Unprecedented Number of Crew Kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea Despite a Drop in Overall Global Numbers

Despite overall piracy incidents declining in 2019, there was an alarming increase in crew kidnappings across the Gulf of Guinea, according to the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) annual piracy report. In 2019, IMB’s Piracy Reporting Centre received 162 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships worldwide, in comparison to 201 … More Unprecedented Number of Crew Kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea Despite a Drop in Overall Global Numbers

Armed Criminals Board Anchored Carriers

Armed Persons Boarded An Anchored Bulk Carrier In Brazil 31.05.2019 Six persons armed with knives boarded an anchored bulk carrier via the anchor chain in Macapa Anchorage, Brazil. Duty AB seaman on routine rounds spotted the persons and immediately informed the Master, who raised the alarm. PA announcement made, whistle blown, and all crew mustered. … More Armed Criminals Board Anchored Carriers