Japan, Britain hold anti-piracy drill in Gulf of Aden

(Jul 23 2021)

Japan and Britain have held an anti-piracy military drill in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia in East Africa.



NIMASA invests in human capital

(Jul 23 2021)

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency has said that the agency has trained 30 men across the Nigerian security services internationally and locally to man the Special Mission Vessels recently deployed for the ...



Piracy incidents off Tanjung Pergam, Bintan Island, Indonesia

(Jul 23 2021)

Two incidents of unauthorised boarding occurred to ships while underway off Tanjung Pergam, Bintan Island, Indonesia.



Piracy and armed robbery incidents at lowest level in 27 years

(Jul 16 2021)

The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) received the lowest number of reported incidents for the first half of any year since 1994.



Nine jailed in first Togo pirate trial

(Jul 09 2021)

Nine pirates who attempted to hijack a ship in Togolese waters in May 2019 have been sentenced to prison terms ranging from 12 to 20 years.



Shipping industry welcomes Nigeria’s “Deep Blue” to stamp out piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

(Jun 15 2021)

The Round Table of Shipowner Associations and OCIMF have expressed their full support for the launch of Nigeria’s Deep Blue Project.



Tanker’s impossible voyage signals new sanction evasion ploy

(Jun 03 2021)

The Cyprus-flagged oil tanker Berlina impossible journey may show the next frontier in the evolving methods used by rogue states and their enablers to fool satellite-based tracking systems so that they can circumvent sanctions without detection.



Tanker owners ask to switch ports for Israel oil deliveries

(May 20 2021)

Fighting results in diversion requests by at least two tanker owners delivering crude oil to Israel from Ashkelon to the port of Haifa.



ICC Yaounde´/ Nigeria - new framework on piracy in Gulf of Guinea

(May 05 2021)

ICC Yaoundé and Nigeria announce new framework to tackle maritime insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea.



Officers and crew abducted from Davide B in Gulf of Guinea released and safe

(Apr 22 2021)

De Poli Shipmanagement are delighted to report that all fifteen of its officers and crew abducted from its vessel Davide B in the Gulf of Guinea on March 11 have been released and are now safe.



EOS Risk – piracy strategies for Gulf of Guinea

(Apr 09 2021)

The piracy risk in the Gulf of Guinea (West Africa) is getting more complex, with pirates moving outside Nigerian waters – but shipping companies are not allowed to deploy privately contracted armed guards. David Johnson of EOS Risk updated us.



Iran likely to release seized S. Korean tanker and captain this week

(Apr 09 2021)

Iran is likely to release a seized South Korean oil tanker and its captain this week, a diplomatic source said Friday, following "considerable progress" in the negotiations to end nearly three months of the seizure.



Chemical tanker kidnapping - 213nm South Cotonou

(Mar 17 2021)

Reporting indicates that Maltese flagged MT DAVIDE B has been boarded by 9 armed individuals 213nm South Cotonou, 15 of the 21 crew members (consisting of Ukrainian, Romanian and Philippine nationals) have been kidnapped.



Gulf of Guinea Bridge cards

(Feb 18 2021)

There is an ever increasing threat faced by those operating in the Gulf of Guinea.



Pirates board SEA PHANTOM 115nm SW Kribi, Cameroon

(Feb 11 2021)

Reporting indicates that the MV SEA PHANTOM has been boarded by pirates 115nm off the coast of Kribi, Cameroon.




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June-July 2021

Stena Bulk and decarbonisation - how BHP makes decarbonisation work financially - update on worldwide piracy - managing security risks of ECDIS - tanker inert gas systems