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Royal Navy Joins Maritime Security Effort in the Gulf of Guinea

Published Oct 5, 2021 2:14 PM by The Maritime Executive

Royal Navy patrol ship HMS Trent is setting sail to the Gulf of Guinea to undertake security patrols and a mission to support alli...


Indian Ship Manager Confirms Violent Attack on OSV in Gabon

Published Sep 8, 2021 7:11 PM by The Maritime Executive

Additional information came out regarding the attack on an OSV in Gabon over the weekend. Details suggest that, unlike typical pir...


Two Crew Injured and One Possibly Kidnapped From Gabon Anchorage

Published Sep 6, 2021 2:01 PM by The Maritime Executive

The joint French and British reporting center monitoring activity in the Gulf of Guinea is confirming reports of a serious inciden...


The Human Rights Cost of IUU Fishing in Ghana

Published Sep 5, 2021 12:27 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Over the last two decades, the West African seaboard has been a stomping ground for industrial trawlers. Although most of them are...


How Did Somali Pirates Get Paid?

Published Aug 27, 2021 3:41 PM by The Maritime Executive

Rob Phayre, a former ransom delivery specialist who helped shipowners retrieve vessels and crews from pirates, has written a new n...


Drop in Indian Ocean Piracy Prompts Reduction in High Risk Area Map

Published Aug 17, 2021 8:38 PM by The Maritime Executive

Once considered the most dangerous area on the globe for mariners, the High Risk Area (HRA) for piracy in the Indian Ocean is bein...


Incidents Against Ships Declined Significantly in Asia in 2021

Published Aug 13, 2021 6:41 PM by The Maritime Executive

The number of incidents against ships in Asia declined significantly in the first half of 2021 falling to the second-lowest level...


Nigerian Court Sentences 10 Pirates to 12 Years in Prison

Published Jul 23, 2021 9:40 PM by The Maritime Executive

A court in Lagos, Nigeria has sentenced 10 pirates to prison for the kidnapping of the crew of the fishing vessel Hailufeng II las...


Robbery and Piracy Declines in 2021 Except in the Singapore Strait

Published Jul 19, 2021 6:07 PM by The Maritime Executive

The regional organization that coordinates efforts to combat piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia, ReCAAP, has once agai...


IMB: Piracy and Armed Robbery at 27 Year Low in 2021

Published Jul 12, 2021 3:03 PM by The Maritime Executive

The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) reported that the incidents of piracy and armed robbery are at their lowest levels in...

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