BENIN : LA BOHEME piracy attack 95NM South of Cotonou

On November 9th, around 2030 UTC, approximately 95M South of Cotonou, the Marshall Islands flagged tanker LA BOHEME (IMO: 9314167) reported being approached by two (2) speed boats. The speed boats approached within 40 meters when the tanker fired a distress flare in their direction, causing the attackers to return fire. It is reported that […]

BENIN : BOB BARKER approached 116NM South of Cotonou

On November 9th, around 0630 UTC, approximately 116NM South of Cotonou, the Fishery Patrol Vessel BOB BARKER (IMO: 5280540) reported being approached by a skiff carrying 7/8 men onboard. The men approached the vessel up to 0.7NM prompting the intervention of the Beninese Navy guards who fired warning shots. The crew safely retreated into the […]

The Cotonou Port Authority (PAC) wants to acquire two new tugs

The Cotonou Port Authority has signed with Damen Shipyards, last week a contract of acquisition of 2 tugs of 85-ton bollard pull, types ASD 2813. Expected in early 2021, their delivery, will make the port of Cotonou now ready for the qualitative and safe towing of the largest ships. Recall that, the ASD Tug 2813 […]

Welcoming ceremony of new generation ships at the Port of Cotonou

Yesterday Monday, August 10, 2020, took place on the container terminal of Benin Terminals, the ceremony marking the reception of new generation ships at the Port of Cotonou. “Over the past two years, the partnership between the Government of Benin and the PAI has enabled important work to be carried out to facilitate the docking […]