A total of three incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia in April 2018. Of these, one was an incident of piracy and two were incidents of armed robbery against ships.
Piracy at Sea
A surge in armed attacks against ships around West Africa is pushing up global levels of piracy and armed robbery at sea, warns the ICC’s IMB.
Tanker ship MT Marine Express, which went missing from the anchorage point in the Gulf of Guinea on Feb. 1st, is now under the command of the Captain and Crew. All crew members are reported safe.
MT Marine express, an oil tanker managed by Anglo-Eastern Ship Management has gone missing on 01.02.2018 from Cotonou Anchorage, Benin in Gulf of Guinea which was the last contact point of the vessel.
In response to the threats arising from the conflict in Yemen, BIMCO, ICS and INTERTANKO have published interim guidance on maritime security in the southern Red Sea and Bab al-Mandeb.
Union Maritime can confirm that the MT Barrett has been released after a Gulf of Guinea piracy incident lasting six days. All crew is safe.
ReCAAP ISC today released its Annual (January-December 2017) Report at the 9th Nautical Forum held in Singapore.
A total of 180 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported to the ICC IMB in 2017, according to the latest IMB report.
Prevention of piracy, armed robbery against ships and illicit maritime activity in west and central Africa is on the agenda at a meeting of the G7 Group of Friends of the Gulf of Guinea in Lagos, Nigeria.
ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre and the Indian Coast Guard today commenced the 2017 Capacity Building Workshop in New Delhi, India.