Thursday, April 4, 2019
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Maritime News

Nigeria to Build Seaports to Ease Gridlock on Lagos’s Shore

By Solape Renner and Anthony Osae-Brown (Bloomberg) — Nigeria is building a new deep-sea port and considering two additional facilities to ease congestion in the main harbors of the commercial...

April 4, 2019
Total Views: 40

Friday, June 8, 2018
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Maritime News

Nigeria Needs $12 Billion to Avoid Missing the LNG Boat

By Paul Wallace, Paul Burkhardt and Elisha Bala-Gbogbo (Bloomberg) — On a tropical island just off the coast of Nigeria, hundreds of engineers work around the clock to produce liquefied natural gas...

June 8, 2018
Total Views: 67

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Nigeria’s Thirst for Gasoline Draws Rare Suezmax Cargo to West Africa

By Libby George and Ahmad Ghaddar LONDON, Feb 7 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s push to keep its citizens stocked with fuel is drawing close to a million tonnes a month of gasoline...

February 7, 2018
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Seven Chinese Vessels Detained Off West Africa for Illegal Fishing

By Emma Farge DAKAR, May 2 (Reuters) – Authorities in West Africa have detained eight seven Chinese vessels for fishing illegally and the boat owners could be subject to millions of dollars...

May 3, 2017
Total Views: 26

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Pirates Kidnap 8 Crew from BBC Caribbean Off Nigeria

LAGOS, Feb 8 (Reuters) – Pirates have kidnapped seven Russians and one Ukrainian after attacking the cargo ship the BBC Caribbean off the coast of Nigeria, the Russian embassy said...

February 8, 2017
Total Views: 38

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
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Maritime News

Shippers Work ‘Ebola Clause’ Into Contracts

As Ebola persists in West Africa, shipping lines and traders are tweaking their contracts to protect themselves if the disease puts crews at risk of infection or prevents vessels calling at affected ports.

November 4, 2014
Total Views: 54

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Pirates Attack Tanker Off Ivory Coast

Armed pirates robbed an petroleum products tanker near Ivory Coast's port of Abidjan, a maritime agency and a private security advisor said on Wednesday, in an indication of the increasing mobility of Nigeria-based gangs.

September 2, 2014
Total Views: 5

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Doctor Dies of Ebola In Nigeria’s Oil Hub Port Harcourt

A doctor in Nigeria's oil hub of Port Harcourt has died from Ebola after treating a contact of a Liberian-American man who was the first recorded case of the virus in Africa's most populous country, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.

August 28, 2014
Total Views: 4

Monday, August 4, 2014

Pirates Release Tanker Hijacked Off Ghana

A Kiribati-flagged tanker hijacked off the coast of Ghana last month has been released by pirates, according to the International Maritime Bureau.

August 4, 2014
Total Views: 9

Maritime News

Shipping Industry Cautioned Over Ebola Outbreak

The international shipping community is being warned of the potential dangers from the unprecedented Ebola virus outbreak in west Africa.

August 4, 2014
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Monday, June 9, 2014

Disturbing the Pond: A Missing Tanker in the Gulf of Guinea

The Fair Artemis’s cargo and sudden disappearance fit the profile of the well-organized tanker hijackings that have plagued the Gulf of Guinea in recent years.

June 9, 2014
Total Views: 22

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Piracy Not the Only Maritime Concern in Africa

While piracy has dominated the headlines in recent years, maritime security in Africa entails many other aspects. Illegal fishing, smuggling and human trafficking are just some of those, the growing offshore energy sector is another challenge.

March 5, 2014
Total Views: 7

Thursday, October 3, 2013

WATCH: OSV Crew in Africa Performs Toto’s “Africa” in Viral Video

You know what they say... When in Africa, create a mimed rendition music video of the 1983 smash hit "Africa" by Toto and post it on Youtube?

October 3, 2013
Total Views: 298

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
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West African Piracy and its Growing Effect on U.S. Interests

By gCaptain Staff US interests in the Gulf of Guinea region including maritime shipping, safety of American citizens, and energy resources are becoming increasingly affected by piracy and maritime crime,...

August 14, 2013
Total Views: 20

Monday, July 22, 2013
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Pirates Release Oil Tanker Hijacked Off West Africa

LONDON, July 22 (Reuters) – Pirates have released an oil products tanker and its 24 Indian crew after it was hijacked off the Gabon coast last week, the vessel’s operator...

July 22, 2013
Total Views: 2

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 is jeopardising the shipping of commodities in the region.

June 26, 2013
Total Views: 6

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 Reuters.

June 18, 2013
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Nigeria Drops Charges Against Some Russian Arms Suspects

Nigerian authorities dropped charges on Tuesday against eight Russian sailors suspected of trafficking arms, their lawyer said, but another seven will face trial.

June 18, 2013
Total Views: 1

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 arrests, prosecutions and seizures of ships.

June 4, 2013
Total Views: 7

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

West African Nations Agree to Cooperate in Combatting Piracy

COTONOU, March 20 (Reuters) – Nearly two dozen West and Central African nations have pledged to combat the growing threat of piracy and maritime crime in their coastal waters. The...

March 20, 2013
Total Views: 0