west africa piracy

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Nave Constellation
Maritime News

Pirates Kidnap Crew of Supertanker Off Nigeria

By Olivia Konotey-Ahulu (Bloomberg) –Pirates boarded a fully loaded supertanker off the coast of Nigeria, an act that is sure to ring alarm bells for

December 4, 2019
Total Views: 106

Monday, November 18, 2019
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Maritime News

West African Nations Failing to Coordinate Piracy Response, Togo Leader Says

By Yinka Ibukun (Bloomberg) –West African states’ failure to coordinate their response to piracy off their coastline is the main reason attacks are

November 18, 2019
Total Views: 37

Monday, November 11, 2019
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Maritime News

ITF Calls for Urgent Action to Fight Piracy in Gulf of Guinea

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has called for urgent global and regional cooperation to fight piracy in the Gulf of Guinea region amid

November 11, 2019
Total Views: 94

Monday, November 4, 2019
Elka Aristotle tanker
Maritime News

Pirates Kidnap Four Crew from Greek Tanker Off Togo – Togo Navy

LOME, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Pirates attacked a Greek oil tanker off the coast of Togo on Monday and fled after taking four crew members as hostages, the West

November 4, 2019
Total Views: 37

MT Bonita
Maritime News

Pirates Kidnap Nine from Bulk Carrier Off Benin

OSLO, Nov 3 (Reuters) – A vessel owned by Norwegian shipping firm J.J. Ugland was boarded by pirates while at anchor off the coast of Benin on Saturday,

November 4, 2019
Total Views: 34

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Maritime News

West African Oil Hits Sweet Spot with IMO 2020

By Noah Browning LONDON, Aug 22 (Reuters) – African states like Chad and Cameroon are shaping up to be big winners from new rules to cut sulfur emissions

August 22, 2019
Total Views: 12

Friday, August 16, 2019
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Maritime News

Pirates Kidnap 8 from German-Owned Cargo Ship Off Cameroon

Pirates kidnapped eight crew members from a general cargo ship off the coast of Cameroon in West Africa. The vessel’s Hamburg, Germany-based shipowner,

August 16, 2019
Total Views: 115

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Paksoy-1 cargo ship
Maritime News

Pirates Kidnap Ten Turkish Sailors Off Nigeria

ANKARA, July 16 (Reuters) – Ten Turkish sailors were taken hostage by armed pirates who attacked a Turkish-flagged cargo ship off the coast of Nigeria,

July 16, 2019
Total Views: 52

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Maritime News

Opinion: How to Stop Pirates Plaguing West Africa

(Bloomberg Opinion) –Remember those Somali pirates? Earlier this decade, they brazenly hijacked giant oil tankers, demanded ransoms in the millions of

July 2, 2019
Total Views: 98

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
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Heavy Lift Vessel Blue Marlin Attacked by Pirates Off West Africa

The Boskalis semi-submersible heavy lift vessel Blue Marlin was ransacked by pirates offshore West Africa on Sunday, causing damage that has left the ship

May 7, 2019
Total Views: 593

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
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Maritime News

Nigeria Deploys Satellite Tech to Track Oil Smugglers

By Noah Browning LONDON, April 30 (Reuters) – From algorithms to track “dark” ships smuggling stolen crude oil to an online licensing

April 30, 2019
Total Views: 16

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Maritime News

Pirates Kidnap Six Crew from Tanker Off Bonny, Nigeria

Pirates in the Gulf of Guinea have struck again. The International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre confirmed Wednesday that six crew

April 24, 2019
Total Views: 54

Friday, April 19, 2019
anti-piracy defense

Nigeria Arrests Maritime Security Team Over Firearms Possession – Update

The Nigerian Navy has arrested nine people including one American for possession of firearms in what the Navy claimed was Nigerian waters. The suspects were

April 19, 2019
Total Views: 178

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Maritime News

IMB Piracy Centre: Five Crew Kidnapped from OSV in Latest Violent Attack Off Nigeria

Pirates kidnapped five crew members from an offshore supply vessel last week off the coast of Brass, Nigeria, marking yet another violent attack highlighting

March 13, 2019
Total Views: 59

Thursday, January 31, 2019
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Maritime News

Pirates Release Six Russians Kidnapped from MSC Mandy in Gulf of Guinea -Report

Pirates have released six Russian seafarers kidnapped from the containership MSC Mandy during an attack off the coast of Benin earlier this month. Russia’s

January 31, 2019
Total Views: 48

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
somali piracy
Maritime News

BIMCO Calls for Naval Action to Combat Piracy in Gulf of Guinea

Shipping association BIMCO is stepping up its calls for naval support to combat piracy in the Gulf of Guinea after an annual report the International Maritime

January 23, 2019
Total Views: 44

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Maritime News

BIMCO Calls on EU, China and U.S. to Support Counter-Piracy Ops in Gulf of Guinea

The EU, China, and the U.S. need to step up their support of counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Guinea amid a scourge of attacks and kidnappings in the

January 9, 2019
Total Views: 25

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Pomerania Sky pirate attack
Maritime News

Pirates Release Crew Kidnapped from Containership Off Nigeria in October

Pirates kidnapped all 11 crew, including eight Polish nationals, from the Pomerenia Sky on October 28 as the ship was bound for the Nigerian port of Onne.

December 18, 2018
Total Views: 52

Monday, November 12, 2018
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Maritime News

Pirates Fire On LNG Carrier Off Bonny, Nigeria

Pirates in a speed boat chased and fired on an LNG tanker last week off the coast of Bonny, Nigeria, the IMB Piracy Reporting Center has confirmed. The

November 12, 2018
Total Views: 24

Monday, October 29, 2018
Pomerania Sky pirate attack

Pirates Kidnap Eleven Crew from Containership Off Nigeria

WARSAW/ABUJA, Oct 29 (Reuters) – Pirates boarded a container ship off the coast of Nigeria, seizing 11 crew including eight from Poland, the

October 29, 2018
Total Views: 71