West Africa

  • Violence against shippers off west Africa

    Lagos – The waters off West Africa’s coast are now a constant danger for those shipping goods and crude oil in the region, analysts said, a day after pirates killed […]

  • Fatal Attack

    Armed pirates chased and fired upon a drifting bulk carrier. Reuters and Associated press report death of captain and the chief engineer. Location detail Around 110nm south of Lagos, Nigeria Type […]

  • Cameroon Acquires Anti-Piracy Boats

    Cameroon has taken delivery of three new Boston Whaler patrol boats from the United States as it counters the threat of piracy and lawlessness in its waters. Cameroon’s navy evaluated […]

  • Tanker Released

    An oil tanker seized by pirates off the coast of the Niger Delta last week has been released, officials in Nigeria say. The vessel – the “MT Halifax” – was […]

  • Nigeria Attack

    Media reports state that pirates have seized an oil tanker off the coast of Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta and kidnapped the foreign crew. The sources have revealed the attack happened […]

  • Western Promise

    The United Nations Security Council has condemned all acts of maritime piracy and armed robbery at sea in West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea and welcomed the intention by States in […]

  • 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 […]

  • Tanker Released

    West African pirates have released the tanker ‘Cape Bird’ seized last week off the coast of Nigeria. The 20-member Eastern European crew was reported to be unharmed after five days […]

  • African Disease

    While Somalia remains the focus, it seems an entire continent is becoming a hotbed of “pirate” style attack and grab raids. Kidnap for ransom is becoming an Africa curse, with […]

  • Tanker Details

    More details have emerged to confirm the IMB report on the latest attack off Nigeria. Twenty Eastern European sailors were captured when the oil tanker “MT Cape Bird”, was hijacked […]