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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

Greenpeace Boards Two Oil Rigs, Protesting Shell Decommissioning Plans

A number of Greenpeace activists boarded two oil platforms in the North Sea belonging to Shell, in order to protest against the company’s decommissioning plans.

Oct 15 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

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

Maritime Piracy Report - October 11th 2019

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

Oct 11 2019

Two Explosions Rock Iranian Tanker in the Red Sea - Tehran Suggests Terrorist Act

The Iranian state Oil Tanker, SABITI was the victim of an alleged terrorist attack during the early morning hours of October the 11th while it was transiting through the Red Sea.

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

A Flag Under Siege: Security or Loyalty?

Ever since their inception back in the 1920s, Flags of Convenience (FoC) have been a subject of no small amount of controversy. The practice originally began during prohibition, when American cruise ships would fly under the Panamanian flag in order to be able to serve alcohol to passengers and thus escape the stringent US regulations at the time.

Oct 08 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

8 Stowaways Found In the Engine Room of a Cargo Ship off the Coast of France

The Gibraltar-flagged General Cargo Ship, EEMS DART had to stop its journey after its crew located a number of stowaways hiding in the engine room.

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

Seized UK-flagged vessel, Stena Impero, Soon to be Released

According to a statement by an Iranian Maritime official, released on September the 22nd, the British-flagged Oil Tanker, Stena Impero is soon to be released.

Sep 25 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

Saudi Coalition Intercepts Explosive-Laden Boat

A military spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition backing the Yemeni government has revealed that they’ve destroyed a Houthi bomb boat off the coast of Yemen.

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

French Courts Sentence Ukrainian Seafarers to 8 Years in Prison over Drug Trafficking

The Lille Criminal Court sentenced nine Ukrainian seafarers to a substantial prison term and a joint fine of over €75 million over their involvement in drug trafficking.

Sep 12 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

Authorities in South Africa Seize £4.6 Million worth of Cocaine from Containership

South African authorities seized more than R85 million (Approx. £4.6 Million) worth of drugs during a raid on a vessel docked at Port Elizabeth’s Ngqura Port.

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

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

Iran Seizes another Vessel over Alleged Fuel Smuggling

Iran seized a vessel transiting through the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday the 7th of September, over its alleged involvement in oil-trafficking.

Sep 10 2019

Double-Homicide onboard Italian Oil Tanker Sailing through the Caribbean

Two seafarers have been stabbed to death onboard the Italian-flagged Crude Oil Tanker, RBD GINO FERRETTI on September the 5th while the vessel was en route from Brazil to the Caribbean.

Sep 09 2019

Weekly Maritime Piracy Report - September 6th 2019

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

Sep 06 2019

Iran Plans to Release 7 Crew Members from Seized Tanker

According to the owners of the Iranian-seized, British-flagged Oil Tanker, Stena Impero, Iran is planning to release seven of the 23 crew members onboard the tanker.

Sep 05 2019

UK Authorities Seize Record-Breaking Amount of Heroin from a Maersk Containership at Felixstowe

British authorities have seized a record-breaking 1.3 tonnes of heroin from the Hong Kong-flagged Container Ship, MAERSK GIBRALTAR.

Sep 05 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

Aggravated Attack in Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia - August 22nd 2019

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

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

NSM Warns Over Increased Risk of Cyber Attacks

The Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM) has issued a statement, warning the maritime, oil & gas sectors over an increase in cyber-attacks over the last few months.

Aug 27 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

Crew Members Hijack Vessel – 7 Dead, Several Missing, 13 Taken Hostage

A deadly altercation onboard an Indonesian vessel has seen several dead & missing, while a number of crewmen have been taken hostage.

Aug 21 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

Gibraltar Releases Grace1 into Iranian Custody

Gibraltar has freed the Iranian Crude Oil Tanker, Grace 1, which had been detained for over a month on suspicion of smuggling Iranian Oil to Syria.

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

What Happens Ashore Matters At Sea - The Black Sea Example

The world is changing. Previously calm seas are waking up from their geopolitical slumber and threats to maritime trade are no longer confined to suspicious gunmen. Armed guards and water cannons will not deter the Iranian Revolutionary Guards or the Russian Navy. Razor wire will not prevent anti-ship missiles from cracking a ship’s hull open.

Jul 26 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - July 26th 2019

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

Jul 26 2019

Ukraine Seizes Russian Oil Tanker

The Russian-flagged Oil Tanker, NIKA SPIRIT was detained by Ukrainian Forces on July the 25th, in what Russian authorities call “an act of state-sponsored piracy”.

Jul 26 2019

MT Riah Charterer Denies Iranian Allegations of Oil Smuggling

The UAE-based charterer of the Panama-flagged Oil Tanker, MT Riah that was seized while transiting through the Strait of Hormuz last week, has denied Iran’s allegations of oil smuggling.

Jul 25 2019

Stena Bulk Denies Iranian Version of Events Leading to Seizure

The owners of the Stena Impero, the UK-flagged Oil Tanker that was seized by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz on June the 19th, have denied allegations of a collision involving their vessel.

Jul 24 2019

Singapore Discovers Record Breaking Amount of Elephant Ivory in Container Vessel

Authorities in Singapore have seized over 8.8 tons of elephant ivory and over 12 tons of pangolin scales from a Container Vessel transiting through the port on its way to Vietnam.

Jul 24 2019

UK Proposes the Creation of a European Naval Task Force to Protect Vessels Transiting through the Gulf

The UK Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has proposed the creation of a European naval task force in order to protect commercial vessels transiting through the Strait of Hormuz.

Jul 23 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

Iran Seizes Two Oil Tankers in the Strait of Hormuz

In what constitutes a dramatic escalation of tensions between Iran & the West, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard seized two British Oil Tankers during the evening hours of Friday the 19th of July.

Jul 20 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - July 19th

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

Jul 19 2019

Iran Seizes Oil Tanker in the Strait of Hormuz

According to the Iranian state media, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard has seized the Panama-flagged Oil Products Tanker, MT Riah.

Jul 19 2019

Port Analysis: Lagos Port Complex

Based in the Nigerian capital’s Apapa district, the Lagos Port Complex is Africa’s third-biggest container port, second only to Tangier and Abidjan.

Jul 18 2019

Master Turns off AIS and Sails to International Waters to Avoid Seizure

The Panama-flagged Offshore Supply Vessel, MARIDIVE 702 has sailed out of Aruban territorial waters, despite a seizure order that was issued against the ship on the 14th of July.

Jul 18 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

MSC Gayane Released Following $50 Million Bail

The Liberian-flagged Containership, MSC Gayane has been released from US Custody, after its owner, Swiss-based Mediterranean Shipping Company, agreed to pay a bail of $50 million.

Jul 17 2019

Tanker Disappears in the Gulf Prompting Fears of Iranian Seizure

US Intel suggests that the Panama-flagged Oil Tanker, MT RIAH has been seized by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.

Jul 17 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

ICS Urges Against the Use of Armed Security Forces when Transiting through the Middle East

The International Chamber of Shipping has issued a warning, urging shipping companies sailing through the Middle East to avoid using armed security guards on their transits, as to avoid potentially escalating the already volatile situation.

Jul 16 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

Tensions Continue to Grow between the West and Iran – UK Raises Ship Security Level for Vessels in the Strait of Hormuz to Critical

The rift between the West and Iran continues to grow; authorities in Gibraltar have proceeded to arrest the Indian Master & Chief Officer of the Iranian Oil Tanker, Grace 1.

Jul 12 2019

United States Coast Guard Warns Shipping Companies to Guard Against Cyber Attacks

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has issued an official warning to shipping companies on June the 8th as to the potential risks involved in a cyber-attack after a recent malware attack on a vessel entering the country.

Jul 11 2019

Iranian Navy Attempts to Seize BP Vessel

Naval Forces belonging to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) attempted to seize the BP-owned Oil Tanker, British Heritage as it was attempting to transit through the Strait of Hormuz.

Jul 11 2019

BP Oil Tanker Seeks Shelter in Persian Gulf to Avoid Potential Iranian Seizure

The BP-owned Oil Tanker, British Heritage has sought shelter in the Persian Gulf, as BP fears it might be the target of an Iranian retaliation for the seizure of Grace 1.

Jul 10 2019

Saudi-led Coalition Thwarts Alleged Attack on Commercial Vessel

Naval forces belonging to the Saudi coalition in Yemen destroyed a boat full of explosives, that was allegedly set to attack an unidentified commercial vessel in the Red Sea.

Jul 10 2019

Port of Piraeus Authorities Seize Record Breaking Amount of Amphetamines from Container Vessel

A massive amount of amphetamine (fenethylline) was seized from a container vessel docked in Piraeus, during a raid on June the 26th.

Jul 09 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

International Community Requires More Evidence on Tanker Attacks

The United Arab Emirates have gone on record, to suggest more evidence is needed to back the US allegations that Iran was behind the attacks on the two tankers off the Strait of Hormuz on June the 13th.

Jun 28 2019

US Suspends MSC Customs Status Following Massive Drug Bust

Following a second large drug bust aboard one of its vessels, the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has had its US custom status suspended.

Jun 27 2019

9 Stowaways Found inside Container Ship in Piraeus

On June the 22nd, Greek authorities detained 9 immigrants that were found onboard the Portuguese-flagged Container Ship, Stadt Dresden.

Jun 24 2019

SITUATION REPORT: Iranian Downing of an American Drone and US Response

Situation Report on the shooting down of the US Navy UAV that occurred over the Strait of Hormuz on June the 20th. Written by Intelligence Officer & ARX Maritime Correspondent, I. Vlad Sutea.

Jun 24 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

AIS: Blessing or a Curse?

In this Thought Leadership piece, ARX Maritime Correspondent, Lars Bergqvist explores the benefits and disadvantages of one of the industry's most controversial topics: the Automated Identification System.

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

Spanish Authorities Seize General Cargo Ship Carrying Over 10 Tons of Hashish

Authorities in Spain have seized over 10 tons of Hashish from the Moldova-flagged General Cargo Ship, HELGA (ship name as reported by AIS: ELG) in the afternoon of June the 17th.

Jun 19 2019

16.5 Tons of Cocaine Seized from MSC Container Ship

Federal authorities in Philadelphia seized over 16.5 tons of Cocaine from the Liberian-flagged Container Ship, MSC GAYANE during the evening of June the 17th.

Jun 19 2019

Grande America Crew Arrested for Arson

Three officers that were working aboard the fire-stricken ConRo vessel, Grande Europa have been arrested in Spain and charged with arson.

Jun 18 2019

Tankers Attacked in the Strait of Hormuz Arrive at Fujairah

The two tankers that were attacked last Thursday off the strait of Hormuz, successfully arrived at the port of Fujairah on June the 17th, following a salvaging operation.

Jun 17 2019

UPDATE: New Details Surface on the Attacks in the Strait of Hormuz

More details have surfaced on the attacks on the two tankers that occurred near the Strait of Hormuz, in the area between Fujairah, UAE and Jask, Iran on June the 13th.

Jun 14 2019

Two Oil Tankers Damaged in Suspected Torpedo Attacks in the Gulf of Oman

Two tankers have been involved in an attack in the Gulf of Oman during the morning hours of June the 13th and had to be evacuated.

Jun 13 2019

Stowaway Sets Fire to the MSC Canberra

A stowaway onboard the Panamanian-flagged Container ship, MSC Canberra tried to set fire to the vessel during the early morning hours of June the 9th while the ship was anchored off Haifa, Israel.

Jun 11 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

Spanish Authorities Seize over 2,5 Tonnes of Cocaine from Fishing Vessel - 7 Crew Members Arrested

The Spanish fishing vessel, Gure Leire, was seized by Spanish authorities on the 27th of May after they discovered over two and a half tonnes of cocaine onboard.

Jun 05 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

New Details Have Surfaced on the UAE Sabotage Attack

New details have surfaced on the sabotage attack that took place in Fujairah, UAE last Sunday.

May 20 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

Attempted Boarding off the Coast of the Philippines - May 10th 2019

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

May 15 2019

UAE: Explosive Charges Used in the Sabotage Attacks

Initial reports of the events that took place on the 12th of May, in the United Arab Emirates, indicate that explosive charges or limpet mines were the primary culprits used in the sabotage attacks.

May 14 2019

Dutch Cargo Vessel Used as a Portable Meth Lab Starts Sinking During Raid

The Dutch Cargo vessel, Arsianco started sinking in the afternoon of May the 10th, while docked at the port of Moerdijk, Netherlands.

May 13 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

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

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

Over Two Tons of Cocaine Found Onboard MSC Carlotta

Over 2.2 tons of Cocaine was found onboard the Liberian-flagged Container Ship, MSC Carlotta during an inspection that took place in the Peruvian port of Callao on the 23rd of April.

Apr 25 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

Seafarer's Body Found Stuffed inside Deep Freezer

A crew member onboard the Palau-flagged General Cargo Vessel, Oasis III was murdered while the vessel was en route to the Alang ship-breaking yard.

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

12 Cruise Ship Passengers Arrested for Drug Smuggling

12 people have been arrested in Madeira, as part of an investigation into drug smuggling onboard the Panama-flagged Cruise Ship, MSC Opera.

Apr 02 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

Bunker Tanker Hijacked by Migrants – Italy Classifies Event as Piracy

Turkish tanker, EL HIBLU 1 was hijacked by migrants while transiting off the coast of Libya on March the 26th.

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

United States Coast Guard Offloads 27,000 Pounds of Cocaine in Miami

The United States Coast Guard offloaded more than 27,000 pounds of cocaine on March the 22nd at its Coast Guard Base in Miami Beach.

Mar 25 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

Authorities in Port Newark Seize over 1.5 Tons of Cocaine from Containership

Authorities at Port Newark seized 1.5 tons of cocaine that was being smuggled into the country onboard the Liberian-flagged containership MSC Carlotta.

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

Weekly Piracy Security Report - March 8th

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

Mar 08 2019

Argentine Coast Guard Opens Fire on Chinese Fishing Trawler

Argentine forces opened fire on a Chinese fishing trawler that was caught fishing within Argentina’s exclusive economic zone.

Mar 07 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

1 Seafarer Dead, 20 Jumped Overboard During Deadly Attack on Taiwanese Vessel

One Filipino crew member was killed, and another seriously injured when a violent knife fight broke out aboard a Taiwanese fishing vessel in the Indian Ocean.

Feb 21 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - February 15th

Weekly Piracy Security Report - February 9th to 15th

Feb 15 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bulgarian Authorities Seize Libyan Vessel

Armed militants boarded the Libyan-flagged crude oil tanker, BADR, while it was anchored off Burgas, Bulgaria, and forced its crew to disembark the vessel, in the afternoon of December the 22nd.

Dec 28 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

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

Peruvian Navy Impounds 25kg of Cocaine From Containership

Over 25 kg of cocaine was found onboard Singapore-flagged containership, San Clemente, during an inspection in the port of Callao, Peru on December the 15th.

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

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

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

UPDATE: Migrants Forcibly Removed From Vessel

The remaining 77 migrants that had refused to disembark the Nivin, were forcibly removed when Libyan authorities raided the vessel on the evening of November 20th.

Nov 21 2018

Activists Board Tanker Off the Coast of Spain

A team of Greenpeace activists boarded the Cayman-flagged oil tanker, Stolt Tenacity, in the morning of November the 17th.

Nov 20 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

ONGOING: Migrants Still Refuse to Release Vessel

The migrants that have barricaded themselves within the Ro-Ro vessel Nivin over the past five days, still refuse to leave the ship.

Nov 15 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

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

Migrants Seize Vessel In The Mediterranean

Over 90 migrants onboard the Panama-flagged RoRo Vessel, Nivin, are refusing to disembark the ship, bringing vessel operations to a standstill.

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

Australian Based Shipbuilder Hit by Cyber Attack

Australian based shipbuilder Austral, confirmed last night that its management system had been targeted by a cyber-attack.

Nov 02 2018

Nigerian Groups Oppose SNEPCO Supply Base Relocation

A coalition of Nigerian groups are opposing the potential relocation of the Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production Company (SNEPCO) supply base from Onne to Lagos.

Oct 31 2018

South Korea Expands Drone Use to Monitor Illegal Fishing

South Korea plans to expand its use of drones in order to monitor marine littering, and illegal fishing taking place in the country’s waters.

Oct 24 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

Over 200 Feared Dead after Ferry Capsizes in Tanzania

It is feared more than 200 people could have drowned after a ferry capsized in Tanzania last night.

Sep 21 2018

Smugglers Arrested and Cocaine Seized Off Vessel in English Channel

Five men have been arrested on suspicion of smuggling after a significant quantity of cocaine was seized off a catamaran in the English Channel.

Aug 31 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

#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

Sanctions imposed on N.Korea over illegal fuel transfers

US authorities have stipulated that all sales of fuel are immediately stopped after they accused North Korea of breaching the UN sanctions on refined petroleum.

Jul 16 2018

Stowaway discovered on Bulk Carrier at Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Crew members on board bulk carrier MI Harmony discovered a stowaway on 8th June as the ship docked at Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Jun 11 2018

Offshore Supply Ship Boarded off Yemen

VOS Theia, the U.N. World Food Programme’s (WFP) chartered ship has been subjected to an attack from an armed gang whilst in anchorage off Hodeida, Yemen.

Jun 06 2018

Boarding with Hook and Rope - Lagos Anchorage

A report has come in of a boarding with a hook and rope. A bulk carrier was approached by two robbers at around 02:30 UTC on 03.06.18. Posn: 06:17N – 003:21E, Lagos Anchorage, Nigeria.

Jun 04 2018

Pirates Arrested after Tanker Boarded off Malaysia

14 pirates armed with machetes attacked crew members onboard the tanker Lee Bo whilst it was off Baharu, Malaysia, north of Singapore on 1st June.

Jun 04 2018

ADVISORY ATTACK West of Jazair Az Zubayr Island

Reports just in of an attack on a merchant vessel approx. 5NM West of Jazair Az Zubayr Island. Vessels transiting the area are warned to exercise extreme caution.

Jun 03 2018

Oil Smuggling Operation Discovered in Ghana

An illegal operation to smuggle oil has been discovered at Tema Port in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.

May 30 2018

Seafarer Falls Overboard off US Virgin Islands

A search and rescue operation has been launched after a seafarer fell overboard MSC Seaside in the US Virgin Islands yesterday.

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

5 Feared Dead, Residents Evacuated and Vessels on Fire, Port Harcourt

Residents around Port Harcourt were evacuated after a fire swept across several vessels leaving 5 people missing and feared dead.

May 08 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

Six Tunisian Stowaways Arrested at Ghana Port

Six stowaways have been detained by authorities in Ghana after trying to smuggle themselves in to the Port of Tema.

Apr 25 2018

Hacking Ring Targets Maritime Firms for Millions

Security experts have uncovered a Nigerian hacking ring targeting maritime companies from across the world to steal millions of dollars.

Apr 20 2018

TUNA FISHING COMPANIES STOP OPERATIONS AMID PIRATE ATTACKS

At least 14 tuna fishing companies have halted operations in Ghana over fears that the crew will be attacked by pirates. There has been an upsurge in pirate attacks in the region since March this year.

Apr 16 2018

Violent Pirate Attacks and Hostage Taking Reach Record High

The level of pirate attacks in the first quarter of this year is the highest it has been for over 5 years. The ICC International Maritime Bureau have issued their Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships report, detailing the pirate-related incidents that have occurred over the last 3 months, compared to same period in previous years.

Apr 12 2018

#SUSPICIOUS APPROACH - Active Pirates Reported in South China Sea

A report has come in of a suspected attempted boarding by pirates in the South China Sea today. A catamaran was approached by small ship Hong Lrut with 2 people on board at around 18:30 UTC.

Apr 11 2018

Pirates Successfully Board Tanker off Haiti

Reports have just come in that products tanker Maersk Maya was boarded by pirates while anchored in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on February 22.

Mar 07 2018

EU NAVFOR Praise Crew for Actions During Pirate Attack

EU NAVFOR have praised the crew on board MT Leopard Sun for the speed and efficiency of their actions when they came under attack from armed pirates on the 23rd February.

Feb 24 2018

Crew Fight Off Armed Pirates With Oil and Water

The crew of a cargo ship have been praised by authorities for fighting off armed pirates with boiling water and oil. Around 12 pirates are reported to have attacked the Philippine ship, MV Kudos, as it sailed near Sibago Island, in the Basilan region.

Feb 19 2018

300kg of Cocaine Found on Ship in Italy

The crew of a container ship in Italy have handed in over 300kg of cocaine after finding it on board their ship.

Feb 19 2018

Navy Help Crew Escape Pirate Attack in Nigeria

The Nigerian Navy have helped the crew of a container ship escape during a pirate attack near Bonny, Nigeria.

Feb 19 2018

Pirates Abort Hijacking After Boarding Ship in Benin

Pirates successfully boarded a product tanker in Benin, but aborted the hijacking after military officials arrived at the scene.

Feb 19 2018

Cocaine Found On Container Ship

Cocaine was discovered on board a container ship that was docked in Santos, Brazil.

Feb 15 2018

Is One Insurer Controlling the World’s Kidnap Claims?

Kidnap, ransom, cyber attacks and terror. Not your average insurance claim. And this is exactly why one insurance company has the monopoly of this whole sector.

Feb 14 2018

WARNING- INSURGENT ACTIVITY PORT OF ADEN

Aden, Yemen- 2018-002A-Insurgency

Feb 01 2018

TERRORISTS TARGET COMMERCIAL SHIPPING- should you worry?

In 2000 seventeen sailors were murdered and a further thirty-nine seriously injured when terrorists rammed the hull of the USS Cole with a speedboat laden with explosives.

Jan 29 2018

DRUG TRAFFICKERS BOARD GERMAN CONTAINER SHIP

Drug traffickers reportedly boarded the ROTTERDAM EXPRESS, a container ship bound for Dominican Republic.

Jan 29 2018

UNION MARITIME CREW RELEASED

Union Maritime have confirmed that after 6 days under pirate control MT Barratt has been released.

Jan 18 2018

Union Maritime Tanker Hijacked by Pirates

Union Maritime has confirmed that a 2005 built oil products tanker Barrett has been attacked by pirates.

Jan 17 2018

IMB: Pirate attacks at two-decade low

In over two decades last year, pirate attacks worldwide fell to their lowest level, however, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) mentioned that more than doubled in the Philippines while African trouble spots.

Jan 11 2018

Maritime piracy and armed robbery reaches 22-year low

According to the latest IMB report, a total of 180 piracy and armed robbery incidents against vessels were reported to the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) in 2017.

Jan 10 2018

Suspicious Approach in Bab el Mandeb Strait

Category: SUSPICIOUS APPROACH

Jan 09 2018

ADVISORY NOTICE 001/JAN/2018

1. Category: SIGHTING

Jan 08 2018

Explosion fears as fire rages on China oil tanker

Fears are growing for 32 missing crew members caught in what is being described as potentially one of the worst environmental disasters since 199

Jan 08 2018

Gun battle breaks out in Somalia

A fierce gun battle has broken out between opposing armies in Somalia.

Jan 08 2018

Cameroonian troops entered Nigeria without seeking authorisation

ABUJA/DAKAR (Reuters) – Cameroonian troops this month crossed into Nigeria in pursuit of rebels without seeking authorization from Nigeria, causing a falling-out between the governments behind the scenes, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Dec 21 2017

Saudi forces intercept Riyadh-bound Houthi missile

Saudi Arabia says it has intercepted a missile fired towards the country’s capital, Riyadh, from neighbouring Yemen.

Dec 19 2017

Greek bulk carrier attacked and kidnapped by pirates

Greek bulk carrier SKYLIGHT was attacked by pirates in Bight of Biafra, Nigeria, at around 0900 UTC Dec 14, in vicinity 03 47N 006 19E, 38 nm south of Brass.

Dec 19 2017

Libya – port situation

There have been no further changes to the working status of Libyan ports since the closing of Tobruk port and the opening of Benghazi commercial port in October 2017.

Dec 19 2017

Libyan mayor Mohamad Eshtewi kidnapped and killed in Misrata

Unknown gunmen have killed the mayor of Libya’s port city Misrata after reportedly chasing his car and kidnapping him.

Dec 18 2017

Crisis in the Mediterranean, Maritime security and SAR operations

Under the securitization of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy is amongst the key players contributing to the maritime strategy of the European Union’s southern borders.

Dec 14 2017

Pirate Skiff Approaches Container Ship

U.K. security brokerage company Asket has highlighted a video of a vessel under attack in the Gulf of Guinea. Reportedly, the attempted attack of the Singapore-flagged container ship occurred on December 7, 2017. Eight armed men are shown in the pirate skiff, but the container ship crew manage to thwart their attempt at boarding the vessel.

Dec 13 2017

Extremist Groups Eye Yemen Conflict With Renewed Opportunities

As the killing of the deposed Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh broadens the political fracturing in Yemen and the humanitarian crisis worsens, experts warn the war-torn country could soon become a hotbed for jihadists affiliated with al-Qaida and the Islamic State terrorist groups.

Dec 13 2017

G7, Gulf of Guinea Nations Join Forces Against Maritime Crimes

The G7 Friends of the Gulf of Guinea Group (G7++FOGG), monday met in Nigeria to join forces with regional stakeholders to tackle the issues of maritime illegalities bedevilling the region.

Dec 12 2017

Government misses delivery target $186m anti-piracy equipment

The Federal Government may have shelved its promise of floating some high-tech machinery meant to combat maritime crime in the nation’s troubled waters. Under the initial target, the facilities were expected to have arrived Nigeria in August, but three months after, the project now appears elusive.

Dec 01 2017

Warning 001/DEC/2017

MDAT-GoG Warning Notice 001/DEC/17

Dec 01 2017

Warning 001/DEC/2017 UPDATE 001

Warning 001/DEC/2017 UPDATE 001

Dec 01 2017

Drug smugglers ‘hacking’ could deliberately capsize the enormous vessels

Criminals are hacking into computers that control worldwide shipping to smuggle drugs and weapons on a vast scale, security experts have warned.

Nov 30 2017

Somalia: Iran Naval Forces Repel Pirate Attack On Merchant Vessel in Gulf of Aden

Iranian naval forces have repelled pirates who were attacking one of the country’s merchant vessels in the Gulf of Aden. Iran’s 48th naval fleet, comprised of Alvand destroyer and Lavan logistic warship, rescued the Iranian ship from an attack by pirates in the south of Ras Sharbitat region in Oman on Sunday morning.

Nov 28 2017

Chennai Six: Britons jailed in India win appeal

Six British former soldiers who have been held on weapons charges in India since 2013 are to be released. They were arrested while working as guards on a ship to combat piracy in the Indian Ocean.

Nov 26 2017

Cursed voyage of Russian ro-ro ship IMAN – murder, fire

MRCC Vladivostok reported fire in engine room of Russian ro-ro ship IMAN in the morning local time Nov 24 in Japan sea, 210 nm off Vladivostok. IMAN with cargo of cars is en route from Toyama Japan to Vladivostok, crew 21, all Russians.

Nov 24 2017

Advisory Notice 005/NOV/17 CORRECTION POSITION

Advisory 005/NOV/17 CORRECTION POSITION

Nov 22 2017

MDAT-GoG Advisory Notice 006/NOV/17

Advisory 006/NOV/17

Nov 22 2017

MDAT-GoG Advisory Notice 004/NOV/17

Advisory 004/NOV/17 1. Category: SUSPICIOUS APPROACH/ATTEMPTED BOARDING

Nov 21 2017

Warning – Warning – Warning 001/NOV/2017

WARNING-WARNING-WARNING WARNING 001/NOV/2017 ATTACK On 21 NOV 2017 at 1940 UTC. MV reported being under Attack by 4 Armed Skiffs in POSN 14-08.7N 048-57.3E (Near Mukulla Port).

Nov 21 2017

UPDATE WARNING 001/NOV/2017

UPDATE WARNING 001/NOV/2017 ATTACK- 14-08.7N 048-57.3E Incident now complete. Vessel and crew are safe.

Nov 21 2017

Albacora tuna vessel escapes Somali pirate attack

A vessel owned by Spanish tuna fishing giant Albacora, Galerna III, managed to escape a pirate attack northwest of the island of Mahe, in international waters, El Correo reported.

Nov 21 2017

EU Navfor’s Italian Ship Captures Suspected Pirates

EU NAVFOR Somalia’s Flagship, the Italian vessel ITS Virginio Fasan, has apprehended six suspected pirates and seized their vessels.

Nov 20 2017

Destroyer USS Benfold collided with Japanese tug

US Navy destroyer USS Benfold collided with Japanese commercial tug after tug lost propulsion, on Nov 18 in Sagami Bay, Kanagawa Prefecture, central Honshu, Japan, during towing exercise.

Nov 20 2017

ADVISORY NOTICE 004/NOV/2017 ATTACK

ADVISORY NOTICE 004/NOV/2017 Category: ADVISORY NOTICE 002/NOV/ 2017 UPGRADED TO ATTACK

Nov 18 2017

ADVISORY NOTICE 002/NOV/2017 SIGHTING

ADVISORY NOTICE 002/NOV/2017 Category: Sighting

Nov 17 2017

Warning 003/NOV/2017 ATTACK

Warning 003/NOV/2017 Category: Attack

Nov 16 2017

Warning 003/NOV/2017 UPDATE 1

Warning 003/NOV/2017 UPDATE 1 Category: Attack

Nov 16 2017

Singaporean bulk carrier attacked, 10 crew kidnapped and freed, Nigeria

Bulk carrier VENUS BAY was attacked and boarded by armed pirates at 0822 UTC Nov 11, while drifting in position 04 07N 007 00E, some 23 nm south of Bonny, Bight of Bonny, Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria.

Nov 14 2017

Yemen suicide bomb kills at least six in city of Aden

Two suicide bombers detonated a car packed with explosives in Yemen’s southern city of Aden on Tuesday, killing at least six people, witnesses said.

Nov 14 2017

Suspicious death of 2nd officer on board of Russian ship

Police in Toyama Shinko port, Honshu, Japan, was alerted in the morning Nov 12 by ship’s agent call, reporting the death of a crew member on board of Russian ro-ro ship IMAN, docked at Toyama Shinko.

Nov 13 2017

Warning 002/NOV/2017 ATTACK

Category: Vessel Attack Description: a Merchant Ship was attacked in 04 07 10N 006 59 57E at 0822UTC on 11 November 2017. Vessels transiting the area are to exercise extreme caution.

Nov 11 2017

MDAT-GoG Advisory Notice 002/NOV/17

ADVISORY NOTICE 002/NOV/2017 Category: Attempted boarding

Nov 10 2017

Piracy Increases in Straits of Malacca and Singapore

The number of incidents of piracy against ships in Asia in October increased compared to the same period in 2016. Nine incidents were reported in October 2017 compared to seven incidents reported in October 2016.

Nov 09 2017

Navy launches “Operation Octopus Grip” with gunboats in Delta

The Nigerian Navy, Central Naval Command has launched “Operation Octopus Grip” phase two with eleven gunboats in Delta State. The Navy appealed to coastal communities to cooperate with it to rid the Niger Delta of crime.

Nov 09 2017

Nigerian Navy declares war on Niger Delta Avengers

The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibo-Ete Ibas, declared on Monday, that the Nigerian Navy had reinforced security measures to combat militancy, insurgency, sea pirates, kidnapping and oil bunkering.

Nov 08 2017

Vietnam devastation – typhoon not the only culprit

Port of Quy Nhon is said to be blocked by numerous ships which sank during typhoon Damrey passage on Nov 4. Most of them rest on bottom, partially above waterline, some on even keel, some listed. In total, 10 ships were sunk by typhoon, 71 crew were rescued or survived by other means, 10 dead and 3 missing.

Nov 08 2017

Somalia: UNSC urges “comprehensive response” to piracy

NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 7 – Condemning the acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, the United Nations Security Council today called for a “comprehensive response” to prevent and suppress such acts and tackle their underlying causes.

Nov 08 2017

ADVISORY NOTICE 001/NOV/2017

1. Category: SUSPICIOUS APPROACH

Nov 08 2017

Iranian 5000-TEU container ship crashed into island, Hong Kong, residents fear fire

Iranian container ship TOUSKA ran aground at around 1315 UTC Nov 5, the ship literally crashed into eastern tip of Magazine island, South Horizon, Hong Kong. Residents of South Horizon were alerted by crashing noise, watching sparks from bow’s collision with ground. According to residents, there may be fire on board of TOUSKA, there’s smell of something burning in the air.

Nov 06 2017

Nigeria: Piracy – Foreign Shipping Firms Pay N14 Billion to Escort Vessels in Nigeria

Lagos — Due to the volatile nature of Nigeria waterways, foreign shipping companies spend over N13.76 billion ($45 million) annually to escort their vessels from one point to another on Nigeria’s waterways, LEADERSHIP has learnt.

Nov 06 2017

FUJAIRAH PORT – STS inspections by the Harbour Master prior to STS operations

On 26 October 2017 Fujairah Harbour Master issued the attached notice to Mariners No. 231 which states that “Ships undergoing ship to ship oil cargo operation should pass a safety inspection conducted by Port Authority to confirm the vessels are in a good condition to conduct S.T.S oil cargo operation.”

Nov 06 2017

Piracy attacks: US warns ships over Nigerian waters.

The United States of America, through its Maritime Administration, has published the latest Maritime Alert. In the alert, which was released, Wednesday, it warned ships to be wary when approaching Nigerian waters. Ports: 26 ships with petrol, food items expected According to the US Maritime Administration, the two recent incidences of pirate attacks in the Niger Delta of Nigeria is a confirmation of escalating insecurity around and on the waters of Nigeria.

Nov 03 2017

CT: Gulf of Aden Security Review

A regularly updated review of both Yemen and the Horn of Africa covering topics related to security, governance, and militant activity.

Nov 03 2017

Nigeria In Trouble Again As Niger Delta Avengers End Ceasefire

If the threat by the Niger Delta Avengers to resume hostilities with the Nigerian government anytime from now is anything to go by, then Nigeria is in trouble again.

Nov 03 2017

Over a Tonne of Cocaine Seized aboard RORO Ship off Portugal

Over a tonne of cocaine was found on board a Roll-on/Roll-off (RORO) cargo ship named Agat which was intercepted in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean by the Portuguese authorities in an operation aimed at curbing illicit drug trafficking by sea.

Nov 02 2017

ATTACK on MT INTERIM *FLASH ALERT*

An attack against MT INTERIM is now finished. Pirates have left the area due to the arrival of security vessels (potentially DEFENDER 6 / NNS OGURO) Pirates in a single sole speedboat. MT INTERIM is safe and under escort or security vessels. More to follow by MASPAN and MDAT GOG.

Nov 01 2017

UAE’s Aframax tanker boarded by pirates, Singapore Strait

Underway tanker GP T2 was attacked by pirates at night Oct 30 in Singapore Strait, some 6.5 nm northeast of Terumbu Betata, Batam Island, Indonesia, reported ReCAAP.

Oct 31 2017

Liberia-flagged, Peter Döhle managed vessel has proceeded to safe waters with 12 remaining seafarers

SIX crew members have been taken hostage in an armed pirate attack off Equatorial Guinea. The master, chief mate, second officer, second engineer, bosun and cook were taken hostage from the 2006-built, 3,091 teu, Liberia-flagged containership Demeter on Saturday morning.

Oct 31 2017

Armed Pirates Board Tanker off Indonesia

Five pirates armed with knives boarded an oil tanker, identified as GP T2, on Monday, October 30 while it was underway in the Singapore Strait, at approximately 6.5 nm North East of Terumbu Betata, Batam Island, Indonesia.

Oct 31 2017

Pirates steal vessel donated to Nigeria by Japan

FINDINGS have revealed that a fishing and research vessel donated by the Japanese Government to the Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology (FCF&MT) in Lagos has been stolen by pirates. This is even as the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) disclosed that it has been able to trace the missing vessel to neighboring Cameroun.

Oct 30 2017

MDAT-GoG Weekly Report 43/17 _ 4 Attacks.

MDAT – GoG reports are primarily based upon information sent by vessels using the Voluntary Reporting Scheme. Masters and CSOs are encouraged to report as early as possible, events or sightings with as much detail as possible to allow MDAT-GOG to initiate the appropriate response.

Oct 30 2017

Private Maritime Security Firms Spark Concerns

These days, when seafarers get together to toast over the falling piracy attacks in the Horn of Africa, they end up worrying about something that has guaranteed their safety too — the increased hiring of private security by ships.

Oct 26 2017

Warning 003/OCT/2017 UPDATE 001

Description: This event refers to Warning 003/OCT/17. On 25th October 2017 at 20:05ZHrs, a merchant tanker was attacked in position 03°35.5N 006°49.2E (200°/50NM from Bonny Island, NIGERIA).

Oct 26 2017

Singapore: Two More Bodies of Dredger Crew Recovered, One Still Missing

Two more bodies of seafarers, former crew members of JBB De Rong 19 dredger, have been recovered in Singapore territorial waters since the fatal collision between the dredger and tanker Kartika Segara that occurred on September 13.

Oct 24 2017

Nigerian stowaways terrorised bulk carrier crew, Master issued distress signal

Bulk carrier FRIEDERIKE requested assistance while en route from Lagos Nigeria to Buenos Aires Argentina, reporting mutiny on board. 4 Nigerian stowaways mutinied and were a threat to crew. Bulk carrier was advised to change course and proceed to anchorage southeast of Montevideo.

Oct 24 2017

Download ARX Maritime Flash Report

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Oct 23 2017

Kidnap and Ransom

Based on the current UK P&I report, kidnapping for ransom has significantly increased in the Gulf of Guinea and assesses whether or not this issue will continue. The Gulf of Guinea is seen as the most dangerous region for seafarers. Additionally, another recent report by Oceans Beyond Piracy mentioned that the overall number of kidnaps for ransom on 2016 in the Gulf of Guinea has already surpassed the total number of incidents that are recorded by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) for the previous year.

Oct 17 2017

Rise in Attacks and Incidents by Piracy Boarding

Piracy and Armed Robbery continues to be a concern not just for the shipping industry, but military bodies, UN agencies as well as insurers and regional institutions.

Oct 17 2017

Global Marine Trends 2030

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Oct 06 2017

Global Marine Technology Trends 2030 Report

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Aug 31 2017

Guide For Tankers Operating in Asia Against Piracy and Armed Robbery Involving Oil Cargo Theft

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Aug 31 2017

January-June 2017 Half Yearly Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships in Asia

Download the report here: ReCAAP ISC Half Yearly Report 2017

Jul 10 2017

Nigeria Maritime Security Briefing, Jan 2010

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Jan 06 2010

Masterthesis Modern Piracy

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