Tag: hijack

  • Pirates Seize Tanker

    Armed men have hijacked a tanker carrying 5 000 tons of oil from an Ivory Coast port and taken it off the coast of Ghana. Pirates seize oil tanker in […]

  • Soldiers Turn Hijackers

    A dozen soldiers guarding a North Korean ship impounded in Somalia’s autonomous Puntland region for maritime violations have hijacked the vessel and its 33 crew. Soldiers turn hijackers of North […]

  • Don’t Pay the Pirates

    A U.K.-led Piracy Ransom Task Force has recommended that shipping companies hurry to adopt measures to ensure that ransom payments aren’t made to pirate groups. Piracy group: Make sure Somali […]

  • Somali Pirates Sentenced

    MSR’s correspondent in Italy Enzo Mangini reports on the sentencing of the 8 Somalis accused of the attempted hijack of the Italian merchant vessel Montecristo. Somali Pirates Sentenced to 16 […]

  • Double Tanker Hijacking

    Two tankers have been hijacked in the Gulf of Guinea in the past four days as piracy off the West African coast continues to escalate. On Saturday the 73,400-dwt Orfeas […]

  • Hijacked Tanker Retaken

    A shipping company spokesman says an oil tanker seized by pirates off of Nigeria’s coast has been retaken by the country’s navy. Nigeria navy retakes hijacked oil tanker off coast […]

  • Hijacked in Lagos

    Pirates have hijacked a Singapore-owned oil tanker in the Nigerian port of Lagos – the third attack in just over two weeks in the Gulf of Guinea, the International Maritime […]

  • Moscow Confirms Kidnapping

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry has confirmed that 23 Russian citizens were on board the Energy Centurion, the Greek owned oil tanker  hijacked off the coast of Togo Russia confirms 23 citizens on […]

  • Banking Curbs

    According to Michele White, the general counsel to the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners, the supply of dollars from U.K. banks to Somali pirate groups has dwindled since Prime Minister […]

  • Pirates Move Towards UAE

    The percentage of merchant ships hijacked while travelling to or from ports within the Arabian Gulf rose from 33 per cent in 2010 to 40 per cent last year. Of […]