Nigeria: Bayelsa and its creeks of death

Mike Odiegwu writes about the activities of pirates who kill travellers indiscriminately.

Mrs. Timi Iyabi, a young woman in her early 30s, is now a widow. Her little sons Godstime and Daniel including her daughters Idubamo and Deborah are also fatherless. Her unborn baby is the worst hit. It will be born in a home without a father and grow without knowing what having a father is. (more…)

Navy blames foreigners for most of crime on Nigeria waters

By Benson Akomo

The Nigerian Navy (NN) on Wednesday blamed foreigners for responsible for most of piracy, illegal bunkering and other sea crimes committed in the nation’s maritime domain. (more…)

Britain pledges support for Nigeria in promoting maritime security

THE British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Dr Andrew Pocock, on Wednesday said his government was ready to support Nigeria in providing security in the Gulf of Guinea. (more…)

Offshore security threats weighing on Nigeria’s oil industry

Boasting huge hydrocarbons resources yet to be exploited, Nigerian offshore domain is fraught with increasing threats, casting a shadow on players’ operations and the country’s potential to attract investment into its vital oil and gas industry. (more…)

Nigeria: Sea pirates attack Ondewari community

Austi Ebipade

Palpable fear gripped the people of Ondewari community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, as sea pirates, armed with sophisticated rifles, invaded the community and carted away two 75 horsepower speedboats and dispossessed people of their properties. (more…)

MV-GARE Piracy Scandal : How Sea Pirates Hoodwinked Naval Command

…Nigerian Navy Denies Involvement

BEVERLY HILLS, July 28, (THEWILL) – Indications have emerged that the Ondo State Command of the Nigerian Navy was allegedly hoodwinked by sea pirates to release 11 naval personnel in March to purportedly escort MV-GARE allegedly arrested in a messy piracy scandal in Escravos, Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State. (more…)

Nigeria: Oil Thieves Bribing Our Men, JTF Boss Laments

Yenagoa — Commander of the Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta code-named ‘Operation Pulo Shield’, Maj. Gen. Emmanuel Atewe, has explained why winning the war against oil theft and illegal refining was difficult for the security outfit in the region. (more…)

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency launches 24-hour Satellite Surveillance Centre in Lagos

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has assured stakeholders in the maritime sector of safety on Nigeria’s waterways with the take-off of its 24-hour Satellite Surveillance Centre in Lagos, which will help curb piracy, NIMASA announced in its press release. (more…)

Singaporean missing after pirates hijack vessel

BY WALTER SIM

A Singaporean man on board an oil tanker is missing after the Kiribati-flagged vessel was hijacked by 10 heavily armed pirates off the coast of Ghana early Saturday morning. (more…)

Iranian Warships Repel Pirates’ Repeated Attacks on 5 Trade Vessels

Iranian warships have rescued five trade vessels in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean after tough battles with pirates, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said. (more…)