30 November 2020

Curzon Tanker AGISILAOS Boarded – 75nm South Lomé

DRYAD Report indicates that the MV AGISILAOS (IMO: 9315745) was boarded by an unknown number of persons while underway. The vessel is now reported safe. […]
27 November 2020

Pirates Are Dangerously Close To U.S. Waters

Oil Price Writes that Piracy is an age-old problem in the energy industry, often seen in West Africa and other regions of the world. However, […]
26 November 2020

Updated – WIED Explosion on the AGRARI Tanker

UPDATED DRYAD UPDATED An oil tanker came under attack while at a Saudi Arabian terminal in the Red Sea about 125 miles north of the […]
26 November 2020

*Upgraded* 10 Kidnapped from MILANO 1 – 14nm NNW Pennington Terminal

Reporting indicates that the St Kitts flagged general cargo vessel MILAN (IMO 8113619) has been boarded 14nm NNM of the Pennington Terminal 10nm from shore […]
25 November 2020

Explosion and Oil Leak on AGRARI near AL SHUQAIQ Anchorage Saudi Arabia

Dryad Reports that the Maltese-flagged Crude Tanker vessel AGRARI  IMO:9389083 has been involved in an incident at the Al Shuqaiq anchorage.  It understood that the vessel […]
25 November 2020

Piracy is alive and well despite COVID Crushing Global Shipping

Dryad Report This August, the final captives held hostage by Somali pirates were finally released after an excruciatingly long captivity. The stretch of coast off East Africa where […]
25 November 2020

Indonesia increased efforts to facilitate maritime security and trade

MaritimeTrade Reports that Indonesia has to step up its effort to empower a sole coordinating body to facilitate maritime security and trade.  Indonesia’s effort to […]
25 November 2020

Explosions damage Shell, Agip oil facilities in Bayelsa

The Nation Reports Unidentified persons have attacked oil facilities operated by the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) at […]
25 November 2020

Yemen rebels’ missile strikes Saudi oil facility in Jiddah

APN News Reports Yemen’s Houthi rebels said they struck a Saudi oil facility in the port city of Jiddah early Monday with a new cruise […]
25 November 2020

Iran Says It Seized Panama-Flagged Tanker For Alleged Fuel Smuggling

Reuters Report Iran seized a United Arab Emirates-registered ship violating its territorial waters this week, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, adding that UAE coastguards […]
25 November 2020

Huge Fire and ‘explosion’ at Scottish Port, Leith Docks, U.K

Edinburgh Live Reports that a large-scale fire has broken out, with fire engines at the scene and black smoke seen for miles A large fire […]
23 November 2020

ESSCom forms task force against robbery at sea

Malaymail reports that ESSCom commander, Datuk Ahmad Fuad Othman said a special operation was also mobilised in line with the setting up of the team. […]
23 November 2020

157 Iran-backed Houthi naval mines removed from Red Sea

Alarabyia News Reports The Arab Coalition has removed a naval mine placed in the south of the Red Sea by Iran-backed Houthis on Saturday. The […]
23 November 2020

Tanker STELIOS K Hijacking – Upgraded to Kidnapping

Dryad Report that the incident is now over. Three people have been kidnapped. Pirates left the vessel at 05°09N – 003°29E (180/75NM off Lagos Nigeria).  The […]
20 November 2020

69 Migrants Hidden On Fishing Vessel Intercepted

Sky News Reports The interception, one of the biggest this year, took place in bad weather and the migrants were found hidden beneath the deck. […]
20 November 2020

10 Kidnappers, Sea Pirates Arrested In Calabar

Dryad Reports Ten suspected kidnappers and sea robbers have been nabbed in Calabar by the army and police, just as two persons in a different […]
20 November 2020

Attackers still onboard Hijacked Tanker STELIOS K

The MDAT GoG Watchkeepers have reported that it has received an update regarding the last position of the boarded MT. The attackers are still on […]
18 November 2020

BOARDING 90 NM South of Tema

1. CATEGORY: BOARDING  2. TIME: 18 Nov 2020 at 0556UTC. 3. DESCRIPTION: MDAT GoG has received confirmation attackers are still on board. Local authorities have been informed. 4. […]
17 November 2020

Tanker STELIOS K hijacked 40nm South Lome

DRYAD Reports indicates that contact has been lost with the Togo flagged tanker STELIOS K (IMO8679209) while in route to Lagos. Vessels last known location […]
17 November 2020

SKS DONGGANG Approached – 59nm South Lome

DRYAD Report indicates that the SKS DONGGANG (IMO: 9461855) was approached by a skiff with an unknown number of persons aboard. The skiff reportedly approached […]
16 November 2020

*Update* – Aamsus Am Delta – 5 Kidnapped – 44nm South Brass

DRYAD Report indicates that the Ghanaian flagged general cargo vessel AM DELTA (IMO9015929) has been boarded resulting in the kidnap of 5 crew. The vessel […]
16 November 2020

Piracy Attacks On Oil Facilities And Vessels: An Issue The U.S. Could Soon Face

Forbes Reports It has not received a lot of attention from the media or U.S. policymakers to this point, but the oil and gas business […]
16 November 2020

Reportings of a Boarding – 45 Nm south of Brass

ADVISORY NOTICE 005/NOV/2020 1.   Category Boarding 2.  Time: 16 Nov 20  at 0400 UTC 3.  Description: Local authorities reported that a cargo ship was boarded by 7 or 8 armed […]
16 November 2020

U.S., Bangladesh, Regional Organizations Discuss Shared Maritime Domain Awareness

Navi.Mil Reports The U.S. and Bangladesh navies came together to improve cooperation when dealing with crises at sea through improved Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) during […]
16 November 2020

14 Kidnapped from Zhen Hua 7 – 78nm NW Sao Tome

Reporting indicates that the Liberian flagged Heavy Load carrier ZHEN HUA 7 (IMO9166560) was boarded while drifting 78nm NW of Sao Tome resulting in the […]
13 November 2020

Norbulk Valley Oak Approached – 198nm South Cotonou

Dryad Report indicates that the Marshall Islands flagged Chemical tanker VALLEY OAK (IMO9438145) was approached deep offshore Benin. Vessel reported being approached by a “fishing” […]
12 November 2020

Seafarers ‘extremely vulnerable’ to attacks, says Sailors’ Society after the incident off UK

SafetatSea Reports Attacks on ships can be “utterly terrifying” for the seafarers involved, Sailors’ Society CEO Sara Baade said, following an incident involving stowaways who […]
12 November 2020

Tropical Storm Eta Potentially Threatens U.S. Gulf Oil Production

gCaptain Reports that Tropical Storm Eta poses a potential threat to offshore oil and natural gas production in the western Gulf of Mexico as it […]
12 November 2020

Product Shipping MT Jane Attacked – 70nm South East Cotonou

Dryad Reports indicate that the Marshall Island flagged M/T JANE was attacked by armed persons aboard a single skiff. The attack on the vessel was […]
10 November 2020

2 Skiffs Attack M/T LA BOHEME – 95nm South Cotonou

Dryad Reports indicates that the Marshall Island flagged M/T LA BOHEME was attacked by 2 skiffs, the crew mustered in citadel whilst master and bridge […]
10 November 2020

Watch the Italian Navy Boarding the Torm Alexandra

Martinengo ship in action to combat piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. An attack on the freighter Torm Alexandra foiled. The intervention of the frigate […]
10 November 2020

ReCAAP Warning Following Incidents Against Ships In Singapore Strait

On the night of 8 to 9 November, three incidents of armed robbery against ships occurred onboard ships while underway in the eastbound lane of […]
10 November 2020

Fishing Wars? Vessel Approach 116Nm South Of Cotonou

Dryad Reports indicates that the Netherlands flagged vessel BOB BARKER was approached by a skiff with 7-8 armed persons on board with a CPA of […]
9 November 2020

ARX protected MT Wesley – Approached – 180nm South-Southeast Of Lagos

Dryad Reporting indicates that the Marshall Islands flagged tanker M/T WESLEY (IMO8917924) was approached whilst underway, 180nm South-southeast of Lagos. A speed boat with seven armed […]
9 November 2020

Torm Alexandra Boarding 162nm South Cotonou

Reporting indicates that the Singapore flagged Chemical Tanker TORM ALEXANDRA (IMO 9466001) was boarded whilst in transit from Lomé. The crew is understood to be comprised […]
4 November 2020

Livestock Carrier Runs Into Trouble Off Western Australia

gCaptian Reports that It seems like livestock shipping has dodged another black eye A livestock carrier that had run into trouble and was listing has […]
4 November 2020

NAFELI II Boarded 94nm SW of Brass

Dryad Reporting indicates that the panama flagged product tanker NAFELI II (IMO 9291638) activated her SSAS whilst in transit 94nm SW Brass. The vessel is […]
3 November 2020

British police discover 11 stowaways at Port of Southampton

British police were called to the port of Southampton after reports of a group of stowaways having come off a vessel in port and trying […]
2 November 2020

Increased Security Threats For Vessels Operating In The Gulf Of Guinea

Published by Dryad Global As the dry season approaches and sea conditions abate, an increase in attacks has traditionally been seen, so maritime security risks […]
2 November 2020

International Counter-Piracy Operation blows through the Gulf of Aden

With the monsoon season – which makes sea conditions favourable for smaller shipping vessels – over, a large multinational counter piracy operation has been conducted […]
27 October 2020

28 incidents against ships in Singapore Strait in 2020 so far

SAFETYATSEA REPORTS n its weekly report for 20-26 October, ReCAAP ISC informed of three incidents against ships in Asia, all on board ships while they […]
27 October 2020

Hidden behind the rudder of the oil tanks in Bergen for ten days…

 It’s terrible to see people so desperately seeking a better life, Karl L. Kvalheim, Chairman of the Board of Champion Tankers.Released Released Less than 20 minutes […]
26 October 2020

Chinese Ship Captain Charged With Homicide For Killing Four Somali Pirates

Marine insight Reports A Chinese captain has been charged in Taiwan by the Kaohsiung Prosecutors’ Office for allegedly ordering the killings of four suspected Somali […]
26 October 2020

High-risk areas have been extended in response to increased pirate attacks and kidnappings.

Nautilus International Reports The new list of designated risk areas covered by the International Bargaining Forum (IBF) and International Maritime Employers’ Contract (IMEC) collective bargaining […]
26 October 2020

The diminishing role for armed guards despite piracy risks…

Safety at Sea Reports There is a diminished role for armed guards in contemporary maritime security despite increasing piracy threats, according to security experts. Complexities around […]
26 October 2020

Podcast: Sea Mines a modern-day security risk off the coast of Yemen

Shoreline Reports Just before midnight on October 3rd 2020, the 10 year old, Maltese flagged, Greek owned, aframax tanker – MV Syra suffered an explosion […]
26 October 2020

All four of the world’s largest shipping companies have now been hit by cyber-attacks

ZDNet Reports that Maritime industry needs to focus more on securing shore-based systems and stop prioritizing the less likely ship-based attacks. With today’s news that […]
26 October 2020

SBS ‘textbook’ raid shows why they have a fearsome reputation. 7 Suspects over in 7 minutes.

Sky News Reports SixteenSpecial Boat Service(SBS) Commandos boarded the ship, some fast-roping down from Merlin and Wildcat helicopters hovering above the deck of the tanker, others […]
23 October 2020

Smart Ship ERRINA Boarded 107nm South Lagos

Dryad Reports indicates that the SSAS was activated on the Panamanian flagged M/T ERRINA (IMO9802061). Initial indications were that the vessel position was 200nm West […]
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 […]
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