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.



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.




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