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
ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre and World Maritime University Strengthen Cooperation in Fight against Piracy and Sea Robbery

ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre and World Maritime University Strengthen Cooperation in Fight against Piracy and Sea Robbery

ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC) and World Maritime University (WMU) Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen the cooperation between the two organisations in the shared interest in …
Jul 5, 2018 /  Piracy
Bahri Confirms Its Oil Tanker Was Targeted In International Waters

Bahri Confirms Its Oil Tanker Was Targeted In International Waters

Bahri, the national shipping carrier of Saudi Arabia, confirms that the oil tanker ‘Abqaiq’ was targeted on 03 April 2018 at 09:16 UTC in international waters south-west of the port of Al Hudaydah in …
Apr 11, 2018 /  Piracy
Three Korean sailors taken by pirates near Ghana

Three Korean sailors taken by pirates near Ghana

Three Korean sailors are presumed to have been kidnapped in seas off Ghana, Seoul’s Foreign Ministry said Saturday, with a Korean anti-piracy warship being dispatched to the area. According to the ministry, a …
Apr 3, 2018 /  Piracy
EU NAVFOR confirms MT Leopard Sun attacked 160 nautical miles off the central coast of Somalia

EU NAVFOR confirms MT Leopard Sun attacked 160 nautical miles off the central coast of Somalia

On 23rd February at 0030 local time, the Motor Tanker Leopard Sun was attacked by two skiffs 160 nautical miles off the coast of Somalia. Singapore-flagged 50,000 metric tonne chemical tanker was en route from Sohar, …
Feb 28, 2018 /  Piracy
IMO supports maritime security in west and central Africa

IMO supports maritime security in west and central Africa

Efforts to prevent piracy, armed robbery against ships and illicit maritime activity in west and central Africa are being boosted by an extended IMO mission to Yaoundé, Cameroon (18 January – 2 February). An …
Jan 31, 2018 /  Piracy