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.



Navy arrests 97 stowaways onboard ships in Lagos

(Jul 09 2021)

In the last year the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Beecroft has arrested 97 suspected stowaways onboard different foreign merchant ships that are in the country to discharge cargo.



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.



Rogue tanker fails to slip through Malaysia's Enforcement net

(May 27 2021)

Maritime authorities have foiled an attempt by a “fugitive” tanker to slip past them by navigating the Strait of Malacca under the cover of darkness.



Hiring ship armed guards – beware race to bottom

(May 27 2021)

Cost pressures on tanker operators, and increased operating costs of running security companies, has led to shipping companies hiring security companies which cut corners, warns security consultancy Dryad Global.



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.



Georgian national rescued in Australian port after 'jumping' from oil tanker

(May 13 2021)

Victorian police have rescued a man in Port Phillip Bay, after he was believed to have jumped from an international oil tanker.



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.



Pacific island nation not taking chances after body with Covid washes ashore

(Apr 22 2021)

A Pacific island country has banned outward travel from its main island for three days after a body washed ashore that later tested positive for Covid-19, Radio New Zealand has reported.



New guidance on maritime security from The International Chamber of Shipping

(Apr 15 2021)

As recent news reports highlight, the shipping industry continues to face threats such as piracy, kidnapping and terrorism. Ship operators need to stay alert to security risks and recognise that threats are continually evolving and demand constant vi...



Oil tanker and cargo ship collide in waters off Philippines

(Apr 15 2021)

An oil tanker and a cargo ship collided in waters off Cavite City, southwest of the Philippine capital of Manila, but no one was injured, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported.



Oil tanker stops unexpectedly off Nova Scotia, Canada, 8 crew members sick with COVID-19

(Apr 15 2021)

An oil tanker that's been anchored unexpectedly off Port Hawkesbury since Sunday, changed course to Cape Breton over concerns of possible COVID-19-related sickness on board the vessel.




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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