Pirates boarded the "Paksoy-1" on its way from Douala, Cameroon to Abidjan, Ivory Coast, and captured part of its crew. Ten Turkish sailors were taken hostage on July 15, 2019, 124 miles southwest of the Brass coast of Nigeria in pos. 02: 58N - 004: 40E. The communication and navigation devices on the ship were damaged before the pirates left. Another eight members of the crew remained with the vessel and were reported to be safe. There was no immediate knowledge of the whereabouts of the abducted 10 crew or the pirates except it was assumed they fled into the shelter of the Niger Delta.
After more than 70 days in captivity, five Indian crew members of the "Apecus" have been released with efforrts of India's ministry of external affairs and Nigerian authorities on June 27. They were taken ashore at 1.30 p.m. by the pirates. It was unknown if a ransom had been paid. The men had been abducted on April 20.
Bulk carrier SBI Athena (36336 gt, built 2015), while alongside berth No. 115 at the port of Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, Indonesia, some unnoticed robbers boarded the vessel during cargo operations, at 0930 hrs, Jun 30. The duty Bosun on routine rounds noticed the store padlock broken and notified the duty Officer. Subsequently, the alarm was raised, and the crew was mustered. Following a search of the vessel, it was reported that vessel?s properties had been stolen. The incident was reported to the Port Authorities. Port Security Police and the Coast Guard boarded the vessel for investigation
The C&I Leasing Plc has confirmed the release of the "Charis" which was hijacked by sea pirates in Equatorial Guinea, while also commending the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), for the swift intervention and timely release of its vessel. According to the Managing Director C&I Leasing the tug was on its way to execute a recovery contract in Equatorial Guinea, when it was hijacked. The pirates attempted to use the ship to attack another vessel, the "Blue Marlin", before they were arrested by the authorities of Equatorial Guinea, which detained both vessels. The tug was released on May 29, after a series of interrogation and negotiations with the support of NIMASA representatives, Ambassador Gongulong, Navy Captain, and the Spanish Navy. The ship sailed on May 31 following inspections and repairs.
Fully cellular containership CMA CGM Quartz (40560 gt, built 2008), while anchored in position lat 006 01 54N, long 01 18 39E, at the Lome anchorage, Togo, six armed persons in a boat approached the vessel, at 2322 hrs, UTC, Jun 30. The duty officer noticed the boat and raised the alarm. Subsequently, the crew mustered and activated the fire hoses. The Master notified the Togo Navy, which responded by deploying a patrol vessel to the anchorage area to investigate and provide security.