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Somali Pirates Hijack Panama-flagged Tanker

A merchant ship has reportedly been hijacked off the northeast coast of Somalia, marking the first successful hijacking by Somali pirates since 2017. Caption: Chemical/Oil Products Tanker Aegean II ( ex Crystal Amethist) - Image courtesy of Aart van …
Aug 21, 2020 / Piracy

Nigeria convicts first pirates under new maritime law

A Nigerian court made the first convictions under a new anti-piracy law, giving hope to the world’s shipping fleets that legal reforms will help stem rising attacks in the Gulf of Guinea.The three men fined by the court in Port Harcourt, Nigeria’s …
Aug 18, 2020 / Piracy

Pirates Attack Another Offshore Vessel in Mexico

An offshore supply vessel was reportedly attacked offshore Mexico on Friday, July 24, in an incident that was described as a "violent armed boarding and robbery of personal belongings." Caption: Offshore Tug/Supply Ship Natalie - Image courtesy of …
Jul 28, 2020 / Piracy

Armed pirates kidnap crew members from BW Offshore’s FPSO Sendje Berge

On 2 July 2020, at approximately 4:20 am local time, BW Offshore’s FPSO Sendje Berge was subject to an attack by pirates offshore Nigeria in which nine Nigerian nationals were kidnapped.The incident onboard the FPSO has ended and none of those …
Jul 3, 2020 / Piracy

Mexico: Armed Robbers Board Offshore Vessel Maersk Transporter, Steal Goods

A Maersk Supply Service's offshore vessel was a target of an armed robbery in Mexico last weekend. Caption: Offshore Tug/Supply Ship Maersk Transporter - Image courtesy of Hannes van Rijn Maersk Supply Service confirmed for Offshore Engineer that …
Apr 15, 2020 / Curious

Italian offshore ship Remas boarded by armed pirates in Mexico waters (Video)

Offshore supply ship REMAS was attacked and boarded by armed pirates on Apr 9 at around 2230 LT in Gulf of Mexico, some 70 nm N of Puerto Dos Bocas, Mexico.Pirates fired several shots and took several crew members, including officers, as hostages. …
Apr 15, 2020 / Piracy

Piracy and armed robbery a threat to ships’ crews, warns IMB

Seafarers face continuing threats from pirates and armed robbers on the world’s seas, says the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB), reporting 47 attacks in the first three months of 2020, up from 38 in the same period last year. Pirates boarded …
Apr 14, 2020 / Piracy

Italian ship attacked by pirates in Mexico, two crew hurt

Pirates attacked an Italy-flagged offshore supply vessel in the southern Gulf of Mexico, injuring two crew members, the Mexican Navy said on Tuesday, in the latest outbreak of robbery and piracy to hit oil platforms and infrastructure in the area. …
Nov 13, 2019 / Piracy

Ugland’s bulk carrier Bonita boarded by pirates off Cotonou; 9 crewmembers kidnaped

Ugland bulk vessel MV Bonita was boarded by pirates very early Saturday morning off Cotonou/Benin while she was at anchor.Nine crew members were taken off the vessel while she was waiting for berth to discharge inbound cargo, gypsum.The remaining …
Nov 4, 2019 / Piracy

Bulk Carrier CK Bluebell attacked by pirates near Singapore Strait

A South Korean freighter was attacked by pirates near the Singapore Strait on Monday (July 22), reported Yonhap news agency, quoting government officials in Busan.Caption: Bulk carrier CK Bluebell - Image courtesy of Ed CookeThe pirates armed with …
Jul 22, 2019 / Piracy