Boskalis vessel Blue Marlin hijacked offshore West Africa

Boskalis vessel Blue Marlin hijacked offshore West Africa

The Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) heavy transport vessel Blue Marlin was hijacked on Sunday approximately 80 nautical miles offshore Equatorial Guinea. Through the professional response of the crew and the …
May 7, 2019 /  Piracy
ReCAAP Piracy and Sea Robbery Situation in Asia in 1st Quarter 2019

ReCAAP Piracy and Sea Robbery Situation in Asia in 1st Quarter 2019

Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia 1st Quarter Report January to March 2019 Overall Situation §  A total of 10 incidents of armed robbery against ships (comprising nine actual incidents and one …
Apr 16, 2019 /  Piracy
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
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