The Guardian

Insurers end war-risk cover for shipping across Russia, Ukraine and Belarus

The move comes as a result of reinsurers exiting the region in the face of heavy financial losses. However, Dryad Global believe that other war risk insurers will still be available to provide cover.

‘Dark activities’ of Russian-linked oil tankers have doubled

Maritime intelligence firm points to rise in tankers switching off trackers for sanctions-busting transfers.

High unemployment rate of Nigerian seafarers may fuel piracy attacks

Stakeholders in the maritime industry have warned that with over 70 per cent of Nigerian seafarers out of job, there could be a spike in piracy attacks in the nation’s waters.

UK backs Lithuania’s plan to lift Russian blockade of Ukraine grain

Britain has backed in principle a proposal by Lithuania for a naval coalition “of the willing” to lift the Russian Black Sea blockade on Ukrainian grain exports.

NIMASA allege sabotage of territorial water by other GoG member states

Nigeria seeks $1.4m to bring in security ship donated by South Korea to fight piracy amidst claims of continuous sabotage of Nigeria by member states in the Gulf of Guinea. 

Unique opportunities for foreign investors in the Niger Delta

Since the discovery of crude oil in Oloibiri, Nigeria’s present Bayelsa State in 1956 and its subsequent elevation as the main stable of the nation’s economy, there have been myriads of agitations in..

U.S. Coast Guard train with Nigerian Navy on Maritime Law Enforcement

Twenty-four officers of the Nigerian Navy are participating in a four-week intensive U.S. Coast Guard Boarding Officer training program.

Pakistan detains five Chinese trawlers for alleged illegal fishing

Pakistan has detained five Chinese trawlers on suspicion of illegal fishing near its strategic port city of Gwadar, as a wave of protests swept across the region led by fishers concerned about losing..

Superyacht cyber security: the new threat facing billionaire owners

Buyers at London superyacht conference shown the ease with which hackers can take control of vessels – and even procure private photos (this article was originally printed in 2017; however, it is..

Violence towards refugees at Libyan detention centres forces MSF out

Medical charity says abuse and attacks have escalated as more migrants are intercepted at sea and camps become increasingly overcrowded.