled security guard took the vessel and its crew hostage at...

August 4, 2020
Total Views: 296

Monday, July 20, 2020
Interesting

Pirates Kidnap Seven Russian Sailors in Gulf of Guinea

LAGOS, July 20 (Reuters) – Pirates have kidnapped seven Russian sailors from the crew of a ship in the Gulf of Guinea, the Russian Embassy in Nigeria said on Monday....

July 20, 2020
Total Views: 149

Thursday, July 16, 2020
Interesting

Crew Kidnappings Surge in Gulf of Guinea, IMB Says

Violent attacks against ships and their crews have risen in 2020, with 77 seafarers taken hostage or kidnapped for ransom since January, according to the latest piracy report from the...

July 16, 2020
Total Views: 209

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Maritime News

Gulf of Guinea Re-Emerges as Piracy Hotspot, Allianz Says

By Elisha Bala-Gbogbo (Bloomberg) –The West African coast has overtaken Southeast Asia as the worst area for reported piracy and kidnappings at sea last year, with the number of seafarers...

July 15, 2020
Total Views: 88