west africa piracy

Friday, February 7, 2014
mt kerala

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: 23

Saturday, February 1, 2014

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: 4

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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
Total Views: 32

Friday, December 27, 2013
piracy gulf of guinea benin

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: 64

Thursday, November 21, 2013
terrorist ak-47 piracy

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
Total Views: 15

Monday, November 18, 2013
Navy Piracy Missions

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
Total Views: 343

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
c-retriever PSV

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
Total Views: 6

Friday, September 20, 2013

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
Total Views: 10

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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: 83

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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
Total Views: 41

Monday, August 19, 2013

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: 40

Friday, July 19, 2013
liberty grace

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: 225

Monday, July 15, 2013

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: 4

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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: 11

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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: 3

Monday, June 10, 2013

U.S. Tells Nigeria to Improve Port Security or Face Ban

The U.S. may ban ships from entering Nigeria to protest insecurity in the ports and waterways of sub- Saharan Africa’s second-biggest

June 10, 2013
Total Views: 4

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Nigerian Pirates Release Hostages

Pirates have released five Pakistani crew they kidnapped from an oil tanker off the Nigerian coast two weeks

June 6, 2013
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

West Africa States to Adopt Anti-Piracy Code -IMO

West African heads of state will meet, maybe as soon as this month, to adopt a code to fight growing piracy in their coastal waters that would include use of

June 4, 2013
Total Views: 8

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Nigerian Pirates Extend Reach in Gulf of Guinea

An in-depth look at the spread of piracy across the oil-rich Gulf of

May 29, 2013
Total Views: 70

Monday, May 13, 2013

Nigerian Pirates Release City of Xiamen Crew

Nigerian pirates have released five crewmembers kidnapped from the City of Xiamen containership during an April 25 attack about 100 miles off Nigeria’s

May 13, 2013
Total Views: 49