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

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

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 Kidnap 6 Crew Off Nigerian Coast

Dryad Global, experts in maritime risk and global security, reports that a fishing vessel was attacked on the 24/06/2020 and crew kidnapped. The fishing vessel, the PANOFI FRONTIER, was attacked by several gunmen who approached the vessel by speed boat 61nm South of Cotonou Port. Following a successful boarding, the individuals left the vessel with 6 crew … More Pirates Kidnap 6 Crew Off Nigerian Coast