Merchant vessel under attack, Bunga Terminal, Nigeria

March 29th, 2017

Warning 004/MAR/2017  Category: Attack in progress Description: On 291250ZMAR17 Merchant vessel is under attack in PSN 04°08.0N 004°40.00E (BUNGA TERMINAL NIGERIA). Vessels transiting the area are advised to exercise extreme caution.  Source: Reported to MDAT-GoG via telephone.  Any queries regarding this Warning Notice ring 0033 298 22 88 88 for further information. MDAT-GOG Watchkeeper Email: watchkeepers@mdat-gog.org […]

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Ivory Coast rescinds port security measures, attack threat unfounded

March 28th, 2017

Ivory Coast rescinded an order on Sunday to increase security at its two main ports after determining that an earlier reported threat of terrorism was unfounded, according to a document seen by Reuters. The first transport ministry memorandum had ordered security under the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) code to be increased to […]

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Kenyan forces kill 31 al Shabaab militants in Somalia

March 28th, 2017

Kenyan troops in Somalia killed 31 Islamist al Shabaab militants in a raid on two of their bases in the southern Somali region of Jubbaland, the Kenyan military said on Monday. The East African nation has thousands of its forces in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to help curb al Shabaab and improve […]

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Hijacked dhow released

March 27th, 2017

The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) issued an update to a previous advisory noticed yesterday stating that the recently hijacked dhow had been released. The Casayr II was taken on Friday 24th March and was believed to be operating as a mothership off Socotra Island which was the scene of another piracy incident two […]

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Kenya to Reopen Border With Somalia

March 27th, 2017

The Kenyan government says it will open the border with Somalia to boost trade and allow the flow of people between the two countries. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta also pledged to help Somalia in the fight against al-Shabab militants and support and train government workers. His remarks followed a meeting he had in Nairobi with […]

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Latest hijacked vessel is small fishing trawler

March 24th, 2017

Police say Somali pirates have seized a fishing trawler owned by a local businessman and forced the mostly foreign crew to disembark. “We understand that pirates hijacked the fishing vessel to hijack a big ship off the ocean,” said Abdirahman Mohamud, head of maritime police forces in the semi-autonomous Puntland region. “They dropped its 10 […]

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