Tag: kidnap for ransom

  • Hong Kong Oil Tanker Attacked Off Togo Coast

    MDAT-GoG issued the following alert: WARNING 001/OCT/2020 UPDATE 001 1. Category: BOARDING 2. Time: 18 Oct 20 at 1100 UTC 3. Description: The vessel previously reported boarded on the 17th […]

  • 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, […]

  • PCG gets 2 new rescue choppers

    By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz MANILA – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has received two new Airbus H145 light twin-engine helicopters, boosting the maritime organization’s disaster response and humanitarian activities. […]

  • SHADE Conference 2020

    CMF and EU NAVFOR are inviting nations, international organisations and members of the shipping industry to the 47th SHADE Conference, 3-4 November 2020. What is SHADE? The Shared Awareness and […]

  • US, French Navy chiefs meet

    U.S., French Navy Chiefs discuss maritime security and cooperation WASHINGTON — U.S. Navy Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday conducted a phone call Oct. 15 with the chief […]

  • China holds naval exercises

    China conducted new naval exercises on Wednesday, according to a report quoting maritime officials amid escalating tensions in the South China Sea and when President Xi Jinping urged the military […]

  • 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 […]

  • Terrorism and the seas

    East African Terror Groups Are Exploiting the Seas By Isel Van Zyl and Tyler Lycan Counter-terrorism strategies must consider how the coastline provides a financial and operational life-line to violent […]

  • AFP beefs up WPS marsec

    by  Macon Ramos-Araneta Armed Forces chief Gen. Gilbert Gapay on Tuesday described the situation in the South China Sea as “volatile and uncertain,” adding the military would install one of […]

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