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Apparent decline in West African piracy should be treated with caution

A decline last year in piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, which has for some time been the epicentre of maritime crime, should be...

Gulf of Guinea states must act and prosecute suspected pirates, BIMCO...

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States in the Gulf of Guinea region must take responsibility and step-up prosecution efforts when pirates are apprehended by international navies, the Baltic and...

Piracy drops to 18 year low

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“Vigorous action” by authorities is cited as one reason for last year seeing the lowest recorded level of piracy and armed robbery at sea...

Maritime momentum in West Africa

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On 15 May 2020, 10 pirates boarded the Chinese-flagged Hailufeng 11, subdued the 18 crew members and turned off its automatic identification system (AIS)....

Six crew kidnapped off container ship in the Gulf of Guinea

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Six crew members have been kidnapped from the container vessel Tonsberg in the Gulf of Guinea in the latest pirate attack in the region. The...

UN Security Council adopts resolution to keep Somali pirates at bay

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The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution to combat the continuing threat of piracy off the coast of Somalia, as shipping and protection...

Russian Navy fends off pirates in the Gulf of Guinea

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A Russian Navy destroyer has fended off a pirate attack on a container ship near the western coast of Africa, Russia’s Defence Ministry said...

Danish frigate headed to Gulf of Guinea

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The Danish frigate Esbern Snare has departed Denmark for the Gulf of Guinea, where it will patrol for pirates and ensure law and order...

Further decline in reported piracy incidents

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Piracy incidents in the first nine months of 2021 are the lowest reported in 17 years with, at the other end of the scale,...

UNODC commends Nigeria for its fight against maritime crime

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The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has commended the Government of Nigeria, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and...

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SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

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South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...