west africa piracy

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

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

January 13, 2021
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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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

November 17, 2020
Total Views: 7081

Monday, November 16, 2020
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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

November 16, 2020
Total Views: 3243

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

November 12, 2020
Total Views: 1020

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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

August 12, 2020
Total Views: 264

Monday, July 20, 2020

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

July 20, 2020
Total Views: 163

Thursday, July 16, 2020

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

July 16, 2020
Total Views: 229

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

July 15, 2020
Total Views: 93

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

July 2, 2020
Total Views: 155

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

May 4, 2020
Total Views: 128

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,

April 21, 2020
Total Views: 145

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Maritime News

Containership Escapes Pirate Attack Off Bonny Island, Nigeria

A containership was able to fend off a pirate attack off the coast of Bonny Island, Nigeria. The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre confirms that a skiff with about

March 31, 2020
Total Views: 229

Monday, March 23, 2020
Maritime News

Seven Kidnapped from Containership Off Gabon – Report

Seven seafarers have been kidnapped from a container ship off the coast of Gabon in the Gulf of Guinea. Dryad Global reported with high confidence on Sunday

March 23, 2020
Total Views: 124

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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Maritime News

Pirates Release ‘Happy Lady’ Crew Members

Pirates have released eight crew members kidnapped from the Greek tanker Happy Lady back in December as the vessel was anchored off the port of Limboh in

January 22, 2020
Total Views: 134

Monday, January 6, 2020
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Maritime News

After Deadly Firefight, Pirates Kidnap Three from Dredger Off Nigeria

Pirates off the coast of Nigeria have abducted three crew members from a dredger after a deadly exchange of gunfire with the ship’s embarked security team,

January 6, 2020
Total Views: 99

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
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Maritime News

Pirates Kidnap Eight from Greek Tanker Off Cameroon

By Sotiris Nikas (Bloomberg) –Five Greeks, two Filipinos and a Ukrainian were abducted by unidentified assailants from the Greek-flagged tanker ‘Happy

December 31, 2019
Total Views: 64

Monday, December 16, 2019
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Twenty Kidnapped in Tanker Attack in Gulf of Guinea

Update: Twenty Indian nationals have been kidnapped from an oil tanker in West African waters, India’s foreign ministry has confirmed.  By

December 16, 2019
Total Views: 69

Friday, December 13, 2019
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Maritime News

Pirates Release Three Tanker Crew Kidnapped Off Togo

ATHENS, Dec 13 (Reuters) – Pirates have released three crew taken hostage from a Greek oil tanker off the coast of the West African country of Togo in

December 13, 2019
Total Views: 21

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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Maritime News

Pirates Release Nine Seafarers Kidnapped from Bulk Carrier Off Benin

Pirate in the Gulf of Guinea have released nine seafarers kidnapped from a J.J. Ugland bulk carrier last month off the coast of Benin. The nine Filipino

December 11, 2019
Total Views: 37

Thursday, December 5, 2019
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Maritime News

VLCC Attack Underscores Piracy Problem Off Nigeria

By Olivia Konotey-Ahulu (Bloomberg) — The boarding by pirates of a supertanker near Nigeria has highlighted a worrying trend for vessels to be attacked

December 5, 2019
Total Views: 42