Tag: Ivory coast

  • Do not switch off the AIS in Nigerian waters

    Despite the elevated piracy risk in the Gulf of Guinea, ships operating in the region should maintain their automatic identification systems (AIS) in operation at all times. ALERT 16 OCT […]

  • One Crewmember Kidnapped in Attack on LNG Carrier in Gulf of Guinea

    The LNG carrier Methane Princess was attacked by pirates off Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on Saturday, and one member of her crew was kidnapped. According to Swiss financial news outlet AWP, […]

  • IMB warns of GoG threat

    Will Ross The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) says kidnappings in West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea have risen significantly and now account for almost 95% of global kidnappings at sea. This […]

  • NIMASA DG says what?

    By Shulammite ‘Foyeku The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Bashir Jamoh, has raised the alarm that Somali pirates are now active in Nigerian waters and the Gulf […]

  • NN suppressing piracy

    Protecting Nigeria’s territorial waters Despite that the Gulf of Guinea has been identified as global piracy hotbed, PRECIOUS IGBONWELUNDU reports that the sustained sea presence by the Nigerian Navy (NN) […]

  • GoG military exercise starts

    Nigeria joins military exercise in Gulf of Guinea The Nigerian Navy on Wednesday deployed six warships and 65 gunboats in a joint multinational maritime exercise comprising navies from 16 countries. […]

  • Delta hostages rescued

    Nigerian troops rescue 3 Russian sailors, 2 others after raid of pirates’ hideout By Sumaila Ogbaje Three Russian sailors, one Ukrainian and one Equatorial Guinean kidnapped by pirates since 9 […]

  • Covid piracy surge?

    by Theo Locherer The last quarterly report from the International Maritime Bureau shows the negative effects of the Covid-19 on maritime security. There tend to be significant upswings of piracy […]

  • WAF piracy: media to blame?

    West African piracy remains a threat but attacks are not becoming more frequent despite headline-grabbing abduction stories in the media. That is the view of Dirk Siebels, senior analyst at […]

  • 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 […]