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

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

Nigerian Piracy – Have We Reached a Tipping Point?

Stephen Askins – a partner at maritime and commercial solicitors, Tatham & Co, writes; There seems to be no sense that Nigeria piracy is slowing and in the past month, we have seen a step-change in tactics as the pirates have upped the ante by taking hostages from laden vessels in numbers not seen before[1]. … More Nigerian Piracy – Have We Reached a Tipping Point?

Four Killed and Three Kidnapped After Firefight on Oil Dredger Off Nigerian Coast

Dryad Global, Experts in Maritime Risk and Global Security, have reported that the Oil Dredger AMBIKA was attacked on 2nd January 2020 while operating 3 nautical miles from the mouth of RAMOS river and 9 nautical miles east of the Forcados oil terminal, Nigeria It is understood that a firefight occurred between the embarked security … More Four Killed and Three Kidnapped After Firefight on Oil Dredger Off Nigerian Coast

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

8 Reported Piracy & Robbery Attacks Over 6 Days

The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre has received 8 separate reports of piracy and robbery attacks on shipping in just 6 days, bringing the total number of reported attacks, in 2019 to 92. Seven of the attacks happened whilst the vessels were either berthed or at anchor. On 25th July, a bulk carrier berthed in Lagos, … More 8 Reported Piracy & Robbery Attacks Over 6 Days

Plot for Attacks on Oil Installations Uncovered By Nigerian Police

Police in Nigeria say they have uncovered a plot to commence massive and coordinated attacks on oil installations across the country Spokesman, Frank Mba, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, said in a statement in Abuja that the attacks would be carried out in the Niger-Delta region and adjoining states. He said the elements were claiming … More Plot for Attacks on Oil Installations Uncovered By Nigerian Police