west africa piracy

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Energy Centurion Hijacking Underscores West African Piracy Threat [UPDATE]

Update: The Energy Centurion has been located off the coast of Nigeria still under control of pirates. “The vessel is presently sailing off the coast of

August 29, 2012
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Thursday, May 17, 2012
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West African Piracy from a Ship Operator Perspective | Interview with Tony Foster from Gardline Marine Sciences

Hanson-Wade’s Sara Patela speaks with Tony Foster, Marine Safety Superintendent/DPA and CSO at Gardline Marine Sciences on the subject of piracy off

May 17, 2012
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Monday, April 23, 2012

IMB Piracy Reporting Center Report: West Africa Piracy on the Rise, Somali Piracy Threat Still High

One hundred and two incidents of piracy and armed robbery were reported in the first quarter of 2012, with dangerously increasing numbers in West African

April 23, 2012
Total Views: 27

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

West African Pirates Using Motherships [REPORT]

West African pirates are now using motherships to stage attacks, according to an article published by Tradewinds citing a report from Bergen Risk Solutions, a

April 11, 2012
Total Views: 9

Friday, March 30, 2012

West Africa Waters Receive “High Piracy Risk” Designation

In response to the escalating number of pirate attacks off the coast of West Africa, the International Bargaining Forum (IBF) – the body involving the

March 30, 2012
Total Views: 109

Monday, March 26, 2012

Nigerian Pirates Release Captain and Chief Engineer Unharmed

Two Russian sailors kidnapped off the Nigerian coast in February have been released, according to the Russian state-owned news agency RIA Novosti citing an

March 26, 2012
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pirates Kidnap Master and Chief Engineer Offshore Nigeria

A brazen pirate attack offshore Nigeria has resulted in the kidnapping of the vessel’s Master and Chief Engineer, one injury, and one missing person,

February 29, 2012
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Monday, February 13, 2012
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Captain and Chief Engineer of Bulk Carrier Shot by Pirates off Nigeria

According to a report from the International Maritime Bureau this morning, a bulk carrier was fired upon by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea this morning,

February 13, 2012
Total Views: 9

Friday, February 3, 2012

Shippers Cautious On Piracy’s Emerging Market – West Africa

LONDON (Dow Jones)–Shippers are on the alert as instability in Nigeria threatens to worsen an already serious problem with piracy in the Gulf of Guinea,

February 3, 2012
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Friday, December 2, 2011

3 ECO Crewmembers Released by Nigerian Pirates

Pirates have freed 3 men that have been held hostage since being kidnapped by gunmen offshore Nigeria on November 17.  The three men, two from the U.S., were

December 2, 2011
Total Views: 9

Friday, November 18, 2011

Edison Chouest Ship Attacked off Nigeria, 3 Kidnapped

HOUSTON (Dow Jones)–Chevron Corp. (CVX) said an oil supply vessel off the coast of Nigeria was attacked by pirates, who kidnapped three people. The ship

November 18, 2011
Total Views: 30

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tanker Hijacked Off Nigeria, 25 Crew On Board

LONDON (Dow Jones)–Pirates off the coast of Nigeria have taken control of an oil products tanker with about 25 crew members on board, part of a new wave

November 3, 2011
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, November 1, 2011
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UN Security Council Welcomes Gulf of Guinea Anti-Piracy Strategy

The United Nations Security Council today condemned all acts of maritime piracy and armed robbery at sea in West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea and welcomed the

November 1, 2011
Total Views: 17

Friday, October 14, 2011
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Tanker Hijacked Off Nigeria Released Along With Crew

AFP is reporting that the tanker hijacked over the weekend off the coast of Nigeria has been released along with the 20 member crew.  The vessel, the Marshall

October 14, 2011
Total Views: 4

Sunday, September 25, 2011

West African Pirates Want Your Cargo, Tanker Released Without Payment of Ransom

An oil tanker with 23 crew members hijacked earlier this month off the coast of West Africa has been released according to report by the Associated Press. 

September 25, 2011
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Thursday, September 15, 2011
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Piracy’s “emerging market” grows: Nearly two dozen sailors taken hostage off West Africa

A product tanker with 23 crew members was hijacked off West Africa according a report by the International Maritime Bureau. The report says that a group of

September 15, 2011
Total Views: 4

Saturday, September 3, 2011

UN Security Council concerned over West Africa piracy

The Security Council this week voiced concern over increasing incidents of maritime piracy, armed robbery and reports of hostage-taking in the Gulf of Guinea,

September 3, 2011
Total Views: 20

Monday, August 8, 2011
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Piracy’s Emerging Market: The Gulf of Guinea

– By David Rider, Neptune Maritime Security Despite the best efforts of the world’s navies and EU NAVFOR in particular, piracy in the Indian

August 8, 2011
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