west africa piracy

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Scorpio Tanker Ransacked by Pirates Off West Africa

A product tanker was attacked by a group of armed pirates on Monday while at an anchorage off the coast of Guinea in West Africa.  The IMB Piracy

September 19, 2018
Total Views: 97

Friday, August 24, 2018
Pantelena chemical tanker
Maritime News

Missing Tanker Docks in Togo After Suspected Hijacking

By Marta Ardashelia TBILISI, Aug 24 (Reuters) – A tanker with 19 crew members on board has docked at a port in Togo after going missing for over a

August 24, 2018
Total Views: 5

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Pantelena chemical tanker
Maritime News

Piracy Feared as Chemical Tanker Goes Missing in Gulf of Guinea

By Angus MacSwan DAKAR, Aug 22 (Reuters) – A tanker vessel with 19 crew members on board, most of them Georgians, has gone missing in pirate-plagued

August 22, 2018
Total Views: 37

Monday, June 4, 2018

Shell Says Nigeria Attacks Persist Even as Oil Output Recovers

By Elisha Bala-Gbogbo (Bloomberg) — Nigeria’s oil wells may be flowing again, but the country’s largest operator says attacks continue to put a brake

June 4, 2018
Total Views: 6

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
FWN Rapide

Pirates Release FWN Rapide Crew Members Kidnapped Off Nigeria

Pirates have released eleven hostages kidnapped from a Dutch cargo ship off the coast of Nigeria last month.  Their release was confirmed Wednesday

May 23, 2018
Total Views: 78

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
FWN Rapide

Missing FWN Rapide Crew Member Found Safe on Ship in Nigeria

One of twelve crew members thought to be kidnapped by pirates off the coast Nigeria has been found safe aboard the vessel, ship manager ForestWave said

April 24, 2018
Total Views: 27

Monday, April 23, 2018
FWN Rapide

Pirates Kidnap Eleven Crew from Dutch Cargo Ship Off Nigeria

Suspected pirates kidnapped twelve crew members from a Dutch cargo ship off the coast of Nigeria on Saturday, the ship manager confirmed on Sunday. The attack

April 23, 2018
Total Views: 114

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
MT Marine Express

Pirates Release Hijacked MT Marine Express in Gulf of Guinea

Pirates in the Gulf of Guinea have released a Panama-flagged oil tanker and its 22 Indian crew members which they had hijacked off Benin last week, the

February 6, 2018
Total Views: 87

Sunday, February 4, 2018
MT Marine Express
Maritime News

Oil Tanker Missing Since Friday in Gulf of Guinea – Ship Manager

An oil products tanker with 22 Indian crew members has been missing since Friday in the Gulf of Guinea, the manager of the vessel has confirmed, sparking fears

February 4, 2018
Total Views: 30

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Pirates Kidnapped 10 Crew from Bulk Carrier Off Nigeria

Pirates have kidnapped ten crew members from a bulk carrier off the coast of Nigeria, the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre and other sources have confirmed. The

December 20, 2017
Total Views: 52

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Maritime News

Six Crew Kidnapped from German-Owned Containership Off Nigeria

BERLIN, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Six crew from a German container vessel have been kidnapped in Nigerian waters, a shipping company said on Tuesday. Four of

October 24, 2017
Total Views: 32

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
anti-piracy barbed wire on merchant vessel
Maritime News

Pirates Kidnap Five from Cargo Ship Off Nigeria

Pirates purportedly kidnapped five crew members from a cargo ship off the coast of Nigeria on Sunday. The International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy

August 2, 2017
Total Views: 24

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Nigerian Navy Says Pirate Attacks Fall 68% From 2016

By Elisha Bala-Gbogbo (Bloomberg) — The Nigerian navy said pirate attacks in the country’s territorial waters fell 68 percent year-on-year in the first

July 20, 2017
Total Views: 43

Friday, May 5, 2017
Maritime News

IMB: Worldwide Piracy Up Slightly in 2017

Pirates and armed robbers on the high seas attacked 43 ships and captured 58 crew in the first quarter of 2017, a slight increase from the same

May 5, 2017
Total Views: 20

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Pirate Attacks on the Rise in West Africa

By Joe Bavier ABIDJAN, May 2 (Reuters) – Armed attacks on ships in West African waters nearly doubled in 2016, with pirates increasingly focused on

May 2, 2017
Total Views: 51

Monday, May 1, 2017

Declining Vigilance Threatens Return of Somali Piracy, Watchdog Says

Despite reduced pirate activity off the western Indian Ocean in recent years, the pirate networks responsible for the original Somali piracy crisis have

May 1, 2017
Total Views: 20

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Maritime News

Pirates Kidnap Eight from Tug Off Nigeria, Attack Tanker

Armed pirates kidnapped eight crew members from tug operating off Nigeria on Wednesday, while another tanker was targeted in the general area, the

April 20, 2017
Total Views: 19

Monday, March 6, 2017

Pirates Release Sailors Kidnapped from BBC Caribbean Off Nigeria

Pirates have released all eight crewmembers kidnapped from the general cargo ship BBC Caribbean off the coast of Nigeria last month, the Russian embassy has

March 6, 2017
Total Views: 17

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Maritime News

Pirates Storm Container Ship Off Guinea

CONAKRY, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Pirates stormed a container ship off the coast of Guinea on Wednesday, making off with money and some of its cargo but

September 21, 2016
Total Views: 50

Sunday, August 21, 2016
Maritime Security

Pirates Chased From British Freighter

(TheGuardian) The Nigerian navy used its “superior firepower” late last week to foil a pirate attack on a British-flagged freighter and rescue the crew in

August 21, 2016
Total Views: 44