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Stolt-Nielsen tanker escapes Gulf of Aden attack

The attack took place about 75 nautical miles off Yemen’s coast in the westbound transit corridor of the Gulf of Aden IRTC

Middle East and Africa Tankers and Gas

From the News Desk: Road map could bring relief for struggling crews

A global solution to the issue of crew changes during the coronavirus crisis has been endorsed by the International Maritime Organization, which may offer a pathway to freeing seafarers trapped by lockdowns and travel restrictions

Crewing Containers

Gulf of Guinea kidnappings overlooked as tally edges higher

Kidnap-and-ransom attacks off West Africa, less disruptive to cargo trade than Somali hijackings, have failed to prompt the same international response.

Middle East and Africa Piracy and Security

Seafarers kidnapped in Gulf of Guinea attacks

Nearly 50 crew have been abducted in the region so far, as Dryad Global warns of an uptick in kidnap for ransom cases in the Gulf of Guinea

Middle East and Africa Tankers and Gas

Focus on shipping in fight against drug smuggling

The second half of 2019 saw record-setting drug busts on vessels operated by major carriers

Europe North America

Pirates kidnap 10 crew from bunkers tanker off Nigeria

Vemahope is reported to have been attacked by attacked by a gang on a speedboat about 90 nautical miles southwest of the Bonga Terminal in Nigeria

Nigeria Piracy and Security

Trump’s crude response shakes the chessboard

This intervention in the Middle East Gulf should be seen through the prism of the impending US election. Furthermore, this single tweet alone is unlikely to return oil to a sustained price where US shale can compete. Worryingly, this may signify that the US is preparing for a longer-term escalation of tensions in the region

North America United States

Colombian authorities investigate death of boxship captain

Colombia’s Maritime Directorate General named the victim as Myo Tun Zaw, aged 50, of Myanmar

Colombia Containers

Crew believed held in Benin anchorage pirate attack

According to Lloyd’s List Intelligence, 11 members of the crew managed to lock themselves in the citadel, while contact was lost with eight others who are believed to have been taken hostage on board

Middle East and Africa Benin
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