2 March 2021

A piece of rubbish floating, saved the life of a sailor who fell overboard

A report of how a sailor who spent hours fighting the ferocious waves of the Pacific Ocean after falling overboard survived by clinging to an […]
26 February 2021

*Updated* False Reporting 0f Norfinn Offshore SV Attack

Update as at 0700hrs 26 February 21 Reporting indicates that reports as outlined below regarding a potential attack upon an SEV involving the death of […]
26 February 2021

ELIOS RAY has reported an Explosion in the Gulf of Oman

Reporting indicates that the Vehicle Carrier MV HELIOS RAY (IMO9690547) has suffered an explosion within the Gulf of Oman. The vessel is understood to have […]
25 February 2021

Norfinn Offshore SV Attacked – 17nm West Okwori Terminal

Reporting indicates that a SEV has been attacked resulting in the death of two personnel.  Reporting indicates that a Nigerian flagged offshore crew transfer vessel, […]
25 February 2021

Indonesian Navy Catches Five Pirates in the Act of Raiding a Barge

The Indonesian Navy successfully intercepted five pirates in the middle of a theft aboard a barge in the Singapore Strait.  The suspects allegedly boarded the […]
25 February 2021

MDAT-GOG share warning notice follows threats and a quiet week

MDAT-GOG believes the threat of piracy has increased in the following areas.  Near ZONE E and ZONE F (EAST) deep offshore.  We strongly recommend that […]
23 February 2021

Two Seriously Injured in Blast on Chinese Bulk Carrier Off Gibraltar

An investigation is underway into an explosion aboard a bulk carrier of Gibraltar that resulted in serious injuries to two crew members. The explosion occurred […]
19 February 2021

Why the EU ‘WANTS’ to take over maritime security in Gulf of Guinea

The European Union has resolved to take over the security of the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) with the launching of the first pilot case of […]
19 February 2021

Teekay’s makes stance with anti piracy measures to keep pirates away

Dolls placed on deck form part of Teekay Tankers’ measures to prevent pirate attacks when passing through West African waters, manager Mads Bjornebye said during […]
19 February 2021

Fostering shared vision for maritime security in Indian Ocean

A major multinational exercise is a biennial event organised every two years since 2007. This notable effort is organised by Pakistan Navy (PN). It aims […]
19 February 2021

UK commits to deeper defence and security cooperation with Japan

HMS Queen Elizabeth’s deployment to Indo Pacific later this year will enhance Japan and UK defence cooperation. Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and Foreign Secretary Dominic […]
19 February 2021

Pakistan and Iran Navy officials discuss cooperation in maritime security

KARACHI: Commodore Arya Shafaghat Rudsari, who led the delegation of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Iran at Aman-21 exercise, met Chief of the […]
19 February 2021

Experts shed light on maritime security and growth opportunities in region

The 9th International Maritime Conference (IMC) 2021, being organised by the National Institute of Maritime Affairs under the aegis of Pakistan Navy, and conducted in […]
19 February 2021

How History Predicts COVID-19’s Impact on Maritime Piracy

2020 was a bad year for maritime piracy. The global number of sea-piracy incidents rose by over 20% from 2019 and West Africa experienced the […]
19 February 2021

SEVEN DEADLY SEAS Pirate gangs fuelling record kidnaps raking in $50k per victim

PIRATES gangs are giving up stealing cargo in favour of “easy money” kidnappings which can net them ransoms of up to $50,000 per victim, a […]
19 February 2021

Calls for action after Gulf of Guinea piracy surge

The Mozart was 200 miles off Nigeria’s coast when the pirates made their assault, their speed boat cutting through the Gulf of Guinea’s waters to […]
12 February 2021

Gabon raises ISPS security level amid ongoing attacks

In light of the recent increase of pirate activity in the Gulf of Guinea and in the waters under Gabonese jurisdiction, the Gabonese Authorities decided […]
12 February 2021

Nigerian Navy to toughen punishment for collusion with kidnappers

Nigeria’s navy plans to strengthen its measures to root out and punish personnel who collude with kidnappers and criminals, its new naval chief said. Kidnappings […]
12 February 2021

Gulf of Guinea piracy is a symptom, not a cause, of insecurity.

Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea appears to be worse than ever, judging by recent headlines. But these accounts and the data they rely on must […]
12 February 2021

Navy destroys 15 militant camps, arrests 17 suspected sea pirates

The Nigerian Navy, NNS Jubilee, said it destroyed 15 militant camps and arrested 17 suspected pirates and sea robbers within its area of jurisdiction in […]
12 February 2021

EU Welcomes Launch Of Security Concept In Gulf Of Guinea

The European shipping industry welcomes the EU’s political commitment to a first pilot of the new Coordinated Maritime Presences (CMP) concept in the Gulf of […]
10 February 2021

Tanker Crew Still Stuck Aboard for 4 years!

Nearly four years into their odyssey at sea, the five-member crew of oil tanker MT Iba is tantalizingly close to shore, yet still unable to set foot […]
10 February 2021

Stowaways ‘try to take control’ of bulker off south coast of England

Tradewinds reports Seven stowaways are believed to have attempted to take control of a bulker anchored off the English south coast after French ports refused […]
10 February 2021

Boarding – 54nm off Ana Chaves – Sao Tome

WARNING 003/FEB/2021 UPDATE 001 1. CATEGORY: BOARDING 2. TIME: 09 FEB 2021 1222UTC 3. DESCRIPTION: MDAT-GoG has received a report that a MT has been boarded […]
10 February 2021

Updated – hijacked fishing vessel now being used as a mothership

UPDATE – Vessel reported as hijacked now in position 02°06’38”N 005°47’12”E. It is assessed that the vessel is being used as a Mothership and operating […]
9 February 2021

Submarine collision with ship left more extensive damage

The Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force submarine that collided Monday with a commercial vessel in the Pacific Ocean off the western main island of Shikoku suffered […]
9 February 2021

LOTUS Shipping Maria E – Boarded 108nm NW Sao Tome

Reporting indicates that that the MT MARIA E (IMO9337822) has been boarded. The vessel is understood to be in the vicinity of the Hijacked LIANPENGYU 809.  […]
9 February 2021

Teekay MADRID SPIRIT attacked 7NM SW of Sao Tomé

On February 8th, around 1658 UTC, some 47NM SW of Sao Tomé Island, the Spanish-flagged LNG carrier MADRID SPIRIT (IMO: 9259276) was approach and attacked […]
9 February 2021

Gabon flagged fishing vessel LIANPENGYU hijacked

Reporting indicates that that the Gabon flagged fishing vessel LIANPENGYU has been boarded presumed hijacked. The LIANPENGYU is understood to have a crew of 14 […]
8 February 2021

Thenamaris Seaking – Attempted Boarding 74nm SW Port Gentil

Dryad Reporting indicates that that the MT SEAKING (IMO:9292187) has reported sighting a small boat being launched from a suspected mother vessel. Reports indicate that […]
8 February 2021

Nigerian Navy Officers Are Colluding With Criminals

Dryad Reports that Nigeria’s new Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Zubairu Gambo, has said that some personnel of the Nigerian Navy collude with drug […]
8 February 2021

Perosea Shipping Sea Phantom – Boarded 115nm SW Kribi

Dryad Reporting indicates that that the MV SEA PHANTOM (IMO: 9326653) has been boarded by pirates 115nm off the coast of Kribi, Cameroon. No further information […]
5 February 2021

MSC Suspicious Approach – 62nm SW Bonny

Dryad Reporting indicates that that the Container vessel MSC PANAYA (IMO9217565) reported a suspicious approach to a distance of 0.1nm by one speedboat with 6/7 […]
3 February 2021

UKMTO Warning – Small Vessel sighted in ITRC

ADVISORY NOTICE 001/FEB/2021 – UPDATE 002 1.    Category: SMALL VESSEL CONCENTRATION. 2.    Time: 02 FEB 2021 at 1530UTC. 3.    Description: UKMTO has been informed by an MV, that there is a […]
3 February 2021

Tanzania flagged OSV BARIQ – Boarded Khor Abdulla

Ambrey Intel Reports that the The Tanzania flagged OSV BARIQ was boarded by armed criminals off the Khor Abdullah channel yesterday. They damaged ship communications […]
1 February 2021

Australia continue patrolling As China Warns Taiwan Independence ‘Means War’…

Dryad Report Australian military ships and aircraft will continue to patrol the South China Sea amid warnings from China that a declaration of independence by […]
1 February 2021

Increase of Militant Violence in Africa Underscores Shifting Security Landscape

Highlights The Africa Centre writes There was a 43-percent spike in militant Islamist group violence in Africa in 2020. The 4,958 reported events linked to […]
1 February 2021

Pirates free eight sailors captured from the STEVIA in December 2020

The national reports Six Ukrainian sailors captured by Nigerian pirates in the Gulf of Guinea on December 16, last year have been released. Ukrainian President, […]
1 February 2021

EAGLE BULK ROWAYTON EAGLE – Boarding 200nm S Accra

Dryad Reports indicates that that the MV ROWAYTON EAGLE (IMO:9575216) has been boarded by pirates 200nm of the coast of Accra, Ghana. The incident is […]
29 January 2021

Iranian guard killed and two more seriously injured by smugglers

Morteza Awlad Ali, the deputy commander of southern Hormozgan Province Border Police, said that a sergeant by the name of Hassan Vaezi Takhti was martyred […]
29 January 2021

Singapore launches its maritime security focus to strengthen local capabilities

Maritime fairtrade reports Chief of Navy Rear-Admiral Aaron Beng officiated at the inauguration ceremony of the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)’s Maritime and Security Response […]
26 January 2021

Turkey Government say No Word from Pirates Who Seized Sailors off Nigeria

VOA Reports Pirates who seized 15 sailors when they stormed a Turkish-crewed container ship in the Gulf of Guinea two days ago have not yet […]
26 January 2021

China brings fire power to Coast Guards and the US responds

China gives coastguards power to fire on foreign ships in disputed waters Force now authorised to use ‘any means necessary’ in all areas where China […]
25 January 2021

Indonesia seizes two tankers conducting Iranian oil transfer

Spash247 Reports Indonesia’s coast guard arrested the Iranian-flagged Horse and the Panamanian-flagged Freya tankers on Sunday over suspected illegal fuel transfers. The tankers, seized in waters off Kalimantan province, […]
25 January 2021

Singapore hailed as it sets targets to vaccinate over 10,000 maritime workers

Splash247 Reports Singapore will deliver Covid-19 vaccinations to over 10,000 maritime personnel by the end of January under its Sea – Air Vaccination Exercise (SAVE). The […]
25 January 2021

After the recent pirate attack, container vessel anchors near Gabon

DAKAR, Senegal A cargo ship with a largely Turkish crew that was attacked off Nigeria on Saturday is now anchored off neighboring Gabon, and the […]
25 January 2021

Killing and Kidnap on the CMA CGM Mozart – 98nm NW Sao Tome

Several Sources reports indicating that the Liberian flagged container ship MV MOZART had been boarded approximately 98nm NW of Sao Tome while transiting from Lagos […]
22 January 2021

Bonny Locals Fight back and protest incessant attacks on waterways

Ships&Ports Report Residents of Bonny, the host community of the multi-billion dollars Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG), on Monday staged peaceful protest over incessant attacks […]
22 January 2021

MSC Suspicious Approach – 65nm SW Bonny

MDAT GoG report and Dryad Reports indicates that an MV reported a suspicious approach. Small craft came to within 0.3nm, then reduced speed and withdrew […]
18 January 2021

Search Underway for Crew of Abandoned Fishing Vessel Off Midway Island

gCaptian Reports A search involving U.S. Coast Guard, Navy and good samaritan vessels is continuing for 10 missing crew members of from an abandoned Taiwanese […]
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