Gulf of Guinea pirate attack averted

Five pirates attempted to board container ship Rio Charleston on 10 June, 98 km off the coast of Bayelsa, Nigeria. The attack is the ninth piracy incident to take place deep offshore in the Gulf […]

Kidnapped Bonita crew released

After 35 days in captivity, nine crew members taken hostage from the bulk carrier MV Bonita off Cotonou, Benin, have been released. The ship’s Norwegian owner, J.J. Ugland, said that following the crew’s release on […]