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 Are Kidnapping More Seafarers Off West Africa, IMB Reports

ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) figures show a rise in piracy and armed robbery on the world’s seas in the first nine months of 2020, with a 40% increase in the number of kidnappings reported in the Gulf of Guinea, compared with the same period in 2019. Pirates armed with guns and knives are abducting … More Pirates Are Kidnapping More Seafarers Off West Africa, IMB Reports

Pirates Kidnap Crew of Reefer En-Route to Lagos

September 8 – 0630 UTC a merchant ship was attacked and boarded some 30 nm south of Lagos, Nigeria. Tracking has confirmed that the vessel attacked was the Liberian flagged Dutch reefer Water Phoenix IMO:9045168 AIS tracking indicates that the vessel was on route to Lagos at 14kts when it suddenly stopped, after performing evasive … More Pirates Kidnap Crew of Reefer En-Route to Lagos

Antipiracy War: Nigeria Secures Premier Conviction under SPOMO ACT

The Federal High Court in Port Harcourt has convicted three persons accused of involvement in the hijack of an Equatorial Guinean flagged vessel named, MV ELOBEY VI, off Equatorial Guinea’s coast on March 21. Delivering judgement, Justice Mohammed Sani summarily convicted Binaebi Johnson, Daniel Lemmar and Ghane Gordon on Counts 1 and 2 and they … More Antipiracy War: Nigeria Secures Premier Conviction under SPOMO ACT

Crew Kidnapped in Furthest Offshore Act of Piracy Recorded within Gulf of Guinea.

Armed pirates have kidnapped 13 crew off the coast of Benin in West Africa on July 17. The product tanker Curacao Trader was around 244nm South Cotonou / 210nm WSW Bayelsa State Nigeria when eight pirates armed with machine guns boarded her as she was underway. The pirates held all crew members hostage, while they … More Crew Kidnapped in Furthest Offshore Act of Piracy Recorded within Gulf of Guinea.

ReCAAP Issue Warning of Kidnap in Sabah, Malaysia

The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) has issued a further warning of the risk of kidnap in Sabah, Malaysia, following on from their earlier warning on 22 May of 5 armed pirates in the area. On 2nd July ReCAAP received information from the Philippine Coast Guard … More ReCAAP Issue Warning of Kidnap in Sabah, Malaysia