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

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

9 Kidnapped by Pirates from MV Bonita

03.11.2019 – The J.J. Ugland Companies, bulk vessel MV Bonita was boarded by pirates very early Saturday morning (1st November 2019) off Cotonou/Benin while she was at anchor. Nine crew members were kidnapped from the vessel while she was waiting to berth to discharge her inbound cargo of gypsum. The remaining crew notified the local authorities, and … More 9 Kidnapped by Pirates from MV Bonita

Armed Security Teams Provided to Vessels at Douala Port – Cameroon

Cameroon is to supply armed security teams to vessels docking at Douala Port, in an attempt to stop the recent spate of pirate attacks on vessels at anchorage. The information notice states; “Concerning security measures for the benefit of vessels anchoring at the Base Buoy. Ship owners and shipping agents of vessels calling at Douala … More Armed Security Teams Provided to Vessels at Douala Port – Cameroon

Armed Pirates Board Anchored Ship Off Coast of Cameroon

On the 30th March 2019, in the Gulf of Guinea, armed pirates boarded an anchored ship off the coast of Cameroon. They kidnapped four members of the crew and escaped. The fact that the ship, a container-ship, The Oak, was anchored in the area shortly after a major anti-piracy exercise conducted by US forces, NATO … More Armed Pirates Board Anchored Ship Off Coast of Cameroon

Maltese Forces Take Back Control Of Hijacked Tanker

In a worrying turn of events, a group of over 100 migrants hijacked the Elhiblu 1 – a Turkish registered commercial tanker, after it rescued them off Libya’s coast and ordered the crew to head towards a non-Libyan port. The 100 migrants took over control of the ship and directed it to take them to … More Maltese Forces Take Back Control Of Hijacked Tanker

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