Atlantic Ocean

08 Feb 2016
Nigeria’s navy has secured the release of the Safmarine Kuramo from pirates that hijacked the vessel Friday as it made its way from Pointe Noire, Congo to Onne, Nigeria.
02 May 2014
The International Maritime Bureau reported the lowest first-quarter level of global piracy attacks this year since 2007, although the agency warned that the threat of piracy is still present.
Piracy map
15 Jan 2014
Global piracy fell to a six-year low in 2013 as international navies and private security guards significantly reduced attacks by Somali pirates, the International Maritime Bureau reported.
Piracy is on the rise off western Africa.
03 Oct 2013
When a German container ship, the City of Xiamen, was hijacked by pirates in April, it seemed to be just another incident that has become all too familiar in recent years. News of attacks by Somali pirates off the Horn of Africa, after all, had become common. But this attack happened on the other side of the continent, highlighting the changing patterns of global piracy and the new dangers facing ships and shippers off West Africa.
Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Jeffrey Sparks, right, and Ensign Timothy McDaniel of the U.S. Navy navigate a rigid-hull inflatable boat toward the People's Liberation Army Navy destroyer Harbin (DDG 112) to recover sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) during a U.S. and Chinese counter piracy exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rob Aylward/Released)
24 Sep 2013
The trend in global pirate attacks is bringing shippers good news and bad news.
19 Aug 2013
The United Nations Security Council has called for a comprehensive regional approach to combat the threat of piracy and armed robbery at sea in the Gulf of Guinea.
15 Jul 2013
Somali pirate attacks have fallen to the lowest level since 2006, but ships face a surge in violent incidents off the coast of West Africa, the International Maritime Bureau said.
22 May 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Somali piracy is declining as more commercial vessels employ armed guards, foreign navies ramp-up security and courts dish out justice to offenders, but “progress is still fragile and reversible,” a State Department official warned yesterday.
14 May 2013
Sunship Schiffahrtskontor KG has confirmed that all of its five crew members who were abducted during the boarding of its container ship City of Xiamen off the coast of Nigeria on April 26 have been released.
06 May 2013
Container lines CMA CGM, MSC, Maersk Line and Hamburg Süd have met to discuss the threat of piracy in the Gulf of Aden, the Indian Ocean and West Africa.
21 Mar 2013
Nearly two dozen West and Central African countries have set up an agreement to combat the threat of piracy and maritime crime in the two region’s coastal waters, including the notorious Gulf of Guinea, Reuters reports.
20 Dec 2012
Somali pirates took five Indian sailors hostage after attacking a German oil tanker off the southern coast of Nigeria.