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        Equatorial Guinea Detains a VLCC Accused of Oil Theft by Nigeria

        A 300,000 dwt VLCC got into a dispute with the Nigerian authorities last week and was ultimately chased down and detained by the navy of neighboring Equatorial Guinea while the dispute is being..

        Piracy & the Pandemic: Maritime Crime in Southeast Asia, 2020-22

        At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 there were concerns that maritime crime in Southeast Asia would surge due to an expected global economic slump. In this picture, vessels are seen..

        Stemming the tide of piracy in Southeast Asia

        The International Chamber of Commerce published a new report on piracy and armed robbery against ships early this year.

        Combating piracy in the world’s most dangerous waters

        The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on combating piracy in West Africa. Norway and Ghana introduced the initiative and led the negotiation process leading up to the resolution.

        Interview: Mitigating Cyber-Threats in the Maritime Industry

        Like many industries, the maritime sector is undergoing significant technological transformation aimed at boosting productivity and efficiency.

        Vessel Robbery Offshore Dos Bocas

        A "pirate" attack was recorded around midnight this Sunday on the OSV CREST TARASCO, belonging to the Protexa company, which carries out work in the Gulf of Mexico.

        Nigeria outlaws ransom payments

        The Nigerian Senate has passed a bill imposing jail terms of at least 15 years for paying a ransom to free someone who has been kidnapped, and made the crime of abduction punishable by death in cases..

        Somalia launches new maritime facility to boost policing on coastline

        Somalia has inaugurated a high-tech maritime facility for the police to boost security along the coastline as the country continues to expand its blue economy, officials said.

        Increased Threat of Piracy

        MDAT-GOG has been made aware increased threat of piracy activity has moved to the following revised area. This Warning is now active until the 24th March 2022 0840 UTC.

        Iran’s Revolutionary Guard unveils unmanned ‘smart submarines'

        Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard has added “smart submarines,” unmanned underwater vehicles, to its navy for the first time, state TV reports.