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  • 11 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    India issued a restriction banning all Indian seafarers from working on vessels in the Gulf of Guinea.

  • 10 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    BIMCO: Maritime powers need to expand their collaboration with local states to curb piracy in Gulf of Guinea.

  • 18 October 2019
    Rules & Regulation

    Reports of attacks in the region more than doubled in 2018.

  • 30 June 2017

    Continued piracy, armed robbery attacks and kidnapping for ransom events in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG), and particularly off Nigeria, are still worrying European shipowners. According to the latest International Maritime Bureau (IMB) Piracy report in total 33 vessels were boarded and four fired upon in the first three months of 2017 worldwide. During the same […]

  • 23 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Gulf of Guinea proved to be one of the most dangerous piracy hotpots for mariners, according to maritime intelligence agency Dryad’s maritime crime figures for Quarter 1 (January to March) of 2015. Namely, kidnapping of crew for ransom remains the most significant threat to mariners in the region. In March 2015, eight crew were […]

  • 31 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The six kidnapped crew members of MSC Mandy have been released.

  • 10 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    Shipping industry and seafarer groups called for an urgent action against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.

  • 13 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Maritime kidnaps across the globe surged by 44 percent in 2016, in part driven by an uptick of activity in the Gulf of Guinea and in the Sulu and Celebes Seas, according to Control Risks’ global maritime analysis. Additionally, maritime hijacks were down by 83% globally in 2016, driven by a decline in hijacks-for-cargo and hijacks-for-bunker theft […]

  • 25 July 2018

    IMB report says that all 2018 crew kidnappings have so far occurred in the Gulf of Guinea in 6 separate incidents.

  • 3 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Several crew members missing from MSC containership after a pirate attack off the coast of Benin, West Africa.

  • 8 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    A short period of calm seas in the Gulf of Guinea was interrupted as a group of pirates attempted to board a heavily loaded tanker while it was underway off the coast of Togo. Pirates aboard a mother vessel with two skiffs chased the tanker for some 20 minutes, according to the Maritime Trade and Information Sharing Centre for the […]

  • 14 April 2010

    Cameroon says its oil production is falling, in part, because of piracy. Our correspondent looks at the economic impact of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea and how it differs from piracy off the coast of Somalia. Cameroon’s National Hydrocarbons Corporation says crude oil production is averaging just over 73,000 barrels a day. That is […]

  • 5 May 2016

    The string of attacks in the Gulf of Guinea continues as pirates attempted to board a tanker earlier today while underway some 36 nautical miles south west of Bayelsa coast, Nigeria. Specifically, a group of armed pirates in a speedboat chased and fired upon a tanker underway, the Maritime Trade and Information Sharing Centre for the Gulf of […]

  • 8 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    A total of eight seafarers were kidnapped by pirates from their vessel BBC Caribbean in the Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria, according to the Embassy of Russian Federation in Nigeria. The pirates abducted seven citizens of Russia and a citizen of Ukraine from the 2008-built general cargo ship while it was some 120 nautical miles west-southwest of Bonny […]

  • 3 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    EOS Risk Group: Nigerian pirates have taken 35 seafarers in the Gulf of Guinea during the first half of 2018.

  • 13 March 2017
    Vessels

    LNG carrier La Mancha Knutsen came under pirate attack in the Gulf of Guinea, off Nigeria’s Port Harcourt.

  • 19 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Côte d’Ivoire’s Ministry of Mines, Petroleum & Energy, PETROCI and International Gas Union will host the CWC Group’s 16th Gulf of Guinea Oil & Gas Conference (GOG16) in Abidjan, November 6-8, 2013. The event is one of the longest running and most recognised platforms to focus on West Africa’s energy sector and confirmed to be […]

  • 19 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Côte d’Ivoire’s Ministry of Mines, Petroleum & Energy, PETROCI and International Gas Union will host the CWC Group’s 16th Gulf of Guinea Oil & Gas Conference (GOG16) in Abidjan, November 6-8, 2013. The event is one of the longest running and most recognised platforms to focus on West Africa’s energy sector and confirmed to be […]

  • 11 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Pirates kidnapped 13 crew members from two ships in two piracy incidents that occurred in early November.

  • 14 April 2020
    Human Capital, Safety, Vessels

    Pirates boarded 37 ships and kidnapped 22 seafarers in the first quarter of 2020, the latest report from the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IBM) shows. In total, the bureau received reports of 47 attacks in the first three months of this year, with the Gulf of Guinea remaining the world’s piracy hot spot. However, as […]

  • 24 February 2016

    Since mid-January there has been a notable uptick in reported incidents of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, showing that pirates have given up on oil cargo theft and instead started kidnapping crew members for ransom, UK-owned risk management solutions provider Protection Group International (PGI) said. The analyst said that in January there were four recorded attacks on […]

  • 9 July 2019

    Of the 75 seafarers taken hostage worldwide so far this year, 62 were captured in the Gulf of Guinea.