West Africa piracy News

IUMI Warns Cargo Underwriters over West African Piracy

Delegates attending the annual conference of International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) in London were told that “insurers, ship owners and cargo interests cannot equate piracy in West Africa to that seen off the coast of Somalia.” Jim Mainstone, Marine …

West Africa Piracy Endangering Commodities Shipping, Increasing Rates

Pirate attacks off West Africa’s mineral-rich Gulf of Guinea have almost doubled from last year and threaten to increase the costs and jeopardize the shipping of commodities from the region. The Gulf of Guinea, which includes Nigeria, Ghana and Ivory …

French Oil Tanker Likely Hijacked off Ivory Coast

A French-owned oil tanker missing off Ivory Coast with 17 sailors on board likely has been hijacked, an official with an international piracy watchdog said Monday, in what may be the latest attack by criminal gangs targeting the ships to …