Kidnapped crew of Bulgarian vessel released by piratesAccording to an update given by maritime safety consultancy Ambrey, all the crew who were abducted by pirates from the 1982-built 11,900 dwt general cargo vessel Stevia were released.
Turkish cargo ship attacked by pirates off the coast GuineaLate Saturday, a Turkish cargo ship was seized by pirates off the coast of Guinea, capturing 15 sailors and killing one Azerbaijani sailor.
LNG carrier kidnapped by pirates in the Gulf of GuineaIn the Gulf of Guinea, an LNG carrier was boarded and attacked by pirates, resulting in the kidnapping of one crew member.
Greek chemical tanker hijacked by armed men in SomaliA regional official reported the hijacking, making it the first successful hijacking in Somali waters since 2017. The vessel identified as 1994-built 8,100 dwt chemical tanker Aegean II.
Five South Korean fishermen released by Nigerian piratesAccording to South Korea's Foreign Ministry, five South Korean fishermen who were abducted from the purse seiner "Panofi Frontier" in the Gulf of Guinea have been released.
United States warns about pirates in Gulf of MexicoU.S. Government issued an alert about the danger posed by pirates to ships and oil installations in the southern Gulf of Mexico, in the latest sign of concern about Mexico's continuing security challenges.
IMO Head appreciates Nigeria's antipiracy effortsSecretary-General Kitack Lim of IMO commended Nigeria's antipiracy efforts in the Gulf of Guinea as the West African nation keeps making steps to curb attacks on ships at the world's top hot spot for piracy.
Two reported kidnappings of seafarers in Equatorial GuineaSeafarers were reportedly abducted from vessels at anchorages in Equatorial Guinea on 9 May.