Thursday, July 16, 2020
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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: 214

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: 90

Thursday, July 2, 2020
Maritime News

Pirates Kidnap Nine from BW Offshore FPSO Off Nigeria

OSLO, July 2 (Reuters) – Pirates attacked an oil production vessel off Nigeria in the early hours of Thursday and kidnapped nine Nigerian nationals, the ship’s owner BW Offshore said....

July 2, 2020
Total Views: 123

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
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Maritime News

U.S. Warns of Piracy Risk in Southern Gulf of Mexico

MEXICO CITY, June 17 (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Wednesday issued a warning about the threat posed by pirates to boats and oil installations in the southern Gulf of...

June 17, 2020
Total Views: 216

Monday, May 18, 2020
Maritime News

Pirates Attack Stolt Tanker in Gulf of Aden

By Lisa Barrington and Jonathan Saul DUBAI/LONDON, May 17 (Reuters) – Armed pirates attacked a British-flagged chemical tanker in the Gulf of Aden on Sunday but were repulsed, the ship’s...

May 18, 2020
Total Views: 182

Monday, May 4, 2020
Maritime News

Pirates Kidnap 10 Crew from Product Tanker Off Nigeria -Report

Pirates have reportedly kidnapped 10 crew from a product tanker of the coast of Nigeria, Dryad Global has reported. The incident took place April 30 around 116 nautical miles of Agbami...

May 4, 2020
Total Views: 88

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Maritime News

Pirates Seize Containership Off Benin, Kidnap Crew -Bulgaria

SOFIA, April 21 (Reuters) – Pirates attacked a Portugal-flagged ship and kidnapped its Bulgarian captain and seven sailors off the coast of Benin, Bulgaria’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday. A...

April 21, 2020
Total Views: 116

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Maritime News

Containership Escapes Pirate Attack Off Bonny Island, Nigeria

A containership was able to fend off a pirate attack off the coast of Bonny Island, Nigeria. The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre confirms that a skiff with about ten pirates...

March 31, 2020
Total Views: 166

Monday, March 23, 2020
Maritime News

Seven Kidnapped from Containership Off Gabon – Report

Seven seafarers have been kidnapped from a container ship off the coast of Gabon in the Gulf of Guinea. Dryad Global reported with high confidence on Sunday that the MSC...

March 23, 2020
Total Views: 83

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
duke oil tanker
Maritime News

Gulf of Guinea Pirates Release Crew Members Kidnapped from MT DUKE

Pirates have released nineteen crew members kidnapped from a tanker in Gulf of Guinea last month, the vessel’s owner says. Unfortunately, one crew member who was also abducted has died...

January 21, 2020
Total Views: 114

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
happy lady tanker
Maritime News

Pirates Kidnap Eight from Greek Tanker Off Cameroon

By Sotiris Nikas (Bloomberg) –Five Greeks, two Filipinos and a Ukrainian were abducted by unidentified assailants from the Greek-flagged tanker ‘Happy Lady’ while the vessel was anchored two nautical miles...

December 31, 2019
Total Views: 51

Monday, December 30, 2019
Ships at anchor off Singapore.
Maritime News

Piracy Along Malacca-Singapore Straits Jumps Nearly Fourfold

By Ann Koh (Bloomberg) –Piracy has surged this year along Southeast Asia’s straits of Malacca and Singapore, one of the world’s busiest trade routes, according to a watch group that...

December 30, 2019
Total Views: 79

Thursday, December 5, 2019
FILE PHOTO: Oil tankers pass through the Strait of Hormuz
Maritime News

Japan Plans to Send 270 Sailors to Guard Ships in Middle East

TOKYO, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Japan is working on a plan to send about 270 seamen to the Middle East to guard ships supplying Japan under a law that allows...

December 5, 2019
Total Views: 42

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Nave Constellation
Maritime News

Pirates Kidnap Crew of Supertanker Off Nigeria

By Olivia Konotey-Ahulu (Bloomberg) –Pirates boarded a fully loaded supertanker off the coast of Nigeria, an act that is sure to ring alarm bells for insurers about the risk of...

December 4, 2019
Total Views: 85

Monday, November 18, 2019
tanker at sea
Maritime News

West African Nations Failing to Coordinate Piracy Response, Togo Leader Says

By Yinka Ibukun (Bloomberg) –West African states’ failure to coordinate their response to piracy off their coastline is the main reason attacks are persisting, Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe said. Seaborne...

November 18, 2019
Total Views: 21

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Micoperi osv remas
Maritime News

Pirates Attack Micoperi OSV in Gulf of Mexico, Injuring Two

MEXICO CITY, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Pirates attacked an Italy-flagged offshore supply vessel in the southern Gulf of Mexico, injuring two crew members, the Mexican Navy said on Tuesday, in...

November 13, 2019
Total Views: 104

Friday, August 16, 2019
MarMalaita ship
Maritime News

Pirates Kidnap 8 from German-Owned Cargo Ship Off Cameroon

Pirates kidnapped eight crew members from a general cargo ship off the coast of Cameroon in West Africa. The vessel’s Hamburg, Germany-based shipowner, MC-Schiffahrt, confirmed the incident in a statement...

August 16, 2019
Total Views: 74

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Paksoy-1 cargo ship
Maritime News

Pirates Kidnap Ten Turkish Sailors Off Nigeria

ANKARA, July 16 (Reuters) – Ten Turkish sailors were taken hostage by armed pirates who attacked a Turkish-flagged cargo ship off the coast of Nigeria, the vessel’s owner said on...

July 16, 2019
Total Views: 39

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
tanker
Maritime News

Opinion: How to Stop Pirates Plaguing West Africa

(Bloomberg Opinion) –Remember those Somali pirates? Earlier this decade, they brazenly hijacked giant oil tankers, demanded ransoms in the millions of dollars, and gave Tom Hanks yet another chance to...

July 2, 2019
Total Views: 63

Monday, April 8, 2019
somali pirate mothership
Maritime News

IMB: Piracy Incidents Fall But Kidnapping Threat Persists in Gulf of Guinea

Fewer incidents of piracy and armed robbery at sea were reported in the first three months of 2019, but risk of kidnappings continue to pose a threat to ship and...

April 8, 2019
Total Views: 28