Piracy News

One Killed, 15 Abducted in Gulf of Guinea Pirate Attack

By The Maritime Executive 01-24-2021 02:16:00

On Saturday morning, a boxship was reportedly boarded by pirates and its citadel breached at a position off Sao Tome, according to...

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Does Somali Piracy Hold Security Lessons for the Gulf of Guinea?

By Brian Gicheru Kinyua 01-22-2021 04:18:00

The subject of maritime security has gained prominence since the turn of this millennium as piracy and armed robbery at sea intens...

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ReCAAP: Continuing Rise in Robbery on Ships in Asia in 2020

By The Maritime Executive 01-18-2021 02:39:47

ReCAAP ISC, the regional cooperation to combat incidents against shipping in Asia, issued its annual report highlighting concern o...

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IMB: Gulf of Guinea Attacks Drive Increase in Global Piracy Numbers

By The Maritime Executive 01-13-2021 04:41:00

The rising number of pirate attacks in the Gulf of Guinea drove an increase in worldwide piracy numbers in 2020, according to the...

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Maersk Boxship Boarded off West Africa

By The Maritime Executive 12-20-2020 03:42:55

The geared container ship Maersk Cadiz was boarded by pirates off West Africa on Saturday afternoon, Maersk Line confirmed Sunday....

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Eight More Crewmembers Abducted off Cargo Ship by Nigerian Pirates

By The Maritime Executive 12-16-2020 05:37:44

The toll on seafarers continues to rise in the Gulf of Guinea with reports that eight crew members early this morning.  The t...

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Local Cargo Ship Latest to Fall Victim to Gulf of Guinea Pirates

By The Maritime Executive 12-15-2020 02:50:53

A smaller general cargo ship has become the latest vessel to fall victim to predators operating in the Gulf of Guinea. The securit...

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Product Tanker Survives Two Boardings in Less Than 24-Hours off Africa

By The Maritime Executive 12-07-2020 04:20:13

Reports of piracy incidents continue to come in at an alarming rate from the Gulf of Guinea with at least three vessels approached...

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Four Attacks in One Week: The Rising Risk of West African Piracy

By Ankur Kundu 12-04-2020 05:50:00

It's no secret that African waters are among the most perilous in the world when it comes to piracy. Tom Hanks' "Capt...

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Four Crew Abducted as Incidents Grow in Gulf of Guinea 

By The Maritime Executive 11-30-2020 07:04:38

Security experts had warned of the potential for an increased level of pirate activity in the Gulf of Guinea with the end of the A...

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