19 October 2020

Do not switch off the AIS in Nigerian waters!

Gard Reports Despite the elevated piracy risk in the Gulf of Guinea, ships operating in the region should maintain their automatic identification systems (AIS) in […]
19 October 2020

East African terror groups are exploiting the seas…

ISS writes Counter-terrorism strategies must consider how the coastline provides a financial and operational life-line to violent extremists. Violent extremist groups operating in East Africa […]
19 October 2020


Dirk Siebels writes An alleged surge in kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea has made headlines in recent days. In the press release announcing the most recent […]
19 October 2020

Southeast Asia surpasses West Africa in piracy incidents

Safety4Sea Reports that according to the latest quarterly report by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), Southeast Asia has recorded 51 piracy attacks year to date, […]
19 October 2020

Golar LNG Kidnapping – Punta Europa Anchorage (Equatorial Guinea)

Dryad Reporting indicates that the LNG tanker METHANE PRINCESS (IMO9253715) has been boarded whilst at anchor off Malabo. UPDATE: Vessel was attacked shortly after breaking […]
19 October 2020

Parakou Shipping vessel boarded 115 Nm South Of Lomé

Dryad Reporting indicates that the chemical tanker M/T PTI NILE (IMO9747338) has been boarded 115nm South Lomé.  Reports state that the crew all managed to […]
15 October 2020

IMB Piracy Report: Crew Kidnappings Surge in Gulf of Guinea

gCaptain writes The number of seafarers kidnapped by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea has surged so far this as pirates abduct bigger groups of […]
12 October 2020

No Space For Complacency As African Kidnap Numbers Rise

Shipowners’ organisation Bimco has urged Nigeria to step up efforts to safeguard seafarers as more and more crew are kidnapped from vessels in the Gulf of Guinea. The […]
12 October 2020

Aframax mine blast off Yemen puts shipping on alert

Splash247 Reports Shipping has been put on alert to be highly vigilant when transiting the Gulf of Aden with news of an aframax tanker suffering […]
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