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.



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.




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