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Niger Delta: Navy deploys warships, gunboats to fight piracy, oil theft 

  The Nigerian Navy has deployed troops on board six warships and 60 gunboats in a special military exercise to tackle pirates, oil smugglers and other criminals in...

Asia records 3 armed robbery attacks against ships in January

Piracy, other high seas crimes rise in Asia

  Despite the coronavirus pandemic, piracy and other crimes have surged in Asian waters in the first seven months of the year, many committed by a Philippines-based...

Mauritius jails Wakashio Captain under piracy and violence law 

Mauritius jails Wakashio Captain under piracy and violence law 

  Captain Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar, master of the MV Wakashio bulk carrier that ran aground on a coral reef, causing a large oil spill, was arrested and jailed by a...

Asia records 57 piracy incidents in eight months 

Piracy, armed robbery incidents double in Asia 

  The number of attacks on ships in the key waterway of the Singapore Straits doubled in the first half of the year to 16 incidents according to ReCAAP Information...

U.S. warns of piracy risk in Gulf of Mexico

U.S. warns of piracy risk in Gulf of Mexico

  The U.S. government on Wednesday issued a warning about the threat posed by pirates to boats and oil installations in the southern Gulf of Mexico, in the latest...

IMO endorses new protocols for crew change 

IMO Secretary-General speaks on piracy in Nigeria, Gulf of Guinea

  Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), Kitack Lim, has welcomed the latest initiatives to address the serious issue of piracy and...

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IMO Secretary-General speaks on piracy in Nigeria, Gulf of Guinea

  Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), Kitack Lim, has welcomed the latest initiatives to address the serious issue of piracy and...

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IMO commends NIMASA, Navy on fight against piracy 

  The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has commended Nigeria’s effort to stem piracy in its waters and the Gulf of Guinea, commending the country for...

Piracy: Nigeria hands over seized vessel, crew to Ghana

Piracy: Nigeria hands over seized vessel, crew to Ghana

  The Nigerian government has handed over the fishing vessel Marine 707 suspected to be carrying out illegal activities in the Gulf of Guinea to the Ghanian...

Pirates kidnap 20 Indians, spare Nigerian seafarer off Togo

Year 2020 and the battle against piracy on Nigeria’s waters

  Maritime stakeholders and Nigerians who are worried about the state of insecurity of the nation’s maritime domain have a reason to believe that this year 2020...

Pirates kidnap 20 Indians, spare Nigerian seafarer off Togo

It’s embarrassing Nigeria has become haven for piracy — NIMASA 

  The Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside, has described as embarrassing pirate attacks on...

Failed IMO council bid, piracy, Apapa gridlock, secure anchorage brouhaha and other sour grapes of Nigeria’s maritime sector in 2019

Failed IMO council bid, piracy, Apapa gridlock, secure anchorage brouhaha and other sour grapes of Nigeria’s maritime sector in 2019

  It is difficult to tell if Nigeria made any appreciable progress as a country in 2019. It is even much more difficult to discuss the fate of the maritime industry...