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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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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