pirates, while their ship was underway around 97 nautical miles South West of
Bureau’s (IMB) piracy reporting center, a group of pirates attacked and boarded
an unidentified offshore supply vessel while underway on April 19th.
retreated into the citadel.
as the vessel’s Captain and Chief Engineer.
pirates armed with guns approached a Panama-flagged tanker some 58 nautical
miles south west of Brass, Nigeria.
maneuvers that enabled the ship to fend off the attack.
vessel, the pirates aborted the attack and moved away,” the reporting centre
attacked by pirates causing damage to the bridge. However, the crew managed to
escape pirates by retreating to the citadel and has been escorted to Agbami
LNG tanker was attacked on route to Port Harcourt.
ship is Bilbao Knutsen, owned by Knutsen OAS.
security agency Clearwater, saying that this incident is the sixth incident
that occurred in and around this area within 24hrs.
all crew members accounted for.
Wednesday targeting two offshore supply vessels in close proximity.
from the scene. All crew members are accounted for and the vessels were
escorted by the navy to Onne port, reports World Maritime News.
of transiting areas around the southern Philippines as the number of hijackings
along the shipping route between the Philippines and Indonesia increases,
according to Reuters.
through which some USD 40 billion worth of cargo transits per year, as over a
dozen seafarers were kidnapped by pirate groups linked to Islamist extremists,
the Abu Sayyaf, while transporting coal to the Philippines.
to avoid the areas around the southern Philippines, adding that the navy is
working with the Philippines on increasing patrols in the pirate-infested
waters in order to curb the hijackings.
Banjarmasin and Tarakan ports to the Philippines, while the measure could be
adopted in other pots as well, as at least fourteen people were reported as
kidnapped over the recent period from tugs and barges.
a tug and a barge were hijacked in the Philippines, followed by four more a
couple of days later.
saying that the country doesn’t want the area of the southern Philippines,
where the pirate activities are most frequent, to become “a new Somalia.”
citizens “to avoid all non-essential travel to the Sulu Archipelago and through
the southern Sulu Sea, and to exercise extreme caution when traveling to the
island of Mindanao,” due to continued terrorist threats, insurgent activities
and kidnappings, reports World Maritime News.