Greek tanker attacked and boarded again in less than 24 hours 125 SWS of Bonny Nigeria

(Dec 10 2020)

It looks like tanker NEW RANGER was attacked and boarded again, on December 6th 2020, some 125 SWS of Bonny Nigeria.



Piracy attacks on oil facilities and vessels: An issue the U.S. could soon face

(Dec 03 2020)

Piracy, one of the world’s oldest professions, seems to be thriving.



Greek tanker attacked in the Gulf of Guinea losing four crew

(Dec 03 2020)

Pirates kidnapped 4 crew from Product tanker AGISILAOS, including Filipino, Romanian and Russian nationalities, and fled.



Attack on tanker southwest of South Bayelsa State thwarted by guards

(Dec 03 2020)

A tanker approached by pirates on December 2, 2020 in the Gulf of Guinea coast was thwarted by armed guards on board.



Mounting piracy off Gulf of Guinea unsettles tanker owners

(Nov 19 2020)

The waters of the Gulf of Guinea off West Africa have seen piracy rise sharply in recent months, prompting oil tanker owners to rethink their options on a key transit route.



Boarding - 162nm South Cotonou

(Nov 12 2020)

It has been indicated that the Singapore flagged Chemical Tanker TORM ALEXANDRA (IMO 9466001) was boarded whilst in transit from Lomé.



Tanker attacked in the Gulf of Guinea, situation developing

(Nov 12 2020)

A merchant ship was attacked in the Gulf of Guinea some 85 nm SSW of Lagos Nigeria, at around 0120 UTC on November 11, 2020.



CRITICAL Risk - Gulf Of Guinea

(Nov 12 2020)

The recent flurry of incidents within the Gulf of Guinea has increased the risk profile to a unique and exceptional level. The risk profile for all maritime operations within the Gulf of Guinea at this time is CRITICAL (incidents are highly likely, e...



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.




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