Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2020

Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents, Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB), Captain Andrew Moll, makes a statement at the start of this year’s Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week. “23rd to 29th October, is carbon monoxide awareness week 2020. MAIB recently published a safety bulletin about the tragic deaths of two sailors on board Diversion due to carbon monoxide poisoning. … More Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2020

Gulf of Guinea – Another Kidnapping by Pirates

Experts in maritime risk and global security, Dryad Global have reported another kidnapping in the Gulf of Guinea. At 0400 UTC, on 16th November 2020 the Ghanaian flagged general cargo vessel, AM DELTA, was boarded by 6/7 pirates. The pirates are believed to have damaged the onboard communications and navigation equipment and kidnapped five of … More Gulf of Guinea – Another Kidnapping by Pirates

The European Union is Supporting Maritime Safety Training in the Gulf of Guinea, from 2021 to 2024

The Gulf of Guinea is threatened by various illegal activities, which endanger maritime activities in this region and have adverse effects on the economy, subsistence, and international trade. For several decades, the maritime area of ​​the Gulf of Guinea, which includes the States of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), has been threatened … More The European Union is Supporting Maritime Safety Training in the Gulf of Guinea, from 2021 to 2024

5th Reported Incident Within The Gulf of Guinea Within 6 Days

Following a spate of piracy attacks in the Gulf of Guinea, experts in maritime risk and global security, Dryad Global suggest that all vessels operating within the water south of Cotonou and those of the Southern Niger Delta should operate at the highest levels of vigilance and deploy full hardening / mitigation measures where possible. … More 5th Reported Incident Within The Gulf of Guinea Within 6 Days

ReCAAP Warning After 3 Incidents In Singapore Strait

ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre issues an Incident Alert against ships in the eastbound lane of the Singapore Strait.  During 8 – 9 November 20, three incidents of armed robbery against ships occurred on board ships while underway in the eastbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) in the Singapore Strait. The incidents occurred within … More ReCAAP Warning After 3 Incidents In Singapore Strait

International Counter Piracy Operation Blows Through the Gulf of Aden

With the monsoon season – which makes sea conditions favourable for smaller shipping vessels – over, a large multinational counter piracy operation has been conducted by the Combined Maritime Forces in the Gulf of Aden. The operation, named Operation Shamal after the strong winds that blow from the north bringing sandstorms to the region, was … More International Counter Piracy Operation Blows Through the Gulf of Aden

Sierra Leone Commissions Four Inshore Patrol Craft For The Navy, Boosting Capability To Act Against Crime at Sea

His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has commissioned four inshore patrol craft at the White Man’s Bay Navy Headquarters in Freetown. Commander of the Maritime Wing, Captain Navy Philip Juana, told the ceremony that the role of the Navy was to protect the territorial waters and its ecosystem, adding that the task was difficult … More Sierra Leone Commissions Four Inshore Patrol Craft For The Navy, Boosting Capability To Act Against Crime at Sea

Two Piracy Attacks in 24hrs Within The Wider Gulf of Guinea

Two separate incidents were reported by experts in maritime risk and global security, Dryad Global on 17th October, 2020 Reporting indicates that the LNG tanker METHANE PRINCESS (IMO9253715) was boarded whilst at anchor off Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. The vessel was attacked shortly after breaking off loading operations. The alarm was sounded and all on deck … More Two Piracy Attacks in 24hrs Within The Wider Gulf of Guinea

Pirates Are Kidnapping More Seafarers Off West Africa, IMB Reports

ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) figures show a rise in piracy and armed robbery on the world’s seas in the first nine months of 2020, with a 40% increase in the number of kidnappings reported in the Gulf of Guinea, compared with the same period in 2019. Pirates armed with guns and knives are abducting … More Pirates Are Kidnapping More Seafarers Off West Africa, IMB Reports