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Aggravated Robbery at the Singapore Straits - October 19th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after an aggravated robbery took place onboard a ship transiting through the Singapore Straits.

Oct 21 2019

Attempted Robbery at Callao Anchorage, Peru - October 12th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to rob a vessel anchored at Callao Anchorage, Peru.

Oct 21 2019

Nigerian Navy Arrests 7 Individuals for Offering Armed Escort Services

Last month the Nigerian Navy intercepted a vessel that had been escorting an oil tanker through Nigerian territorial waters, and arrested 7 individuals for providing armed security services to ships near Port Harcourt.

Oct 21 2019

Maritime Piracy Report - October 18th

Weekly Maritime Piracy Security Report -  12th to the 18th of October

Oct 18 2019

Aggravated Robbery at Port Au Prince, Haiti - October 12th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a vessel anchored at Haiti's Port Au Prince Anchorage.

Oct 15 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

Vessel Robbed in Johor Anchorage, Malaysia - October 5th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a vessel off the coast of Johor, Malaysia.

Oct 14 2019

Maritime Piracy Report - October 11th 2019

Weekly Maritime Piracy Security Report -  5th to the 11th of October

Oct 11 2019

High Court Rules the Brillante Virtuoso Pirate Attack was an Elaborate Attempt at Insurance Fraud

The High Court in London has ruled that the Liberia-flagged Crude Oil Tanker, BRILLANTE VIRTUOSO was not, in fact, the victim of a pirate attack, but was intentionally damaged by the ship’s Greek owner, Marios Iliopoulos.

Oct 10 2019

Three Fishermen Kidnapped by Venezuelan Pirates

Venezuelan pirates operating out of the island of Patos, have reportedly kidnapped three Trinidadian fishermen for ransom.

Oct 10 2019

Vessel Robbed at Gopnath Point, India - October 3rd 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while transiting near Gopnath Point, India.

Oct 09 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

Maritime Piracy Report - October 4th 2019

Weekly Maritime Piracy Security Report -  28th of September to the 4th of October.

Oct 04 2019

Cargo Ship Boarded in the Strait of Malacca - September 30th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded while transiting through the Strait of Malacca.

Oct 04 2019

Tanker Robbed at the Lubuk Gaung SDS Terminal, Indonesia - September 30th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while at the Lubuk Gaung SDS Terminal, Indonesia.

Oct 03 2019

Vessel Boarded while Transiting through the Singapore Straits - September 30th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded while transiting through the Singapore Straits.

Oct 02 2019

Second Vessel Robbed at Johor, Malaysia - September 25th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a second vessel off the coast of Johor, Malaysia.

Oct 01 2019

Tanker Robbed at India's Kakinada Anchorage - September 23rd 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a tankship at India's Kakinada Anchorage.

Oct 01 2019

Attempted Robbery at Balikpapan, Indonesia - September 18th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to board a tanker berthed at Balikpapan, Indonesia.

Sep 30 2019

Weekly Maritime Piracy Report - September 27th 2019

Weekly Maritime Piracy Security Report -  21st to the 27th of September

Sep 27 2019

Vessel Robbed off the Coast of Johor, Malaysia - 25th of September 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a vessel anchored off the coast of Johor, Malaysia.

Sep 27 2019

Attempted Boarding at Mabini Anchorage, Philippines - 23rd of September 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to board a vessel at Mabini Anchorage, Philippines.

Sep 27 2019

Aggravated Robbery Off the Coast of Ecuador - 22nd of September 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while transiting off the coast of Ecuador.

Sep 26 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

Three Seafarers Kidnapped off the Coast of Sabah, Malaysia - September 23rd 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel off the coast of Sabah, Malaysia, kidnapping three crewmen in the process.

Sep 24 2019

Maritime Piracy Report - September 20th 2019

Weekly Maritime Piracy Security Report -  14th to the 20th of September

Sep 20 2019

Vessel Attacked in the Red Sea - September 17th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked while transiting through the Red Sea off the coast of Eritrea.

Sep 19 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

Aggravated Robbery at Conakry Anchorage, Guinea - September 16th 2019

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

Sep 16 2019

Suspicious Activity in Lagos, Nigeria - September 7th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel encountered suspicious activity off Lagos Anchorage, Nigeria.

Sep 16 2019

Weekly Maritime Piracy Report -  13th of September

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  7th to the 13th of September

Sep 13 2019

Vessel Robbed at Johor, Malaysia - September 8th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while transiting near Johor, Malaysia.

Sep 12 2019

Shell Loses $560,000 Daily to Nigerian Oil Thieves

Shell’s Nigerian subsidiary, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) has issued a statement saying that they lose approximately $560,000 daily in revenue to criminal activities in the Niger Delta.

Sep 11 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

Weekly Maritime Piracy Report - September 6th 2019

Weekly Maritime Piracy Report -  31st of August to the 6th of September

Sep 06 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 Attacked in Bab-el-Mandeb - September 3rd 2019

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

Sep 04 2019

Safety in HRAs - Can you Outrun Piracy?

Is increasing the speed of a vessel at risk of piracy the best use of your resources? It is common practice for vessels transiting past the East and West Coasts of Africa to increase speed, all in an attempt to outrun pirates.

Sep 04 2019

Cargo Ship Robbed at the Port of Sandakan, Malaysia - August 27th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while Sandakan Port, Malaysia

Sep 02 2019

Weekly Maritime Piracy Report - August 30th 2019

Weekly Maritime Piracy Report -  24th to the 30th of August

Aug 30 2019

Tanker Attacked in Johor, Malaysia - August 25th 2019

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

Aug 30 2019

Vessel Robbed in Batam Anchorage, Indonesia - August 20th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while in Indonesia's Batam Anchorage

Aug 26 2019

Weekly Maritime Piracy Report - August 23rd 2019

Weekly Maritime Piracy Report -  19th to the 23rd of August

Aug 23 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

Attempted Robbery on Container Vessel in Vietnam - August 11th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a container ship was boarded in Vietnam.

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

Attempted Robbery at Tanjung Uban Anchorage, Indonesia - August 6th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after an attempted robbery on a vessel in Tanjung Uban Anchorage, Indonesia.

Aug 19 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

Weekly Security Report - August 16th 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  9th to the 19th of August

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

Vessel Robbed off Port Klang, Malaysia - August 12th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while transiting off Port Klang, Malaysia.

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

Vessel Robbed in the Gulf of Mexico - August 4th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked while anchored at Ciudad del Carmen Anchorage, Mexico.

Aug 13 2019

Attempted Robbery in Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia - July 30th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded while in Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia.

Aug 12 2019

Aggravated Attack off the Coast of Indonesia - July 30th 2019

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

Aug 12 2019

The Growing Threat of State-Piracy

On May the 12th four shipping vessels were attacked in Fujairah anchorage. The hard-earned, relative peace and stability that had temporarily settled into the region over the last few years was being threatened. This could have been a one-time incident, but the threat was far from over.

Jul 29 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - July 26th 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  20th to the 26th of July

Jul 26 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

Aggravated Robbery on Bulk Carrier Transiting through the Singapore Strait - July 22nd 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while transiting through the Strait of Singapore.

Jul 22 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - July 19th

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  13th to the 19th of July

Jul 19 2019

Vessel Robbed while Transiting through the Strait of Singapore - July 16th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded while transiting through the Strait of Singapore.

Jul 18 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

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 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

Weekly Piracy Security Report - July 12th

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  6th to the 12th of July

Jul 12 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

Weekly Piracy Security Report - 5th of July

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  29th of June to the 5th of July

Jul 05 2019

China Raises Threat Level for Ships Sailing through the Strait of Malacca

According to a notice posted on a ministry website on June the 2nd, Beijing has asked Chinese shipping companies to raise the security level on ships transiting through the Strait of Malacca.

Jul 04 2019

Vessel Robbed in Jakarta, Indonesia - June 30th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while berthed at Jakarta, Indonesia.

Jul 03 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

Suspicious Approach in Bab El Mandeb - July 1st 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a suspicious approach occurred in the Strait of Bab El Mandeb.

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

Terrorist Group Kidnaps 10 Seafarers off the Coast of Malaysia

Ten gunmen, belonging to the Philippine-based Abu Sayyaf terrorist group, kidnapped 10 fishermen during the early morning hours of June the 18th off the coast of Sabah, Malaysia.

Jun 19 2019

Attempted Robbery near Johor, Malaysia - May 31st 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to rob a vessel anchored near Johor, Malaysia

Jun 10 2019

Vessel Robbed at Macapa Anchorage, Brazil - May 31st 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed at Macapa Anchorage, Brazil.

Jun 03 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  31st of May

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  25th to the 31st of May

May 31 2019

Vessel Robbed at Cigading Port, Indonesia - May 28th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed at Cigading Port, Indonesia.

May 31 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

Vessel Robbed in Malaysia - May 18th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while transiting near Tanjung Piai, Malaysia.

May 29 2019

Aggravated Robbery at Taboneo Anchorage, Indonesia - May 23rd 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while at Taboneo Anchorage, Indonesia.

May 27 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - May 24th 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  18th to the 24th of May

May 24 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

Vessel Robbed while Transiting through the Singapore Strait - May 18th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while transiting through the Singapore Strait.

May 23 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 Callao Anchorage, Peru - May 18th 2019

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

May 22 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

Aggravated Robbery off the Coast of Indonesia - May 12th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while transiting off the coast of Indonesia.

May 21 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - May 17th

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  11th to the 17th of May

May 17 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

Bulk Carrier Robbed at Lubuk Gaung Anchorage, Indonesia - May 11th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while anchored at Lubuk Gaung Anchorage, Indonesia.

May 15 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - May 10th

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  4th to the 10th of May

May 10 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

Man Shot Dead during Pirate Attack on Yacht

A New Zealand family was attacked by pirates during the early morning of May the 3rd, while their yacht was transiting through the Guna Yala district of Panama.

May 08 2019

Pirates Attack Vessel Transiting off the Coast of Ecuador - May 3rd 2019

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

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

Weekly Piracy Security Report - 3rd of May

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  27th of April to the 3rd of May

May 03 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 Jakarta, Indonesia - April 26th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to rob a vessel in Jakarta's Container Terminal, Indonesia.

May 01 2019

Vessel Robbed at Callao Anchorage, Peru - April 26th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a vessel in Callao Anchorage, Peru.

Apr 30 2019

Robbery at Puerto La Cruz Anchorage, Venezuela - April 26th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a vessel in Puerto La Cruz Anchorage, Venezuela.

Apr 29 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

Vessel Boarded off Indonesia - April 23rd 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel got boarded off the coast of Indonesia.

Apr 26 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - April 26th

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  20th to the 26th of April

Apr 26 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

Attempted Boarding near Buenaventura, Colombia - April 19th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to board a vessel in Buenaventura Channel, Colombia.

Apr 24 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

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

Weekly Piracy Security Report - April 19th

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  13th to the 19th of April

Apr 18 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

Aggravated Robbery in Callao Anchorage, Peru - April 14th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded and robbed in Callao Anchorage, Peru.

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

Weekly Piracy Security Report - April 12th

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  6th to the 12th of April

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

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

Attempted Boarding in Ecuador - April 1st 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to board a vessel in Guayas Province, Ecuador.

Apr 08 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - April 5th

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  1st to the 5th of April

Apr 05 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

Pirates Successfully Rob Vessel at Manila's South Anchorage, Philippines - March 26th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel anchored at Manila's South Anchorage, Philippines.

Apr 03 2019

Vessel Robbed at Batangas Anchorage, Philippines - March 26th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel anchored at Batangas Anchorage Alpha, Philippines.

Apr 03 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

Weekly Piracy Security Report - 29th of March 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  23rd to the 29th of March

Mar 29 2019

Pirates Rob Vessel, Assault Crew in Jose Terminal Anchorage, Venezuela - March 28th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel anchored at Jose Terminal Anchorage, Venezuela.

Mar 29 2019

Pirates Board Vessel at San Pedro de Macoris Anchorage, Dominican Republic - March 21st 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel anchored at San Pedro de Macoris Anchorage, Dominican Republic.

Mar 28 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

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  22nd of March 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  16th to 22nd of March

Mar 22 2019

Aggravated Robbery at Jose Terminal Anchorage, Venezuela - March 21st 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a vessel anchored at Jose Terminal Anchorage, Venezuela.

Mar 22 2019

Attempted Boarding at Callao Anchorage, Peru - March 19th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to board a vessel in Callao Anchorage, Peru.

Mar 22 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - March 15th

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  9th to 15th of March

Mar 15 2019

Pirates Board Vessel in Macapa Anchorage, Brazil - March 10th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to rob a vessel anchored at Macapa Anchorage, Brazil

Mar 14 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

Iranian Navy Repels Alleged Pirate Attack in the Gulf of Aden

The Iranian Navy has repelled a pirate attack on an Iranian-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden.

Mar 12 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

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

Weekly Piracy Security Report - March 8th

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  2nd to 8th of March

Mar 08 2019

Pirates Rob Vessel Transiting Through the Straights of Malacca - March 5th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a vessel transiting through the Straights of Malacca.

Mar 06 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

Weekly Piracy Security Report - March 1st

Weekly Piracy Security Report - February 23rd to March 1st

Mar 01 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 - Second Suspicious Approach in the Gulf of Aden

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a second suspicious approach occurred in the Gulf of Aden within the space of two days.

Feb 26 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

Duterte Calls for a Three-Nation Coalition in Order to Combat Piracy in Southeast Asia

President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has urged the governments of Malaysia and Indonesia to band together with the Philippines in order to combat piracy and prevent the kidnapping of seafarers in Southeast Asia.

Feb 20 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - February 15th

Weekly Piracy Security Report - February 9th to 15th

Feb 15 2019

Russia Recommends the Formation of an Anti-Piracy Coalition to the UN

Russia has proposed the formation of an international mechanism, to be placed under the aegis of the United Nations, in order to combat maritime piracy.

Feb 14 2019

BREAKING - Vessel Robbed at Caofeidian Anchorage, China

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

Feb 13 2019

BREAKING - Pirates Rob Vessel at Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates successfully boarded and robbed a vessel anchored at Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia.

Feb 12 2019

BREAKING - Pirates Board Vessel in India

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel in India.

Feb 12 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

Weekly Piracy Security Report - February 8th

Weekly Piracy Security Report - 2nd to 8th of February

Feb 08 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

Weekly Piracy Security Report - February 1st

Weekly Piracy Security Report - January the 26th to February 1st

Feb 01 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 Board Vessel at Jingtang Anchorage, China

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after an attempted robbery took place at Jingtang Anchorage, China.

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

Weekly Piracy Security Report - January 25th

Weekly Piracy Security Report - January 19th to the 25th

Jan 25 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

BREAKING - Pirates Rob Vessel Anchored off Puerto Jose Anchorage, Venezuela

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while anchored off Puerto Jose Anchorage, Venezuela.

Jan 24 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - January 18th

Weekly Piracy Security Report - January 12th to 18th

Jan 18 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

BREAKING - Vessel Robbed While Anchored at Ciwandan Anchorage, Indonesia

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

Jan 17 2019

BREAKING - Vessel Boarded While Anchored off Cao Fei Dian Anchorage, China

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded while anchored off Cao Fei Dian Anchorage, China.

Jan 17 2019

BREAKING - Pirates Board Vessel at Lagos Anchorage, Nigeria

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

Jan 14 2019

BREAKING - Pirates Attack Vessel in Lagos, Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked while anchored off Lagos, Nigeria

Jan 14 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

Weekly Piracy Security Report - December 23rd

Weekly Piracy Security Report – December 15th  to December the 21st.

Dec 23 2018

Abducted Crew Released by Pirates

The crew of the Pomerania Sky, the Libyan-flagged containership that was attacked in late October by pirates off the coast of Nigeria, has been finally released.

Dec 20 2018

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

BREAKING - Pirates Attack and Board Vessel in the Gulf of Guinea

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution, after pirates attacked and boarded a vessel in the Gulf of Guinea.

Dec 17 2018

BREAKING - Kidnapping of Four Seafarers in Malaysia

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution, after the potential kidnapping of four seafarers in Malaysia.

Dec 17 2018

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

Weekly Piracy Security Report - December 14th

Weekly Piracy Security Report – December 8th to December 14th

Dec 14 2018

Indian Navy Patrol Vessel Seizes Cache of Weapons from Boat off the Coast of Somalia

An Indian Navy Patrol vessel, which has been deployed on an anti-piracy operation in the Gulf of Aden, has seized a cache of weapons that includes assault rifles, machine guns and ammunition, from a boat off the coast of Somalia on December the 7th.

Dec 13 2018

BREAKING - Suspicious Approach Near Bab-El-Mandeb Strait

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was approached by several skiffs near the strait of Bab-El-Mandeb.

Dec 13 2018

Terrorist Group Kidnaps 3 Seafarers in Malaysia

Three crew members of an as-of-yet undisclosed vessel were abducted on December the 5th, in the vicinity of Lahad Datu, Sabah, near the Philippine border.

Dec 11 2018

BREAKING - Pirates Attack Vessel off the Coast of Malaysia

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

Dec 10 2018

Weekly Piracy Security Report - December 7th

Weekly Piracy Security Report – December 1st to December 7th

Dec 07 2018

BREAKING - Pirates Board and Rob Vessel in Indonesia

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded and robbed while anchored at Merak Anchorage, Indonesia.

Dec 07 2018

BREAKING - Pirates Board Vessel and Assault Crew in Conakry Anchorage

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

Dec 05 2018

Pirates Attack Containership off the Coast of Brazil - Authorities Discover Over 400 Kilos of Cocaine Onboard

Danish containership, Cap San Marco, was attacked and boarded by pirates, early in the morning of December the 2nd, as it was approaching the port of Santos, Brazil.

Dec 03 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

Weekly Piracy Security Report – November 23rd

Weekly Piracy Security Report - Events Reported from November 17th to November 23rd

Nov 23 2018

BREAKING - Pirates Boarded Vessel Off Lagos, Nigeria

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

Nov 19 2018

Weekly Piracy Security Report - November 16th

Weekly Piracy Security Report - Events Reported from November 10th to November 16th

Nov 16 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

Space X to Launch Pirate-Tracking Satellites Into Space

Space X is trying to break yet another record by simultaneously launching over 71 small satellites into orbit. Part of the mission, which goes by the name of SSO-A and will be launched on November 19, will be to carry 3 satellites into space that will be used to track illegal activities such as sea piracy, illegal fishing and smuggling.

Nov 13 2018

BREAKING - Pirates Attack Vessel Off the Coast of Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked by pirates  near the river Niger.

Nov 12 2018

BREAKING - Pirate Attack in the Philippines

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked by pirates in the Philippines.

Nov 08 2018

BREAKING - Pirates Attack Vessel Near Bonny Island, Nigeria

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

Nov 07 2018

BREAKING - Vessel Robbed Off the Coast of Indonesia

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a vessel off the coast of Indonesia.

Nov 07 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

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

ADVISORY - Another Suspicious Approach Off the Coast of Yemen

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution when sailing through Bab El Mandeb; a 2nd vessel has been approached by suspicious skiffs. Vessel and crew safe.

Nov 04 2018

UPDATE - Vessel Hijacked on October the 29th - Released

Update on the status of the vessel that was hijacked by pirates off the coast of Congo on October the 29th. Vessel has been released and is now safe.

Nov 02 2018

ADVISORY - Suspicious Approach Off the Coast of Yemen

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution as a Merchant Vessel was approached by 3 suspicious boats near the straight of Bab-Al-Mandab. Crew and vessel are presumed safe.

Nov 02 2018

More Than a Quarter of Seafarers Seeking Support Are Affected by Piracy

The Sailors’ Society’s Crisis Response Network (CRN), provided support to its 100th case this week. According to CRN, piracy, along with death at sea and abandonment, accounted for over 59% of those cases, with piracy being the leading cause for seeking support for over 26% of those supported.

Nov 01 2018

ESSCOM on Alert - High Risk of Kidnappings in the Philippines

The Philippine Coast Guard has issued warnings to vessels travelling in the Philippines, following reports indicating that the Abu Sayyaf militant pirate group (ASG) is planning to conduct kidnappings in the area.

Oct 31 2018

EU NAVFOR Destroys Pirate Whaler

In the morning of October the 28th, the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) successfully seized and destroyed a vessel that had been used by Somali pirates to attack the M.V KSL Sydney earlier this month.

Oct 31 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

UPDATE - More Details on the Vessel Hijacking

More details coming in on the vessel hijacking that took place on October the 29th off the coast of Congo.

Oct 30 2018

BREAKING - UPDATE - Vessel Hijacked Off the Coast of Congo

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

Oct 29 2018

#BREAKING - Two Vessels Attacked Off the Coast of Congo

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked two vessels travelling off the coast of Congo.

Oct 29 2018

Changing Threats Demand A Change in Methodology

We can’t ignore the fact that over the past decade there has been a paradigm shift when it comes to threats within the maritime domain, as the threat has shifted from East, to West.

Oct 29 2018

#BREAKING - 2nd Vessel Attacked near Bonny Island, Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel near Bonny Island, Nigeria. This marks the 2nd attack in Bonny within 48 hours.

Oct 28 2018

#BREAKING - Vessel Attacked near Bonny Island, Nigeria

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

Oct 26 2018

More Details on the Attack off the Coast of Somalia on the 16th

More details coming in, on the attack that took place off the coast of Somalia, on October the 16th.

Oct 19 2018

#Advisory Attempted Boarding Off The Coast of Nigeria

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

Oct 18 2018

#Advisory Vessel Attacked Near Mogadishu

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel is reported to have been fired upon near Mogadishu.

Oct 16 2018

#UPDATE Vessel Released but Crew on Swiss Ship Still Held by Pirates

Confirmation has come in that the Swiss vessel attacked by pirates off Nigeria has been released. The 12 kidnapped crew members are still being held by pirates.

Sep 24 2018

#BREAKING Vessel Under Attack Off the Coast of Bonny, Nigeria

A vessel is currently under attack by pirates off Bonny, Nigeria. Seafarers are warned to avoid the area.

Sep 22 2018

#ADVISORY Vessel Boarded in Lagos Anchorage

Seafarers are advised to transit with extra caution around Lagos Anchorage after a merchant vessel was boarded by pirates in Lagos anchorage yesterday.

Sep 21 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

BIMCO Security Boss Warns More Needs to be Done to Harden Vessels Against Piracy

The Head of Maritime Security at BIMCO has spoken to trade press and warned that existing standards of vessel hardening are inviting pirates to attack.

Sep 11 2018

Authorities in Africa Vow to Tackle Rise in Piracy

Top officials and governing bodies in Africa have joined together in a pledge to tackle the rising level of piracy in the region.

Aug 27 2018

#UPDATE Missing Tanker Found Off Gabon

A Panama-flagged oil tanker that went missing on the 14th August has been found.

Aug 24 2018

4 Men Kidnapped by Armed Pirates have been Found in Thailand

4 Malaysian men who were abducted by pirates have been found safe in Thailand. The men were part of a crew of 11 fishermen who were attacked on board 2 vessels off Pulau Langgun.

Aug 21 2018

#ADVISORY Vessel Boarded near Onne Port, Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel is reported to have been boarded by intruders in the region of Port Harcourt and Bonny.

Aug 21 2018

Suspected Pirate Hijacking as Tanker Goes Missing in GoG

A Panama-flagged chemical tanker is believed to have been hijacked by pirates after communication was lost a week ago.

Aug 21 2018

#UPDATE All Communication Lost With Merchant Vessel Off Libreville

The CSO of a merchant vessel that is suspected to have been hijacked has confirmed that all communication has been lost with the ship and crew.

Aug 15 2018

#ADVISORY Suspected Hijacking at Libreville Anchorage

Seafarers advised to exercise caution after a suspected hijacking on a merchant vessel in Libreville anchorage.

Aug 15 2018

Hardening Measures Help Crew Survive Pirate Attack off Malaysia

Vessels are advised to exercise extra caution if they're transiting near Malaysia after a tug boat came under attack this week.

Aug 13 2018

Is Nigeria the New Piracy Capital?

According to the Global Maritime report on piracy, Nigeria took the lead for levels of piracy in the second quarter of 2018, taking over from notorious hotspot, Somalia.

Aug 13 2018

Russian Missile Frigate Starts Anti-Piracy Mission in Gulf of Aden

One of Russia's Baltic Fleet's frigates has left the port of Djibouti to begin an anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden.

Aug 09 2018

Saudi Companies Stop Bab El-Mandeb Transits as Rebels Attack Vessels

Saudi Arabian oil company, Aramco, have stopped all oil shipments through the Bab El-Mandeb Strait after Houthis rebels attacked more ships in their fleet.

Jul 26 2018

#BREAKING Merchant Vessel Attacked in Gulf of Guinea

An urgent advisory has been sent out warning seafarers to exercise caution in the Gulf of Guinea after a report of pirate activity in the area.

Jul 25 2018

#ATTEMPTED BOARDING near the port of Baraawe

Merchant vessel alerts authorities as it faces pirate attack near the port of Baraawe.

Jul 23 2018

#ADVISORY Suspicious Approach Off Ghana

Seafarers have been advised to exercise extreme caution following the attempted boarding of a merchant vessel off the coast of Ghana.

Jul 23 2018

Pirates Attack Crew and Take Hostage in Bangladesh

Pirates attacked the crew of a bulk carrier with knives and took a hostage in Chittagong Anchorage, Bangladesh last night.

Jul 04 2018

#ADVISORY Merchant Vessel Fired Upon off Hanish Islands

A merchant vessel has been fired upon 5 miles south of the Hanish Islands off the coast of Yemen. This is the latest in a spate of attacks as tensions rise between the Houthi movement and the Saudi-led coalition in the region.

Jul 04 2018

#ADVISORY Suspicious Approach Gulf of Oman

Seafarers are being warned to be extra vigilant when transiting through the Gulf of Oman, after suspected pirates approached a merchant vessel there this morning.

Jul 04 2018

#ADVISORY Vessel Boarded at Lagos Anchorage this Morning

Warning issued after a merchant vessel was boarded at Lagos anchorage earlier this morning.

Jul 03 2018

#ADVISORY Suspicious Approach South of Mogagishu

Vessels transiting near Mogagishu are advised to exercise heightened caution after a merchant vessel reported suspicious activity in the region earlier today.

May 30 2018

#ADVISORY Attempted Boarding Lagos Anchorage

Reports just in of an attempted boarding on a merchant vessel in Lagos anchorage last night. Vessels transiting the area are warned to exercise extreme caution.

May 24 2018

Is there a New Piracy HRA?

East Africa and West Africa, both commonly known and accepted as piracy high-risk areas. But in its focus on these targets, has the maritime industry missed an emerging HRA? ARX Maritime Co-Founder and Chief Executive, Josh Hutchinson has written an article about the importance of recognising Latin America as the new HRA.

May 23 2018

#ADVISORY Attempted Boarding off Lome, Togo

Vessels transiting near Lome, Togo have been advised to exercise extreme caution after pirates attempted to board a merchant vessel in the region yesterday.

May 22 2018

Abandoned Qaaswa Crew Return Home After 11 Months

After almost a year stranded on abandoned tanker, Qaaswa, the crew have finally been repatriated.

May 21 2018

Burnt, Beaten & Thrown Overboard by Pirates, a Survivor's Story

In one of the most violent pirate incidents this year, 20 fishermen were attacked with machetes, and burnt with hot oil, before having their legs tied together with weights and thrown overboard to drown. Now, Reuters have interviewed one of the 5 survivors of the attack.

May 18 2018

#ADVISORY Merchant Vessel Attacked off Port Harcourt

Seafarers are warned to exercise extreme caution off the coast of Port Harcourt after confirmation that a merchant vessel was attacked in the region.

May 17 2018

#ADVISORY Attempted Boarding off Port Harcourt

Attempted boarding- PORT HARCOURT. At 1000UTC this morning pirates attempted to board a merchant vessel with 6 people on board. Vessels are advised to exercise extreme caution.

May 08 2018

Nigerian Locals to Fight Back Against Pirates

A group of residents and officials in Akuku-Toru, Rivers state, have vowed to take justice in to their own hands and fight back against pirates if the Government doesn't do more to lower the levels of piracy in their area.

May 08 2018

Maritime Group Blames Cash Carrying Crews for Pirate Attacks

The Association of Marine Engineers and Surveyors (AMES) have said ships carry too much cash are responsible for high levels of piracy.

May 04 2018

Armed Pirates Attack Fishermen in UAE

Reports have come in that an Emirati fishing vessel was fired upon by pirates last week as he was travelling through the Gulf of Oman.

May 01 2018

16 Fishermen Missing After Violent Pirate Attack

16 fishermen are missing after a violent pirate attack in which the men were attacked with machetes and forced to jump overboard with weights tied to their legs. The attack took place on the evening of 27th March, Northwest of South America.

May 01 2018

ForestWave Crew Kidnapped Off Bonny, Nigeria

The crew of general cargo ship, FWN Rapide were kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Bonny, Nigeria on Saturday morning.

Apr 23 2018

WHITEPAPER: Piracy in the Gulf of Aden

Lawrie Clapton is an Intelligence Analyst with a specific interest in Middle Eastern conflict. In light of the recent upsurge in terror related incidents in the region, he has written a whitepaper to give his insight in to the connection between terrorists and pirates, and how war is impacting the level of piracy in the Gulf of Aden.

Apr 16 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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