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Four Attacks in One Week: The Rising Risk of West African Piracy

By Ankur Kundu 12-04-2020 05:50:00

It's no secret that African waters are among the most perilous in the world when it comes to piracy. Tom Hanks' "Capt...


Four Crew Abducted as Incidents Grow in Gulf of Guinea 

By The Maritime Executive 11-30-2020 07:04:38

Security experts had warned of the potential for an increased level of pirate activity in the Gulf of Guinea with the end of the A...


Classic Hurtigruten Cruise Ship to Serve as Training Ship

By The Maritime Executive 11-26-2020 04:18:00

With the never-ending cruise shutdown set to extend into 2021, multiple lines have been scrapping older tonnage in a bid to bring...


10 Kidnapped from Freighter Off Niger River Delta

By The Maritime Executive 11-26-2020 02:42:42

On Thursday, a freighter was boarded by pirates near the Pennington FPSO, just off the coast of the Niger River Delta. 10 crewmemb...


Three Crewmembers Abducted From Tanker off Lagos

By The Maritime Executive 11-23-2020 01:00:29

Three crewmembers have been abducted from a small tanker off the coast of Nigeria, the latest incident in an exceptionally busy ye...


Photos: Italian Frigate Rescues Injured Crewmember After Pirate Attack

By The Maritime Executive 11-16-2020 08:51:19

On Saturday, after the pirate attack on the heavy lift ship Zhen Hua 7 in the Gulf of Guinea, the Italian Navy frigate Federico&nb...


Pirates Abduct 14 Seafarers From Heavy Lift Ship in Gulf of Guinea

By The Maritime Executive 11-15-2020 10:21:35

On Friday, 14 crewmembers were kidnapped from a Chinese heavy-lift ship off the coast of Sao Tome.  According to security...


Sea Shepherd Vessel Approached as Pirates Grow More Brazen

By The Maritime Executive 11-10-2020 08:01:54

Security experts recently warned that it was likely that there would be an increase in sea piracy activity in the Gulf of Guinea a...


Three More Robberies in Singapore Strait Prompt ReCAAP Action Call

By The Maritime Executive 11-09-2020 03:07:47

The rash of incidents against ships sailing in the eastbound shipping lane of the Singapore Strait is continuing prompting the reg...


Photos: Italian Frigate Saves Tanker from Pirates in Gulf of Guinea

By The Maritime Executive 11-09-2020 01:09:07

This weekend, an Italian Navy frigate rescued the product tanker Torm Alexandra from a pirate attack in the Gulf of Guinea. On...

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