Tag: master

  • Master Taken

    The Bangladeshi master of an ExxonMobil-chartered offshore vessel has reportedly been kidnapped following an armed attack off Nigeria on Monday. Reports indicate that 20 armed men assaulted the “AHST Wilbert […]

  • Rocket Attack

    Pirates attacked an Ethiopian vessel, the 15,000-dwt “Andinet” in the Gulf of Aden at the weekend.   The pirate gang fired rocket propelled grenades at the vessel as it made […]

  • Gun Crime

    Lawyers are waking to the fact that using armed guards on ships could lead to unforeseen litigation. The use of armed guards on board merchant vessels is increasing but the […]

  • Swell Idea

    Fast thinking by the master of a Mitsui OSK Lines car carrier has helped the ship escape from pirates close to Tanzania.  Pirates fired rocket propelled grenades at the 5,232-vehicle […]