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.
Piracy at Sea
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.
Somalia has become the 14th signatory to the Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct – the instrument developed and adopted by countries in the Western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden.
The tanker was underway from Rayong port, Thailand to Andaman sea where the incident took place at about 2100 hrs on 6 Sep 17 at 54 nm east of Kuala Dungun, West Malaysia.
Pirates continue to pose a threat to shipping in West African waters and ports. Violence against crew members, kidnapping, as the pirates attempt to steal cargoes of oil is often a risk.
European shipowners are concerned about the continued piracy, armed robbery attacks and kidnapping for ransom events in the GoG and particularly off Nigeria.
Piracy in Somalia is making a comeback and the Gulf of Guinea remains the world’s most active hotspot for crew kidnappings, latest data shows.
Despite reduced activity in the Western Indian Ocean Region in recent years, pirate networks responsible for the original Somali piracy crisis have sustained themselves through small-scale attacks.
A distress call was received from a foreign merchant vessel MV OS 35 (Tuvalu registered vessel), which was attacked and boarded by pirates in the Gulf of Aden late night on 08 April.
IMO Secretary-General has urged the shipping industry to apply diligently IMO guidance and best management practices to avert possible piracy attacks.
Waters off Nigeria and the southern Philippines continue to pose a significant threat to seafarers according to Dryad Maritime.
An international agreement that has been instrumental in repressing piracy and armed robbery against ships has seen its scope significantly broadened.
Industry security experts have concluded that maritime crime will not be stopped any time soon – and that cyber incidents would continue to expand in frequency and severity.
Nautilus has sought assurances from the UK government that the UK will remain in the European Union Naval Force (EUNavfor) counter-piracy operation following an attack on a British-registered chemical tanker off Somalia in November.
Gulf of Aden (East Coast of Africa), Malacca Strait and West Coast of Africa are shipping routes which suffer incidents of pirate attacks. Number of Indian crew were hijacked by pirates during the last three years.
The Security Council renewed for another year its authorization for international naval forces to join in fighting piracy off the coast of Somalia, stressing that while the threat of such crime had declined.
Latest figures from the ICC International Maritime Bureau show that reported incidents of piracy have fallen to their lowest level for 20 years.
Kidnapping and hostage-taking persists off the coasts of West Africa and South East Asia, despite a 20-year low in piracy on the world’s seas, according to figures from ICC IMB.