Nigerian Navy Frees Three Hostages Taken From AMBIKA Dredger

Published on January 10, 2020 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments January 08, 23:00 LT: The Nigerian Navy reportedly rescued three mariners (two Russians and one Indian) who had been kidnapped from the AMBIKA dredger on January 02. During the operation, an unspecified number of suspected pirates were killed and at least one was arrested. Further operations are underway to rescue other hostages. Source: AFP Tags:  Attack Data, Kidnapped, Nigerian…

January 10, 2020

Three Crew Kidnapped From Dredger and Four Security Personnel Killed Near Mouth of Ramos River, Nigeria

Published on January 7, 2020 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments January 02, 23:00 UTC: The trailer suction hopper dredger AMBIKA (IMO #7931026) has reportedly been attacked approx. 9nm East of Forcados Terminal in Nigeria and 3nm from the mouth of the Ramos river (approx. position 05°07’8 N 005°20’4 E.) An unreported number of pirates armed with firearms approached and exchanged heavy fire with the embarked security team. At least…

January 7, 2020

19 Crew Missing From Oil Tanker Following Pirate Attack 76nm South of Bonny, Nigeria

Published on December 4, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments December 03, 18:10 UTC: Nineteen crew have been identified as missing after an unknown number of armed pirates attacked and boarded an oil tanker underway 76nm south of Bonny, Nigeria (posn: 03:06N – 007:07E.) The vessel owners notified the Nigerian Navy and MRCC for assistance. Remaining crew sailed the tanker to a safe area. Source: ICC This report will…

December 4, 2019

Pirates Reportedly Attack Community in Delta State, Nigeria – 3 Children Missing, Multiple Women Raped, and Items/Cash Stolen

Published on December 2, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments November 23: Unconfirmed local media reports indicate that on Friday November 22 an unknown number of persons estimated to be between 17-24 years old raided the Opurudiegbene community in Burutu council area of Delta State. Three children are missing since the attack, and several women were reportedly raped. Additionally, the attackers stole generators, household appliances and an unspecified amount…

December 3, 2019

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

Fishing Vessel Attacked and Boarded At Entrance of Wouri River, Cameroon

Published on October 18, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments October 13, 00:10 UTC: On the 13th October 2019 at 0010UTC a fishing vessel was attacked by an unknown number of pirates onboard a speed boat at the entrance of Wouri river in position 03°52N, 009°28E. The pirates managed to board the vessel but the embarked Armed Security Team confronted them. Gunfire was exchanged with damage caused to the…

October 18, 2019

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

Hostage hunt continues

Negotiating team being set up. Piracy: Russian, Nigerian authorities search for abducted seamen Anna Okon The Russian Embassy in Nigeria is collaborating with the government Continue Reading »

January 15, 2019

BIMCO calls on EU, US

Piracy continues in region. BIMCO calls for Gulf of Guinea counter-piracy support operations The EU, China, and the US must step up their support of Continue Reading »

January 11, 2019

Nigeria in piracy swoop

Unfortunately, the legislation to prosecute them still hasn’t been passed. Navy arrests 40 for alleged piracy The Navy said yesterday that it had arrested 40 Continue Reading »

November 20, 2018