Pirates attack oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico

By The Editorial Team   SecurityAbove image is used for illustration purposes only / Credit: Shutterstock Armed thieves attacked an oil platform in the south of the Gulf of Mexico on July 19, stealing equipment and personal belongings of rig workers. According to local media, at least five armed men arrived with two speed boats at the … Continue reading Pirates attack oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico

Pirates kidnap 8 from passenger boat at Port Harcourt

By The Editorial Team   SecurityAbove image is used for illustration purposes only Pirates kidnapped eight persons from a passenger boat, travelling to Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The passengers were abducted on July 19, with the Rivers State Chairman, Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, Jonah Jumbo, appealing to the abductors to release them unconditionally. However, he called on … Continue reading Pirates kidnap 8 from passenger boat at Port Harcourt

Nigeria Launches Deep Blue Campaign to Stop Regional Piracy

Nigeria has acquired $195 million in equipment to combat piracy (NIMSA) Nigeria marked the official launch of its highly anticipated Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, also known as the Deep Blue Project. The country’s leaders gathered to show off some of the $195 million of equipment that will be used in a coordinated … Continue reading Nigeria Launches Deep Blue Campaign to Stop Regional Piracy

Shipping Industry Unites in Effort to Stop Gulf of Guinea Piracy

2013 anti-piracy effort conducted to train local forces (U.S. Navy photo) To raise world attention on the threats to shipping in the Gulf of Guinea and take the first steps to improve security, a task force of stakeholders from across the shipping industry launched the Gulf of Guinea Declaration on the Suppression of Piracy. Nearly … Continue reading Shipping Industry Unites in Effort to Stop Gulf of Guinea Piracy

Crewmember Attacked During Armed Robbery in Singapore Strait

File image The ReCAAP piracy reporting center has issued a new warning about the risk of boardings and armed robberies in the eastbound lane of the Singapore Strait traffic separation scheme. On April 17, two ships were boarded and robbed within the span of four hours - and in one incident, a crewmember was injured in a … Continue reading Crewmember Attacked During Armed Robbery in Singapore Strait