west africa piracy

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Two Crew Kidnapped from CMA CGM Containership Off Nigeria

Another brazen attack off Nigeria as pirates board and kidnap two crew members from a containership underway. The ship has been identified as the

April 13, 2016
Total Views: 110

Monday, April 11, 2016
Maritime News

Pirates Kidnap Six from Tanker Off Nigeria

By Alexis Akwagyiram LAGOS, April 11 (Reuters) – Six Turkish members of a cargo ship’s crew have been kidnapped by pirates off the coast of

April 11, 2016
Total Views: 48

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Pirates Release Four Crew Kidnapped From Tanker Off Nigeria

Four crew members kidnapped from a chemical tanker earlier this month off the coast of Nigeria have been released in good health, the International Maritime

March 30, 2016
Total Views: 49

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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Maritime News

Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea Sign Maritime Security Agreement

ABUJA, March 16 (Reuters) – Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea signed an agreement to establish combined patrols to bolster security in the Gulf of Guinea,

March 16, 2016
Total Views: 2

Thursday, March 10, 2016
Maritime News

Pirates Kidnap Four from Chemical Tanker Off Nigeria

Four crew members were kidnapped from a chemical tanker underway off the coast of Nigeria earlier this month.  The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre has

March 10, 2016
Total Views: 52

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Maritime News

Bourbon Crew Kidnapped Off Nigeria

Offshore vessel owner Bourbon Offshore has confirmed the abduction of two of its crew members from their vessel off Nigeria. The company says its

February 25, 2016
Total Views: 51

Monday, February 15, 2016
Maritime News

Gulf of Guinea Sees Piracy Drop as Oil Price Deters Looters

By Divine Ramzi (Bloomberg) — Piracy in West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea has declined as the price of oil plunged to the lowest level since 2002. While

February 15, 2016
Total Views: 4

Monday, February 8, 2016
Maritime News

Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack of Maersk-Linked Ship

By Tony Tamuno and Paul Wallace (Bloomberg) — Nigeria’s navy foiled an attempt by pirates to hijack a container ship operated by A.P. Moeller-Maersk

February 8, 2016
Total Views: 5

Friday, January 22, 2016

Pirates Chase Car Carrier Off Nigeria; First Reported Attack of 2016 in West Africa

A gang of pirates chased and fired at a car carrier off the coast of Nigeria this week in what is believed to be the first pirate attack in

January 22, 2016
Total Views: 10

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Nigerian Pirates Release Five Polish Crew

Five crew members kidnapped from a Polish-owned cargo last month off the coast of Nigeria are heading home, according to Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo.

December 8, 2015
Total Views: 27

Sunday, November 29, 2015
Maritime News

Nigeria Probing Abduction of Polish Crew

By Dulue Mbachu (Bloomberg) — Nigeria is investigating the abduction of five Polish crew members after their vessel was attacked by gunmen in the

November 29, 2015
Total Views: 9

Friday, November 27, 2015
Maritime News

Five Kidnapped from Polish Cargo Ship Off Nigeria

WARSAW, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Pirates attacked a Polish-owned cargo vessel off the Nigerian coast and kidnapped its captain and four crew, Polish

November 27, 2015
Total Views: 16

Monday, November 16, 2015
Maritime News

Kidnapped Crew Released in Nigeria

Four crew members who were kidnapped from an cargo ship off the Niger Delta in October have been freed in Nigeria, according to reports. The four men, two from

November 16, 2015
Total Views: 8

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
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Maritime News

Crew Kidnapping Marks Return of West Africa Pirate Attacks

The recent kidnapping of four crew members from a cargo ship off the Niger Delta marks the return of attacks in West Africa and illustrates the

October 27, 2015
Total Views: 7

Monday, June 22, 2015
Maritime News

Ivory Coast Considers Satellite in Fight Against Pirates

Ivory Coast is considering launching a satellite to combat security threats from pirates in the Gulf of Guinea and Islamist militants in the West African

June 22, 2015
Total Views: 1

Monday, May 11, 2015

Bourbon Offshore: Kidnapped Crewmembers Released

French offshore services provide Bourbon Offshore has confirmed that three workers kidnapped from a crewboat off Nigeria last month have been released. The 3

May 11, 2015
Total Views: 10

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

IMB: SE Asia Piracy A Growing Cause for Concern

A small coastal tanker is hijacked by pirates in South East Asia every two weeks on average, according to a new report from the International Maritime Bureau

April 21, 2015
Total Views: 12

Monday, April 13, 2015

Bourbon Offshore: Three Kidnapped from Crewboat Off Nigeria

French offshore services provider Bourbon Offshore confirmed Monday that three crewmembers have been kidnapped one of its crewboats off the coast of Nigeria.

April 13, 2015
Total Views: 24

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Maritime News

Pirates Release Three Sailors Kidnapped from VLCC Off Nigeria

Three crew members of a Maltese-flagged supertanker, who were kidnapped by pirates three weeks ago off Nigeria, have been released, Greece's foreign ministry

February 25, 2015
Total Views: 3

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Maritime News

Oil Tankers Run Gauntlet in Nigeria’s ‘Pirate Alley’

A pirate attack that killed a supertanker crewman off the coast of Nigeria this week has highlighted a growing threat off oil-rich West

February 5, 2015
Total Views: 7