14 April 2021

Confirmed attacks of RAY SHIPPING owned HYPERION RAY near Fujairah

Unconfirmed media reporting has indicated that the MV HYPERION RAY (IMO9690559), has been involved in an incident off the coast of Fujairah.  The original source […]
12 April 2021

Yemen’s Houthi rebels claim attacks on Saudi oil facilities

The Yemeni group claimed to have targeted Aramco’s refineries in the coastal cities of Jeddah and Jubail but Saudi Arabia has yet to confirm. Yemen’s […]
12 April 2021

Armed Robberies on the rise against vessels in the Singapore Straits

The incidents of armed robbery against ships continued to occur to ships while underway in the Singapore Strait. During 8 – 11 Apr 21, three […]
12 April 2021

The Mozambique Channel is becoming the next Maritime High-Risk Area

The waters off Mozambique are becoming a major new security hotspot in the Indian Ocean. An Islamist insurrection in northern Mozambique that the government seems […]
9 April 2021

Maritime Border Dispute Emerges Between Lebanon & Syria

BEIRUT: The Syrian government signed a 4-year contract with a Russian company for oil and gas exploration in the Mediterranean Sea that could spark a […]
9 April 2021

Nigeria, Cameroon, Benin, and Equatorial Guinea sign MoU to check crime in Gulf of Guinea

As part of efforts to stem insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria has agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with three other […]
9 April 2021

Nigerian, Spanish Navies Collaborate On Capacity Improvement In Gulf Of Guinea

Four Nigerian Navy Ships are to collaborate with the Spanish Navy War Ship (SNS) Furor, to conduct a two-day sea exercise to develop capacity toward […]
9 April 2021

Five drug seizures in one week for Combined Maritime Forces in the Arabian Sea

French Marine Nationale ships have recorded five seizures of illicit drugs in just six days whilst participating in a counter-narcotics focused operation under the command […]
8 April 2021

Reports of explosion on Iran Shipping Line MV Saviz

Dryad Reporting indicates that the Iran-flagged cargo vessel MV ‘SAVIZ‘ has suffered an explosion whilst operating in the Lower Red Sea in position 15°09N 041°01E . The Iranian flagged SAVIZ […]
6 April 2021

The Swedish club casebook – Crew boarded and confronted by Pirates

In its recently issued Casebook containing safety lessons learned from maritime incidents, the Swedish Club describes a piracy attack on a tanker while waiting to […]
6 April 2021

Watch & Discuss: Can another Suez Canal blockage be avoided?

https://www.aljazeera.com/program/inside-story/2021/3/29/can-another-suez-canal-blockage-be-avoided Salvage crews refloat container vessel stuck on major shipping route. A major disruption to global trade is closer to being resolved. Salvage crews set […]
6 April 2021

There’s no vaccine against poor mental health…

There’s no vaccine against poor mental health, writes Johan Smith from Sailors’ Society. As so many have said, we live in unprecedented times. First, we […]
6 April 2021

Oil and Gas QUARTERLY INCIDENT SUMMARY by Inverroy

Executive Summary 31 incidents took place in 24 different countries within the Energy sector, involving 64 fatalities and 211injuries. Fire and explosion were the biggest […]
6 April 2021

17 Fishermen Lost After Bulk Carrier Collision

Divers were scouring the waters of the Java Sea on Sunday for 17 fishermen reported missing after their boat capsized following a crash involving a […]
30 March 2021

Modern Day Dunkirk – Northern Mozambique: Volunteer ships help to evacuate 1,000 after insurgent attack

Many South Africans, some contractors working on the construction of the French Total energy company’s Afungi liquid natural gas processing plant, were caught up in […]
29 March 2021

Cross-border OIl smuggling across Nigeria-Cameroon borders cost 1.5 USD Billion

Security forces tasked with tackling oil smuggling are benefiting from the illicit business they are mandated to curb. Nigeria ranks first on the list of countries worldwide […]
29 March 2021

Israeli flagged MSC LORI hit with explosive device…

Hebrew-language broadcaster Channel 12 has  reported that an Israeli vessel was reportedly damaged in an Iranian missile attack while sailing through the Arabian sea towards […]
29 March 2021

Nigeria maritime workers quickly drifting into anarchy…

he Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) have lamented that the security architecture of the country has broken down and that the country is drifting […]
29 March 2021

France offers Nigerian Navy support to secure Gulf of Guinea

The French government on Wednesday expressed willingness to offer the Nigerian Navy its full cooperation, to tackle piracy and other forms of insecurity in the Gulf of […]
29 March 2021

LNG workers killed in Ambush, left for dead, in Mozambique attack

British ex-cop ‘grabs AK-47 and kills two Islamists’ to escape five-day assault on Mozambique gas city: Another Briton is killed and others missing as jihadis […]
29 March 2021

The Ever big problem… WATCH the Ever Given finally Floated free

The Ever Given container ship has been successfully refloated after being stranded in the Suez Canal for almost a week,authorities say, following an around-the-clock international effort to […]
23 March 2021

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION.. Amend the Maritime Labour Convention to make wellness training for seafarers mandatory

SIGN THE PETITION HERE…. The world’s 1.6 million seafarers transport 90 per cent of the goods we rely upon on a daily basis. They can […]
23 March 2021

Philippine Coast Guard recovery of the last crew abducted crew of SSK

According to the Philippine Coast Guard (ReCAAP Focal Point), the Joint Operating Elements of the 2nd Marine Brigade of the Armed Forces of the Philippines […]
23 March 2021

A big question… Why pirates attack ships

Brookings Writes In early 1991 a few miles off of the coast of Somalia—just as Mohamed Siad Barre’s dictatorship was collapsing—the merchant vessel Naviluck was attacked […]
22 March 2021

Indian sailors are being caught in a piracy boom off West Africa. One captain held hostage shares his story

That morning, Capt. Ripusudan Prasad phoned his wife, Anita, as he did every day from the oil tanker he commanded, the MT Duke.The ship was […]
22 March 2021

Singapore Reaffirms Role Of ReCAAP And Its Efforts To Combat Piracy

Singapore, as one of the 20 Contracting Parties to the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery (ReCAAP), and host to the ReCAAP […]
22 March 2021

NIMASA, Navy tackling insecurity, says Jamoh

The Nigerian Navy and Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) have strengthened maritime security with the deployment of hitech assets for vessel protection. Both […]
22 March 2021

Maritime security can help resolve the Mozambique insurgency

Over recent months the bloody insurgency in the northern Mozambique province of Cabo Delgado has taken an unprecedented maritime turn. If it worsens, it could […]
22 March 2021

IMO Strategy for implementing sustainable maritime security measures in West and Central Africa

The  IMO’s Strategy for implementing sustainable maritime security measures in West and Central Africa outlines IMO’s undertaken and programmed work to implement all of the key areas […]
22 March 2021

Lets Understand the increase in attacks on ships in the Middle East

Naval tensions have increased dramatically since a series of incidents in 2019. Recent tensions at sea include allegations by Iran that Israel has carried out […]
22 March 2021

Calls to Terminate Amnesty Programme – Ex-N/Delta Agitators Alleges

Former Niger Delta agitators have accused the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and the lnterim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Gen. Milland Dikio (rtd) […]
22 March 2021

Pirates hijack Iraqi ship stranded off Iranian coast

Sources are reporting that Pirates have hijacked an Iraqi ship that was stranded outside the country’s waters and took it to an unknown location, the […]
17 March 2021

Seafarers increasingly concerned over piracy in Gulf of Guinea as attacks continue

Several piracy incidents in recent months, particularly kidnappings of seafarers, have highlighted the threats to commercial shipping in the Gulf of Guinea. While the situation has […]
15 March 2021

MDAT GOG Release statement following weekend of attacks

MDAT-GOG NOTICE Released on behalf of MMCC Area E Description: The Area E experienced 2 attacks between 11 and 14 March 2021. As efforts are intensified […]
15 March 2021

Reports of a Fire on MSC Lirica in Greece

Reports of the The MSC cruise ship MSC Lirica has suffered what appearesto be a major fire while docked at the port of Corfu in […]
15 March 2021

Bourbon Evolution – Attacked and Boarded 208nm South Lagos

Reporting indicates that a vessel was boarded 208nm South of Lagos. All crew are reportedly mustered in the citadel. Reporting indicates that the perpetrators have left […]
12 March 2021

Iran Shipping Line Vessel SHAHR E KORD reports Explosion

Unconfirmed Iranian media reporting indicates that the Iran-flagged container vessel ‘SHAHR E KORD’ has suffered an explosion whilst operating in the Eastern Mediterranean offshore Haifa. Unverified imagery appears to indicate that an explosion occurred within one […]
12 March 2021

Drones, Choppers to Police Pirate-Infested Waters Off Nigeria

Nigeria will commission $195 million worth of aircraft, boats and vehicles in the next three months to strengthen security in the pirate-infested Gulf of Guinea, […]
12 March 2021

ARCOIN DAVIDE B 15 crew Kidnapping – 213nm South Cotonou

Reporting indicates that Maltese flagged MT DAVIDE B (IMO9721750) has been boarded by 9 armed individuals 213nm South Cotonou, 15 crew reported kidnapped.  Reporting indicates that […]
11 March 2021

Police Kill Four Suspected Sea Robbers In Nigeria

Reports says The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has said that its men killed four suspected sea robbers terrorising Iwukpom/Opolum water channel in Ibeno Local […]
11 March 2021

Guidance on the use of Escort Vessels in Nigeria

The use of armed guards on merchant ships, according to Skuld Club, has been expressly prohibited by the Nigerian Navy’s Chief of Naval Staff since […]
8 March 2021

Suspicious Vessel Approach – 105nm SE Nishtun

UKMTO reporting indicates that that a vessel has reported being approached by four small craft.  Reporting indicates that that a vessel has reported being approached […]
8 March 2021

Indonesia finds weapons on impounded Iranian tanker

Indonesian authorities said on Friday that firearms and ammunition have been found on an Iranian supertanker, one of the two vessels seized in the country’s […]
8 March 2021

ReCAAP Warns of Kidnapping Danger Near Philippines

An incident this week in the region of the Sulu-Celebes seas near the Philippines has prompted ReCAAP, the regional cooperation on security in the region, […]
8 March 2021

Pirates Return to the Caribbean but West Africa Still Hotspot

Despite the decrease in trade and travel brought on by the novel coronavirus pandemic, 2020 saw a distinct rise in maritime piracy at some of […]
8 March 2021

VIDEO: What the inside of a Citadel looks like…

A Citadel is a designated pre-planned area purpose built into the ship where, in the event of imminent boarding by pirates, all crew will seek […]
4 March 2021

Pirates have declared war on us, we wont back down

The people of Nembe and Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have vowed to stand up against continued activities of suspected criminals operating along […]
4 March 2021

MDAT-GoG Monthly Incident Report

The MDAT-GOG has been in operation since 20 June 16. It is a virtual reporting mechanism supporting the interregional architecture defined by the Yaounde Code […]
3 March 2021

The Nigerian promise of war…

Nigeria’s 2009 peace deal to end amnesty in the oil-rich Niger-Delta region may never be devoid of controversies. For apparent reasons, the 2009 Presidential Amnesty […]
3 March 2021

The Neptune Declaration: Why Governments need to support our seafarers

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues its devastating impact, Sailors’ Society’s CEO Sara Baade highlights why we’ve joined more than 400 companies to sign the Neptune […]
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