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  • 13 March 2019

    Pirates armed with machine guns attacked an offshore support vessel offshore Nigeria last Saturday, kidnapped five men and escaped. A Nigerian navy guard was killed in the attack. 

  • 14 April 2015

    Three men were kidnapped from a crew vessel in Nigeria last week, Bourbon, a France-based provider of offshore support vessels to the oil and gas industry confirmed today. The company has said that the Surfer 1440 crewboat, was boarded off the Nigerian coast in the night of the of Wednesday, April 8, 2015. The three crew […]

  • 22 April 2016

    Two crewmembers of an offshore supply vessel have been kidnapped offshore Nigeria this week. According to the International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre , the pirates attacked and boarded the offshore supply vessel underway. Alarm was raised and crew was mustered. IMB PRC says the non-essential crew retreated into the citadel. In an incident which reportedly happened on […]

  • 10 August 2010

    Legal problems are still hindering the effort to deal with Somali pirates. It’s emerged that the British government is blocking a move at the UN to take action against two suspected pirate organisers. This is despite tough British language condemning pirates and the paying of ransom, and its contribution of warships to the anti-pirate operation […]

  • 21 March 2005

    The Volvo Ocean Race is braced for the glare of Hollywood with the ground-breaking announcement today, March 21, that there will be a Pirates of the Caribbean II entry in the 2005-2006 round the world race.

  • 16 December 2014

    Three suspected Somali pirates have been acquitted by the Seychelles Court of Appeal with the court ordering  pirates’ repatriation, Seychelles News Agency reports. The ruling overturned a previous decision by the nation’s Supreme Court due to lack of evidence to prove the said individuals were indeed pirates. Two of the three men were appealing against […]

  • 8 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Decision of the European Court of Human Rights is repugnant and insulting to all seafarers who have survived piracy attacks, the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) said in a reaction to  the news that the French government has been ordered to pay thousands in compensation to Somali pirates. The Somali pirates were caught on […]

  • 21 May 2010

    A group of suspected Somali pirates should be prosecuted in the Netherlands and not be extradited to Germany, their defense lawyer said Friday, highlighting the complex legal challenge of trying Somali pirates.Dutch marines boarded a hijacked German commercial ship 500 nautical miles off the Somali coast in April and arrested the 10 suspected pirates after […]

  • 7 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Offshore supply vessel Bourbon Arethuse, belonging to French company Bourbon, was attacked by pirates on Tuesday night, offshore Nigeria, IMB Piracy Reporting Centre informed. Pirates boarded the OSV which was on standby duties on the Usari field, Nigeria. “Seeing the pirates the crew raised the alarm, retreated into the citadel, alerted other vessels and shore […]

  • 27 July 2011

    Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) warship USS Anzio (CG 68), assigned as the CMF’s counter-piracy mission Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 flagship, intercepted a skiff July 22, successfully disrupting the activities of a group suspected of attempting acts of piracy. USS Anzio first heard of the suspected pirate activity after receiving a report from a merchant […]

  • 3 April 2018

    Tanker thwarts boarding after being chased by pirates in the Gulf of Aden.

  • 25 March 2015

    Iranian naval forces have thwarted a pirate attack targeting one of the country’s oil tankers while under way in the Bab-el-Mandeb strait.  The attack took place earlier this morning and involved four pirate boats, with 32 armed pirates onboard, Iran’s ISNA news agency reports. Iran’s naval fleet saved the oil tanker after the ship’s crew barely repelled […]

  • 5 March 2012

    EU NAFVOR warship FGS BERLIN has successfully engineered the release of an Indian flagged dhow and crew, disrupting a Pirate Action Group and destroying two attack skiffs. On 28 February 2012, EUNAVFOR Warship FGS BERLIN received a distress call from a merchant vessel reporting that they had successfully repelled a pirate attack in the Gulf […]

  • 23 January 2012

    EU NAVFOR warship FGS LUEBECK re-located an Indian registered dhow which had been used as pirate mother-ship involved in the attack on M/V FLINTSTONE early the same day. A Dutch Vessel Protection Detachment (VPD) stationed on the Dutch-registered civilian fall-pipe vessel had repelled the attack following a gun-fight and caused the attack skiffs to retreat […]

  • 6 June 2014

    NATO Defence Ministers have decided to extend counter-piracy operation Ocean Shield until the end of 2016. Since August 2009, NATO ships have patrolled the waters off the Horn of Africa as part of the Operation. Their mission is to contribute to international efforts to fight maritime piracy and to help build the capacity of regional navies. Operation […]

  • 11 May 2020
    Infrastructure, Regulation & policy, Safety, Vessels

    Two new pirate attacks that resulted in the kidnapping of seafarers have been reported in the Gulf of Guinea. It appears that both incidents could be related.

  • 23 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    On Thursday 22 September, a Spanish Maritime Patrol Aircraft from EU Naval Force overflew the pirate controlled fishing vessel FV Naham 3 and observed that the vessel had moved from its sea anchorage to a Somali beach in the Galmudug region. Armed men have been sighted on board FV Naham 3, however, no hostages have […]

  • 9 March 2015

    The Iranian Navy foiled a pirate attack targeting a Filipino-flagged cargo ship on Sunday, March 8th while the ship was sailing in the Sea of Oman. Panama-Gade’s crew requested assistance from the Iranian Navy’s 33rd flotilla having been approached by an armed group of pirates in motorboats. The ship managed to avoid being boarded despite persistent efforts […]

  • 5 June 2015

    A group of armed pirates hijacked a product tanker on Thursday, June 4th while underway some 8 nautical miles south west off Pu Aur, Malaysia. The pirates took hostage of all crew members, altered the ship’s course and sailed the vessel until it rendezvoused with another vessel into which part of the oil cargo was […]

  • 28 March 2017

    The pirates have released the ocean going dhow that was hijacked on March 23rd in the vicinity of Eyl, Somalia, the IMB piracy reporting centre confirmed. The dhow, which was feared it would be used as a mothership for further attacks on ships further offshore in the Somali waters, was released on Sunday, March 26th […]

  • 7 February 2012
    Business & Finance

    Worldwide communities have shown an increased awareness of the importance of providing an outlook for ending piracy. While reflecting on challenges and learning from failures, communities are taking part in the socio-technological dialogue in which good practice becomes the intellectual backbone for defeating piracy. The French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) is putting down […]

  • 26 April 2012

    All eleven pirates that were apprehended by EU Naval Force warship FS Nivose in May 2009 and transferred to Kenyan authorities in May 2009 were found guilty on 19 April 2012. By ruling of the Magistrate the eleven pirates now face 20 years imprisonment. It was 3 years ago when French frigate FS Nivose – […]