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Nigerian Pirates Release Kidnapped S. Korean Fishermen

Published Jul 27, 2020 4:06 PM by The Maritime Executive

Five South Korean fishermen who were kidnapped from the purse seiner Panofi Frontier in the Gulf of Guinea have been released...


Offshore Supply Vessel Attacked off the Coast of Mexico

Published Jul 27, 2020 3:05 PM by The Maritime Executive

An offshore supply vessel has reportedly been attached in the waters near the Mexican state of Veracruz. This latest attack highli...


ReCAAP: Piracy on the Upswing in Asian Waters

Published Jul 19, 2020 8:53 PM by The Maritime Executive

The number of piracy and armed robbery incidents reported in Asian waters has more than doubled in the first half of 2020 compared...


Gulf of Guinea Pirates Extend Their Reach Far from Shore

Published Jul 17, 2020 4:59 PM by The Maritime Executive

Days after the ICC International Maritime Bureau cited the Gulf of Guinea off West Africa as being the most dangerous for commerci...


IMB: Violent Attacks and Kidnappings Against Seafarers on the Rise

Published Jul 15, 2020 8:30 PM by The Maritime Executive

Violent attacks against ships and their crews rose by 20 percent in the first half of 2020 according to a mid-year update from the...


How COVID-19 Could Make Maritime Piracy Worse

Published Jul 5, 2020 11:19 PM by The Conversation

In early April, eight armed raiders boarded the container ship Fouma as it entered the port of Guayaquil, Ecuador. They fired warn...


Pirates Attack Second Vessel in Gulf of Guinea Kidnapping Five Crew

Published Jul 3, 2020 7:37 PM by The Maritime Executive

A cargo vessel was the latest target of pirates in the waters off Benin. This attack came just one day after reports of an even mo...


Pirates Kidnap Nine Nigerian Nationals in Unusual Offshore Attack

Published Jul 2, 2020 9:30 PM by The Maritime Executive

Reports are coming in of another Nigerian pirate incident in the Gulf of Guinea. While it is a difficult area of the global, repor...


Cypriot Shipowners Call for Action on Gulf of Guinea Kidnappings

Published May 28, 2020 4:51 PM by The Maritime Executive

In a statement Thursday, the Cyprus Shipping Chamber (CSC) expressed "growing frustration at the ineffectiveness of the inter...


Georgian Sailors Freed After Piracy Incident in Gulf of Guinea

Published May 26, 2020 5:42 PM by The Maritime Executive

Nine Georgian sailors are reportedly on their way home after having been kidnapped by pirates in the waters off Nigeria. This is j...

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