Four Crew Abducted as Incidents Grow in Gulf of Guinea

Agisilaos was the latest vessel targeted by kidnappers- Capital Ship Management photo Security experts had warned of the potential for an increased level of pirate activity in the Gulf of Guinea with the end of the Atlantic storm season. In the past few weeks, there has been an increasing level of approaches and boardings supporting the … Continue reading Four Crew Abducted as Incidents Grow in Gulf of Guinea

Classic Hurtigruten Cruise Ship to Serve as Training Ship

Trond Gansmoe Johnsen / Hurtigruten With the never-ending cruise shutdown set to extend into 2021, multiple lines have been scrapping older tonnage in a bid to bring down their overhead. Hurtigruten's classic cruise ship Lofoten will have a much more dignified departure: she will be transferred to a maritime academy for service as a training ship.  After … Continue reading Classic Hurtigruten Cruise Ship to Serve as Training Ship

10 Kidnapped from Freighter Off Niger River Delta

File image On Thursday, a freighter was boarded by pirates near the Pennington FPSO, just off the coast of the Niger River Delta. 10 crewmembers were kidnapped.  According to Praesidium International, the St. Kitts-flagged coastal freighter Milan was under way on a coastwise journey from Koko to Douala, Cameroon at the time of the incident. At about … Continue reading 10 Kidnapped from Freighter Off Niger River Delta

Three Crewmembers Abducted From Tanker off Lagos

File image Three crewmembers have been abducted from a small tanker off the coast of Nigeria, the latest incident in an exceptionally busy year for piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.  In the early hours of November 16, the Togo-flagged bunkering tanker Stelios K was under way for Lagos on a voyage from Athens. At a position … Continue reading Three Crewmembers Abducted From Tanker off Lagos

Photos: Italian Frigate Rescues Injured Crewmember After Pirate Attack

Helicopter aircrew from the frigate Martinengo prepares to medevac an injured crewmember from the Zhen Hua 7 (Marina Militare) On Saturday, after the pirate attack on the heavy lift ship Zhen Hua 7 in the Gulf of Guinea, the Italian Navy frigate Federico Martinengo came to the vessel's assistance and rescued an injured crewmember. According to security consultancy Dryad Global, Zhen … Continue reading Photos: Italian Frigate Rescues Injured Crewmember After Pirate Attack