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  • 16 February 2015

    A bomb was placed on board Thai oil tanker by a group of pirates, who had syphoned around 2,000 tonnes of bunker oil and five tonnes of diesel oil before leaving the vessel, the Bangkok Post writes. An armed group of up to eight pirates, believed to be Indonesian nationals, hijacked the Lapin product tanker […]

  • 17 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The bomb that was placed by a group of pirates on board Thai product tanker Lapin turned out to be a dud, Thai Navy said on Monday. According to the Navy’s explosive ordnance disposal officers, the device comprised an electrical circuit and battery without any explosive powder. The device was destroyed by using a high-pressure […]

  • 22 October 2014

    A steep decline has been recorded in oil theft in Nigeria, according to a Nigerian Navy’s flag officer. At the moment Nigeria loses 800,000 barrels of crude oil, a drastic fall from 2.6 million barrels recorded in January 2014, Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral Charles Obiora-Medani is quoted as saying by […]

  • 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 […]

  • 25 August 2017

    Robbers have boarded a tanker and stole some oil from the ship while it was anchored at Lagos General Purpose Anchorage, Nigeria. The incident occurred in the early morning hours of August 19, according to a report by ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB). As informed, alert duty watch keepers onboard the bridge of the product […]

  • 9 September 2015

    The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is looking to stem crude and petroleum products theft across the country by deploying drone technology, and equipping the Nigerian Navy with vessels for monitoring Nigerian waters. According to NNPC, the Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu announced this during a meeting with the Chief of Defense […]

  • 6 June 2016

    A group of pirates hijacked a barge carrying crude palm kernel oil (CPKO) on June 2nd off Mukah, Sarawak, East Malaysia, stealing 3,000 liters of the CPKO. On 3 Jun 16, piracy watchdog the ReCAAP ISC received information from the Sarawak and Sabah Shipowners’ Association (SSSA) that the owners lost communication with the towing barge Ever Dignity and […]

  • 4 May 2016

    The Gulf of Guinea pirates have been yielding ransom payments of up to USD 400,000 for kidnapped seafarers in 2015, according to a maritime piracy report released by Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP). While piracy in the region started 2015 with a series of violent incidents, kidnapping for ransom was the most widespread model of piracy throughout the year, which continued escalating into […]

  • 5 December 2017

    Somalia has become the 14th signatory to the Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct – the instrument developed and adopted by countries in the Western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden in an effort to repress piracy and armed robbery against ships operating in the region. Mariam Aweis, Minister of Marine Transport and […]

  • 7 June 2017

    Kenya has become the 13th signatory to the Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct, the regional maritime piracy agreement, according to the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Developed and adopted by countries in the Western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden, the Djibouti Code of Conduct has been a key factor in repressing piracy and […]

  • 5 May 2016

    A tanker identified as MT Marina was arrested due to suspected illegal bunkering activities by the Nigerian Navy personnel on April 28, according to the navy. At the time of the arrest the vessel, which was loaded with 100 metric tons (MT) of illegal refined automotive gas oil, was conducting a routine patrol of the area off Nigerian […]

  • 25 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    French offshore vessel contractor BOURBON announced earlier today that the two crew members abducted on board the Bourbon Liberty 251 off the coast of Nigeria on February 23 have been released. The two crew members were on board the BOURBON-owned anchor handling and tug supply vessel (AHTS), the Bourbon Liberty 251, together with ten other seafarers […]

  • 10 March 2016

    At least four crew members were kidnapped by pirates on March 5 when a group of armed pirates hijacked a chemical tanker underway some 32nm South West of Bonny Island, Nigeria. “Ten armed pirates in a black speed boat approached and opened fire at a chemical tanker underway. They boarded the tanker using a grappling […]

  • 10 May 2016

    The Indonesian Navy has retrieved an oil tanker that had been hijacked by pirates off Borneo arresting nine suspects, all Indonesians, who reportedly had intended to steal and sell the ship’s oil. The 20 crew members and one passenger of the ship, identified as the MV Hai Soon 12, have been rescued and unharmed, Navy spokesman Edi Sucipto is quoted […]

  • 15 January 2015

    The UK Chamber of Shipping has warned that a significant drop in Somali based piracy should not mask significant security threats to shipping and seafarers in other regions, both off West Africa and in South East Asia. – where a violent ‘petro-piracy’ is thriving. A report by the International Maritime Bureau shows a remarkable drop […]

  • 10 May 2016

    Oil giant Shell has reportedly evacuated workers from some of its facilities in Nigeria following a security threat. According to Nigerian newspaper Vanguard, the company during the weekend airlifted most of the workers from its Eja OML 79 offshore platform, and some of its workers from the nearby Bonga field. Vanguard said on Monday that Shell […]

  • 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.

  • 10 July 2014

    The UK economy is heavily exposed to lawlessness off the coast of Nigeria, a new report published by the UK Chamber of Shipping says.   The report found that almost all of the UK’s annual £6.3bn ($11.47bn) of trade with the region is put at risk by being moved through the high maritime crime region […]

  • 19 February 2016

    The piracy activity and armed robbery against ships in Asia has seen a slight increase in January 2016 when compared to previous months, Asian piracy watchdog ReCAAP ISC said in its latest report. A total of nine actual incidents of armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia in January, while there were no piracy incidents […]

  • 9 June 2016

    The number of incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia has reached its lowest number in the first five months of the year compared to the same period in the past four years, from 2012 to 2015, according to the latest report from Asian piracy watchdog ReCAAP ISC. Between January and May 2016, a total of 38 […]

  • 1 August 2013

    LNG player Royal Dutch Shell said on Thursday its equity LNG sales volumes of 9.83 million tonnes in the first half of this year were 1% higher than in the first half year 2012, reflecting the contribution from Pluto LNG, which was partly offset by lower volumes from Nigeria LNG due to reduced feedgas supply. Shell […]

  • 7 September 2017

    Thai-flagged product tanker MGT 1 was boarded on September 6 by a group of pirates who tried to take the ship’s oil cargo while the vessel was underway from Rayong port, Thailand to the Andaman Sea. The incident that took place east of Kuala Dungun, West Malaysia involved 13 armed perpetrators who approached the tanker in […]