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 the ICC...

18 hours ago
Total Views: 901

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. The mission will...

October 12, 2021
Total Views: 1696

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 Bureau’s Piracy Reporting...

September 7, 2021
Total Views: 2758

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 other maritime security risks, following recent...

August 18, 2021
Total Views: 1956

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 emblazoned with the Nigerian flag sit...

August 17, 2021
Total Views: 2951

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 US ship permanently assigned to West Africa –...

August 16, 2021
Total Views: 2793

Monday, August 9, 2021
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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 Lagos on Saturday as part of the U.S....

August 9, 2021
Total Views: 21186

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 last year,...

July 23, 2021
Total Views: 1454

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 Maritime...

July 13, 2021
Total Views: 1864

Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Piracy

Togo Sentences Pirates to Prison

The Gulf of Guinea-bordering nation of Togo has thrown the book at a gang of nine pirates, sentencing them with up to 20 years in jail for their role in...

July 7, 2021
Total Views: 2427

Thursday, June 24, 2021
Piracy

Nigeria to Remain on Insurers’ List of Riskiest Waters

By William Clowes (Bloomberg) — Nigeria will remain on a list of the world’s riskiest waters that insurers rely on to determine how much to charge ships traveling to different countries,...

June 24, 2021
Total Views: 2380

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: 2044

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: 3131

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: 3186

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: 1646

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: 2422

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: 3577

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: 2804

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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: 2762

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: 3890