Thursday, June 10, 2021
Piracy

Nigeria Deploys Drones, Choppers to Combat Rampant Piracy at Sea

By William Clowes (Bloomberg) — Nigeria unveiled $195 million worth of boats, vehicles and aircraft to spearhead the government’s fight against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. The equipment will enable...

June 10, 2021
Total Views: 1829

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
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Piracy

Denmark to Send Navy Frigate to Combat Piracy in Gulf of Guinea

Denmark has agreed to send a Navy frigate to the Gulf of Guinea to combat the scourge of piracy and crew kidnappings in the region. The frigate will have approximately...

May 26, 2021
Total Views: 2981

Monday, May 24, 2021
Piracy

IMO Calls for Greater Action to Combat Gulf of Guinea Piracy

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has called for increased collaboration to tackle piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. In a resolution adopted this month by the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)...

May 24, 2021
Total Views: 3108

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: 1602

Thursday, April 15, 2021
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Piracy

Pirates Release ‘Davide B’ Crew Members Kidnapped in Gulf of Guinea

All fifteen seafarers kidnapped more than a month ago from a chemical tanker in the Gulf of Guinea have been released and are reported safe, the ship manager announced Thursday....

April 15, 2021
Total Views: 2362

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: 3522

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: 2772

davide b chemical tanker
Piracy

Contact Established with Kidnapped Crew of MT Davide B

The ship manager of the chemical tanker Davide B has made contact with fifteen crew members currently being held hostage by pirates and negotiations are underway for their release. In...

March 17, 2021
Total Views: 2733

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: 3858

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Piracy

Nigeria to Commission Drones, Choppers and Aircraft to Police Pirate-Infested Waters

By William Clowes (Bloomberg) — Nigeria will commission $195 million worth of aircraft, boats and vehicles in the next three months to strengthen security in the pirate-infested Gulf of Guinea, Transport...

February 24, 2021
Total Views: 2052

Monday, February 15, 2021
Piracy

IMO Urges Action to Combat Piracy in Gulf of Guinea

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) will convene a maritime security working group in response to the growing number of pirate attacks on ships in the Gulf of Guinea. The working...

February 15, 2021
Total Views: 3154

Friday, February 12, 2021
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Piracy

Pirates Release MV Mozart Crew

ANKARA, Feb 12 (Reuters) – Fifteen Turkish sailors kidnapped by pirates last month in the Gulf of Guinea have been freed in Nigeria and will head home, a shipping company executive said...

February 12, 2021
Total Views: 3482

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: 1977

Thursday, January 28, 2021
Uncategorized

Abducted MV Mozart Crew Members Reported Uninjured After Pirate Attack

The owner of the MV Mozart has made contact with fifteen crew members abducted from the vessel during a violent and deadly pirate attack in the Gulf of Guinea off...

January 28, 2021
Total Views: 3163

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: 5772

Piracy

Borealis Maritime Confirms Deadly Pirate Attack on MV Mozart, Offers Condolences

The manager of the containership MV Mozart has expressed condolences after the death of crew member during a violent pirate attack in the Gulf of Guinea on Saturday. Fifteen others...

January 25, 2021
Total Views: 5806

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: 22714

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: 4215

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: 1926

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Piracy

Italian Navy Airlifts Injured Seafarer After Pirate Attack in Gulf of Guinea -PHOTOS

The Italian Navy came to the rescue of an injured crewman aboard a heavy lift ship after the vessel was attacked by pirates in international waters in the Gulf of...

November 17, 2020
Total Views: 7035