Hijack Of Panama-Flagged AEGEAN II 180 Nm SW Off Socotra

Experts in maritime risk and global security, Dryad Global, have reported receiving information suggesting that Somali pirates have hijacked a Panama-flagged Chemical vessel AEGEAN II. If true, this would be the first successful hijack in Somali waters since 2017. The vessel is believed to have been attacked on the evening (local time) of the 16th August … More Hijack Of Panama-Flagged AEGEAN II 180 Nm SW Off Socotra

Antipiracy War: Nigeria Secures Premier Conviction under SPOMO ACT

The Federal High Court in Port Harcourt has convicted three persons accused of involvement in the hijack of an Equatorial Guinean flagged vessel named, MV ELOBEY VI, off Equatorial Guinea’s coast on March 21. Delivering judgement, Justice Mohammed Sani summarily convicted Binaebi Johnson, Daniel Lemmar and Ghane Gordon on Counts 1 and 2 and they … More Antipiracy War: Nigeria Secures Premier Conviction under SPOMO ACT

ReCAAP Reports 6 Incidents of Piracy in Asia in July 2020

ReCAAP (The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia) issues Monthly Report; Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships In Asia – July 2020 In July 2020, six incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia. Of the six incidents, five were actual incidents and one … More ReCAAP Reports 6 Incidents of Piracy in Asia in July 2020

The MPS-ISAO, Maritime ISAC, Maritime Security Council, and NMLEA Join Forces to Advance Maritime Security Resilience

The Maritime & Port Security ISAO (MPS-ISAO), the Maritime ISAC, the Maritime Security Council (MSC), and the National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy (NMLEA) today announced a collaborative initiative, the “Maritime Security Resilience Alliance” that has unified advancing global Maritime security resilience (physical, cyber, cognitive – disinformation/misinformation) by accelerating information sharing, coordinated response and adoption of … More The MPS-ISAO, Maritime ISAC, Maritime Security Council, and NMLEA Join Forces to Advance Maritime Security Resilience

Crew Kidnapped in Furthest Offshore Act of Piracy Recorded within Gulf of Guinea.

Armed pirates have kidnapped 13 crew off the coast of Benin in West Africa on July 17. The product tanker Curacao Trader was around 244nm South Cotonou / 210nm WSW Bayelsa State Nigeria when eight pirates armed with machine guns boarded her as she was underway. The pirates held all crew members hostage, while they … More Crew Kidnapped in Furthest Offshore Act of Piracy Recorded within Gulf of Guinea.

Allianz: Shipping Losses at Record Low, But Covid-19 Impact and Political Tensions Cloud the Horizon

Safety & Shipping Review 2020: 41 large ships lost worldwide in 2019, down by more than 20% year-on-year and almost 70% over a decade. The number of shipping incidents (2,815) is up, as are claims from machinery issues. Ro-ro vessel safety is a growing concern. Consequences of coronavirus and a sustained economic downturn could threaten … More Allianz: Shipping Losses at Record Low, But Covid-19 Impact and Political Tensions Cloud the Horizon

Crew Kidnappings Surge in Seas Off West Africa, IMB Reports

Violent attacks against ships and their crews have risen in 2020, with 77 seafarers taken hostage or kidnapped for ransom since January, reveals the ICC International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest piracy report. The Gulf of Guinea off West Africa is increasingly dangerous for commercial shipping, accounting for just over 90% of maritime kidnappings worldwide. Meanwhile, … More Crew Kidnappings Surge in Seas Off West Africa, IMB Reports

Schiebel CAMCOPTER S100 to Perform Coast Guard Services for European Maritime Safety Agency in Finland

The Finnish Border Guard will operate the CAMCOPTER® S-100 for maritime surveillance purposes. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) service is offered by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and will also extend to Estonia and Sweden. The CAMCOPTER® S-100 will support the Finnish authorities in carrying out Coast Guard functions, such as search and … More Schiebel CAMCOPTER S100 to Perform Coast Guard Services for European Maritime Safety Agency in Finland