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

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

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

Tanker Attacked in the Gulf of Guinea – All Indian Crew Kidnapped

On December 15,  the chemical product tanker MT DUKE was attacked by pirates, South East of Lomé Togo in the Gulf of Guinea, kidnapping all of the Indian crew.  The Marshal Island’s flag vessel managed by V.Ships Ship Management (India) Pvt Ltd.,  reported that contact was lost with the vessel between 0700 hrs-0800 hrs local … More Tanker Attacked in the Gulf of Guinea – All Indian Crew Kidnapped

Gulf of Guinea Piracy Continues to Threaten Seafarers – Industry Wants Action Now

Members of the shipping community, Flag States and Agencies from Gulf of Guinea gathered at the Headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for a day-long symposium on Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea. The event, co-sponsored by BIMCO, IMCA, ICS, ITF and OCIMF, featured speakers from regional maritime agencies as well as shipping … More Gulf of Guinea Piracy Continues to Threaten Seafarers – Industry Wants Action Now