Piracy incidents spike in first half of 2015

2015-07-22 19:02

Piracy spiked in the first half of 2015 despite no incidents being reported off the coast of Somalia.

Pirates raid chemical tanker off Togo

2013-07-18 13:02

Pirates have robbed a chemical tanker off the coast of Togo this week, a maritime agency and a security source says, the latest attack in increasingly dangerous West African waters.

Navy needed for Gulf of Guinea piracy

2013-06-24 21:28

West and Central African leaders have called for the deployment of an international naval force in the Gulf of Guinea as they met in Cameroon to discuss maritime security in the pirate-infested waters.

French tanker hijacked by pirates

2013-02-04 10:25

The International Maritime Bureau says that a French-owned oil tanker that went missing off the Ivory Coast over the weekend is believed to have been hijacked by pirates.

Better reporting leads to piracy spike

2012-07-18 16:59

An increase in the number of pirate attacks recorded in the Gulf of Guinea is partly the result of better reporting in a region where maritime crimes are often not noted.


Nigeria navy kills 6 pirates

2013-08-28 22:13

The Nigerian navy has killed 6 pirates and injured 1 in a campaign against piracy off its coast.

Somali piracy drops to its lowest in 7yrs

2013-07-15 12:01

Pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden dropped to their lowest level since 2006, an international watch group says.

Tanker missing off west Africa

2013-06-14 19:02

A French-flagged tanker has gone missing in piracy-plagued waters off West Africa, the International Maritime Bureau says, warning other ships in the area to be on guard.

Sea piracy level falls to lowest in years

2012-10-22 13:36

A maritime watchdog says global sea piracy has fallen to its lowest level in years as threats from Somalia ease.

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