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Transiting the Strait of Hormuz

The recent dramatic attacks in Iraq have led to much speculation but both sides are clearly considering their next moves rather than taking immediate further action. Tensions have certainly escalated. There are reports suggesting that both Iran and...

Assessing piracy situation off Cameroon

This is a follow-up update on the piracy situation in Douala, Cameroon as raised by some members at the INTERCARGO meeting in Athens on 4 Oct. Those members referred to an arrangement of a “free of charge armed security team onboard ships at Douala...

Assessing piracy situation off Nigeria

Updated on 16 Aug 2019:- In the 3 weeks between 25 Jul and 15 Aug 2019, there were 9 piracy/security incidents reported in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) region, as summarised below. At least 2 bulk carriers were involved. Two ships were reported hijacked...