Monthly Archives: March 2014

MV Fired On, Strait of Hormuz

There has been a report of shots fired at a tanker today (March 30th) in the approach for the Strait of Hormuz.

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Port2Port West Africa denies any wrongdoing following the arrest of two of its contractors in Nigeria

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.

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JTF arrests two Britons, 12 Nigerians for 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.

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Southern Red Sea the New Piracy ‘Hot Spot’?

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:

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Counter-piracy: French vessels will be able to defend themselves with weapons

[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.

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MEND attacks Shell’s Forcados pipeline again

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.

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West African Leaders to Meet in Ivory Coast

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.

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