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 […]

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 […]

Asian sea robberies reach four-year high

Sea robberies and piracy reached a near four-year high in Asia in the first five months of 2020, with 49 incidents reported, including 11 incidents in May. Piracy reporting centre ReCAAP ISC said on 10 […]

Tanker attacked in Gulf of Aden

A UK flagged chemical/products tanker, Stolt Apal, was attacked by pirates 75 nautical miles off the coast of Yemen on 17 May. The vessel owner, Stolt Tankers, confirmed in a statement that the tanker was […]

Pirates kidnap ten crew off Lagos

Armed assailants have kidnapped 10 crew members of product tanker Vemahope, 116 nautical miles from the West Agbami Terminal, Lagos, Nigeria. The attackers, travelling by speedboat, were able to board the Panama flagged vessel on […]