Gulf of Guinea attacks continue

(May 01 2014)

For the past 18 months, the once prevalent threat of pirate attack around the Horn of Africa has almost diminished.*



Pirates attack tanker in the Malacca Straits

(Apr 28 2014)

Armed pirates boarded the small Japanese-controlled 4,999 dwt tanker ‘Naniwa Maru No 1’ in the Malacca Strait, off Port Klang last Tuesday.



Pirates attack tanker off Hormuz

(Apr 04 2014)

A tanker thought to be the 2003-built AMPTC controlled Aframax ‘Album’ came under attack in the Strait of Hormuz last Sunday.



Fight piracy – intelligently!

(Apr 01 2014)

The face of global piracy is constantly changing. E-Navigation technology offers a proactive complement to armed guards, by providing information that can prevent a confrontation. But what kind of information is actually required?*



Safeguarding Seafarers worldwide

(Apr 01 2014)

Piracy and armed robbery is one of the foremost threats facing the international shipping community today with over 2,700 seafarers attacked last year alone.



On board training is set for growth

(Apr 01 2014)

On board training has been around for several years, but has this method increased in recent times with the advent of more sophisticated communications packages? Tanker Operator spoke with Seagull’s managing director Roger Ringstad to gain his views ...



‘Morning Glory’ heads back to Libya

(Mar 21 2014)

The Aframax ‘Morning Glory’ was reported to be heading back to Libya on Wednesday after being seized earlier in the week by US commandos in the Mediterranean, the Pentagon said.



‘Morning Glory’ mystery deepens

(Mar 14 2014)

Mystery surrounds the whereabouts of the tanker that brought down Libya’s Prime Minister.



Criminal gangs operating widely in the Gulf of Guinea

(Mar 03 2014)

Most attacks in West African waters are part of a long running criminal programme of cargo theft, or kidnapping and ransom inside territorial waters and not piracy said maritime security company GoAGT.



BIMCO points out inadequacies in security issues

(Jan 01 2014)

Shipping continues to be exposed to many security threats, including contraband, people and weapons smuggling, narcotics, terrorist attacks and piracy.



Non-lethal anti-piracy system developed

(Nov 01 2013)

Maritime security systems company WatchStander has developed a system designed to prevent unwanted individuals, or groups, from boarding ships.



SAMI looks to the future

(Oct 01 2013)

It appears the maritime security industry and armed guards have become completely synonymous.*



Trouble in Suez? What if...?

(Oct 01 2013)

Following the heightened tensions in the Sinai region and the recent terrorist attack on the Cosco Asia while transiting the Suez Canal, it is thought that some 80,000 Egyptian troops have been deployed to ensure that security remains tight and trans...



West African responses needed

(Oct 01 2013)

Pirate advances in the Gulf of Guinea have sparked a growing debate on both the weaknesses of many (but surely not all) government responses in West Africa.*



Germany agrees to allow armed guards on board its vessels

(Aug 01 2013)

The German Parliament has approved new legislation on the employment of private maritime security companies (PMSCs) on German-flagged vessels.




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