Court sentences 10 pirates to 12 years jail term for hijacking Chinese ship

(Aug 10 2021)

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has sentenced 10 pirates to twelve years imprisonment each for hijacking a Chinese fishing vessel in May 2020.



Israel flags evidence Iran hit ship as Mideast tensions rise

(Aug 10 2021)

Israel said it had given allies “hard evidence” that Iran was behind the deadly attack on a tanker in the Gulf of Oman.



First picture of British army veteran killed aboard oil tanker in 'drone attack'

(Aug 10 2021)

British army veteran killed in a suspected drone attack aboard an oil tanker off the coast of Oman named and pictured.



Elite Brit forces plan kill or capture manhunt of Iran-backed terror team after attack

(Aug 10 2021)

British commanders drawing up plans for UK special forces strike mission against Iran-backed terror team which attacked Israeli-operated tanker.



West faces dilemmas over tanker attack

(Aug 10 2021)

Angry words are being traded, diplomats are being summoned and threats of retaliation made public after a deadly drone attack on a merchant tanker. Britain, the US and Israel all blame Iran, which has vehemently denied it. So what exactly happened an...



U.S. sees 'collective response' to ship attack blamed on Iran

(Aug 10 2021)

The United States is confident Iran attacked an Israeli-managed tanker, killing two, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said, predicting a "collective response".



What are the implications of the M/T MERCER STREET incident?

(Aug 10 2021)

On July 29th, the Panama-flagged oil tanker M/T MERCER STREET was attacked off the coast of Oman, resulting in the deaths of two onboard personnel. Our analysts ask: what are the implications of the M/T MERCER STREET incident?



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.




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