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Monday, November 28, 2022
Piracy

Convicted Nigerian Pirate Avoids Sentence in Denmark

COPENHAGEN, Nov 28 (Reuters) – A Danish court on Monday found a Nigerian man guilty of endangering the lives of Danish military personnel in a shooting

November 28, 2022
Total Views: 2833

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Piracy

Global Piracy Falls to Lowest Level in Decades

The number of piracy and armed robbery incidents at sea fallen to the lowest level since 1992, but regional and international players must sustain efforts to

October 12, 2022
Total Views: 1072

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Piracy

Gulf of Guinea Crew Kidnappings Fall to Zero So Far in 2022, But Caution Urged

The notoriously dangerous Gulf of Guinea saw a lull in crew kidnappings in the first three months of the year, but officials are urging continued caution as of

April 13, 2022
Total Views: 1973

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Piracy

Pirates Attack Bunker Tanker Off Ivory Coast -Report

A bunker tanker has been attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea off the Ivory Coast, maritime security firm Dryad Global has confirmed. “Pirates are

January 26, 2022
Total Views: 3345

Friday, January 14, 2022
Piracy

Maritime Piracy Worldwide Falls to Lowest Level in Decades, But Caution Urged

Incidents of maritime piracy and armed robbery attacks reached the lowest recorded level since 1994, according to ICC International Maritime Bureau’s

January 14, 2022
Total Views: 991

Friday, January 7, 2022
Defense

BIMCO Urges Gulf of Guinea States to Step Up Prosecution of Pirates

Shipping association BIMCO is urging countries in the Gulf of Guinea region to step up the prosecution of suspected pirates following the release of three

January 7, 2022
Total Views: 1496

Defense

Danish Frigate Releases Captured Gulf of Guinea Pirates in Dinghy

COPENHAGEN, Jan 7 (Reuters) – A suspected Nigerian pirate captured by the Danishnavy in the Gulf of Guinea in November and brought to Denmark for

January 7, 2022
Total Views: 4188

Monday, December 13, 2021
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Piracy

Pirates Attack Containership, Kidnap Crew in Gulf of Guinea

Six crew members of a containership have reportedly been kidnapped in pirate attack reported off the coast of Bioko Island in the Gulf of Guinea. Maritime

December 13, 2021
Total Views: 8634

Saturday, November 27, 2021
Piracy

Danish Military Kills Four Pirates During Gun Battle in Gulf of Guinea

Danish military forces on a anti-piracy mission killed four pirates in a gun battle in the Gulf of Guinea this week, Denmark’s Defence Command reported.

November 27, 2021
Total Views: 6000

Thursday, October 28, 2021
Piracy

Danish Frigate Deploys on Anti-Piracy Operation in Gulf of Guinea

The Danish frigate Esbern Snare is en route to the Gulf of Guinea to join the international fight against piracy. The frigate departed Naval Base Frederikshavn

October 28, 2021
Total Views: 1552

Monday, October 25, 2021
Piracy

MSC Containership Attacked in Gulf of Guinea: Report

An MSC containership has reportedly come under attack in the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of Nigeria, Dryad Global reported Monday. The maritime security firm

October 25, 2021
Total Views: 4060

Monday, October 18, 2021
Piracy

Global Piracy Incidents Fall to Lowest Level in Decades, IMB Says

Reported incidents of piracy and armed robbery at sea fell to the lowest recorded number in nearly three decades in the first nine months of 2021, according to

October 18, 2021
Total Views: 1537

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Defense

UK Royal Navy Ship to Conduct Gulf of Guinea Security Patrols

Britain’s Royal Navy will be sending the patrol ship HMS Trent to the Gulf of Guinea for security patrols and to provide support to West African allies.

October 12, 2021
Total Views: 1777

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
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Piracy

Two Crew Injured by Pirate Gunfire Off Gabon; One Missing

Two crew members of an offshore supply vessel were injured during a pirate attack in the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of Gabon, the International Maritime

September 7, 2021
Total Views: 2888

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

August 18, 2021
Total Views: 2072

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
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Piracy

Will Drones And Warships Be Enough To Tackle The World’s Latest Piracy Hotspot?

By Libby George (Reuters) Helicopters hover above a patrol vessel in Nigeria’s frenetic Apapa port as attack boats zoom past. On the dock, drones

August 17, 2021
Total Views: 3066

Monday, August 16, 2021
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Navy

US Seabase Completes Anti-Piracy Trials Off Nigeria

While most of the Pentagon is focused on evacuating Afghanistan, the US Navy’s Expeditionary Sea-Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams – the first

August 16, 2021
Total Views: 2865

Monday, August 9, 2021
USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams
Navy

Navy Sea Base Arrives In Nigeria For Anti-Piracy Push

By Tope Alake (Bloomberg) USS Hershel “Woody” Williams, the first ship permanently assigned to Africa, arrived in Nigeria’s commercial capital city of

August 9, 2021
Total Views: 21454

Friday, July 23, 2021
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Piracy

Nigeria Sentences Pirates to Prison

LAGOS, July 23 (Reuters) – A court in Lagos sentenced 10 men to 12 years in prison on Friday for kidnapping the crew of a Chinese-flagged merchant vessel

July 23, 2021
Total Views: 1540

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
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Piracy

Caution Urged as Global Piracy Falls to Lowest Level in 27 Years

Piracy and armed robbery at sea fell to the lowest level in 27 years in the first half of 2021, but don’t let the numbers fool you, the International

July 13, 2021
Total Views: 1907