Panama-Flagged AEGEAN II boarded 180 Nm SW off Socotra

(Aug 27 2020)

Reporting indicates that the Panama Flagged Chemical Tanker AEGEAN II has been attacked by unknown armed men (with links to local militias) in what appears to be an attempted armed robbery.



Oil tanker found with cargo missing, crew safe

(Aug 20 2020)

Oil tanker MT Joaquim was found in Indonesian waters with its cargo missing.



U.S. seizes more than 1 million barrels of Iranian petroleum from tankers

(Aug 20 2020)

The U.S. says it has seized more than 1 million barrels of Iranian fuel from four Greek-owned ships heading to Venezuela. The move is part of the Trump administration's campaign of maximum pressure on Iran.



The U.S. brings state-sponsored piracy into the 21st century

(Aug 20 2020)

America seizing cargoes from oil tankers conjures images of British privateers attacking Spanish treasure fleets in the late 1500s.



US says Iran briefly seizes oil tanker near Strait of Hormuz

(Aug 13 2020)

The Iranian navy boarded and briefly seized a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the strategic Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S., a U.S. military official said Thursday.



Maritime cyber attacks increase by 900% in three years

(Jul 30 2020)

Cyber-attacks on the maritime industry’s operational technology (OT) systems have increased by 900% over the last three years with the number of reported incidents set to reach record volumes by year end.



Tanker attacked, 13 crew kidnapped

(Jul 30 2020)

The chemical tanker CURACAO TRADER was attacked on July 17th in the Gulf of Guinea, while en route from Lome Togo to an undefined port.



Pirates attack British-flagged oil tanker with gunfire

(May 21 2020)

Gunfire was exchanged when pirates attacked a UK-flagged oil tanker on Sunday near Yemen.



Kidnapping - 178nm SSE Lagos

(May 07 2020)

The MT VEMAHOPE was attacked by a single speedboat with an unknown number of armed individuals on board.



Arab coalition releases Houthi tanker after 42 days

(Apr 30 2020)

A Houthi tanker carrying 12,000 of tons of diesel fuel was released by the Saudi-led Arab coalition after 42 days.



New publication offers updated maritime security guidance for mariners operating off West Africa

(Apr 02 2020)

Industry organisations, supported by government and military organisations, have worked together to produce a new publication that will help mariners detect, deter and delay external threats to their safety.



Saudis "thwart terrorist attack"

(Mar 10 2020)

An imminent terrorist attack that was aiming to target an oil tanker in the Arabian Sea 90 nautical miles Southeast of Yemeni Nishtun port was thwarted and foiled, according to the Saudi Press Agency.



Pirates release captured crew-members of Greek tanker 'Happy Lady

(Jan 23 2020)

The eight crew-members of the Greek-flagged tanker "Happy Lady", among them five Greek nationals, that had been taken by pirates in an attack near the coast of Cameroon were released on Wednesday.



Union Maritme - 19 of 20 crew hostages released

(Jan 20 2020)

Union Maritime reports that following the attack on its vessel (oil tanker MT DUKE) and abduction of 20 crew members on December 15, 19 of the crew members taken hostage were released by the criminal gang holding them.



Five Greeks abducted after tanker attacked in Cameroon

(Jan 09 2020)

Eight seamen, including five Greeks, were kidnapped after the Greek-flagged oil/chemical tanker HAPPY LADY was attacked early on December 31, 2019 some 2 nm SW of Limboh, Cameroon, where it was anchored.




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Aug-Sept 2020

Columbia, Thome, laser scanning for tanks, Covid and seafarers, dual fuel engines, shaft generators