Getting to the Root of Maritime Piracy

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 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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A total of seven incidents of armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia in July 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. JULY 2018 NUMBER OF INCIDENTS In July 2018, a total
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The European shipowners are pleased with the European Council’s decision of 30 July to extent the mandate of EU NAVFOR Somalia Operation Atalanta until 31 December 2020. The objectives of the Operation Atalanta is the deterrence, prevention and repression of acts of piracy and armed robbery off the Somali coast and the protection of the
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Incessant pirate attacks and kidnappings are taking an alarming toll on shipping in Nigeria’s territorial waters and the Gulf of Guinea.This year alone, freight costs have reportedly risen six times, amid fears insurance could also be hit.Statistics from the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) show: “In the first four months of 2018, the number of incidents
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Warnings, advisories and piracy incidents in the Indian Ocean Area by the UKMTO in the past week. Source: UKMTO (United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations)

Piracy in Asia hit a 10-year low in 2017, according to an analysis by the Singapore-based Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP). However, there was an increase in the number of incidents when compared to 2016. ReCAAP pointed out that there were 101 incidents in 2017, up
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The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited, Mr Tony Attah paid a courtesy call on the Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas on Thursday 22 February 2018. Mr Tony Attah was accompanied on the visit by the Deputy Managing Director (NLNG), Mr Sadeeq A Mai Bornu, Manager-Corporate
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