Bigger Ships on the Horizon for Fujairah

CEO of Fujairah Terminals

CEO of Fujairah Terminals updates on the progress with expansion plans at the port.

Tanker FSL Singapore Boarded off Nigeria

Tanker

Two perpetrators in a canoe approached and boarded the tanker FSL Singapore off Nigeria, West Africa.

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IMB: Piracy Attacks More Than Double in Gulf of Guinea

Piracy watch

IMB PRC: Piracy increased in 2018, with a marked rise in attacks against ships and crews around West Africa.

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ReCAAP: Piracy, Armed Robbery Incidents Lowest in a Decade

There was a total of 76 incidents of piracy and armed robbery reported in Asia in 2018.

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Robbers Attack Two Tankers off Lagos, Nigeria

Piracy

IMB Piracy Reporting Centre: Armed robbers attacked two tankers off the coast of Nigeria on January 7.

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BIMCO: EU, China, US Need to Support Counter-Piracy in GoG

Counter-piracy efforts

BIMCO: Maritime powers need to expand their collaboration with local states to curb piracy in Gulf of Guinea.

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Pirates Kidnap Crew Members from MSC Containership off Benin

MSC containership

Several crew members missing from MSC containership after a pirate attack off the coast of Benin, West Africa.

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Pirate Skiffs Surround Crude Oil Tanker in Arabian Sea

Tanker

Pirates in skiffs surrounded a crude oil tanker in the latest Arabian Sea incident, according to ReCAAP.

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Kidnapped Crew of MV Pomerenia Sky Freed

Piracy

The eleven seafarers who were kidnapped from MV Pomerenia Sky in October off the Nigerian coast have been released.

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BW LPG Praises Its Crew for Damn Good Seamanship

BW Frigg

BW LPG revealed that the crew of its LPG carrier BW Frigg thwarted a pirate attack on October 29.

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ReCAAP: Three Crew Abducted by Abu Sayyaf

piracy

Three crew members of an unnamed boat believed to have been abducted by Abu Sayyaf members.

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Pirates Approach Tanker in the Gulf of Aden

eunavfor

Pirates attempted to board a Singapore-flagged tanker in the Gulf of Aden, Asian piracy watchdog ReCAAP ICC informed.

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Pirates Fire at LNG Carrier off Nigeria

piracy

An LNG tanker was chased and fired upon by nine pirates in a speed boat on November 6.

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Armed Pirates Kidnap Four Crew Members off Congo

piracy

Four crew members of an unnamed Singapore-flagged tug/supply vessel were kidnapped off Congo.

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Stena Bulk’s Chemical Tanker Dodges Pirate Attack

Stena Imperial chemical tanker

Two suspicious skiffs approached Stena Imperial west of Yemen.

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Over a Quarter of Sailors Seeking Help Affected by Piracy

Seafarer

Sailors’ Society: More than a quarter of seafarers seeking crisis response are affected by piracy.

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Pirates Fire Upon LPG Tanker off Congo

LPG Tanker

Pirates in a speed boat chased and fired upon an LPG tanker.

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Seafarers Warned of Abu Sayyaf Kidnapping Threat

Eunavfor

Mariners urged to exercise extra vigilance when transiting the waters off Eastern Sabah and Sulu-Celebes Seas.

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Pirate Whaler Used to Attack KSL Sydney Blown Up

Pirate whaler

PAG whaler, used in an attack against the Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier KSL Sydney, destroyed.

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Pirates Kidnap 11 Crew from Boxship off Nigeria

Piracy

Pirates boarded the containership Pomerenia Sky and seized 11 crew members off Nigeria early on October 27.

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Number of Crew Members Held Hostage Increasing YoY

piracy

IMB PRC: The number of crew members held hostage increasing in comparison to the same period in 2017.

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Kidnapped Crew of MV Glarus Freed

Bulker

Twelve crew members of Swiss-flagged cargo ship MV Glarus have been freed.

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