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 […]

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 […]

Crew held hostage at Cotonou anchorage

Eight crew members are believed to be held hostage onboard a containership, four nautical miles (7 km) from Cotonou shore, security consultants Dryad Global reported. The Portuguese flagged, Tommi Ritscher, was at Cotonou anchorage where […]