29 May 2020

Gulf of Guinea Piracy Crisis: Shipping Industry requests effective action from Governments

The Cyprus Shipping Chamber (CSC) expresses its growing frustration at the ineffectiveness of the international community to address the continuing piracy crisis in the Gulf […]
28 May 2020

Navy Rescues 18 Crew and Arrests 10

The Nigerian Navy (NN) has rescued 18 crew members onboard a Chinese vessel, MV HAILUFANG II, from pirates’ attack. The Commander Nigeria Navy Ship (NNS) […]
27 May 2020

Crew Hostages Released: Tommi Ritscher.

Eight crew members held hostage for a month following an armed attack by pirates off the coast of West Africa have been released and are […]
26 May 2020

Piracy is on the rise, and coronavirus could make it worse

2020 has seen a 24% increase in pirate attacks and attempted attacks over the same period in 2019. Poorer governments are less able to battle […]
26 May 2020

Product Tanker Boarded and Robbed off Port-au-Prince

Maritime Executive Reports – The product tanker Tosna Star was boarded and robbed by armed pirates off the port of Port-au-Prince, Haiti last Sunday, according to one […]
26 May 2020

Nigerian Navy destroys 2,287 illegal refineries between 2015 to 2019

WorldStage Newsonline– The Nigerian Navy has confirmed that its anti- crude oil theft operations has destroyed a total of 2, 287 illegal refineries between 2015 […]
26 May 2020

Has Coronavirus Boosted Maritime Piracy?

Brandon Prins, Professor of Political Science and Global Security at the University of Tennessee, considers the impact of COVID-19 on maritime piracy, now and in […]
22 May 2020

Experts say: Tanker attack shows pirates still a threat in GoA.

Visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team members from the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) close in on rigid-hulled inflatable boats to apprehend […]
21 May 2020

MDAT-GOG – Vessel Attacked – 136nm SW Bayelsa State

IMB have reported that a vessel was attacked by pirates. All crew are reported to be in the citadel. Nigerian Navy authorities have been informed […]
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