Piracy – Indian Navy located the bulker RUEN – 16.12.2023

Last Saturday 16th December, the Indian Navy stated that it was shadowing the Bulgarian-managed bulk carrier that was boarded by unknown attackers, likely Somali pirates 380 miles East of the Yemeni island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea.  The 2016 built RUEN homeported at Valletta (MLT  Flag)  with a multinational crew, of whom 8 are […]

Ferry News – Attica Group CEO resigns following tragic deadly incident – 07.09.2023

Following the tragic incident that resulted in the death of a 36-year-old passenger, Attica Group CEO Spiros Paschalis have announced his resignation as the CEO of the company on Thursday 7th September, 2023. Outrage has continued to grow across Greece after the reports that crewmembers from an inter-island ferry pushed a late arriving passenger to […]

Breaking Up – Cruise Liner ASTOR – 23.11.2020

The 33 year old cruise liner ASTOR was sold last 15th October at an auction by C.W. Kellock London Ltd. She was built in 1987 by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW), Kiel in West Germany  as ASTOR for the Mauritius-based Marlan Corporation, although originally ordered by the South African Safmarine as a combined ocean liner/cruise ship for the Southampton-Cape Town service. In 1988, she was sold to the Soviet Union Black Sea Shipping […]

Piracy – Shots Fired in Failed Pirate Attack – 27.03.2020

The 2010 built containership LANA successfully avoided being boarded by pirates while she was sailing through the Gulf of Guinea on her way to Tangier, Morocco from Doula, Cameroon last Friday, March 27th. The pirates, who numbered at least eight, approached the vessel via speedboat and attempted to board her when the latter’s crew began performing anti […]

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 […]

Piracy – Vessel MARMALAITA kidnapping – August 2019

Pirates kidnapped eight crew members of the general cargo ship MARMALAITA during a raid on August 14th off the coast of Cameroon, Hamburg based owner said on Friday August 16th. “It is with deep regret and great concern to inform that our vessel MarMalaita was attacked by pirates yesterday August 14th between 2300 and 2400 […]

Piracy – Pirates demanding USD 3 Million for vessel RIM – 04.02.2010

The US Navy has reported that North Korea flagged general cargo ship RIM was hijacked by pirates. The 4,800 dwt vessel was taken in the Gulf of Aden to the north of the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor. It was not registered with MSC HOA. EUNAVFOR said that the US Navy Guided Missile Destroyer USS PORTER […]