Maritime news

Monitor breaking maritime news and insights for profitable, efficient and safe shipping.

Tagged in pirates

Somali Pirates Hijack Panama-flagged Tanker

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 …
Aug 21, 2020 / Piracy
Nigeria convicts first pirates under new maritime law

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 …
Aug 18, 2020 / Piracy
Pirates Attack Another Offshore Vessel in Mexico

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 …
Jul 28, 2020 / Piracy
Armed pirates kidnap crew members from BW Offshore’s FPSO Sendje Berge

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 …
Jul 3, 2020 / Piracy
Mexico: Armed Robbers Board Offshore Vessel Maersk Transporter, Steal Goods

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 …
Apr 15, 2020 / Curious
Italian offshore ship Remas boarded by armed pirates in Mexico waters (Video)

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 …
Apr 15, 2020 / Piracy
Piracy and armed robbery a threat to ships’ crews, warns IMB

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 …
Apr 14, 2020 / Piracy
Italian ship attacked by pirates in Mexico, two crew hurt

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 …
Nov 13, 2019 / Piracy
Ugland’s bulk carrier Bonita boarded by pirates off Cotonou; 9 crewmembers kidnaped

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 …
Nov 4, 2019 / Piracy
Bulk Carrier CK Bluebell attacked by pirates near Singapore Strait

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, …
Jul 22, 2019 / Piracy