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
Tanker with 19 Crew Missing in Piracy-Plagued West African Waters

Tanker with 19 Crew Missing in Piracy-Plagued West African Waters

A tanker vessel with 19 crew members on board, most of them Georgians, has gone missing in pirate-plagued waters off Gabon in West Africa and no word has been heard from it for a week, the ship's managers and the crew …
Aug 23, 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
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