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Maritime Piracy Report - Kidnapping off the Coast of Nigeria - November 11th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates successfully carried out a kidnapping off the coast of Nigeria.

Nov 18 2019

Maritime Piracy Report - Vessel Robbed at Pointe Noire Anchorage, Congo - October 20th 2019

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

Oct 30 2019

Maritime Piracy Report - Offshore Supply Vessel attacked off Port-Gentil, Gabon - October 24th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel off Port Gentil, Gabon.

Oct 25 2019

Pirate Attack off Douala, Cameroon - October 13th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel off Douala, Cameroon.

Oct 22 2019

Vessel Robbed at Pointe Noire Anchorage, Congo - October 8th 2019

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

Oct 15 2019

Attempted Robbery at Lagos SAA - October 5th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded while anchored at the Lagos Secure Anchorage area, Nigeria.

Oct 14 2019

Vessel Attacked off the Coast of Accra, Ghana - October 3rd 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked while transiting off the coast of Accra, Ghana.

Oct 07 2019

Robbery At Lagos Secure Anchorage, Nigeria - September 23rd 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while at the Lagos Secure Anchorage Area, Nigeria.

Sep 26 2019

Kidnapping off the Coast of Cameroon - September 13th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates kidnapped seafarers off the coast of Cameroon.

Sep 18 2019

Robbery at Port Douala, Cameroon - September 12th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while at Douala Port, Cameroon.

Sep 18 2019

Vessel Boarded at Pointe Noire Anchorage, Republic of Congo - September 4th 2019

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

Sep 11 2019

Nigerian Navy Arrests Two Trawlers over Illegal Fishing Practices

Two fishing trawlers were arrested in Nigeria, according to a statement released by the Nigerian Navy on Monday the 9th of September.

Sep 10 2019

Suspicious Approach in the Arabian Gulf - September 4th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel noticed a suspicious approach while transiting through the Arabian Gulf.

Sep 05 2019

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

UPDATE - 17 Seafarers Kidnapped from Douala Anchorage, Cameroon

More information has come to light regarding the kidnapping of the 17 seafarers off Douala Anchorage, Cameroon that occurred during the early morning hours of August the 15th.

Aug 19 2019

Pirates Attack Vessel in Bonny, Nigeria - August 17th 2019

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

Aug 19 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

10 Seafarers Kidnapped from General Cargo Ship Transiting in the Gulf of Guinea

The Turkish-flagged, General Cargo Ship, PAKSOY 1 was the victim of a pirate attack during the evening hours of June the 13th, while the vessel was transiting through the Gulf of Guinea.

Jul 17 2019

Vessel Attacked in Nigeria, Possible Hijacking - July 13th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked off the coast of Nigeria.

Jul 15 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

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

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

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

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

Nigerian Navy Arrests Armed Security Team over Possession of Firearms

The Nigerian Navy has arrested nine individuals over alleged possession of firearms in Nigerian territorial waters.

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

Suspicious Approach off Calabar, Nigeria - 8th of April 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel noticed a suspicious approach off Calabar, Nigeria.

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

Attack/Alleged Kidnapping off the Coast of Nigeria - March 20th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel off the Coast of Nigeria.

Mar 22 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 Second Vessel near Brass Terminal, Nigeria - March 9th 2019

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

Mar 12 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

BREAKING - Pirates Kidnap Three Seafarers in Togo

Maltese-flagged Chemical/Oil product tanker, Histria Ivory, was transiting south of Lome, Togo, when she was attacked by pirates. As a result of the attack, three crew members were kidnapped.

Mar 05 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

Pirates Attack Vessel Transiting South of Brass Terminal, Nigeria

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

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 - Pirates Attack Vessel near Lagos, Nigeria

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

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 - Pirates Attack Vessel Transiting Through the Bight of Bonny

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

Feb 27 2019

UPDATE - Details on the Attack in the Gulf of Guinea on the 21st

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

Feb 27 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

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

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

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

BREAKING - Pirates Attack a 2nd Vessel near Brass Terminal, Nigeria.

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

Jan 25 2019

BREAKING - Pirates Attack Vessel near Brass Terminal, Nigeria

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

Jan 25 2019

BIMCO Calls for International Action to Combat Piracy in The Gulf of Guinea

The world’s largest shipping association, BIMCO, has called for international action in order to combat piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.

Jan 24 2019

US Issues Warning Over Potential Militant Attacks in Nigeria

The US embassy in Nigeria has issued a warning, suggesting that Islamist militants in the region are planning potential terrorist attacks.

Jan 21 2019

BREAKING - Pirates Board Vessel Anchored at Apapa-Lagos Secure Anchorage, Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded while anchored at Apapa-Lagos Secure Anchorage, Nigeria

Jan 18 2019

UPDATE - 2 - Pirates Kidnap Seafarers off the Coast of Benin

An update on the kidnapping that took place off the coast of Benin on January the 2nd.

Jan 09 2019

BREAKING - UPDATE - Pirates Kidnap Seafarers off the Coast of Benin

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel had its crew kidnapped while sailing off the Coast of Benin.

Jan 03 2019

BREAKING - Pirates Attack Vessel off the Coast of Benin

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked off the Coast of Benin.

Jan 02 2019

BREAKING - Pirates Attack Vessel Traversing Through The Gulf of Guinea

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked off the Coast of Nigeria.

Dec 17 2018

BREAKING - Pirates Attack Multiple Vessels off the Coast of Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution when sailing in the Gulf of Guinea; several vessels in the area have been attacked by an unknown number of pirates.

Nov 23 2018

BREAKING - Vessel Attacked in Gulf of Guinea

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to board a vessel in the Gulf of Guinea.

Nov 06 2018

Crew of the Swiss Cargo Ship ‘Glarus’ Released

The 12 crew members of the Swiss cargo ship, MV Glarus, who were originally kidnapped in Nigeria in mid-September, were released on the 26th of October according to Swiss authorities.

Oct 30 2018

Pirates Board Ship Off the Coast of Nigeria – 11 Crew Kidnapped

Pirates boarded a containership sailing off the coast of Nigeria, capturing 11 crew members in the process, on the morning of October the 28th.

Oct 30 2018

#ADVISORY Vessel Attacked by Pirates in Gulf of Guinea This Morning

Seafarers are advised to exercise extreme caution after a merchant vessel was attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea earlier this morning.

Sep 17 2018

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