9 Kidnapped by Pirates from MV Bonita

03.11.2019 – The J.J. Ugland Companies, bulk vessel MV Bonita was boarded by pirates very early Saturday morning (1st November 2019) off Cotonou/Benin while she was at anchor. Nine crew members were kidnapped from the vessel while she was waiting to berth to discharge her inbound cargo of gypsum. The remaining crew notified the local authorities, and … More 9 Kidnapped by Pirates from MV Bonita

Passenger Dies After Going Overboard from Costa Pacifica

A passenger has been confirmed dead, after going overboard the Costa Cruises liner, the Costa Pacifica in the Gulf of Cadiz.   NATO Allied Maritime confirmed in a release that NATO Maritime Forces assisted with the search and rescue for a person reported missing from an Italian cruise ship sailing off the coast of Spain. NATO … More Passenger Dies After Going Overboard from Costa Pacifica

Crew Member Dies In Croatia, After Going Overboard

A Royal Caribbean crew member has died after going overboard the cruise ship, Rhapsody of the Seas. The crew member, identified as a 35-year-old Indian citizen, Mansley Pereira was reported overboard whilst the Rhapsody of the Seas was docked in the Croatian cruise port of Dubrovnik, Croatia. A spokesman for the Ministry of Maritime Affairs … More Crew Member Dies In Croatia, After Going Overboard

Gulf of Guinea Countries Losing $2Billion Annually to Pirates

According to a report over the weekend in Nigeria’s leading daily newspaper This Day, the Chief of the Nigerian Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas, has revealed that Nigeria and other countries in the Gulf of Guinea are currently losing a sum of $2 billion to pirate attacks annually.  Speaking at the Annual General … More Gulf of Guinea Countries Losing $2Billion Annually to Pirates

Armed Piracy Attack off Coast of Malaysia

The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) have issued a warning for mariners operating in the region of Sabah, Malaysia to exercise extreme caution after 3 crew members were abducted by masked and heavily armed men. On 23rd September, at about 1200 hours (local time) seven masked-men … More Armed Piracy Attack off Coast of Malaysia

Armed Security Teams Provided to Vessels at Douala Port – Cameroon

Cameroon is to supply armed security teams to vessels docking at Douala Port, in an attempt to stop the recent spate of pirate attacks on vessels at anchorage. The information notice states; “Concerning security measures for the benefit of vessels anchoring at the Base Buoy. Ship owners and shipping agents of vessels calling at Douala … More Armed Security Teams Provided to Vessels at Douala Port – Cameroon

U.S. Coast Guard Commissions The Service’s Two Newest National Security Cutters in Honolulu

The U.S Coast Guard’s two newest national security cutters have been commissioned  during a ceremony presided over by Adm. Karl Schultz, the Coast Guard’s commandant.  The Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) and the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) were ‘brought to life’ during the rare dual-commissioning ceremony at Base Honolulu where the two … More U.S. Coast Guard Commissions The Service’s Two Newest National Security Cutters in Honolulu

Update on Russian Seamen from the Marmalaita Cargo Vessel Attacked by Pirates off the Shores of Cameroon

The Foreign Ministry Spokesperson from The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Maria Zakharova gave an update on the Russian seamen who are held hostage by Pirates. Speaking at the Mashuk North Caucasus Youth Forum, Pyatigorsk on August 22, 2019, she said;  The Foreign Ministry continues to closely monitor the situation with the … More Update on Russian Seamen from the Marmalaita Cargo Vessel Attacked by Pirates off the Shores of Cameroon

Sun Princess Cruise Man-Overboard Confirmed as “Intentional”

It was confirmed today, that CCTV footage shows that a 41-year-old Taiwanese woman who died after falling overboard from the cruise ship ‘Sun Princess’, intentionally went overboard, by climbing over the railing.  A spokesperson from Princess Cruises, confirmed to MaritimeSafetyandSecurity, that; “On August 9, at approximately 06:00 a.m. local time off the southern coast of … More Sun Princess Cruise Man-Overboard Confirmed as “Intentional”