Piracy in Gulf of Guinea: Ghana to push for international response on UN Council

(Dec 16 2021)

Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Minister of Information says Ghana will push for an international response to address the incidence of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) when it takes its seat on the UN Security Council in January 2022.



BIMCO launches new contract for employment of security escort vessels

(Dec 07 2021)

BIMCO’s Documentary Committee has approved a new standard contract for security escort vessels (SEVs).



Questions over Deep Blue assets as foreign navies tackle Nigeria’s maritime threats

(Dec 07 2021)

Between October and November of 2021, 3 foreign navies had announced their presence in Nigerian waters, with 2 out of 3 helping to thwart what would have been another major maritime threat on containerized vessels operating in the nation’s waters.



West Africa: where have the pirates gone?

(Dec 07 2021)

The Gulf of Guinea has been the global epicentre of maritime crime and piracy for some time, however, throughout 2021 the well-established trend of increasing incidents has declined significantly.



Danish Frigate intercepts PAG in Gulf of Guinea

(Dec 02 2021)

Danish Naval forces kill four pirates in Gulf of Guinea.



European shipowners call for further action in the Gulf of Guinea

(Dec 02 2021)

Latest incident involving Danish frigate highlights severity of piracy threat in the Gulf of Guinea.



Gantz exposes Iran drone bases

(Nov 25 2021)

Defense Minister Benny Gantz revealed the locations of two Iranian drone bases that he said were used to conduct attacks against targets at sea in recent months.



Nigeria and 5 others adopt Yaoundé agreement to tackle maritime security

(Nov 18 2021)

Nigeria and five African countries agreed to adopt the Yaoundé Code of Conduct (YCC) with a view to sustaining the low level of pirate attacks on vessels in the Gulf of Guinea.



Tanker struck local cargo ship in Indonesia - 4 missing

(Nov 04 2021)

Chemical tanker NEW GLOBAL collided with coastal wooden cargo ship south of Aru Islands, Dobo, Maluku Province, Indonesia.



Sailor commits double murder on tanker off Buenos Aires

(Oct 29 2021)

A double murder took place in the River Plate aboard a tanker with an Argentine crew and flying the Maltese flag of convenience, it was revealed last weekend.



Piracy and armed robbery incidents at lowest level in decades

(Oct 21 2021)

The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has reported the lowest number of reported piracy and armed robbery incidents for the first nine months of any year since 1994.



Iranian Navy foils pirate attack in Gulf of Aden

(Oct 21 2021)

The Iranian naval forces prevented pirates from attacking one of the country’s oil tankers in the Gulf of Aden.



Two tankers detained for anchoring illegally in Malaysian waters

(Oct 07 2021)

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency has detained two tankers for anchoring illegally in waters off east Johor.



Yemen blasts 'act of piracy' after Saudi Arabia seizes fuel ship

(Oct 07 2021)

Saudi Arabia has seized a vessel carrying 27,000 tons of diesel and mazut, says the Yemen Petroleum Company (YPC)’s executive director, slamming the seizure as an act of piracy in the Red Sea.



US MARAD security warning: Red Sea, Persian Gulf, Western Indian Ocean

(Oct 05 2021)

Regional conflict, heightened military activity, and increased political tensions pose threats to merchant vessels operating in the Persian Gulf, Red Sea and Western Indian Ocean.




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