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.



Gulf of Guinea attacks continue

(May 01 2014)

For the past 18 months, the once prevalent threat of pirate attack around the Horn of Africa has almost diminished.*



Pirates attack tanker in the Malacca Straits

(Apr 28 2014)

Armed pirates boarded the small Japanese-controlled 4,999 dwt tanker ‘Naniwa Maru No 1’ in the Malacca Strait, off Port Klang last Tuesday.



Pirates attack tanker off Hormuz

(Apr 04 2014)

A tanker thought to be the 2003-built AMPTC controlled Aframax ‘Album’ came under attack in the Strait of Hormuz last Sunday.



Fight piracy – intelligently!

(Apr 01 2014)

The face of global piracy is constantly changing. E-Navigation technology offers a proactive complement to armed guards, by providing information that can prevent a confrontation. But what kind of information is actually required?*



Safeguarding Seafarers worldwide

(Apr 01 2014)

Piracy and armed robbery is one of the foremost threats facing the international shipping community today with over 2,700 seafarers attacked last year alone.



On board training is set for growth

(Apr 01 2014)

On board training has been around for several years, but has this method increased in recent times with the advent of more sophisticated communications packages? Tanker Operator spoke with Seagull’s managing director Roger Ringstad to gain his views ...



‘Morning Glory’ heads back to Libya

(Mar 21 2014)

The Aframax ‘Morning Glory’ was reported to be heading back to Libya on Wednesday after being seized earlier in the week by US commandos in the Mediterranean, the Pentagon said.




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