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Denmark’s call to tackle piracy makes little progress

Denmark’s defence minister has called for international partners to help police the Gulf of Guinea after recent attacks on ships, but none have yet raised their hands. Danish Shipping says it is early days and countries can give what they can, since no one state can solve the problem alone

Middle East and Africa Piracy and Security

From The News Desk: Is piracy getting worse?

Attacks on Maersk vessels, and a raft of new statistics, have prompted a fresh outcry over Gulf of Guinea piracy. BIMCO, Maersk and now Denmark’s government have called for an international naval force. But with more grey ships unlikely to show up soon, it is up to shipowners to protect their crews

Middle East and Africa Asia Pacific

Denmark pushes Gulf of Guinea piracy up the political agenda

Denmark said its ambassador to Netherlands would become a special representative for maritime security, amid concerns about pirate attacks on Maersk ships. Denmark’s defence minister has called for greater international action on piracy

Middle East and Africa Denmark

Maersk calls for military action after pirate attack

Maersk joins calls for more naval patrols in the Gulf of Guinea after a failed pirate attack on one of its containerships off Nigeria

Middle East and Africa Piracy and Security

Piracy threat may be greater than the numbers suggest

The International Maritime Bureau’s annual piracy report highlights the seriousness of the kidnapping threat off West Africa. Analysts say the picture is more complex than the numbers suggest

Middle East and Africa Nigeria

Crime at sea across Asia increases by almost a fifth

At least 30 incidents occurred in the eastbound lane of the Singapore Traffic Separation Scheme, two incidents in the precautionary area in the Singapore Strait, one incident in the westbound lane of the TSS and one incident just outside of the TSS

Asia Pacific Singapore

Attack on Hapag-Lloyd vessel may be drug-related, say authorities

A Hapag-Lloyd panamax was boarded by intruders looked for drugs smuggled on the vessel, according to Colombia’s coastguard

Colombia Hapag Lloyd

Over 130 seafarers kidnapped last year, report finds

The International Maritime Bureau recorded more kidnappings in 2020 than any previous year, all but five from the Gulf of Guinea. Robbery in the Singapore Straits remains a problem, but there were no attacks off Somalia for another year

Middle East and Africa Asia Pacific

Hapag-Lloyd boxship boarded off Colombia

The Hapag-Lloyd panamax boxship Dusseldorf Express was reportedly boarded off about 40nm south west of Cartagena 

South America Colombia
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