There has been a report of shots fired at a tanker today (March 30th) in the approach for the Strait of Hormuz.
Port2Port West Africa can confirm that two of its contractors were arrested yesterday by the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Bayelsa State, Nigeria, following a detainment of 7 days as part of an investigation into a 3rd party, who was suspected of crude oil theft.
Two Britons, Piers Eastwood and Vincent Haywood, including 12 Nigerians have been apprehended by the Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Pulo Shield, over their involvement in illegal bunkering along the Chanomi creek.
The past week has seen a surprising surge in media reports of pirate activity in the Southern Red Sea/Bab el Mandeb Strait. What’s interesting, is that these reports are based on two incidents which could at best be described as possible sightings, given the distances involved between the potential pirates and the merchant ships. The article below is an illustration:
[Please note that this article has been translated automatically into English from the original French. Errors and mistakes may remain.]
On 8 April, the members will examine a draft law on “private vessels protection activity”. A beneficial privatization which arrives a little late.
BY EMMA AMAIZE
WARRI—MOVEMENT for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, yesterday, claimed it attacked the Forcados Sub-C pipeline, operated by Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company, in Delta State.
BY PETER CLOTTEY
West African heads of state and government plan to meet at a two-day summit beginning Friday in Ivory Coast. Officials of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), organizers of the conference say the leaders will discuss an economic partnership agreement with the European Union (EU), review of regional security, and the upcoming elections in Guinea Bissau.