Tag: West Africa

  • Pirates threatened to burn Scots skipper to death

    A SCOTTISH sea captain seized by Nigerian pirates has told how he was threatened with being burnt to death during an ordeal that ended only when a £50,000 ransom was […]

  • WA piracy will remain a headache for ship owners in 2014

    Nigeria will remain a serious piracy hot-spot in 2014, as the country still resists the allowing of non-Nigerian armed guards on board vessels plying its waters. WA piracy will remain […]

  • Nigeria: JTF Reveals 2013 Figures

    The Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta, codenamed Operation Pulo Shield, said yesterday it killed 82 sea pirates and robbers 2013: JTF killed 82 sea pirates, nabbed 1,857 crude […]

  • Nigeria: Navy hands over 1,646 suspected oil thieves

    As part of the campaign against the theft of the nation oil resources, the authorities of the Nigerian Navy have handed over 1,646 suspected oil thieves to the police Navy […]

  • Naval chief links insiders to piracy

    Nigeria’s Chief of Naval Staff, Vice-Admiral Dele Ezeoba has blamed the activities of insiders for the incessant attacks on ships in Nigerian waters especially in the Niger Delta region. Naval […]

  • EU Boost Anti-Piracy Efforts

    The European Union said Wednesday that it was preparing to increase security efforts in the Gulf of Guinea, the West African maritime region that has become a global piracy hotspot […]

  • West Africa seeks anti-piracy force

    West African leaders have called for the deployment of an international naval force to curb the growing threat of piracy off the Gulf of Guinea West Africa seeks anti-piracy force […]

  • Security in Gulf of Guinea

    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan will leave for Cameroon on Sunday ahead of a meeting of West and Central African leaders on maritime security in the pirate-infested Gulf of Guinea Regional […]

  • Tackling Insecurity in West Africa’s Waters

    For the first time, piracy now affects more seafarers in West African waters than off Somalia’s coast, according to figures from the International Maritime Bureau released last week Tackling Insecurity […]

  • IMO pledges to assist with piracy code

    IMO has pledged to assist in the implementation of a new Code of Conduct concerning repression of crime against ships in west and central Africa. IMO pledges to assist in […]