Tag: Gabon

  • Captain claims hijack

    Still awaiting confirmation of hijack. Tanker PANTELENA was hijacked and held by pirates for 9 days Captain of Greek tanker PANTELENA spoke to Georgia First Channel TV and said, that […]

  • Missing tanker found

    Pantelena turns up, but no news on why it went missing. Tanker with Georgian and Russian crew found off Gabon TASS, August 24. The oil tanker, the Pantelena flying the […]

  • Tanker missing in WAF

    Vessel went missing off Gabon, far from usual pirate grounds. Ship Sailing under Panama Flag with 17 Georgian Sailors Goes Missing A ship which was sailing under Panama flag with […]

  • Boost for GoG security

    Boost for Gulf maritime security. Cameroon deploys navy patrols to secure Gulf of Guinea The Cameroonian authorities have accepted the deployment of four navy patrols off the coast of central […]

  • French, WAF navies in piracy drills

    Exercise Nemo promoting anti-piracy skills. French and West African navies practiced anti-piracy drills in Exercise Nemo Two French warships have taken part in a maritime exercise in the Gulf of […]

  • West African piracy and Nigeria

    Nigeria is the default country when it comes to piracy in West Africa. Or is it? Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea: Is Nigeria always to blame? By Cassie Blombaum, […]

  • Gabon orders Nexter turrets

    New weapon system will aid in piracy fight. Gabon orders Nexter turrets for its patrol boats Gabon has ordered four 15A naval mounts and a 20 mm Narwhal remote controlled […]

  • Pirates of the Gulf of Guinea

    Despite claims to the contrary from certain corners, maritime crime remains at a worrying level. Pirates of the Gulf of Guinea Nick Turse “The Gulf of Guinea is the most […]

  • Oil Heist Ship Intercepted

    Ghana has seized a ship suspected of being involved in the heist of some 3,500 tons of fuel from a tanker off Gabon, one of many such pirate attacks in […]

  • An Emerging Threat?

    In many ways the Gulf of Guinea is a perfect incubator for piracy. Surrounded by some of Africa’s most proficient oil producers the Gulf is a major transit route for oil […]