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Saturday, May 3, 2014
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Maritime News

West African Piracy: 7 Trends You Need to Know

By Major Bryan Abell, USMCR I am not an expert on maritime piracy, nor am I an expert on West Africa. So seven months ago when our Stanford team

May 3, 2014
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
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Incidents

Sailor Killed During Gun Battle With Pirates Off Nigeria

A merchant sailor was killed during a shootout between maritime security forces and pirates last night aboard the Medaillon Reedererei-owned product tanker SP

April 30, 2014
Total Views: 91

Friday, April 4, 2014
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Interesting

Kidnapped off Nigeria – An American Ship Captain Unveils the Truth

Surrounded by rolling cornfields, Sidney, Illinois is a sleepy midwestern town with a population hovering just above 1,000. Captain Wren Thomas III grew up on

April 4, 2014
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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Piracy

MT Kerala Returned to Angolan Authorities After Hijacking

LUANDA, Feb 25 (Reuters) - An oil tanker hijacked for a week off Angola in January has been returned to the country's authorities, a board member at state oil

February 25, 2014
Total Views: 45

Saturday, February 15, 2014
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Piracy

The Myth of West Africa’s Piracy Problem

By Jessica Knight, Nigeria and its coastal neighbors face a grave security problem in the form of rising maritime crime and militancy in the Gulf of Guinea –

February 15, 2014
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Friday, February 7, 2014
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Piracy

INTERPOL Investigation Points to Piracy in MT KERALA Disappearance

An ongoing investigation into the January 18 disappearance of a Liberian-flagged product tanker offshore Angola has determined that the vessel was in fact

February 7, 2014
Total Views: 28

Saturday, February 1, 2014
Nigerian Authorities Free Indian Hostages in Rare Victory Against Pirates
Piracy

Nigerian Authorities Free Indian Hostages in Rare Victory Against Pirates

Nigerian police have rescued three Indian sailors who were kidnapped from a cargo ship off the coast of Equatorial Guinea last month, a rare success story in

February 1, 2014
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Ivory Coast Rebuilds Navy to Battle Growing Piracy Threat
Piracy

Ivory Coast Rebuilds Navy to Battle Growing Piracy Threat

Ivory Coast is adding around 40 new vessels to its depleted navy as it confronts a growing threat from pirates in the Gulf of Guinea, the country's defence

January 28, 2014
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Friday, December 27, 2013
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News

Pirates, Militants and Nigeria’s Resource Curse

For nearly 15 years, armed Nigerians have sought to make a profit and political statement by pillaging ships and kidnapping crews in the Gulf of Guinea. The

December 27, 2013
Total Views: 82

Thursday, November 21, 2013
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News

Pirates Looting Ship Cargoes With AK-47s Threaten African Oil

“They just pushed me into the cabin with the guns in my chest and they told me to stay silent,” Varma said in a phone interview from India.

November 21, 2013
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Monday, November 18, 2013
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Interesting

Nigerian Versus Somali Piracy: Eight Differences You Need to Know

Nigerian piracy is not Somali piracy. Here are eight differences between Nigerian and Somali piracy that every mariner, policymaker, journalist and armchair

November 18, 2013
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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Interesting

Nigerian Pirates Release American Captain and Chief Engineer – UPDATE

Nigerian pirates have released two U.S. sailors kidnapped from an oil supply vessel off the coast of Nigeria last month, the U.S. State Department has

November 12, 2013
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Friday, September 20, 2013
Nigeria’s Stolen Oil is Sold and Laundered Abroad – Report
News

Nigeria’s Stolen Oil is Sold and Laundered Abroad – Report

Stolen Nigerian oil worth billions of dollars is sold every year on international markets and much of the proceeds are laundered in world financial centres

September 20, 2013
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Nigerian Navy Kills 6 Pirates in Latest Crackdown
Piracy

Nigerian Navy Kills 6 Pirates in Latest Crackdown

Nigeria’s navy killed six pirates and injured one other in a gun battle late Sunday off the coast of Calabar in Nigerian and Cameroonian

August 28, 2013
Total Views: 129

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Nigerian Navy Parades Captured Pirates
Piracy

Nigerian Navy Parades Captured Pirates

The four suspected pirates were arrested during one of only two successful operations against a sharp rise in pirate attacks this year - and Nigerian

August 21, 2013
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Monday, August 19, 2013
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Interesting

Nigerian Navy Kills 12 Pirates in Battle Over Tanker

The Nigerian navy killed 12 pirates in a gun battle as they tried to flee from a fuel tanker they hijacked off the coast of the Gulf of Guinea last week, the

August 19, 2013
Total Views: 51

Friday, July 19, 2013
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Interesting

US-Flagged Bulk Carrier M/V Liberty Grace Attacked Offshore Togo

gCaptain sources report this afternoon that the M/V Liberty Grace, 50,601 dwt US-flagged bulk carrier vessel with 22 personnel on board, including two U.S.

July 19, 2013
Total Views: 315

Monday, July 15, 2013
Pirate Kidnappings Surge in Waters Off Nigeria as Attacks Spread
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Pirate Kidnappings Surge in Waters Off Nigeria as Attacks Spread

Kidnappings of sailors on merchant ships in waters off Nigeria and nearby countries surged in the first half as pirates attacked a broader range of vessels and

July 15, 2013
Total Views: 7

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
African States Join Forces To Tackle Rising Gulf Of Guinea Piracy
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African States Join Forces To Tackle Rising Gulf Of Guinea Piracy

West and central African nations have agreed to create a regional centre for coordinating the fight against a sharp rise in piracy in the Gulf of Guinea that

June 26, 2013
Total Views: 13

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Nigerian Pirates Release Hostage
Piracy

Nigerian Pirates Release Hostage

Pirates in Nigeria have released a French sailor kidnapped from a tanker on June 13 off the coast of Nigeria, a military commander told

June 18, 2013
Total Views: 7
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