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Dryad Global Annual Report 2021

Our annual report is on its way. Join our team as we reflect on an extraordinary year in global maritime, security & shipping.

IMO urges action to deter piracy in Gulf of Guinea

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has expressed his deep concern about the escalation in the number and severity of attacks on ships and crew in the Gulf of Guinea region.

After weeks in pirate captivity Turkish Sailors Freed

Fifteen men kidnapped by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea are undergoing health checks, Turkish media reports.

The Cautionary Tale of Lianpengu 809

An insight into the operations of West African pirates, a guest blog from Craig de Savoye, West Africa specialist at Protection Vessels international.

Neo-colonialism in the Gulf of Guinea

Is neo-colonialism in the Gulf of Guinea the answer to West Africa’s maritime crime crisis? In October 2020, China’s transport ministry established an ad hoc workgroup to lay down precautionary..

West Africa - MARSEC Warning

Source: Reported to MDAT-GoG by RELIABLE SOURCES

No Space for Complacency as African kidnap numbers rise

Shipowners' organisation Bimco has urged Nigeria to step up efforts to safeguard seafarers as more and more crew are kidnapped from vessels in the Gulf of Guinea. The plea from the..

CEMLAWS reveals alarming trends of piracy incidents in Gulf of Guinea

Dr. Kamal-Deen Ali has revealed alarming trends in the CEMLAWS new report indicating an exponential spread of attacks across the Gulf.

Why sea piracy is rampant now in Nigeria

The spate of pirate attacks in Nigeria’s maritime domain has been attributed to dearth of ships to engage the growing number of unemployed seafarers.

Pirates Threaten To Kill Russian Sailors Abducted Near Equatorial Guinea

Pirates are threatening to kill the three Russian sailors of Crimean origin who were abducted off the coast of Equatorial Guinea if ransom is not paid, according to Alexander Molokhov, the head of a..