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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
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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

August 12, 2020
Total Views: 269

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Disgruntled Armed Security Guard Held Vessel and Crew Hostage
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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

August 4, 2020
Total Views: 370

Monday, July 20, 2020
Pirates Kidnap Seven Russian Sailors in Gulf of Guinea
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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

July 20, 2020
Total Views: 166

Thursday, July 16, 2020
Crew Kidnappings Surge in Gulf of Guinea, IMB Says
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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

July 16, 2020
Total Views: 233

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
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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

July 15, 2020
Total Views: 95

Thursday, July 2, 2020
Pirates Kidnap Nine from BW Offshore FPSO Off Nigeria
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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

July 2, 2020
Total Views: 179

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

June 17, 2020
Total Views: 256

Monday, May 18, 2020
Pirates Attack Stolt Tanker in Gulf of Aden
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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

May 18, 2020
Total Views: 250

Monday, May 4, 2020
Pirates Kidnap 10 Crew from Product Tanker Off Nigeria -Report
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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

May 4, 2020
Total Views: 141

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Pirates Seize Containership Off Benin, Kidnap Crew -Bulgaria
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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,

April 21, 2020
Total Views: 165

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Containership Escapes Pirate Attack Off Bonny Island, Nigeria
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

March 31, 2020
Total Views: 255

Monday, March 23, 2020
Seven Kidnapped from Containership Off Gabon – Report
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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

March 23, 2020
Total Views: 130

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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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

January 21, 2020
Total Views: 198

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
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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

December 31, 2019
Total Views: 79

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,

December 30, 2019
Total Views: 239

Thursday, December 5, 2019
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

December 5, 2019
Total Views: 44

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

December 4, 2019
Total Views: 112

Monday, November 18, 2019
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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

November 18, 2019
Total Views: 43

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
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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

November 13, 2019
Total Views: 191

Friday, August 16, 2019
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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,

August 16, 2019
Total Views: 142
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