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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
Rising piracy on Indian Ocean spells high insurance charges

Rising piracy on Indian Ocean spells high insurance charges

Cases of piracy in the Indian Ocean off Somalia coast increased in 2017, raising fears that sustained attacks could raise insurance and freight costs for Kenya importers. Nine piracy attacks were recorded off Somalia in …
Jan 24, 2018 /  Piracy
Oil products tanker Barrett goes missing off West Africa

Oil products tanker Barrett goes missing off West Africa

Tanker owner Union Maritime, released a statement in which it informs that its vessel, MT Barrett, a tanker which was at anchor off Benin, West Africa has not been heard from since late on Tuesday 9th January. The …
Jan 15, 2018 /  Piracy
EU NAVFOR’s Italian ship Virginio Fasan chases and captures suspected pirates

EU NAVFOR’s Italian ship Virginio Fasan chases and captures suspected pirates

EU NAVFOR Somalia’s Flagship, the Italian vessel ITS Virginio Fasan, has apprehended six suspected pirates and seized their vessels. Six crew of a motor whaler, acting as a mother ship, and a skiff have been …
Nov 20, 2017 /  Piracy
Spotted: EU NAVFOR Countering Piracy off the coast of Somalia

Spotted: EU NAVFOR Countering Piracy off the coast of Somalia

As the beginning of November comes, the European Union Naval Force continues to repress piracy off the coast of Somalia. The Italian, Spanish and Dutch warships have been present, throughout the area of operations, …
Nov 2, 2017 /  Piracy
Pirates attack containership Demeter off Nigeria; Six crew members including ship’s captain kidnapped

Pirates attack containership Demeter off Nigeria; Six crew members including ship’s captain kidnapped

Six crew members from a German-owned container ship, including the captain, have been kidnapped off the coast of southern Nigeria, maritime security analysts said. The Sea Guardian consultancy said the container ship …
Oct 24, 2017 /  Piracy
Serbian Marines Protect World Food Programme Merchant Vessel Esbjerg

Serbian Marines Protect World Food Programme Merchant Vessel Esbjerg

During September EU NAVFOR’s Serbian Marines have been embarked on the World Food Programme (WFP) MV Esbjerg, to protect it from pirate attack as it sails along the Somali coast. This highly capable team is …
Sep 27, 2017 /  Piracy