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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Six Pirates Armed with AK-47 Rifles Rob Up to Three Small Vessels Near Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Published on May 15, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments May 11: Initial reports indicate that at approx. 09:30 LT a commercial speedboat conveying 10 passengers from Bonny to Port Harcourt was attacked by six pirates on board a speedboat with 2 outboard engines (1x 200 Hp and 1×75 Hp). All assailants were armed with AK-47 rifles, and wore face masks and military camouflage. The attack occured approx. 33nm…

May 15, 2019
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ReCAAP Reports on 3 Incidents in Asia in April 2019

Published on May 10, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments May 10: The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) has issued its report on the piracy and sea robbery situation in Asia in April 2019. The full report can be downloaded on the ReCAAP ISC website. The report summarizes that, “A total of three incidents of armed robbery against ships were…

May 10, 2019
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Initial Reports of Tug Attacked in GoG

Published on May 6, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments May 05: Initial reports that a tug was “attacked” at approx. 12:00 UTC in position 03 04N – 007 59E while underway. MDAT-GOG advises extreme caution in the area. Source: MDAT-GOG Tags:  Piracy, pirate attack, tug, tugboat

May 6, 2019
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Researchers Compromise Netflix Content in Widevine DRM Hack

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April 30, 2019
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Pirates Behind Attacks off Somalia Apr 19-21 Captured; 23 Hostages Released

Published on April 29, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments Apr 23: The capture of a Yemeni dhow off the Somalian coast [on April 19] was all that initially went right for a suspected pirate gang. Four days later they and the captured vessel were apprehended by the European Union Naval Force’s (EU NavFor’s) Operation Atalanta after failed attempts to board three vessels. The incidents, which played out between…

April 29, 2019
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Nigerian Governor Seeks Support in Tackling Maritime Crime

Published on April 27, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments April 19: Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson, has charged the Joint Task Force “Operation Delta Safe” to vigorously undertake efforts that will lead to curbing kidnapping, sea piracy and sundry crimes in the maritime environment. Governor Dickson gave the charge when he received the new Commander, Rear Admiral Akinjide Akinrinade who is also seeking the partnership of government to protect…

April 27, 2019
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Map: Visualizing 40 Years of Nautical Piracy

Published on April 23, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments February 08: A web map visualization of piracy incidents from 1978 to October 2018 has been made, both as an aggregation layer of 50,000 square kilometre hexagonal cells at broad scales and feathering into the individual incidents themselves at closer scales. Source: Nation ArcGIS Maps / John Nelson Tags:  Piracy, infographic, maps, piracy map

April 23, 2019
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6 Crew Kidnapped from Anchored Tanker at Bonny Outer Anchorage

Published on April 23, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments April 19: Initial reports that at 13:30 UTC an anchored tanker at Bonny Outer Anchorage in Nigeria was boarded by unauthorised persons who kidnapped six crew and escaped. Remaining crew reported safe. Nigerian navy notified and investigations are ongoing. Source: ICC Tags:  Bonny Outer Anchorage, Piracy, Tanker, kidnapping, nigeria

April 23, 2019
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Spanish Navy Rescues Seafarers from Nigerian Pirates

Published on April 16, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments April 09: On April 9, the crew of the Spanish Navy patrol vesselServiola successfully rescued the crew of a Nigerian merchant vessel from a gang of pirates.  The Serviola’s crew observed the Nigerian vessel behaving in an unusual manner for a merchant ship, and they spotted a small boat in its vicinity, raising suspicion. The vessel did not respond to radio calls,…

April 16, 2019
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