Africa

Somali Pirates Hold Hostages on Hijacked Ship

28th March, 2017

Somali pirates have kept 7 hostages on board the vessel hijacked last week off Somalia, indicating that it could be intended for use as a mother s. . Read More

IMO SG Urges Adherence to Guidance to Avert Piracy Attacks

17th March, 2017

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has urged the shipping industry to apply diligently IMO guidance and best management practices to avert possible pira. . Read More

Somali Pirates Demand Ransom for Aris 13

15th March, 2017

Somali pirates, who hijacked the Comoros-flagged bunkering tanker Aris 13 off the coast of Somalia, are demanding a ransom for the ship’s release. . Read More

ExxonMobil Awards FPSO Contract to SBM Offshore

21st December, 2016

ExxonMobil has awarded an FPSO contract for the Liza development in Guyana to SBM Offshore. Under the contract, SBM Offshore will perform front end en. . Read More

Egypt to Introduce New Toll System for Suez Canal

8th December, 2016

The Suez Canal Authority Chairman Admiral Mohab Mamish said that he had successful talks with global shipping companies regarding the Suez Canal’s n. . Read More

Project to Provide Maritime Surveillance System in Mozambique Launched

8th December, 2016

A project to provide a single display maritime surveillance system for Mozambique has been commissioned and handed over to the country’s Government . . Read More

IMO Hold Regional SAR Training Course in Nigeria

29th November, 2016

IMO is supporting countries in western Africa to enhance their national Search And Rescue (SAR) services with a regional training course and meeting t. . Read More

Nine African Countries to Work Towards Ratifying the Hong Kong Convention

21st November, 2016

Nine West and Central African countries have agreed to start working towards ratifying IMO’s ship recycling treaty, the Hong Kong Convention, follo. . Read More

Arrested ‘Maverick Guardian’ Sold

15th November, 2016

The arrested Kamsarmax bulk carrier Maverick Guardian has been sold for a price of USD 14.95 million through an auction procedure held by Namibia h. . Read More

Training Course on Investigation of Marine Incidents Being Held in Seychelles

12th November, 2016

An eight-day training course on the latest tools, processes and procedures in the investigation of marine incidents is taking place in Victoria, Seyc. . Read More

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