Tag: West Africa

  • Benin Again

    Pirates rob chemical tanker off the coast of Benin amid mounting piracy threats in West Africa. The International Maritime Bureau says armed pirates have raided a chemical tanker off the […]

  • Vessel and Crew Freed

    The Spanish oil tanker that was hijacked by pirates off West Africa 10 days ago was freed Saturday and the 23-member crew is OK, its owner said. No ransom was […]

  • Severe Underreporting

    Pirate attacks off the coast of West Africa are increasingly sharply, however Security and shipping analysts say the number of attacks is severely underreported. They believe┬áthat left unchecked, the emerging […]

  • War Risk

    The spate of pirate attacks off the coast of West Africa have led to changes in the War Risk excluded areas. Since a number of tankers have been attacked in […]

  • Gang Warfare

    A surge in pirate attacks off West Africa has led to mounting concern, and analysts say a gang involved in the lucrative black market for stolen fuel appears to be […]

  • Norwegian Advice

    Norwegian Shipowners’ Association has issued a Security update for West Africa/GoG/Nigeria. The update focuses on recent developments regarding piracy and armed robbery off West Africa, with a focus on the […]

  • Italian Target

    According to news reports, pirates seized an Italian tanker with a crew of 23 in the Gulf of Guinea on Sunday. Three pirates managed to board the┬ávessel, “Rbd Anema e […]

  • Benin Bite

    The IMB has warned ships to be vigilant when travelling past Benin following a spate of piracy attacks off the west African country. Noel Choong, head of the Kuala Lumpur-based […]

  • Tanker Thefts

    According to the UK P&I Club, there is an extremely worrying new “piracy” trend developing off West Africa. Previous attacks off the West African coast have usually involved petty theft […]

  • Turbulent Times in West African Waters: 5 killed, 19 rescued.

    On Wednesday 17 November, gunmen opened fire on a vessel transporting security personnel to an oil platform in Cameroon waters and killed five people, – ‘Gunmen off Cameroon in Deadly […]