Piracy News

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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