Houthi Rebels Release Seized Korean and Saudi Vessels and All 16 Crew

Published on November 20, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments November 20: Sixteen crew members, including two South Koreans, who were held when their three vessels were seized by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels at the weekend have been freed, Seoul’s foreign ministry said Wednesday. “The vessels and crew members that were seized and detained in Yemen have all been released,” the ministry said in a statement. The ships include two South Korean vessels and one Saudi-flagged tug,…

November 20, 2019
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Hijacking Off The Coast of Yemen’s Kamaran Island; Crew Kidnapped

Published on November 19, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments November 17: A Saudi-flagged tugboat, the RABIGH 3, was towing a South Korean drilling rig when it was attacked by an armed group off the coast of Yemen’s Kamaran Island. The island is directly across from Eritrea and north of Djibouti on the southern end of the Red Sea. The rig and an unspecified number of crew have been…

November 19, 2019
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Local Reports of Three Persons Killed and Five Boats Hijacked In Rivers, Nigeria

Published on November 4, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments November 03: Unconfirmed initial news by local media report that as many as three persons have been killed, an unspecified number have been injured, and up to five boats hijacked in a piracy incident along the Bille waterways in Degama Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria. The boat or boats were reportedly heading to Port Harcourt from Bille…

November 4, 2019
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UNCONFIRMED Possible Attack/Hijacking of OSV Near Port Gentil, Gabon

Published on October 24, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments October 24, 10:45 UTC: Initial UNCONFIRMED reports that an offshore support vessel in position 01°46’00”S 009°09’00“E (approx. 7nm off Port Gentil, GABON). Was attacked or possibly hijacked and is now being used on other irregular activity. Vessels are advised to exercise extreme caution in this area. (MDAT-GoG) This incident will be updated as more information becomes available. Source: MDAT-GoG…

October 24, 2019
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Initial Report: Vessel Hijacked Near Lome, Togo

Published on August 13, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments August 12: On 12st August 19, at 0130 UTC an MV was hijacked in the vicinity of Lome, close to Ghanaian border. Investigations are ongoing and this report will be updated as further information becomes available. Vessels are advised to exercise extreme caution in this area. Source: MDAT-GoG Tags:  GoG, Gulf of Guinea, Piracy, hijack, hijacked, hijacking, successful boarding,…

August 13, 2019
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4 Persons Kidnapped and Vessel Assumed Hijacked at Nembe LGA, Nigeria

Published on May 15, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments May 13: Initial reports indicate that at approx. 15:00 LT three staff of Integrated Data Services Ltd (IDSL, a subsidiary of NNPC) were kidnapped along with their pilot whilst they were inspecting oil installations within Nembe LGA, close to Sonikiri. There is currently limited information on the attackers and on the details of the event, but the assailants are…

May 15, 2019
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