West Africa

  • Pirate approach GoG

    A Denmark-flagged tanker has been approached by a suspicious boat off the coast of Ghana but managed to avoid a potential attack. This is according to Praesidium International, which said […]

  • Ghana’s piracy woes

    CEMLAWS reveals alarming trends of wide spread of piracy incidents in Gulf of Guinea The Executive Director of the Centre for Maritime Law and Security (CEMLAWS) and a Retired Naval […]

  • JWC amends GoG

    Following an increase in kidnap for ransom attacks in the Gulf of Guinea, the Joint War Committee on Sunday 20th reportedly redrew the listed extended risk area in the Gulf […]

  • Nigeria: marsec and drones

    Musa Umar Bologi The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is working towards establishing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) wings in Lagos, Calabar and Port Harcourt to support the efforts of other security […]

  • NAF to join Deep Blue

    The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is set to deploy air assets as well as Special Forces personnel in support of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Deep Blue […]

  • Supply Vessel Reported Safe After Suspicious Approach By Two Skiffs off Soyo Angola

    March 15, 16:05 UTC: In position 06°04’32S – 012°18’26E, while at Soyo anchorage in Angola, a supply vessel (NAME WITHHELD) was approached by two skiffs with 4 and 6 persons […]

  • Boarding and Theft Off Lagos, Nigeria

    March 19, 00:45 UTC: In position 06°18’48N – 003°21’18E, an intruder was found on the deck of an MT (NAME WITHHELD) by the deck patrol. The security team member used […]

  • Attempted Boarding at Duala Anchorage

    March 19, 23:45 UTC: An MV has been attacked in position 03°40N, 009°25E (Douala Anchorage, CAMEROON) by 8 armed persons in a boat. Initial reporting is limited, but states that the […]

  • Boarding and Theft Aboard Tug At Abidjan Anchorage, Ivory Coast

    March 07, 01:50 UTC: An unauthorized person in a canoe reportedly approached and boarded an offshore tug anchored at Abidjan Anchorage, Ivory Coast. Crew noticed the presence of the person […]

  • Three Vessels at Takoradi Anchorage Report Thefts or Attempted Thefts In Early Hours of Wednesday

    March 04, 03:30 UTC: Two unauthorized person reportedly attempted to board a cargo vessel while she was at Takoradi anchorage (4NM off Takoradi, Ghana). The unauthorized persons were spotted by […]

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