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 […]

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 […]

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 […]