Gulf of Guinea piracy incidents have reached new heights this year, reveals a security report by the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB).
The International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB)’s annual piracy report recorded an increase of piracy and armed robbery incidents in 2020.
According to the Maritime Union Of India (MUI), the rising incidents of maritime piracy is a matter of great concern of two lakh Indian seafarers at the sea.
The incident is now over. Three people have been kidnapped. Pirates left the vessel at 05°09N – 003°29E (180/75NM off Lagos Nigeria).
The cargo ship ZHEN HUA 7 was on its way to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea under the flag of Liberia, when it was attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea, 78 nautical miles northwest of the African island state of Sao Tome and Principe on November 13 at around 1500 UTC.
South Africa ranks among the top countries in the world, and first on the African continent, for BSI’s forecasted losses due to cargo theft, underscoring the significant economic impact of this issue in the nation.
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.