Approach - 198nm South Cotonou

(Nov 19 2020)

Reporting indicates that the Marshall Islands flagged Chemical tanker VALLEY OAK was approached deep offshore Benin.



Hijack - 40nm South Lomé

(Nov 19 2020)

MDAT GoG has received an update regarding the last position of the boarded MT. Local authorities continue to negotiate the release of vessel and crew.



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.



Suspicious Approach - 59nm South Lome

(Nov 19 2020)

Reporting indicates that the SKS DONGGANG was approached by a skiff with an unknown number of persons aboard.



Cyber Security Workbook for On Board Ship Use available to order

(Nov 12 2020)

ICS is pleased to announce publication of the second edition of the Cyber Security Workbook for On Board Ship Use, produced by BIMCO, ICS and Witherby Publishing Group.



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.



Turkish fishing boat collides with Greek vessel; 5 missing

(Nov 12 2020)

A Turkish fishing boat capsized after colliding with a Greek-flagged vessel off Turkey's Mediterranean coast, Turkey's state-run news agency reported.



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...



Incident Ongoing - 94nm SW Brass

(Nov 05 2020)

Reporting indicates that NAFELI II (IMO 9291638) activated her SSAS whilst in transit 94nm SW Brass.



People traffickers target ship agents, warns ITIC

(Nov 05 2020)

ITIC - International Transport Intermediaries Club – is warning its ship and port agent members to be aware of approaches from people traffickers attempting to smuggle illegal immigrants through their ports.



Heroin worth Rs 1.52 crore seized from LPG tanker in Tinsukia

(Nov 05 2020)

Drugs smugglers from Manipur are now using LPG tankers for transshipment of high-quality Heroin to Assam.



Stranded oil tanker crew offers to help search for drugs

(Oct 15 2020)

THE CREW of an oil and chemical tanker is willing to help a multi-agency task force embark on the dangerous mission to empty the vessel's fuel tanks to search for a shipment of dangerous drugs.



Aframax tanker mysterious explosion and mysterious voyage, Gulf of Aden

(Oct 15 2020)

Explosion occurred at Hush Al Nishaimah oil terminal, Yemen, Gulf of Aden, at 2000 UTC Oct 3, at the time when Aframax tanker SYRA was loading crude oil.



Ultra Large crude oil tanker, reportedly, harassed by UAE

(Oct 08 2020)

A strange story of how ULCC ANDROMEDA, thwarted UAE attempts to block her voyage to China, was reported by local outlet Adennews.net.




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