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Ongoing Incident: Pirates Board Product Tanker in Gulf of Guinea

Published Mar 27, 2023 4:44 PM by The Maritime Executive

The relative calm in the Gulf of Guinea appears to have been broken with reports of an ongoing incident with unknown boarders atte...


South Korea Takes Command of Multinational Counter-Piracy Taskforce

Published Feb 19, 2023 4:16 PM by The Maritime Executive

South Korea has taken over the command of the multinational anti-piracy task force under the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). The n...


IMB Calls for Vigilance While Highlighting Drop in Piracy in 2022

Published Jan 12, 2023 6:51 PM by The Maritime Executive

The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) is once again highlighting the continuing decline in global piracy incidents against v...


Encrypting Vessel ID Data Can Thwart Maritime Piracy

Published Jan 11, 2023 1:57 PM by Shannon Vaughn and Ben Minichino

The regulations the International Maritime Organization (IMO) issued in the wake of 9/11 regarding ship location and identificatio...


EU Extends Naval Operation Combating Piracy off Somalia Through 2024

Published Jan 6, 2023 12:53 PM by The Maritime Executive

The European Union has decided to extend its Naval Force Operation Atalanta off the coast of Africa for two years despite the remo...


Cameroon Adopts Maritime Security Law to Fight Gulf of Guinea Piracy

Published Jan 1, 2023 7:45 PM by The Maritime Executive

Almost six months after the UN Security Council adopted a text compelling Gulf of Guinea countries to criminalize piracy and...


Armed Pirates Rob Two Offshore Vessels in Bay of Campeche

Published Jan 1, 2023 4:57 PM by The Maritime Executive

The offshore oil and gas sector in Mexico's Bay of Campeche is a longtime hotspot for armed robbery, often linked to organized...


Tanker Fired on During New Gulf of Guinea Incident

Published Dec 12, 2022 3:34 PM by The Maritime Executive

A new incident was reported earlier today in the Gulf of Guinea involving a laden oil tanker serving as a fresh reminder that whil...


Why Are Gulf of Guinea Pirates Shifting to Illegal Oil Bunkering?

Published Dec 4, 2022 9:30 PM by The Maritime Executive

One week after the UN Security Council (UNSC) noted the changing dynamics of piracy in Gulf of Guinea (GoG), a new report attempts...


Photos: U.S. Navy Seizes 50 Tons of Ammunition in the Gulf of Oman

Published Dec 4, 2022 1:55 PM by The Maritime Executive

The U.S. Navy announced on Saturday that naval forces in the Middle East had intercepted a fishing trawler smuggling more than 50...

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