Drifting sea mines bring Ukraine war to Turkey’s Bosporus Strait

(Apr 14 2022)

Istanbul’s Bosporus Strait is threatened by naval mines drifting across the Black Sea from Ukraine.



Russian pirates seize two Ukrainian ships with civilian crews

(Mar 03 2022)

Announcing an illegal "counter-terrorist operation" on the territory of the sovereign state of Ukraine and in the international waters of the northwestern Black Sea, ships of the russian navy captured two more civilian Ukrainian ships.



Chemical tanker in Black Sea hit by shelling forcing crew overboard

(Mar 03 2022)

A chemical tanker was hit by shelling in the Black Sea near Ukraine, forcing 10 sailors to leap overboard and seriously injuring two.



Tackling piracy with private vessels, state navy

(Feb 24 2022)

One solution to providing security for tankers offshore West Africa is a private vessel with state navy personnel onboard. PVI offers this service.



Pirates board and hijack bunker vessel off Abidjan and depart with stolen cargo

(Feb 03 2022)

Early reporting suggests that the product vessel MT B OCEAN may have been attacked whilst operating offshore. All crew are reported safe.



Piracy in Gulf of Guinea: Ghana to push for international response on UN Council

(Dec 16 2021)

Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Minister of Information says Ghana will push for an international response to address the incidence of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) when it takes its seat on the UN Security Council in January 2022.



BIMCO launches new contract for employment of security escort vessels

(Dec 07 2021)

BIMCO’s Documentary Committee has approved a new standard contract for security escort vessels (SEVs).



Questions over Deep Blue assets as foreign navies tackle Nigeria’s maritime threats

(Dec 07 2021)

Between October and November of 2021, 3 foreign navies had announced their presence in Nigerian waters, with 2 out of 3 helping to thwart what would have been another major maritime threat on containerized vessels operating in the nation’s waters.



West Africa: where have the pirates gone?

(Dec 07 2021)

The Gulf of Guinea has been the global epicentre of maritime crime and piracy for some time, however, throughout 2021 the well-established trend of increasing incidents has declined significantly.



Danish Frigate intercepts PAG in Gulf of Guinea

(Dec 02 2021)

Danish Naval forces kill four pirates in Gulf of Guinea.



European shipowners call for further action in the Gulf of Guinea

(Dec 02 2021)

Latest incident involving Danish frigate highlights severity of piracy threat in the Gulf of Guinea.



Gantz exposes Iran drone bases

(Nov 25 2021)

Defense Minister Benny Gantz revealed the locations of two Iranian drone bases that he said were used to conduct attacks against targets at sea in recent months.



Nigeria and 5 others adopt Yaoundé agreement to tackle maritime security

(Nov 18 2021)

Nigeria and five African countries agreed to adopt the Yaoundé Code of Conduct (YCC) with a view to sustaining the low level of pirate attacks on vessels in the Gulf of Guinea.



Piracy and armed robbery incidents at lowest level in decades

(Oct 21 2021)

The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has reported the lowest number of reported piracy and armed robbery incidents for the first nine months of any year since 1994.



Iranian Navy foils pirate attack in Gulf of Aden

(Oct 21 2021)

The Iranian naval forces prevented pirates from attacking one of the country’s oil tankers in the Gulf of Aden.




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