27 July 2021

Cyber attack disrupts major South African port operations

Reuters Reports A cyber attack has disrupted container operations at the South African port of Cape Town, an email seen by Reuters on Thursday said. […]
27 July 2021

Niger Delta Pirates Hijack and attack passenger boat, kidnapping eight

Eight persons who were traveling to Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital on a passenger boat have been kidnapped along the Kula-Abonrma waterway in Rivers […]
27 July 2021

Pirates strike Campeche oil platform and target crew and equipment

Crew reported hearing gunfire but there were no casualties Armed thieves attacked a privately-owned oil platform in the south of the Gulf of Mexico late […]
27 July 2021

Niger Delta Pirates kill soldier in an ambush

A soldier has been killed in Tuomo community, Burutu council area of Delta State, following a clash between military men and suspected pirates. A community […]
14 July 2021

Copycat Piracy – The continued threat of terrorism and Piracy in Mozambique

In recent years the insurgency in Mozambique’s northernmost province of Cabo Delgado has largely gone under the radar. Even in 2019, two years since the […]
12 July 2021

Don’t lose sight of terrorism, maritime security despite pandemic

The Philippines urged Southeast Asian countries and dialogue partners to heighten cooperation and “not lose sight” of common areas of concern such as transnational crime, […]
12 July 2021

Nigeria to seek closer security ties with Gabon

The Federal Republic of Nigeria is seeking to establish closer defence and security ties with the Republic of Gabon. Sources said this may not be […]
12 July 2021

Defence industry experts appeal for collaboration to combat maritime security challenge

South Africa needs to improvise and create innovative solutions to work within budget constraints to solve maritime security problems, according to a Hensoldt South Africa […]
12 July 2021

Nigeria paid private firms $67m yearly for maritime security

Vanguard reports that Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said prior to the approval by President Muhammadu Buhari of the use of the military, police […]
9 July 2021

Fishermen Fight Off Pirate Attacks in Ecuador

Fishermen in Ecuador have taken matters into their own hands to combat pirate attacks that have long plagued the nation’s coastal provinces. On June 28, […]
9 July 2021

Nigerian Navy arrests 97 stowaways onboard ships In Lagos

The Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Beecroft has arrested 97 suspected stowaways onboard different foreign merchant ships that are in the country to discharge cargos in […]
6 July 2021

Iran to Open New Maritime Security Coordination Cente

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Navy commander unveiled plans for the inauguration of a center in the country’s southeastern port city of Chabahar for international cooperation […]
5 July 2021

MDAT GoG – Increased Threat of Piracy – Updated

MDAT-GoG is aware of an increased threat of piracy within an area of zone E. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution when transiting this […]
2 July 2021

More than 50 shipping companies offer Wellness at Sea programme to crews

More than 50 shipping companies are getting on board Sailors’ Society’s Wellness at Sea Awareness programme: giving their crews, their families and shore staff vital […]
2 July 2021

Watch a disturbing video as Libyan coastguard opens fires on migrant boat

Search-and-rescue NGOs have claimed that the Maltese and Libyan authorities attempted a violent push back of 45 asylum seekers to the North African country on […]
2 July 2021

Mad Move? Nigeria Pushes for Removal of War Risk Insurance for the Gulf of Guinea

Maritime Executive Reports Authorities in Nigeria are pushing for the removal of the war risk insurance required for cargo vessels that call in the country […]
1 July 2021

Warning Increased Threat of Piracy

MDAT-GoG is aware of an increased threat of piracy to mariners in ZONE F. Authority ZONE F Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution when […]
30 June 2021

Sailors Society announces the launch of free Wellness at Sea e-learning for all seafarers

The latest wave of Covid in crew supply countries is threatening another crew change crisis, with many ports already closing to seafarers from India. The […]
28 June 2021

China’s maritime militia breaks rules and charts course for global dominance

China’s quest to become a maritime superpower has turned its massive fishing fleet into a floating militia that actively engages in aggressive, and often illegal, practices at sea. […]
28 June 2021

Watch – Let’s continue to collaborate in fighting threats of maritime security – Kan-Dapaah says to Togo

Watch the video below provided by Ghana news. The Minister of National Security, Albert Kan-Dapaah, has called for continued collaborations between Ghana and Togo to […]
28 June 2021

UK Warns Of Growing Threat In Africa

Dryad Reports that Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will announce new UK funding to fight the growing threat of terrorism in West Africa. Dominic Raab will […]
24 June 2021

WHITE PAPER – ” Fixing the Unfixable ” – The need for a new approach to development in the Niger Delta

The Gulf of Guinea has consistently been one of the most at-risk regions for piracy, with dozens of attacks against shipping year in year out. […]
21 June 2021

New Zealand’s maritime security stressed by rising threats

New Zealand’s maritime security is “increasingly stressed” by escalating geopolitical tensions, transnational crime, illegal fishing, and rising seas, a new Government strategy says. Among the […]
21 June 2021

Troubled W’African Waters and the New Conversation on Coastal Security

The increasing wave of insecurity on West African Waters and the urgent need for talks on maritime security in region has become an urgent task. […]
21 June 2021

Fiji Navy continues maritime security efforts despite COVID exposure

Despite the COVID-19 exposure to some of the personnel, sailors in the Fiji Navy continue to support national efforts in maritime security and safety tasking. […]
21 June 2021

Global Shipping to sound horns on June 25 in Support of Seafarers

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), along with industry and social partners, are encouraging ships in ports around the world to sound their horns at […]
14 June 2021

Building maritime security coalitions – lessons learned from the strait of Hormuz

Once a military operation is launched, reflecting on lessons learned can sometimes be an afterthought. Nearly two years after the establishment of separate U.S. and […]
14 June 2021

Drones, Choppers Deploy to Combat Piracy in Gulf Off Nigeria

Nigeria unveiled $195 million worth of boats, vehicles and aircraft to spearhead the government’s fight against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. The equipment will […]
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 […]
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