Nigeria Plans to Add Boats and Aircraft to Combat Piracy

Responding to the growing outcry over the increasing security risks for mariners in West Africa and the repeated reports of Nigerian pirates being at the center of the activity, the Nigerian government is reportedly taking actions to enhance security.

6 Ukrainian sailors rescued from pirates

Zelensky expressed gratitude to Ukrainian diplomats and everyone who had a stake in the sailors' release.

Cargo ship attacked in Gulf of Guinea, probably USA bulk carrier

Ships tracks in the area point to bulk carrier ROWAYTON EAGLE. She was en route from Canary Islands to Lagos Nigeria, stopped and then began to loop around on Jan 27, most likely waiting out until receiving ok to proceed to Lagos port.

Three Crewmembers Abducted From Tanker off Lagos

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.

Five crew kidnapped off Nigeria

Criminal syndicates are trawling the seas of West Africa, swooping for kidnap for ransom targets with security firms describing the current risk levels as critical.

Kidnapped crew members of Curacao Trader freed

The 13 crew members of product tanker MT Curacao Trader, who were kidnapped off Benin back in July, have been released and are all safe and well.