west africa piracy

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Video Illustrates Violence Seen in Attacks Off Nigeria

Some new video has surfaced showing damaged sustained by the offshore supply vessel, MV Walvis 7, following an attack offshore Nigeria. Crew members of the

March 7, 2013
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Monday, February 25, 2013

Nigeria Grants Bail To Russian Sailors Accused of Arms Smuggling

LAGOS, Feb 25 (Reuters) – Fifteen Russian sailors charged with illegally bringing weapons into Nigeria last year were granted bail on Monday and released

February 25, 2013
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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Filipino Sailor Killed By Nigerian Pirates in Another Attack on a Tanker [UPDATE]

A Filipino crewmember aboard the chemical tanker, Pyxis Delta, was shot and killed Monday during an attack by pirates off the coast of Lagos, Nigeria,

February 7, 2013
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Ships Seen Using Illegal Armed Guards Against West Africa Piracy, Says P&I Club

By Michelle Wiese Bockmann (Bloomberg) — Some merchant ships are using illegal armed guards to deter pirates off West Africa, prompting at least one

February 6, 2013
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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Gunmen Ambush Ship in Nigeria’s Delta, Killing 3

YENAGOA (Reuters) – Gunmen ambushed an Indian-owned oil barge on Tuesday as it was being escorted by the military through Nigeria’s Niger Delta

February 5, 2013
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Monday, January 28, 2013
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Nigerian Pirates Release Indian Sailors

Pirates operating off Nigeria’s oil-rich delta have released five Indian sailors held captive for over a month, the Associated Press has reported. The

January 28, 2013
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Pirates Release Tanker After Stealing Cargo

LONDON–A vessel hijacked last week off the Ivory Coast has been released after the cargo of 5,000 metric tons of fuel oil was stolen, the ship’s

January 22, 2013
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Monday, January 21, 2013

Tanker Hijacked in Gulf of Guinea

A tanker with 16 crewmembers and loaded with 5,000 tons of jet fuel has been hijacked in the Gulf of Guinea, Ivory Coast port officials said Monday. According

January 21, 2013
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Friday, January 11, 2013

EU Initiative Launched to Combat Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

The European Commission on Thursday announced a new €4.5 million EU initiative aimed at combatting piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. The new project, called

January 11, 2013
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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Pirate Horizons in the Gulf of Guinea

By James M. Bridger It was proclaimed in 2012 that the Somali pirate business model had been broken by a combination of coordinated naval patrols, heightened

January 10, 2013
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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Nigerian Pirates Release Kidnapped Crew

The Italian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday made the announcement that four crewmembers kidnapped from an AHTS off the coast of Nigeria in December are heading

January 9, 2013
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Monday, November 19, 2012

West African Piracy: Nigeria’s Navy Strikes Back

LONDON–Nigeria’s navy arrested two ships last week as it carried out a major naval exercise in an effort to tackle rising incidents of oil theft

November 19, 2012
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Thursday, November 1, 2012
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Kidnapped Crew of the Bourbon Liberty 249 Released

After spending two weeks in uncertain conditions somewhere in Nigeria, the 7-person crew of the Bourbon Liberty have been released by their captors.  The 7

November 1, 2012
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Seven Crew Members Kidnapped from Bourbon AHTS Off Nigeria

7 crewmembers from a Bourbon Offshore AHTS have been kidnapped off the coast of Nigeria, the French offshore services company confirmed Wednesday. Bourbon say

October 17, 2012
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Like Clockwork, Pirates Release Greek Tanker in Gulf of Guinea

LONDON–The Greek operator of a tanker hijacked over the weekend from the waters around the Ivory Coast said Tuesday that the vessel had been released and

October 9, 2012
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Monday, October 8, 2012

Greek Tanker Goes Missing in Gulf of Guinea

A Greek-operated gasoline tanker went missing along with its crew and cargo from the waters around Ivory Coast over the weekend, the vessel’s Greek

October 8, 2012
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Friday, September 14, 2012

West Africa Has a SERIOUS Piracy Problem

Piracy along Africa’s Atlantic coast is threatening to raise costs for the vast amount of seaborne trade that passes through the region, as the activity

September 14, 2012
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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Pirates Release Energy Centurion As Expected

Pirates in west Arfica have released the Energy Centurion tanker hijacked earlier this week. Sources say that the pirates released the vessel and it’s 24

August 30, 2012
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Energy Centurion Hijacking Underscores West African Piracy Threat [UPDATE]

Update: The Energy Centurion has been located off the coast of Nigeria still under control of pirates. “The vessel is presently sailing off the coast of

August 29, 2012
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Thursday, May 17, 2012
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West African Piracy from a Ship Operator Perspective | Interview with Tony Foster from Gardline Marine Sciences

Hanson-Wade’s Sara Patela speaks with Tony Foster, Marine Safety Superintendent/DPA and CSO at Gardline Marine Sciences on the subject of piracy off

May 17, 2012
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