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 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.
Reporting indicates that the tanker ISTANBUL was attacked while underway by one high-speed craft with 9 armed men aboard. The tanker conducted evasive maneuvers and following two failed attempts the pirates were seen to withdraw to a mothership vessel.
SPO confirms that the Pacific Warden, an AHTS, was attacked offshore Equatorial Guinea on 20 November 2019 at approximately 05:00 local time. The vessel was supporting offshore field operations in Equatorial Guinea.
Statements regarding a piracy incident were released by Mexico Naval Forces on Tuesday, stating an offshore vessel had been attacked by pirates on late hours of Monday (11th November).
A Stella Maris port chaplain has spoken of meeting the crew of the cargo ship that was attacked near the port of Douala with eight crew kidnapped.
On 23rd February at 0030 local time, the Motor Tanker Leopard Sun was attacked by two skiffs 160 nautical miles off the coast of Somalia.
The Union Maritime vessel, MT Barrett, a tanker which was at anchor off Benin, West Africa has been the subject of a Gulf of Guinea piracy attack since Wednesday 10th January.
At least eight Filipino fishermen were killed after suspected pirates attacked their fishing boat in dangerous waters in the southern Philippines, coast guard officials said.