Maersk is calling on authorities to launch an “effective military capacity” in the Gulf of Guinea, in order to enhance safety for vessels, after two piracy attacks on Maersk vessels in less than a month.
As piracy remains a hot topic of discussion and a challenging issue for the shipping industry, ReCAAP ISC launches its annual report for 2020 reporting 97 incidents in Asia, which reveals a 17% increase year-on-year.
Piracy, Armed Robbery, and Kidnapping for Ransom (KFR) continues to serve as a significant threat to U.S. flagged operators with vessels transiting or operating in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG).
Singapore’s Information Fusion Centre (IFC) provided all-year-round reports concerning the summary of sea robbery, theft and attempted action in Singapore Strait, now focusing on a summary of the year that passed and providing recommendations for those who sail in Singapore Strait.
The Cyprus Shipping Chamber (CSC) expressed its concern over the continuing piracy at the Gulf of Guinea, stressing that despite the efforts being made by the whole industry the situation remains dangerous for ships sailing there.
3 Lebanese seafarers that had been kidnapped by Nigerian Pirates in late November have now been released, as the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced.
The Maltese-flagged container ship PORT GDYNIA was approached and boarded by an unknown number of attackers off West Africa, latest information by maritime security intelligence firm Dryad Global suggests.
The Singaporean-flagged container ship Maersk Cadiz was boarded by an unknown number of attackers while underway off West Africa, on Saturday afternoon, marking the latest in a series of attacks against ships in the region this year.
An unknown number of attackers boarded the Cameroonian-flagged general cargo ship M/V STEVIA 28nm SW Brass, kidnapping eight crew members. This incident is the 27th kidnapping with a total number of 138 persons kidnapped in Gulf of Guinea HRA in 2020.
Five crew members were kidnapped from the fishing vessel MV CAP SAINT GEORGES, in what is recorded to be the 26th kidnapping incident in Gulf of Guinea HRA in 2020. A total number of 130 persons have been kidnapped in the region this year.
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