The European Union (EU) has extended its anti-piracy naval patrols off Somalia until 31 December 2020.
Piracy at Sea
A total of seven incidents of armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia in July 2018. No piracy incident was reported.
The second quarterly report from the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) shows that all 2018 crew kidnappings have so far occurred in the Gulf of Guinea in six separate incidents.
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.
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.