Pirates Fire On LNG Carrier Off Bonny, Nigeria

Pirates in a speed boat chased and fired on an LNG tanker last week off the coast of Bonny, Nigeria, the IMB Piracy Reporting Center has confirmed. The incident took place last Tuesday, November 26, approximately 30 nautical miles southwest of Bonny. The Piracy Reporting Centre report said the LNG tanker was chased and fired upon by nine pirates in a speed boat. The … [Read more...]

Pirates Kidnap Eleven Crew from Containership Off Nigeria

WARSAW/ABUJA, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Pirates boarded a container ship off the coast of Nigeria, seizing 11 crew including eight from Poland, the vessel's management firm and Polish state media reported. The attackers struck the MV Pomerania Sky, bound for the Nigerian port of Onne, early on Saturday and abducted 11 of the crew, Midocean (IOM) Ltd said in a statement on Sunday. … [Read more...]

Scorpio Tanker Ransacked by Pirates Off West Africa

A product tanker was attacked by a group of armed pirates on Monday while at an anchorage off the coast of Guinea in West Africa.  The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre reported the tanker was at anchor at the Conakry Anchorage when it was boarded by four armed robbers after midnight on September 17.  During the attack, the pirates fired at the bridge windows and … [Read more...]

Missing Tanker Docks in Togo After Suspected Hijacking

By Marta Ardashelia TBILISI, Aug 24 (Reuters) - A tanker with 19 crew members on board has docked at a port in Togo after going missing for over a week in a suspected hijacking off the West African coast, the crew's agency said on Friday. The Ialkani agency and the ship's managers lost communication with the Panama-registered Pantelena on Aug. 14, when it was about 17 … [Read more...]

Piracy Feared as Chemical Tanker Goes Missing in Gulf of Guinea

By Angus MacSwan DAKAR, Aug 22 (Reuters) - A tanker vessel with 19 crew members on board, most of them Georgians, has gone missing in pirate-plagued waters off Gabon in West Africa and no word has been heard from it for a week, the ship's managers and the crew agency said on Wednesday. Communication was lost with the Panama-registered Pantelena at about 2 a.m. local time … [Read more...]