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 […]

NIGERIA : NEFELI II attacked by pirates

According to an article by Praesidium International, the tanker NEFELI II was attacked by pirates at 93NM South of Brass. The article relates : ” On November 4th, around 0520 UTC, approximately 93NM South of Brass, the Panama-flagged tanker NEFELI 2 (IMO: 9291638) activated its SSAS and was not responding to calls from shipowner and […]

Secure Waters Africa : « Effective solutions to strengthen Africa’s maritime domain awareness and security »

With over 30,000 kms of coastline, Africa has several key and strategic geographic locations that are considered as emerging trade hubs, which play a vital role in the continent’s socio-economic prosperity and the growth of global commerce. However, maritime insecurity presents a critical challenge to the continent, hindering it from unlocking its maritime potential. Crimes, […]