Crew alert: Piracy and weaponry increase in Q2

There has been a notable increase in the use of weapons during piracy attacks, according to the International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) Q2 results, increasing the threat that crews face. The number of attacks involving guns […]

Five crew kidnapped off Cotonou

A general cargo vessel was boarded by heavily armed suspected pirates who kidnapped five crew members 153 nm south west off the coast of Cotonou, Benin, on 2 July. According to IHS Markit AISLive ship […]

Maritime crime in Mexico on the rise

A drastic increase in attacks off the coast of Mexico, along with a change in targets from stationary platforms to vessels, and poor socioeconomic conditions, could make the Mexican gulf one to watch when it […]

Drugs seized, crew arrested in Mauritius

Mauritian authorities seized drugs valued at almost USD740,000 and arrested four crew members during a search of a livestock carrier arriving at Port Louis, Mauritius. The haul comprised 39 kg of cannabis, including 2 kg […]