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: 1670

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: 2801

Friday, February 12, 2021
Containership MOZART
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: 3142

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: 1920

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: 3053

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: 5619

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: 5599

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: 22407

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: 4126

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: 1751

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: 6928

Monday, November 16, 2020
geared bulk carrier
Piracy

Pirates Kidnap 19 in Two Separate Incidents in Gulf of Guinea -Dryad

A total of nineteen seafarers have been kidnapped in two separate incidents in the Gulf of Guinea as piracy surges in the region. The first incident involved the heavy lift...

November 16, 2020
Total Views: 3160

Thursday, November 12, 2020
Maritime News

Pirate Attack: Italian Navy Protects Tanker in Gulf of Guinea

The Italian Navy chased off a group of pirates attempting to the attack a tanker this week in international waters off Benin in the Gulf of Guinea. The incident took...

November 12, 2020
Total Views: 830

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Piracy

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 world’s shipping fleets...

August 12, 2020
Total Views: 203

Monday, July 20, 2020
Interesting

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 said on Monday....

July 20, 2020
Total Views: 103

Thursday, July 16, 2020
Interesting

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: 155

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: 77

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: 77

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: 55

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: 76