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 […]