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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

Weekly Piracy Security Report - March 8th

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

Mar 08 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - March 1st

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

Mar 01 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - February 15th

Weekly Piracy Security Report - February 9th to 15th

Feb 15 2019

Update – Kerch Strait Blaze

Four weeks have passed since the initial explosion that cost the lives of more than a dozen seafarers but the fire onboard the two vessels shows no sign of stopping.

Feb 12 2019

Greek Bulk Carrier Detained Following Collision with Malaysian Vessel

Greek-flagged Panamax-class bulk carrier, Pireas, collided with the Malaysian Government vessel, Polaris, in the afternoon of February the 8th. Following the incident, Malaysian authorities proceeded to impound the vessel and detain its crew.

Feb 11 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

Weekly Piracy Security Report - February 1st

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

Feb 01 2019

Hapag-Lloyd Declares General Average on Yantian Express

Hapag-Lloyd has declared general average on its fire-stricken boxship, Yantian Express.

Jan 29 2019

Tanker Collision in the Baltic Sea

Two tankers collided in the Baltic Sea, near Rugen, Germany, at approximately 03:00 UTC, during the early morning hours of January the 25th.

Jan 28 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

USCG Apprehends Three Stowaways on Containership off the Coast of Miami

The crew of the Antigua-flagged container ship, Diana J, found three stowaways onboard, as the vessel was approaching the port of Miami, in the late evening of January the 15th.

Jan 22 2019

Chemical Tanker Runs Aground in Elbe River

Panama-flagged chemical tanker, Oriental Nadeshiko, ran aground while transiting through Germany, at approximately 01:10 UTC, in the early morning hours of January the 21st.

Jan 21 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - January 18th

Weekly Piracy Security Report - January 12th to 18th

Jan 18 2019

Environmental Disaster in Brazil - Ship Owner Faces Potential £10 Million Fine

A large spill was detected in the port of Santos, Brazil. The spill, which local authorities believe to be fertiliser-based, allegedly originated from the Cyprus-flagged bulk carrier, Rook.

Jan 17 2019

Hapag-Lloyd Releases Statement In Regards to Container Fire Onboard the Yantian Express

Hapag-Lloyd has issued a statement on January 10th, as to the container fire onboard the Yantian Express.

Jan 11 2019

Oil Carrier Disappears in the Java Sea

Crude palm oil carrier, Namse Bangdzod, was declared missing while transiting through the Java Sea, on December the 28th.

Jan 08 2019

Deadly Explosion Onboard Oil Tanker, 1 Dead, 2 Missing

Vietnamese oil tanker, Aulac Fortune, suffered a massive explosion off Lamma Island Anchorage, Hong Kong, at approximately 11:30 am local time in the morning of January the 8th.

Jan 08 2019

Massive Fuel Spill from Maersk Vessel During Bunkering Operations

A massive fuel spill has occurred, during the process of refuelling the Danish-flagged containership, Maersk Gateshead, while the vessel was docked at the Kwai Tsing Container Terminal in Hong Kong, early in the morning of January the 6th.

Jan 07 2019

Ultra-large Containership Loses 270 Containers

Panama-registered ultra-large containership, MSC Zoe, lost approximately 270 containers while sailing through rough North Sea weather, in the evening of January the 1st.

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

Crew Abandons Burning Car Carrier - 3 Confirmed Dead, 2 Missing

A fire erupted on board the Panamanian-flagged car carrier, Sincerity ACE, approximately 1800 nautical miles northwest of Hawaii, in the morning of December the 31st.

Jan 02 2019

Oil Tanker Explosion Off the Coast of Cyprus

Maltese-flagged oil tanker, Athlos, caught on fire and ran aground near the southern coast of Cyprus, at approximately 9:30am local time, in the morning of Saturday the 29th of December.

Dec 31 2018

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

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 - 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

Greek Shipping Company Fined $2MN USD for Dumping Oily Waste at Sea

Piraeus-based Greek Shipping Company, Navimax Corporation, a subsidiary of Greek shipowner Navios Maritime Holdings Inc., has been fined $2,000,000 USD by a federal district court judge in the United states for discharging oily waste at sea.

Dec 14 2018

Captain of Shipping Tanker Arrested for Exceeding Alcohol Limit

The Captain of a chemical tanker was sentenced and lost his position as Master, after having been found drinking aboard the vessel, moments before the vessel was due to depart Port Taranaki, NZ on the evening of December the 11th.

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

Saipem Hit by Cyber Attack

Italian oil services company, Saipem SPA, has identified a cyber-attack on their servers, originating from Chennai, India.

Dec 11 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

Migrants Steal Vessel and Sail to Britain

In what is an unprecedented turn of events, 17 migrants managed to reach the English coast after commandeering a French fishing crawler, during the evening hours of November 13th.

Nov 14 2018

Two Workers Die In Confined Space Accident

Two dock workers died from poisoning while onboard the Panama-flagged general cargo ship, American Bulker, early in the morning of November 13th.

Nov 14 2018

1 Dead After Explosion on Chinese Freighter

One crew member has died after 2 explosions on a Chinese cargo ship off the coast of Hong Kong.

May 18 2018

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