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Vessel Fired upon near Bonny, Nigeria - August 14th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates fired upon a vessel transiting off Bonny, Nigeria.

Aug 20 2019

Vessel Robbed at Nacala Outer Anchorage, Mozambique - August 7th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed at Nacala Outer Anchorage, Mozambique.

Aug 19 2019

Fire Erupts on Nigerian Tanker - Crew Evacuated

The Nigerian-flagged Oil Products Tanker, SEA VOYAGER caught on fire during the morning hours of August the 15th while anchored off Lagos, Nigeria.

Aug 16 2019

BREAKING - UPDATE: Seafarers Kidnapped -Pirates Attack Two Vessels in Douala Anchorage, Cameroon - August 15th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked two vessels near Douala Port, Cameroon, kidnapping their crew in the process.

Aug 15 2019

BREAKING - Two Vessels Attacked in Douala Port, Cameroon - August 15th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked near Douala Port, Cameroon.

Aug 15 2019

Vessel Attacked in Calabar, Nigeria - August 14th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while transiting off Calabar, Nigeria.

Aug 15 2019

Paksoy-1 Crewmembers Released after a Month in Captivity

The 10 seafarers abducted from the Turkish-flagged General Cargo Ship Paksoy 1 on July 13th have been released by their captors following a ransom payment.

Aug 14 2019

Vessel Hijacked near Lome, Togo - August 12th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was hijacked while transiting near Lome, Togo.

Aug 14 2019

Four Seafarers Badly Injured after Breaking Wave hits Bulk Carrier

Four crewmembers onboard a bulk carrier got critically injured after a breaking wave hit the side of the vessel. The incident occurred on August 6th as the ship was entering Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Aug 12 2019

Vessel Attacked off the Coast of Sierra Leone - July 21st 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked while transiting off the coast of Sierra Leone.

Jul 23 2019

Vessel on Fire off the Coast of Mauritania - 1 Seafarer Dead

A fire erupted onboard the Georgian-flagged fishing trawler, IVAN GOLUBETS on July the 19th while the vessel was sailing off the Mauritanian coast.

Jul 22 2019

Robbery at Pointe Noire Anchorage, Congo - 7th of July 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while anchored at Congo's Pointe Noire Anchorage.

Jul 16 2019

Vessel Boarded off Cameroon - 8th of July 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded while off the coast of Cameroon.

Jul 09 2019

Container Ship Attacked at Lome Anchorage, Togo - June 30th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked while anchored at Lome Anchorage, Togo.

Jul 08 2019

Chinese Vessel Sinks Following Explosion - 3 Dead, 3 Missing

The Chinese fishing vessel, YUAN YU 15, suffered an explosion and sank during the evening hours of July 5th, while operating off the coast of Guinea-Bissau.

Jul 08 2019

Five Indian Seafarers Finally Released after Months in Captivity

After more than two months in captivity, the five Indian seafarers that were kidnapped off the Palau-flagged Oil Tanker, MT Apecus on April the 19th have been released.

Jul 02 2019

Vessel Fired upon while Transiting through the Gulf of Guinea - May 3rd 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was fired upon while transiting through the Gulf of Guinea.

Jun 21 2019

India Imposes a Ban on Seafarers Working in the Gulf of Guinea

The Indian government has issued a restriction on Indian seafarers, banning them from working on vessels transiting through the Gulf of Guinea & Nigeria.

Jun 13 2019

Vessel Robbed at Nacala Inner Anchorage, Mozambique - May 26th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed at Nacala Inner Anchorage, Mozambique.

May 29 2019

18 People Arrested in Nigeria over Illegal Bunkering– Fake Pirate Attack Uncovered

18 Seafarers were arrested in Nigeria for allegedly attempting to illegally export stolen crude oil to Ghana.

May 24 2019

Nigerian Pirates Demand $1M to Release the Crew of the MT APECUS

The Nigerian Pirates who took the crew of the Palau-flagged Oil Tanker, MT APECUS hostage, have demanded one million dollars in exchange for their release.

May 23 2019

Aggravated Robbery at Conakry Anchorage, Guinea - May 14th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while anchored at Conakry Anchorage, Guinea.

May 21 2019

Pirates Hijack Vessel at Lome Anchorage, Togo - May 12th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates hijacked a vessel at Lome Anchorage, Togo.

May 15 2019

Attempted Robbery At Lagos Secure Anchorage, Nigeria - May 3rd 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to rob a vessel anchored at Lagos, Nigeria.

May 09 2019

Taiwanese Vessel On Fire off the Coast of South Africa

Taiwanese fishing vessel, Tenn Ming Yang 268 caught on fire and started sinking during the early morning hours of May the 7th.

May 08 2019

Heavy Lift Carrier Boarded in the Gulf of Guinea - May 5th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates hijacked a vessel transiting through the Gulf of Guinea.

May 07 2019

Vessel Hijacked in the Gulf of Guinea - May 5th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates hijacked a vessel transiting through the Gulf of Guinea.

May 07 2019

Vessel Fired upon in Nigeria, Attempted Boarding - May 3rd 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates fired upon, and attempted to board a vessel transiting through the Gulf of Guinea.

May 07 2019

Kidnapped Indian Seafarers still in Captivity

The six seafarers that were kidnapped from the Palau-flagged product tanker Apecus are still considered missing.

May 02 2019

Three Workers Kidnapped from an Oil Rig in Nigeria

Two foreign workers and one Nigerian national were kidnapped from an oil rig in Nigeria’s Delta region in the morning of April the 27th.

May 01 2019

Attempted Robbery at Lagos Anchorage, Nigeria - April 24th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to rob a vessel in Lagos Anchorage, Nigeria.

Apr 29 2019

EU NAVFOR Captures 5 Somali Pirates - Releases 23 Hostages

The Spanish Santa-Maria class Frigate, ESPS Navarra captured five Somali pirates, and released over 23 hostages in the process, during an attack on a pirate mothership on April the 23rd.

Apr 25 2019

Fishing Trawlers Attacked off the Coast of Somalia - April 21st 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates fired on a fishing trawler off the coast of Somalia.

Apr 23 2019

Crew Kidnapped at Bonny River's Inner Anchorage - April 20th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates kidnapped the crew of a vessel anchored at Bonny River's Inner Anchorage.

Apr 23 2019

Vessel Boarded in Bonny River Inner Anchorage - Guard Injured - April 15th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded in Bonny River's Inner Anchorage.

Apr 17 2019

Spanish Navy Rescues Hijacked Vessel

More information has surfaced on the hijacking of the Chemical Tanker, Maria Soltin, that occurred off the coast of Nigeria on April the 9th.

Apr 16 2019

Pirates Hijack Vessel in the Bight of Bonny - April 9th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates hijacked a vessel off the coast of Nigeria.

Apr 12 2019

Robbery at Casablanca Port, Morocco - April 1st 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while berthed at the port of Casablanca, Morocco.

Apr 09 2019

Boarding in Lagos STS Anchorage, Nigeria - March 30th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel off Lagos, Nigeria.

Apr 05 2019

Pirates Successfully Rob Vessel at Takoradi Anchorage, Ghana - March 29th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel anchored at Takoradi Anchorage, Ghana.

Apr 04 2019

Vessel Attacked in Cameroon - 4 Seafarers Kidnapped - March 30th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel off the coast of Cameroon.

Apr 01 2019

Attempted Robbery at Lagos SAA, Nigeria - 25th of March 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to rob a vessel anchored at a Safe Anchorage Area in Lagos, Nigeria.

Mar 26 2019

US Coast Guard Rescues Two Fishermen in the Gulf of Guinea

US Coast Guard Cutter, Thetis successfully rescued two fishermen on March the 14th that had been stranded in the Gulf of Guinea.

Mar 21 2019

Pirates Attack Third Vessel Transiting near Brass Terminal, Nigeria - 1 Dead, 5 Seafarers Kidnapped - March 9th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a third vessel transiting south of Brass Terminal, Nigeria, kidnapping 5 seafarers in the process.

Mar 13 2019

Pirates Attack Vessel Transiting South of Brass Terminal, Nigeria - March 8th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel transiting south of Brass Terminal, Nigeria.

Mar 11 2019

Don't Forget Somalia

Somali pirates are slowly turning back into fishermen. But if their livelihoods are once again potentially threatened, they could revert back to their old ways.

Mar 08 2019

Pirates Rob Maersk Vessel at Aboadze Anchorage Ghana - February 27th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a vessel anchored at Aboadze Anchorage, Ghana.

Mar 05 2019

BREAKING - Vessel Attacked near Lome, Togo.

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel transiting south of Lome, Togo.

Mar 04 2019

BREAKING - Second Merchant Vessel Attacked near Bonny, Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel off Bonny Island, Nigeria.

Mar 01 2019

BREAKING - Suspicious Approach in the Gulf of Aden

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a suspicious approach occurred in the Gulf of Aden.

Feb 25 2019

BREAKING - Pirates Attack Vessel Transiting Through the Gulf of Guinea

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel transiting through the Gulf of Guinea.

Feb 22 2019

Six Die in Durban Harbour Fire

Six people have been confirmed dead after a fishing vessel caught on fire in Durban port, South Africa.

Feb 15 2019

BREAKING - Pirates Board Vessel in Liberia

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded and successfully robbed a vessel in Liberia.

Feb 11 2019

Cameroon Militia Releases Eastern Pacific Crude Oil Tanker

Eastern Pacific Shipping issued a statement on the 6th of February, announcing the release of their Aframax-class crude oil tanker, Barents Sea.

Feb 07 2019

Oil Tanker Captain Injured in Knife Attack

The Master of the STI Guard, a Marshall Islands-flagged Crude Oil Tanker owned by Scorpio Tankers, got injured following an altercation with a crewmember.

Feb 06 2019

9.5 Tons of Cocaine Found Onboard Cargo Ship

Police in Cape Verde confiscated 9.5 tons of cocaine that were discovered onboard the Panama-flagged general cargo ship, ESER on January the 31st.

Feb 04 2019

Private Militia Seizes Oil Tanker in Cameroon

Singapore-flagged Aframax-class crude oil tanker, BARENTS SEA, was seized by a private militia in Cameroon.

Feb 04 2019

BREAKING - Crew Kidnapped in the Gulf of Guinea

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates kidnapped the crew of a vessel transiting through the Gulf of Guinea.

Feb 04 2019

MSC Mandy Crew Released from Captivity

The six kidnapped crew members of the MSC Mandy have been released from captivity.

Jan 31 2019

BREAKING - Pirates Rob Vessel Anchored at Abidjan Anchorage, Ivory Coast

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while anchored off Abidjan Anchorage, Ivory Coast.

Jan 30 2019

More Information on the Three Pirate Attacks that Occurred Last Week off the Coast of Nigeria

New information has come to light, in regard to the three pirate attacks that occurred within the space of 24 hours off the coast of Nigeria.

Jan 29 2019

BREAKING - Third Vessel Attacked Near Brass Terminal Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked while transiting through the Gulf of Guinea.

Jan 28 2019

Police in South Africa Arrests Pirate Suspected of Kidnapping

Police in South Africa arrested a 28-year-old Nigerian national in conjunction with the hijacking of the Dutch Cargo Ship, FWN Rapide, earlier this year.

Dec 19 2018

REPORT - Suspected Pirate Approach in the Horn of Africa

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was approached by pirates at the Horn of Africa

Nov 15 2018

BREAKING - Attempted Boarding Off the Coast of Mozambique

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to board a vessel off the coast of Mozambique.

Nov 05 2018

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Strait at Risk - What if Iran Blockades the Strait of Hormuz?

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Intelligence Officer

As the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the open sea, the Strait of Hormuz is the world’s most important hydrocarbon chokepoint, accounting for almost 40 percent of global energy transport. While Iran has repeatedly threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz in the past, recent attacks in the adjacent waters have heightened fears of an Iranian blockade. Although the likelihood of armed conflict in the region remains low, the possible impact of hostilities is far too serious to ignore.

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