10 June 2021

Download the UNODC Report – Pirates on the Delta – Razor wire has never worked…

The Gulf of Guinea region has a legacy of piracy, armed robbery and armed criminality. From politically motivated early militant groups, such as MEND, staging […]
7 June 2021

Illegal Fishing Is a Global Threat. Here’s How to Combat It…

Illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing—known as IUU fishing—is a global scourge. Carried out by malicious actors in the shadows of the world’s oceans, it can […]
7 June 2021

The surge of Maritime Smuggling in Latin America continues to grow

SAN DIEGO—U.S. Border Patrol (USBP), San Diego Sector intercepted two separate maritime smuggling events this week, just hours apart. The first incident occurred on Wednesday, […]
7 June 2021

Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency to launch 195m Deep Blue Project on 10th of June

the punch reports that The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr Bashir Jamoh, has said that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), […]
7 June 2021

In Nigeria, Illegal Fishing is Linked With Crime and Piracy

The conversation reports like most countries in West Africa, Nigeria’s coastal waters contain diverse species of fish, which contribute to the food and economic security of […]
7 June 2021

An MV has been boarded approx 200 NM south of Cotonou, Benin

ADVISORY 006/JUN/2021 1.     Category: BOARDING 2.     Time: 06 JUNE 2021 1900 UTC 3.     Description: MDAT-GOG has received a report that a merchant vessel has been approached by a small […]
4 June 2021

Suspicious approach near Benin – 10mpax onboard

ADVISORY 003/JUN/2021 1.  Category: SUSPICIOUS APPROACH 2.  Time: 04 JUNE 2021 09:40UTC  3.  Description: Master reports suspicious approach by small craft with 10 POB in position 052965N 0004436E. vessel […]
4 June 2021

MDAT-GoG Alert: Continued increase of piracy threat

ADVISORY 004/JUN/2021 1.     Category: INCREASE OF PIRACY THREAT 2.     Description: Risk of piracy is assessed to be high in Zones D (North), E & F (East) in the […]
4 June 2021

Pirates seize 4 Koreans, 1 Filipino crew off Benin

Pirates kidnapped four Koreans and one Filipino crew member from a tuna-fishing vessel close to Benin in the Gulf of Guinea earlier this week, AFP reported quoting […]
3 June 2021

Iran’s Largest Navy Ship Sinks After Fire in the Gulf of Oman

gcapitain reports Iran’s largest navy ship the Kharg sank on Wednesday after catching fire in the Gulf of Oman, but the crew were safely rescued, Iranian media […]
3 June 2021

MDAT-GoG ALERT: Increase of Piracy threat in West Africa

ADVISORY 002/JUN/2021 1.     Category: INCREASE OF PIRACY THREAT 2.     Description: MDAT-GoG is aware of a current increased threat of piracy in ZONE F. 3.     We strongly recommend that the […]
1 June 2021

Boarding upgraded to Kidnapping of 5 crew – 108nm South Cotonou

Dryad reporting indicates that the F/V IRIS S (IMO8210493) was attacked and boarded 108nm South Cotonou resulting in the kidnap of 5 crew. The vessel […]
1 June 2021

Boarding 104NM south of Cotonou, Benin

1.  Category: BOARDING 2.  Time: 31 May 2021 at 1930 UTC  3.  Description: MDAT-GOG has received a report that a vessel has been boarded in position 04°33’N – 002°23’E […]
31 May 2021


MDAT-GOG is aware of a current increased threat of piracy in the area defined by the following points:  05°00’N – 002°30’E 05°00’N – 005°00’E 02°30’N […]
31 May 2021

Red Sea security requires international cooperation to remain safe

International competition for influence in the Red Sea region has intensified over the past few years, as concerns about its security and stability have grown […]
31 May 2021

IMO Calls for Redoubled Efforts to Combat West African Piracy

The global maritime community is calling for enhanced efforts to tackle the rising menace of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea with the adoption of […]
31 May 2021

Maritime security experts partner NPA on safety

Maritime security experts under the aegis of the Support for West African Maritime Security (SWAIMS), on Thursday pledged to partner the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) […]
31 May 2021

NIMASA seeks expanded role for coastal states in maritime security

The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has appealed for greater involvement of the littoral states in the […]
31 May 2021

South Africas maritime vessels are no match for Piracy threats

The recent defence budget debate again highlighted the parlous state of the SA National Defence Force, again to no effect. Capability gaps remain unaddressed and […]
31 May 2021

Developing Maritime Security Culture in Gulf of Guinea

In an effort targeted at collective synergy to curb the alarming trend of criminality in the Gulf of Guinea, the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training […]
31 May 2021

Maritime security expected to increase in Seychelles’ waters through agreement with US

The National Assembly has approved the ratification of a bilateral agreement with the United States which supporters say will help increase surveillance capabilities in the Seychelles’ waters. Twenty-nine […]
21 May 2021

Time to take a stand! – ARX Sign up to the GoG Declaration on Suppression of Piracy

Every person deserves to be safe while carrying out their work, and to be able to return to their homes without being victims of violent […]
20 May 2021

Atlantic Princess Boarded now confirms Kidnapping – 65nm South Tema

Reporting indicates that the F/V ATLANTIC PRINCESS (IMO8124412) was boarded 65nm South of Tema resulting in the kidnap of 5 crew. The vessel is understood […]
20 May 2021

Big impacts on local ports and the maritime sector following the Israel Attacks

Dryad Reports that Tensions between Israel and Palestine have risen substantially in the past 12 days. Following the eviction of 12 Palestinian families from their homes in the Sheikh […]
20 May 2021

IMO calls for further action to address Gulf of Guinea piracy

Maritime Safety Committee resolution calls for greater collaboration to tackle escalating attacks in Gulf of Guinea. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has called for increased […]
20 May 2021

Greek-flagged Astro Perseus attempted boarding

The Greek-flagged tanker Astro Perseus was at sea about 3.1 nautical miles northwest of Pulau Nongsa in East Indonesia’s Batam when a suspicious small vessel […]
20 May 2021

MDAT Report Vessel Boarding in Tema Ghana

ADVISORY 001/MAY/2021 1. Category: BOARDING 2. Time: 19TH May 2021 at 1830 UTC. 3. Description: MDAT-GOG received a report of a vessel being boarded in […]
17 May 2021

ARX sponsors leading Maritime Security event #Marsec21

https://www.petrospot.com/events/marsec21 Building on the success of MarSec20+ conference, which offered intelligent debate, lively Q&A sessions and a ream of networking opportunities to over 600 delegates, […]
17 May 2021

Crompton Group Acquire Specialist Research Manufacturing Company Constant Systems

Constant Systems founded in 1989 operates in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Research sector manufacturing high pressure cell disruption equipment used in the development of lifesaving […]
17 May 2021

The Launch of Nigeria’s comprehensive maritime security strategy

Events have increased in tempo on a positive note ahead of the launch of Nigeria’s comprehensive maritime security strategy, writes Vincent Obia The assets acquisition […]
17 May 2021

Crisis in Mozambique is Grabbing the World’s Attention

As the insurgency in northern Mozambique continues to escalate, not only is the humanitarian crisis deepening, but the instability’s ripple effects are being felt far […]
17 May 2021

Could terrorists cause the next ‘Ever Given’ crisis?

Exploring how piracy or Iranian naval strategy could be adapted by terrorists to strike chokepoints, Israel and other stakeholders can get ahead of this threat. […]
17 May 2021

Japanese talks Maritime Security With Vietnam

On Tuesday, during a phone conversation with Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Japan’s Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide said that his government “strongly opposes” China’s growing […]
17 May 2021

Two Israeli Ports Closed After Rocket Attacks

The renewed conflict between the Israeli military and Palestinian militants has spilled over into the maritime sector. The Israeli ports of Ashdod and Ashkelon have […]
3 May 2021

Law strengthening power of China’s maritime authorities may escalate tensions in Indo-Pacific region

China has passed a new legislation to strengthen the power of its maritime safety authorities sparking fears that tensions between Beijing and other Asian countries, […]
3 May 2021

Blue Economy and maritime security deeply intertwined and mutually dependent on each other

New Delhi: Adm G Ashok Kumar, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC, Vice Chief of the Naval Staff, Indian Navy today said that the Indian Navy’s (IN) […]
3 May 2021

Maritime Security Agency arrests 28 foreign fishermen in offshore operation

KARACHI (Dunya News) – In an operation in the high seas, the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency has arrested 28 foreign fishermen for illegal fishing. A […]
3 May 2021

Global Leadership needed to Improve Maritime Security in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov

In the spring of 2021, Russia conducted a sizeable military buildup along its border with Ukraine and in occupied Crimea. Most of these deployments were […]
27 April 2021

Vietnam building up its maritime militia in the South China sea

Vietnam is building up its maritime militia in the South China Sea in an apparent challenge to Chinese efforts to dominate the disputed waterway, according to a […]
27 April 2021

Total suspends Mozambique gas project over terror attacks

French energy giant Total announced Monday that it is suspending its $20 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique following recent militant attacks in […]
27 April 2021

Crewmember Attacked During Armed Robbery in Singapore Strait

The ReCAAP piracy reporting center has issued a new warning about the risk of boardings and armed robberies in the eastbound lane of the Singapore Strait traffic […]
27 April 2021

Cabo Delgado insurgents pose an increasing maritime risk

The recent attacks on the coastal town of Palma, Cabo Delgado, over the past few weeks by Islamic State affiliated Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jamamah (ASWJ), prove […]
27 April 2021

3 dead in attack on Pelagos Navigation tanker Wisdom

An Iranian fuel tanker had been attacked near Syria, resulting in a deadly fire that had killed at least 3 people. The incident happened on […]
26 April 2021

Late Reporting of an Attack – 270nm S Lagos

Reporting indicates that around 0221hrs UTC, a vessel came under attack approximately 270nm South of Lagos.  The vessel is reportedly currently under escort and vessel […]
23 April 2021

Containership CONTSHIP NEW – Attacked and Boarded 185nm SSW Bayelsa State

Reporting indicates that around 1030hrs UTC, the Containership CONTSHIP NEW was under  attack. Crew members were reported mustered in the citadel. This incident is ongoing. […]
22 April 2021

India finally gets a Maritime Security Coordinator in place

General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of Defence Staff, announced that the country will establish an apex federal body designated the National Maritime Commission (NMC) by […]
22 April 2021

NIMASA seeks collaboration on maritime security

The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr Bashir Jamoh, has stressed the need for the involvement of judges, lawyers, and other […]
21 April 2021

Joining the European party the Italian Navy joins the Gulf of Guinea Piracy Campaign

Reports say the Italian Navy is the latest European force to join Ghana’s anti-piracy campaign in the Gulf of Guinea. Crew from the Carlo Bergamini-class […]
21 April 2021

COSCO Rosa – Approached by Skiff 190NM of Lagos

Praesidium Report that On April 20th, around 1825UTC, some 190NM South of Lagos, the Liberia-flagged container vessel ROSA (IMO: 9484534) was approached by one single […]
20 April 2021

Insecurity affects the lives of everyone in the Niger Delta!

Nigeria has an urgent insecurity problem. News from the country often emphasizes insecurity related to Islamic insurgents in Northern Nigeria, organized armed banditry involving Fulani herdsmen, farmer-herder conflicts, kidnapping and armed robbery. […]
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