According to reports, another Nigerian pirate accident took place in the Gulf of Guinea; This time, pirates attacked the FPSO Sendje Berge and kidnapped nine Nigerian nationals.
Dryad reports that the fishing vessel Panofi Frontiner has been attacked by several gunmen on board one speed boat 61nm South of Cotonou Port.
Routine reporting and incident reporting are essential to ensure that the military and law enforcement forces are aware of the vessels’ intended sea passages and their vulnerability to an attack
During the past few years, there has been a singificant fall in piracy and armed robbery incidents off East Africa. However, the threat has not entirely gone away, as recent incidents indicate.
The Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) held its 29th Annual General Meeting on 28th May 2020. The meeting covered a broad range of topics, such as seafarers repatriation, sustainable shipping, the Hong Kong Convention, and piracy.
Nine Georgian sailors who were kidnapped by pirates from a ship flying the Panamese flag in Nigeria have been released and will return to their homeland.
A total of six pirates attacked a Stolt Tankers tanker, named Stolt Apal, 75 nautical miles off Yemen’s coast on May 17.
Reporting indicates that the cargo vessel Rio Mitong has been attacked by a single speedboat with an unknown number of persons onboard. The perpetrators kidnapoed of two crew members.
Singapore’s Information Fusion Centre (IFC) recently issued an analysis focused on the the first quarter of 2020 concerning the increasing tensions and attacks taking place in the Singapore Strait, while provided recommendations for ships sailing in the area.
EU NAVFOR Somalia Operation Atalanta and Task Forces (TF) 53 collaborated in a training activity. As EU NAVFOR this activity was important as it has few opportunities to cooperate with ships of other navies and Combined Task Forces (CTF).
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