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Nine Abducted FPSO Crewmembers Released by Pirates

By The Maritime Executive 08-10-2020 05:47:07

Nine Nigerian crewmembers who were kidnapped from the FPSO Sendje Berge last month have been released, according to operator BW Of...

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Nigerian Pirates Release Kidnapped S. Korean Fishermen

By The Maritime Executive 07-27-2020 04:06:44

Five South Korean fishermen who were kidnapped from the purse seiner Panofi Frontier in the Gulf of Guinea have been released...

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Offshore Supply Vessel Attacked off the Coast of Mexico

By The Maritime Executive 07-27-2020 03:05:27

An offshore supply vessel has reportedly been attached in the waters near the Mexican state of Veracruz. This latest attack highli...

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ReCAAP: Piracy on the Upswing in Asian Waters

By The Maritime Executive 07-19-2020 08:53:13

The number of piracy and armed robbery incidents reported in Asian waters has more than doubled in the first half of 2020 compared...

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Gulf of Guinea Pirates Extend Their Reach Far from Shore

By The Maritime Executive 07-17-2020 04:59:23

Days after the ICC International Maritime Bureau cited the Gulf of Guinea off West Africa as being the most dangerous for commerci...

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IMB: Violent Attacks and Kidnappings Against Seafarers on the Rise

By The Maritime Executive 07-15-2020 08:30:08

Violent attacks against ships and their crews rose by 20 percent in the first half of 2020 according to a mid-year update from the...

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How COVID-19 Could Make Maritime Piracy Worse

By The Conversation 07-05-2020 11:19:09

In early April, eight armed raiders boarded the container ship Fouma as it entered the port of Guayaquil, Ecuador. They fired warn...

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Pirates Attack Second Vessel in Gulf of Guinea Kidnapping Five Crew

By The Maritime Executive 07-03-2020 07:37:33

A cargo vessel was the latest target of pirates in the waters off Benin. This attack came just one day after reports of an even mo...

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Pirates Kidnap Nine Nigerian Nationals in Unusual Offshore Attack

By The Maritime Executive 07-02-2020 09:30:17

Reports are coming in of another Nigerian pirate incident in the Gulf of Guinea. While it is a difficult area of the global, repor...

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Cypriot Shipowners Call for Action on Gulf of Guinea Kidnappings

By The Maritime Executive 05-28-2020 04:51:11

In a statement Thursday, the Cyprus Shipping Chamber (CSC) expressed "growing frustration at the ineffectiveness of the inter...

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