Tuesday, October 27, 2020
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Maritime publishers condemn NPA’s building burning

The League of Maritime Editors and Publishers has condemned the fire incident on the headquarters of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) linked to the nationwide #ENDSARS protests. While sympathizing with the authority and the various members of staff whose vehicles...

Missing vessel feared hijacked in Gulf of Guinea found

With the reports of dramatic increases in the number of attacks on vessels in the Gulf of Guinea by sea purates, security services issued warnings when a tanker went missing this week with its reporting devices turned off. Analysis and...

South African research vessel rescue stranded seafarers on remote island

62 seadarers who were stranded on a remote South Atlantic island after their vessel sunk have been successfully rescued by a South African research vessel. Despite some additional drama with the weather in the area, everyone is reported to be...

Six migrants saved and five dead after 10 days at sea

The Italian coast guard has confirmed that it had saved six people from a boat that is thought to have set off from Algeria 10 days earlier with at least five of the migrants' companions discovered to have died...

LNG carrier crew member kidnapped in Equatorial Guinea

A crew member on the 138,000 LNG carrier, Methane Princess, owned by Golar LNG Partners, has been kidnapped after pirates boarded the vessel on Saturday while at anchor off Malabo in Equatorial Guinea. According to an intelligence report by maritime...

Boat Mishap: Drunkenness identified as causes of accidents on Lagos waters – LASG

Excessive alcoholic intake by boat drivers while on duty has been identified as one of the factors responsible for the recurring incidents of boat accidents in Lagos waters, according to the Lagos State Government. Making this known was the state...

Seafarers stranded on remote South Atlantic Island after vessel sinks

A dramatic rescue effort is underway to save 62 seafarers from a remote South Atlantic Island after their vessel struck rocks and sunk on October 15. The South African Maritime Authority (SAMSA) is confirming the sinking of what they...

13 migrants drown off Tunisian coast

More bodies were recovered on Monday the night after a migrant boat sank off the coast of Tunisia, taking the total number of drowned migrants to 13, with nine still missing, a court official has confirmed. Seven people were rescued...

Maritime Worker Union issues FG, Lagos govt. 21 days ultimatum over holding bays

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), has issued the Federal Government and the Lagos State government a 21-day ultimatum to compel shipping companies to provide holding bays for trucks parked indiscriminately along the access roads to the port. Giving...

Somali pirates are now operating in Nigeria – NIMASA D-G

Dr. Bashir Jamoh, the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has raised an alarm, insisting that pirates from Somalia are now actively operating in Nigeria as well as the Gulf of Guinea. Dr. Jamoh made this...

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TWO SHIPS COLLIDE IN DENMARK, EUROPE

Two Ships Collide in the Great Belt Straits of Denmark Two ships were reported to have collided in the great belt strait in Denmark which...

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