The European Union is Supporting Maritime Safety Training in the Gulf of Guinea, from 2021 to 2024

The Gulf of Guinea is threatened by various illegal activities, which endanger maritime activities in this region and have adverse effects on the economy, subsistence, and international trade. For several decades, the maritime area of ​​the Gulf of Guinea, which includes the States of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), has been threatened … More The European Union is Supporting Maritime Safety Training in the Gulf of Guinea, from 2021 to 2024

Crew Kidnappings Surge in Seas Off West Africa, IMB Reports

Violent attacks against ships and their crews have risen in 2020, with 77 seafarers taken hostage or kidnapped for ransom since January, reveals the ICC International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest piracy report. The Gulf of Guinea off West Africa is increasingly dangerous for commercial shipping, accounting for just over 90% of maritime kidnappings worldwide. Meanwhile, … More Crew Kidnappings Surge in Seas Off West Africa, IMB Reports

Boskalis Vessel Blue Marlin Hijacked Offshore West Africa

The Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) heavy transport vessel Blue Marlin was hijacked on Sunday (5.5.19) approximately 80 nautical miles offshore Equatorial Guinea. Through the professional response of the crew and the coordinated support from the navy of Equatorial Guinea and Spain, the violent hijacking has been ended and the crew was safely freed. Peter … More Boskalis Vessel Blue Marlin Hijacked Offshore West Africa