Nine incidents occurred at Manila anchorage; Three incidents at Batangas; One incident at General Santos Harbour anchorage
7 Russian seafarers, captured by Nigerian pirates on the 17th of July, 2020 have reportedly been released. Owing to the joint efforts of Russian diplomats in Abuja, Nigerian officials and the representative of the owner of the ship.
Within an interval of seven days, two incidents of armed robbery against ships occurred while they were berthed/anchored in Batangas, Philippines.
A Panama-flagged vessel has been hijacked by Somali pirates on Thursday, 20th Aug 2020 off the coast of Somalia. This is the first successful hijack since 2017, as reported by a regional senior official.
The first convictions under renewed anti-piracy laws were made in Nigeria on Wednesday. This comes as a boost to those who believe that piracy in the Gulf of Guinea could be curbed only via legal actions.
As per reports from BW Offshore, nine Nigerian seafarers who had been abducted last month from FPSO Sendje Berge have been released.
Reporting indicates that the FPSO SENDJE BERGE has been attacked by unknown armed men. Further reports indicate that up to 11 personnel may have been kidnapped from the vessel
The Cyprus Shipping Chamber (CSC) expresses its growing frustration at the ineffectiveness of the international community to address the continuing piracy crisis in the Gulf of Guinea.
The Portuguese-flagged container ship, MSC Talia, was en-route from Lomé to Port Libreville, when pirates boarded the ship and kidnapped seven crew members, as reported by Dryad Global.