Pirates Fire Upon LPG Tanker off Congo

A group of armed pirates attacked an LPG tanker carrying out bunkering operations on October 29, around 101 nautical miles West of Pointe Noire, the Republic of the Congo.  IMB Piracy Reporting Centre said that pirates in a speed boat chased and fired upon the LPG tanker causing the ship to trigger emergency bunker stop procedure
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Pirates boarded a containership and seized 11 crew members off Nigeria early on October 27. The vessel in question is the MV Pomerenia Sky, operated by Germany’s Peter Dohle Schiffahrts. The ship’s management company and Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed the incident, saying that eight of the kidnapped crew are of Polish nationality. Media reports suggest
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A total of 156 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported to the ICC International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) in the first nine months of 2018 compared to 121 for the same period in 2017. Out of these, 107 vessels were boarded, there were 32 attempted attacks, 13 vessels
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Jones Walker LLP publicly released the findings of its inaugural Maritime Cybersecurity Survey. The results, which were announced at the Marine Technology Society and IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society’s prestigious OCEANS conference, confirm that rapidly evolving technologies deployed throughout the U.S. maritime industry to increase efficiencies and competitiveness present significant cybersecurity risks, which the industry is
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On September 24, 2018, news broke of an attack on the motor vessel Glarus 45 nautical miles southwest of Bonny Island en route to Port Harcourt in Nigeria. Sailing from Lagos, the Massoel Shipping vessel, carrying wheat, was boarded by pirates and 12 of its 19 crew members taken hostage. The Gulf of Guinea alone
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A total of 64 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships (comprising 50 actual incidents and 14 attempted incidents) reported in Asia during January-September 2018 Of the 64 incidents, three were incidents of piracy and 61 were incidents of armed robbery against ships Compared to January-September 2017, there was a 3% increase in the
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Nigerian authorities on Monday said they were working to find and free 12 crew members of a Swiss-registered cargo ship who were kidnapped by sea pirates at the weekend. The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) said it had “commenced search (and) rescue operations” for the abducted crew from the MV Glarus. The ship
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Pirates armed with M16 rifles boarded the fishing trawler F/B Sri Dewi 1 while the vessel was underway off eastern Sabah, Malaysia, and abducted two Indonesian crew members on September 11, 2018. The perpetrators then headed towards Sitangkai, Tawi-Tawi in a motorboat with the two abducted seafarers, identified as the boat master and assistant boat
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Naval Dome has called on marine insurers to revoke the controversial Clause CL 380 and implement policies that insure against the risk of cyber-attacks on ship systems. Speaking in Cape Town, South Africa, today during the International Union of Marine Insurance’s (IUMI) annual conference, Naval Dome CEO Itai Sela said that with the maritime industry
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A total of eight incidents of armed robbery against ships1 were reported in Asia in August 2018. No piracy incident was reported. There was also no report of abduction of crew in the Sulu-Celebes Seas and no hijacking of ships for theft of oil cargo reported in August 2018. AUGUST 2018 NUMBER OF INCIDENTS In
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