Tag: Cotonou

  • 10 Crew Kidnapped From Tanker 76NM SW of Cotonou, Benin

    February 20, 01:10 UTC: Initial reports indicate that 10 (out of a total of 24) crew have been kidnapped from the crude oil tanker ALPINE PENELOPE (IMO #9379301) while she […]

  • Cotonou (Benin) Announces Increased Counter-Piracy Measures

    January 21: The following is a translation of Circular 141 issued by the Port of Cotonou on 21 January 2020: Circular strengthening the measures to protect ships calling at the […]

  • 20 Crew Members Kidnapped From Tanker 110 NM S of Cotonou, Benin

    UPDATE January 20: 19 of the kidnapped crew have been released and are reportedly in good health. One died in captivity, possibly due to illness. December 15: According to multiple […]

  • Nine Crew Kidnapped From Norwegian Ship Anchored Near Cotonou, Benin

    UPDATE December 10: The nine Filipino crew who were kidnapped have been released on Dec 04/05 and are reportedly in safe condition. November 02, 02:10 UTC: A Norwegian shipping company […]

  • Crew kidnap off Benin

    Not a good start to 2019 in the Gulf of Guinea. Pirates Kidnap Crewmembers from MSC Container Ship MSC has confirmed a successful pirate attack on the sub-Panamax container ship MSC […]

  • Pirates injure two

    Attack on the ST Marseille is just the latest in a string of incidents. Two Guards Injured in Pirate Attack Off Benin On Tuesday, the government of Luxembourg reported that the product […]

  • Shipping’s WAF worries

    Busy start to the year in West Africa. Gulf of Guinea piracy evolving, crew on moving vessels ‘easiest targets’ by Jamey Bergman With more than 100 incidents of piracy in […]

  • Marine Express released

    Marine Express released with cargo intact. Pirates free 22 Indian crewmen in Gulf of Guinea A crew of 22 Indian nationals have been freed by pirates in the Gulf of […]

  • MT Barrett released

    Pirates free hijacked vessel. MT Barrett – vessel and crew safe Union Maritime can confirm that the MT Barrett has been released after a Gulf of Guinea piracy incident lasting […]

  • Oil thieves nabbed

    Illegal bunkering and oil theft still causing Nigeria woes. Navy seizes boats with 19,200 litres of adulterated diesel Etim Ekpimah The Nigerian Navy Ship, NNS Jubilee, Ikot Abasi; Forward Operating […]