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

Multilateral Cooperation Key to Vessel Safety, Marine Resources Utilisation

The Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, says the agency has created operational conditions that have prompted a turnaround in prospects for maritime safety and successful utilisation of the country’s enormous marine resources. Dakuku stated this in Abuja last week while delivering a lecture on “Maritime Safety and Shipping … More Multilateral Cooperation Key to Vessel Safety, Marine Resources Utilisation

Swiss Massoel Shipping Hires Team To Secure Release of Kidnapped Crew

Swiss Massoel Shipping has engaged a team to secure the release of the 12 crew members kidnapped on board its cargo vessel off the Nigerian coast, the Slovenian foreign ministry said on Monday (24/9/18), confirming that a Slovenian national is among those captured. “Massoel Shipping has engaged a professionally qualified team authorised to handle the matter,” … More Swiss Massoel Shipping Hires Team To Secure Release of Kidnapped Crew

Pirates Kidnap Twelve Crew from Dutch Cargo Ship Off Nigeria

Suspected pirates kidnapped twelve crew members from a Dutch cargo ship off the coast of Nigeria on Saturday, the ship manager confirmed on Sunday. The attack occurred early Saturday morning as the vessel was nearing port of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The ship owner, ForestWave Navigation, confirmed Monday that 12 of 14 crew members on board … More Pirates Kidnap Twelve Crew from Dutch Cargo Ship Off Nigeria