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 […]

  • Bad Neighbours

    Nigerian pirate gangs are moving into the waters of neighbouring countries and attacking vessels further offshore after being driven from their coastal haunts by a military crackdown. The shift to […]

  • Crew Safe

    According to reports to emerge from the Philippine government, the 23 crew held onboard a Spanish tanker hijacked off West Africa are safe. Reports indicate that at least 14 seafarers […]

  • Tanker Taken

    The problem of piracy off West Africa has blown dramatically back into the headlines once again this week. In the latest attacks heavily armed pirates seized a chemical tanker as […]

  • UN Concern

    The UN Security Council said in a press statement it remains concerned about the problem of widespread piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. Members of the Security Council expressed concern […]

  • 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 that left unchecked, the emerging […]

  • Reaction Time

    Last week the Joint War Committee added Benin to a list of areas it considered high risk for merchant vessels and prone to war, strikes, terrorism and related perils. The Committee groups […]

  • 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 […]