Tag: GoG

  • ICC 2019 Report: Unprecedented Number of Crew Kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea

    January 14: Despite overall piracy incidents declining in 2019, there was an alarming increase in crew kidnappings across the Gulf of Guinea, according to the International Chamber of Commerce’s International […]

  • UPDATE 2: Vessel Hijacked Near Lome, Togo

    UPDATE September 06: Subsequent reports suggest that the vessel hijacked was the MV DANMAN and that the incident may have occurred closer to the Ivory Coast. However, despite investigations, the […]

  • [Update: False Alarm] Attempted Boarding 7NM off Lome, Togo

    UPDATE July 09: The below has now been confirmed as a false alarm. June 30: At approx. 23:25 UTC, a skiff with 6 armed persons approached an unspecified MV with […]

  • Crew Kidnapped by Pirates With Machine Guns Near Brass, Nigeria

    09.03.2019: 1115 UTC: Posn: 03:57.2N – 006:39.0E, Around 32nm SE of Brass, Nigeria. Pirates armed with machine guns in two speed boats approached an offshore support vessel underway. The Captain […]

  • Protecting Hydrocarbon Wealth

    The Ghanaian Navy says it is setting up special boat units to deal with maritime security challenges like piracy in order to secure the country’s new-found offshore oil and gas […]

  • Nigerian navy kills 12 pirates

    The Nigerian navy has killed 12 suspected pirates and rescued a hijacked vessel laden with fuel in the country’s oil-producing Niger Delta region Nigerian navy kills 12 pirates The Nigerian […]

  • Nigerian Navy chief discusses “myriad of maritime threats” in Gulf of Guinea

    Rear Admiral Emmanuel Ogbeche Ogbor, the Nigerian Navy’s Chief of Policy and Plans (CCPLANS), discusses the “myriad of maritime threats” in Gulf of Guinea with Andrew Elwell for DefenceIQ   Nigerian Navy chief […]

  • Demand for More Security Off West Africa

    The Danish Shipowners’ Association pushing to increase security in the waters off West Africa. The Association is in contact with France, who as a  already are patrolling with warships in […]