Nigerian Navy Rescues 18 Crew Members Onboard Chinese Vessel, Arrests 10

The Nigerian Navy (NN) has rescued 18 crew members onboard a Chinese vessel, MV HAILUFANG II, from pirates’ attack. The Commander Nigeria Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT, Commodore Ibrahim Shettima, disclosed this in a statement in Lagos, 19.5.2020 Commodore Shettima said the crew members comprising Chinese, Ghanaians and Ivoirians were rescued on Thursday 14.5.2020. The crew … More Nigerian Navy Rescues 18 Crew Members Onboard Chinese Vessel, Arrests 10

Maritime Crime Control Officers To Benefit From New Capacity Development Project

The Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Center (KAIPTC) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and funding from the Government of Japan, is commencing a new one-year project to develop the technical capacity of maritime crime control officials in Cote d’Ivoire, Benin, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Togo. The new project … More Maritime Crime Control Officers To Benefit From New Capacity Development Project

Search Called Off For Man-Overboard Near Fos-Sur-Mer

The Préfecture Maritime de Méditerranée confirmed that a 55-year-old Latvian sailor from the crew of the chemical tanker “Elandra Baltic” fell into the water about 3 nautical miles from the cap Couronne on Monday, April 13, 2020, around 6.30am. He was fixing a ladder along the hull of the ship in order to allow the … More Search Called Off For Man-Overboard Near Fos-Sur-Mer

Piracy and Armed Robbery a Threat to Ships’ Crews, Warns IMB

Seafarers face continuing threats from pirates and armed robbers on the world’s seas say the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB), reporting 47 attacks in the first three months of 2020, up from 38 in the same period last year. Pirates boarded 37 ships in the first quarter of 2020. The Gulf of Guinea remains the … More Piracy and Armed Robbery a Threat to Ships’ Crews, Warns IMB

Lindblad Expeditions Becomes The First Self-Disinfecting Fleet In The Cruise Industry

IMPLEMENTS GREEN CLEANING AND SANITIZING SYSTEM FLEETWIDE  Lindblad Expeditions, a global leader in responsible tourism, has become the first self-disinfecting fleet in the cruise industry.  In keeping with their legacy of sustainability and protecting the places they explore, they have announced that they are now implementing Premium Purity fleetwide, a unique cleaning system which creates … More Lindblad Expeditions Becomes The First Self-Disinfecting Fleet In The Cruise Industry

Close Cooperation Between Republic of Singapore Navy and Indonesian Navy Led to Successful Disruption of Sea Robbery in the Singapore Strait

Through close collaboration between Singaporean and Indonesian authorities, the Indonesian Navy (TNI AL) apprehended three perpetrators who had boarded a Liberian-flagged bulk carrier Sam Jaguar in the Singapore Strait early this morning, in the waters east of Pulau Karimun Kecil, Indonesia. The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)’s Maritime Security Task Force (MSTF) and Information Fusion … More Close Cooperation Between Republic of Singapore Navy and Indonesian Navy Led to Successful Disruption of Sea Robbery in the Singapore Strait

The United States and Gabon Assume the Co-Secretariat of the Friends of Gulf of Guinea

The United States of America and the Republic of Gabon have assumed the co-secretariat of Friends of Gulf of Guinea, an international group that fights piracy in the region. In a press statement issued on March, 4th, Morgan Ortagus – Department spokesperson for US Department of State, announced; “The Department of State is pleased to … More The United States and Gabon Assume the Co-Secretariat of the Friends of Gulf of Guinea