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Posted: 1 day ago

Pirates kidnap seafarer from LNG carrier in the Gulf of Guinea

An LNG carrier has been boarded and attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea, resulting in the kidn...

Categories:
  • Safety
Posted: 1 day ago
Posted: 5 days ago

IMB: Kidnappings in GoG surge by 40% year-on-year

There has been a 40% increase in the number of kidnappings reported in the Gulf of Guinea in the fir...

Categories:
  • Vessels
Posted: 5 days ago
Posted: about 1 month ago

Kidnapped crew members of Curacao Trader freed

The 13 crew members of product tanker MT Curacao Trader, who were kidnapped off Benin back in July, ...

Categories:
  • Vessels
Posted: about 1 month ago
Posted: 3 months ago

Updated: Pirates kidnap 13 seafarers in the furthest offshore attack in GoG yet

A group of armed pirates boarded a product tanker offshore Benin on Friday, July 17, and kidnapped 1...

Categories:
  • Vessels
Posted: 3 months ago
Posted: 3 months ago

IMB: 77 seafarers taken hostage since January

Violent attacks against ships and their crews have risen in 2020, with 77 seafarers taken hostage or...

Categories:
  • Human Capital
Posted: 3 months ago
Posted: 3 months ago

General cargo crew members kidnapped in 2nd attack off West Africa in the same day

Five crew members of a general cargo ship Kota Budi have been kidnapped by armed men off Cotonou, Be...

Categories:
  • Vessels
Posted: 3 months ago
Posted: 3 months ago

Armed pirates kidnap crew members from BW Offshore’s FPSO

A group of armed men attacked the FPSO Sendje Berge some 30 nautical miles southwest from Bonny Isla...

Categories:
  • Vessels
Posted: 3 months ago
Posted: 3 months ago

6 crew members kidnapped off Cotonou

Six crew members of a fishing vessel Panofi Frontier have been kidnapped by a group of gunmen some 6...

Categories:
  • Vessels
Posted: 3 months ago
Posted: 4 months ago

Maritime piracy on the rise in Asia

Asia is seeing an increase in incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships, according to a re...

Categories:
  • Safety
Posted: 4 months ago
Posted: 4 months ago

Kidnapped crew of Tommi Ritscher freed

The eight crew members of Tommi Ritscher containership, who were kidnapped by a group of pirates on ...

Categories:
  • Vessels
Posted: 4 months ago
Posted: 5 months ago

Pirates fire upon Stolt-Nielsen’s chemical tanker in the Gulf of Aden

A Stolt-Nielsen chemical tanker sustained minor damages over the weekend after armed guards aboard S...

Categories:
  • Vessels
Posted: 5 months ago
Posted: 5 months ago

Pirates board two ships, kidnap seafarers in Gulf of Guinea

Two new pirate attacks that resulted in the kidnapping of seafarers have been reported in the Gulf ...

Categories:
  • Vessels
Posted: 5 months ago
Posted: 5 months ago

Dryad: 16 mariners kidnapped in five days

Over the past five days, a total of 16 seafarers were kidnapped by pirates off the coast of West Afr...

Categories:
  • Vessels
Posted: 5 months ago
Posted: 5 months ago

Dryad: Pirates attempt to board LPG tanker

Six pirates have been arrested for attempting to board an LPG tanker identified as Epic Bermuda whil...

Categories:
  • Vessels
Posted: 5 months ago
Posted: 5 months ago

Nigerian forces board attacked boxship, rescue 11 crew from citadel

Nigerian Special Forces have boarded the Portuguese-flagged containership Tommi Ritscher and re...

Categories:
  • Vessels
Posted: 5 months ago
Posted: 6 months ago

Dryad: 8 crew members held hostage on board boxship off Benin

Eight crew members of the Portuguese-flagged containership Tommi Ritscher are believed to have been ...

Categories:
  • Vessels
Posted: 6 months ago
Posted: 6 months ago

IMB: 37 ships boarded, 22 seafarers kidnapped in Q1, 2020

Pirates boarded 37 ships and kidnapped 22 seafarers in the first quarter of 2020, the latest report ...

Categories:
  • Safety
Posted: 6 months ago
Posted: 6 months ago

Boxship dodges pirate attack south of Bonny Island

Liberia-flagged containership MV Lana escaped pirate hands on Friday, March 27, while sailing south ...

Categories:
  • Vessels
Posted: 6 months ago
Posted: 6 months ago

Boxship Dodges Pirate Attack South of Bonny Island

MV Lana escaped pirate hands on Friday, March 27, while sailing south of Bonny Island, Nigeria. ...

Posted: 6 months ago
Posted: 6 months ago

3 Ships Approached in Two Days off West Africa

Ships sailing off the coast of West Africa reported at least 3 suspicious approaches over the past t...

Posted: 6 months ago
Posted: 6 months ago

Stena Important Thwarts Pirate Attack

Pirates attempt to board Stena Important at Doula Anchorage, Cameroon. ...

Categories:
  • Business & Finance
Posted: 6 months ago
Posted: 6 months ago

7 Kidnapped from MSC Talia F Containership

Seven crew members of the Portuguese flagged containership MSC Talia F kidnapped. ...

Posted: 6 months ago
Posted: 7 months ago

Management Loses Contact with Cargo Ship after Pirate Attack Alert

The management of Huanghai Glory lost contact with the ship after a pirate attack alert. ...

Posted: 7 months ago
Posted: 7 months ago

Chemical Tanker Minerva Virgo Attacked off Benin

Chemical tanker MT Minerva Virgo was boarded by a group of pirates. ...

Categories:
  • Business & Finance
Posted: 7 months ago
Posted: 7 months ago

Pirates Board Bulker in Singapore Strait

Four perpetrators boarded a Philippine-flagged bulk carrier while en route to Singapore. ...

Posted: 7 months ago
Posted: 8 months ago

Maersk Tema Boarded by Pirates off Guinea, Crew Safe

Maersk Tema boarded by pirates while underway off the coast of West Africa on Friday, February 14. ...

Categories:
  • Business & Finance
Posted: 8 months ago