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Pirates attack container ship off Bonny Island

The Liberian-flagged container ship MV Lana became subject of a piracy attack while underway south of Bonny Island, Nigeria, in the Gulf of Guinea, according to Dryad Global. This is the first incident to occur within this specific area in 2020. 

Pirates kidnap seven crew from container vessel in Gulf of Guinea

Dryad Global Maritime Security reported a piracy incident in the Gulf of Guinea, where seven crew members have been kidnapped. The 2015-built, 957-teu MSC Talia F, that was carrying 17 seafarers, is believed to have been en-route from Lome, Togo to Port Libreville, Gabon at the time of the pirates’ boarding. 

EU NAVFOR requests image or video taken during an incident, if possible

Ships sailing through or operating in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden (GOA) are advised to refer to the Industry Releasable Threat Bulletin (IRTB) issued by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR), to be informed of an incident that took place in the GOA, in advance of the publication of their next quarterly Industry Releasable Threat Assessment (IRTA). 

Armed pirates board cargo ship off Nigeria

Six pirates armed with automatic weapons boarded the Hong Kong-flagged general cargo ship ‘Huanghai Glory’, while 85 nm south of Port Lagos, Nigeria, in the evening hours of 6 March, according to data provided by ReCAAP ISC.

Pirates attack Greek tanker off Benin, one crew missing

Pirates attacked the Greek-flagged chemical tanker Minerva Virgo in the Gulf of Guinea, the ship’s management company said Thursday. Minerva Virgo was underway about 45 nm off Benin with 22 crew members onboard when 5-6 individuals boarded the ship. 

Saudi Coalition thwarts attack on tanker off Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen informed that it foiled an imminent terrorist attack against an oil tanker off Yemen’s coast, on the Arabian Sea. The attack took place as the tanker was sailing about 90 nautical miles southeast of Nishtun port, Tuesday.

Nigeria denounces maritime crime on its waterways

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), and the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS), stand against the high rate of piracy, armed robbery, and other maritime crimes on the Nigeria’s waterways.

Captain dies as pirates attack tanker

Pirates attacked the tanker San Ramons off Venezuela, on February 24. During the attack, the Captain was shot in the head and subsequently died, while another crew was injured, and one is missing, after jumping overboard.

Crew kidnapped from tanker in Gulf of Guinea

A total of ten crew members were kidnapped from the crude oil tanker ‘Alpine Penelope’ while underway in Gulf of Guinea, on 20 February. The Liberian-flagged ship was heading to Lagos, Nigeria, when it became subject of an attack about 76 nm SW Cotonou.


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