Several killed in Houthi missile, drone attack: Yemeni officials

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At least eight people killed, including three civilians, in port town of al-Mokha, officials say. Yemen‘s rebels have staged missile and drone attacks on forces allied with the country’s internationally recognised government in a Red Sea town, killing at least eight people, including three civilians, and causing large fires, military officials said. Wadah Dobish, a spokesman for government forces on Yemen’s …

Local Reports of Three Persons Killed and Five Boats Hijacked In Rivers, Nigeria

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November 03: Unconfirmed initial news by local media report that as many as three persons have been killed, an unspecified number have been injured, and up to five boats hijacked in a piracy incident along the Bille waterways in Degama Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria. The boat or boats were reportedly heading to Port Harcourt from Bille Jetty. …

EXCLUSIVE Benin President: Military Teams To Board Vessels Arriving In Contonou

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EXCLUSIVE: Benin President Patrice Talon has announced that military teams will board each vessel arriving in Cotonou anchorage with immediate effect. The announcement follows the latest piracy incident which saw pirates board the Norwegian owned vessel MV Bonita off the coast of Benin kidnapping nine crew members early on Saturday morning. Cameroon implemented a similar system approximately six weeks ago. …

Togo: un tanker battant pavillon grec attaqué au large du port de Lomé

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Un navire battant pavillon grec a été attaqué lundi matin dans les eaux togolaises par des individus armés faisant un blessé et quatre otages. L’attaque a eu lieu à 3h du matin ce lundi 4 novembre contre le tanker Elka Aristotle battant pavillon grec dans les eaux togolaises à environ 18 km du port autonome de Lomé par des individus armés. Selon le …

Pirates kidnap four men aboard Greek flagged tanker in West Africa

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Pirates have attacked and captured four crew members from Greek-flagged tanker “Elka Aristotelis” early Monday at Lome Togo in Tongo, western Africa. While docked, the gunmen attacked four men that were part of the tanker’s crew, a Greek, two from the Philippines and a man from Georgia. The incident was confirmed by the ship’s parent company, European Product Carriers Ltd, …

Bahrain maritime security meeting amid mysterious Gulf attacks

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The US formed a naval coalition to protect navigation in a region critical to global oil supplies after tanker attacks. Representatives from more than 60 countries – including Israel but not Iran – continued meeting in Bahrain on Tuesday to discuss maritime security following attacks on tankers in the Gulf and Saudi oil installations. The United States, other Western states, and Saudi …