Africa

2 Apr 2024

Europe-Africa Services Upgraded by CMA CGM

The Marseille-based shipping company CMA CGM has announced updates to its EURAF services, aiming to enhance its offerings in the African region.

Europe-Africa Services Upgraded by CMA CGM
26 Mar 2024

Cargo Ship Still Stranded After Port of Alexandria Grounding

Maritime claims expert WK Webster says the Lady Zehra, a general cargo ship, was grounded during docking maneuvers on March 18 at the Port of Alexandria.

Cargo Ship Still Stranded After Port of Alexandria Grounding
22 Mar 2024

Five Dead, One Missing After Fire on Perenco Platform

Five workers have died and one is still missing after an incident on Perenco’s Becuna platform off the coast of Gabon.

Five Dead, One Missing After Fire on Perenco Platform
21 Mar 2024

Contact Made with Owner of Hijacked Bulker by Pirates

Pirates from Somalia who seized the Bangladeshi-flagged bulk carrier Abdullah last week initiate communication with SR Shipping, the ship's owner

Contact Made with Owner of Hijacked Bulker by Pirates
18 Mar 2024

Indian Naval Forces Seize Hijacked Bulk Carrier

An Indian Navy operation successfully reclaimed a Navibulgar bulk carrier, hijacked by Somali pirates three months prior, rescuing all 17 crew.

Indian Naval Forces Seize Hijacked Bulk Carrier
15 Mar 2024

Hijacked Bulker Potentially Used As Base for Somali Pirates

A bulk carrier seized by Somalis in December is possibly being utilized as a base ship as pirate activities escalate off the Horn of Africa.

Hijacked Bulker Potentially Used As Base for Somali Pirates
15 Mar 2024

Crew Remains Hostage on the Hijacked Abdullah

A security vessel engaged in a confrontation with pirates aboard the ship Abduallah on the night of 13th March, as reported by one of the crew.

Crew Remains Hostage on the Hijacked Abdullah
14 Mar 2024

Emboldened Pirates Plan Further Attacks Off Somalia

Following a successful hijacking earlier itn the week, Somali pirates have ventured back to the ocean in pursuit of additional vessels nearby.

Emboldened Pirates Plan Further Attacks Off Somalia
13 Mar 2024

Pirates Hijack Bulk Carrier Off Somalian Coast

The vessel, a supramax bulk carrier constructed in 2015 and operated by SR Shipping, was transporting coal from Maputo to Hamriya at the time.

Pirates Hijack Bulk Carrier Off Somalian Coast
31 Jan 2024

Two Vessels Rescued from Somali Pirate Hijackings

Two fishing vessels, one belonging to Iran and the other to Sri Lanka have been released after being hijacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia

Two Vessels Rescued from Somali Pirate Hijackings
26 Jan 2024

Congo's Flag Ranked Lowest Globally

The ICS released an annual report ranking the DR of Congo as the lowest-performing shipping flag among over a hundred registries evaluated.

Congo's Flag Ranked Lowest Globally
20 Jan 2024

Tragic Incident: Two Navy SEALs Lost Overboard Near Somalia

2 members of the elite U.S. Navy SEALs team disappeared off the coast of Somalia on Saturday during a crucial mission, reports the Washington Post

Tragic Incident: Two Navy SEALs Lost Overboard Near Somalia
11 Jan 2024

Cameroon Flag on Tankers Banned in UAE Over Safety Concerns

The United Arab Emirates has prohibited ships bearing the flag of Cameroon from entering its waters.

Cameroon Flag on Tankers Banned in UAE Over Safety Concerns
8 Jan 2024

Ethiopia & Somaliland Sign Agreement Facilitating Red Sea Port Use

The agreement focuses on utilizing the Berbera port located along the Red Sea, as announced by the office of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

Ethiopia & Somaliland Sign Agreement Facilitating Red Sea Port Use
20 Dec 2023

Bulk Carrier Hijacked Off Somalia Coast

Off the Somalian coast, commercial vessel remains hijacked by group of unknown assailants, significantly raising fears of persisting instability.

Bulk Carrier Hijacked Off Somalia Coast