Piracy – Denmark to deploy Naval Unit to Gulf of Guinea – March 2021

Expressing the serious concern about the maritime security situation in the Gulf of Guinea, the Danish government announced that it plans to deploy a frigate to the region in the fall of 2021. The decision to deploy a naval vessel to the region comes after the Danish Minister of Défense and shipping companies including Maersk […]

Piracy – 7 crew kidnapped on MSC TALIA F – 22.03.2020

On Sunday 22nd March, 2020 pirates boarded the MSC operated feeder container ship MSC TALIA F around 52 nautical miles west of Port Libreville, the Gabonese Republic in the Gulf of Guinea and kidnapped 7 crew. Security consultancy firm Dryad Global said the attack on the ship which is owned by Technomar Shipping of Greece, occurred at […]

Piracy – 9 crew kidnapped from ALPINE PENELOPE – 21.02.2020

The 2008 South Korean built crude oil tanker ALPINE PENELOPE belonging to Greece’s Oceangold Tankers, was attacked 76 nautical miles southwest of Cotonou as the ship made her way towards Lagos, Nigeria with nine crew kidnapped. It was reported that the officer on watch identified two armed men onboard. It is understood that an alert […]

Piracy – 7 Crew kidnapped from PACIFIC WARDEN – 20.11.2019

Singapore based offshore owner Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) has confirmed reports that the anchor handling tug supply vessel PACIFIC WARDEN was attacked by pirates offshore Equatorial Guinea. The vessel was supporting offshore field operations in Equatorial Guinea with 15 crew onboard, when she was attacked around 0500 hrs LT on Wednesday 20th November, 2019. 7 crew members were […]