Spotted: Boluda Towage collaborates with army in anti-terrorist drill

Spotted: Boluda Towage collaborates with army in anti-terrorist drill

The armed forces rescued a merchant ship loaded with chemical products hijacked in the Mediterranean, in the “First Defender 19” practice drill The VB XALOC tugboat served as the hijacked vessel in this …
Jul 19, 2019 /  Piracy
Operation ATALANTA Welcomes ESPS CANARIAS

Operation ATALANTA Welcomes ESPS CANARIAS

Today, EU NAVFOR Somalia officially welcomed the ESPS CANARIAS as she began her most recent deployment with Operation ATALANTA. The ESPS CANARIAS will sail with Operation ATALANTA alongside the ITS MARCEGLIA from the end …
Jul 18, 2019 /  Piracy
Ten Turkish sailors seized by pirates off Nigerian coast

Ten Turkish sailors seized by pirates off Nigerian coast

Ten Turkish sailors were taken hostage by armed pirates off the coast of Nigeria early on July 16, shipping company Kadıoğlu Denizcilik said, adding that another eight sailors were safely aboard the ship. Caption: …
Jul 17, 2019 /  Piracy
Boskalis vessel Blue Marlin hijacked offshore West Africa

Boskalis vessel Blue Marlin hijacked offshore West Africa

The Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) heavy transport vessel Blue Marlin was hijacked on Sunday approximately 80 nautical miles offshore Equatorial Guinea. Through the professional response of the crew and the …
May 7, 2019 /  Piracy
ReCAAP Piracy and Sea Robbery Situation in Asia in 1st Quarter 2019

ReCAAP Piracy and Sea Robbery Situation in Asia in 1st Quarter 2019

Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia 1st Quarter Report January to March 2019 Overall Situation §  A total of 10 incidents of armed robbery against ships (comprising nine actual incidents and one …
Apr 16, 2019 /  Piracy
ITS Margottini re-joining EU NAVFOR counter-piracy mission

ITS Margottini re-joining EU NAVFOR counter-piracy mission

ITS Margottini is re-joining EU NAVFOR for its second six-month tour participating in Op Atalanta, the European Union’s first naval operation, launched in 2008 to prevent piracy at sea off the Horn of Africa and in …
Mar 11, 2019 /  Piracy
Piracy and Sea Robbery Situation in Asia in January 2019

Piracy and Sea Robbery Situation in Asia in January 2019

A total of three incidents of armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia in January 2019 Compared to January 2018, there was a 73% decrease in the number of incidents reported in January 2019 (a total of 11 …
Feb 13, 2019 /  Piracy
Seventy-Six Incidents Reported to ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre in 2018, Marking 25% Year-on-Year Decrease, and the Lowest in a Decade

Seventy-Six Incidents Reported to ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre in 2018, Marking 25% Year-on-Year Decrease, and the Lowest in a Decade

Annual Report (January to December 2018) released at the 10th Nautical Forum, ReCAAP ISC’s annual dialogue with maritime, diplomatic and shipping communities ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC) yesterday …
Jan 16, 2019 /  Piracy
Attempted piracy attack on Stena Bulk vessel west of Yemen

Attempted piracy attack on Stena Bulk vessel west of Yemen

3rd November the Stena Imperial reported a suspected pirate approach whilst on northbound passage through the Red Sea west of Yemen on her way from Far East to Rotterdam for discharge. The story in short:  Two …
Nov 6, 2018 /  Piracy
NIMASA Commences Rescue Mission for Kidnapped Crew of MV Glarus

NIMASA Commences Rescue Mission for Kidnapped Crew of MV Glarus

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has commenced search rescue operations for the abducted 12 crew members onboard MV GLARUS owned by ALLISON Shipping which was hijacked off Bonny Island in …
Sep 25, 2018 /  Piracy