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Oil-Tanker Marine Express Missing off Benin Coast

The oil-tanker Marine Express has gone missing off of the coast of Benin, West Africa. Reports state that the last contact made with the vessel was on 01st February 2018. At this stage, it has not been confirmed whether the ship was hijacked. What is

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Robbers Board Vessel in Indonesia

The merchant vessel was anchored around 22nm NNE of Tanjung Berakit, Pulau Bintan, Indonesia On the 3rd February 2018, a merchant vessel anchored 22nm NNE of Tanjung Berakit, Pulau Bintan, Indonesia was boarded by five unidentified robbers.The five suspects were spotted by the duty watch

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Fear for Fishing Vessels

On the 2nd January 2018 an Iranian fishing vessel was hijacked off the coast of Somalia. In addition, there have been a total of seven other reported pirate related incidents in 2018 already, indicating that the significant increase in maritime piracy in 2017 is set

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UK Tanker MT Barrett Released by Hijackers

In a statement released by ship managers Union Maritime, it has been confirmed that the oil products tanker MT Barrett has been released by the pirates who hijacked the vessel on Jan 10 2018: “Union Maritime can confirm that the MT Barrett has been released

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UK Tanker Presumed Hijacked

It has been over a week since any contact has been made with the oil products tanker Barrett. TThe vessel’s last known whereabouts differ, with reports claiming connection with the vessel was lost whilst the vessel was at Cotonou Anchorage (Benin, Gulf of Guinea) whereas

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Nigerian Warship defends British vessel from pirates

Nigerian Warship defends British vessel from pirates On 17 August armed pirates approached and boarded a British cargo ship that was underway. The Captain raised the alarm and the Nigerian Navy promptly came to its aid and intercepted the pirate attack. The pirates were stopped

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