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Second Vessel Attacked in Gulf of Guinea in Less Than 24 Hours

By The Maritime Executive 10-19-2020 07:44:19

For the second time in less than twenty-four hours, there was an attack on a vessel in the Gulf of Guinea. While it appears the cr...


One Crewmember Kidnapped in Attack on LNG Carrier in Gulf of Guinea

By The Maritime Executive 10-18-2020 11:36:00

The LNG carrier Methane Princess was attacked by pirates off Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on Saturday, and one member of her crew was...


ReCAAP Reports Uptick in Piracy in Asian Waters

By The Maritime Executive 10-16-2020 07:15:26

Piracy in Asian waters has increased this year, according to regional piracy monitoring center ReCAAP. 75 attacks were reported in...


IMB: Piracy and Armed Robbery Rise in 2020 Especially off West Africa

By The Maritime Executive 10-14-2020 07:36:08

Piracy and armed robbery on the world’s seas was on the rise in the first nine months of 2020, according to a new report iss...


ReCAAP: Robbery Incidents Have Doubled in 2020 at Manila

By The Maritime Executive 09-25-2020 08:43:23

ReCAAP issued a special report based on a significant increase in incidents in the anchorage and ports of the Philippines since th...


Tanker Approached off Ghana as Incidents in the Area Increase

By The Maritime Executive 09-22-2020 04:54:55

Reports surfaced today of a possible approach of a tanker at sea off Ghana by suspected pirates. While incidents are common in the...


Capacity Building Must be a Focus as Sea Piracy Expands

By Prof. Brandon Prins 09-18-2020 01:30:52

ReCAAP published its half-yearly report in July warning of a dangerous increase in pirate attacks in Asia. The organization report...


Two Russian Seafarers Taken Hostage Off Nigeria

By The Maritime Executive 09-09-2020 02:15:13

The Russian embassy in Nigeria is confirming the abduction of two seafarers in the latest pirate attack in the Gulf of Guinea. Thi...


Incidents of Violence in the Philippines as ReCAAP Expresses Concern

By The Maritime Executive 08-26-2020 04:38:56

ReCAAP, the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia, is expressing concern over...


First Possible Somali Piracy Attack on Tanker in Three Years

By The Maritime Executive 08-20-2020 07:08:48

A Panamanian-flagged chemical tanker has possibly been hijacked off the coast of Somalia. If the reports are confirmed, it would b...

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