Yemen blasts 'act of piracy' after Saudi Arabia seizes fuel ship

(Oct 07 2021)

Saudi Arabia has seized a vessel carrying 27,000 tons of diesel and mazut, says the Yemen Petroleum Company (YPC)’s executive director, slamming the seizure as an act of piracy in the Red Sea.



US MARAD security warning: Red Sea, Persian Gulf, Western Indian Ocean

(Oct 05 2021)

Regional conflict, heightened military activity, and increased political tensions pose threats to merchant vessels operating in the Persian Gulf, Red Sea and Western Indian Ocean.



Red Sea drones: How to counter Houthi maritime tactics

(Sep 16 2021)

Mariners in the Red Sea have long been threatened by pirates, they now must deal with a much more modern threat as well: unmanned explosive boats.



Change in piracy threats in Indian Ocean prompts re-think of High Risk Area

(Sep 02 2021)

A continued downward trend in Somali piracy has prompted leading shipping organisations to reduce the geographic boundaries of the ‘High Risk Area’ (HRA) for piracy in the Indian Ocean, as of 1 September 2021.



U.S. Central Command Statement: Investigation into the Attack on the Motor Tanker Mercer Street

(Aug 12 2021)

Following the July 30, explosive unmanned aerial vehicle attack on the Motor Tanker (M/T) Mercer Street while transiting international waters off the coast of Oman, an expert explosive investigative team from the USS Ronald Reagan embarked the M/T to...



Court sentences 10 pirates to 12 years jail term for hijacking Chinese ship

(Aug 10 2021)

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has sentenced 10 pirates to twelve years imprisonment each for hijacking a Chinese fishing vessel in May 2020.



Israel flags evidence Iran hit ship as Mideast tensions rise

(Aug 10 2021)

Israel said it had given allies “hard evidence” that Iran was behind the deadly attack on a tanker in the Gulf of Oman.



First picture of British army veteran killed aboard oil tanker in 'drone attack'

(Aug 10 2021)

British army veteran killed in a suspected drone attack aboard an oil tanker off the coast of Oman named and pictured.



Elite Brit forces plan kill or capture manhunt of Iran-backed terror team after attack

(Aug 10 2021)

British commanders drawing up plans for UK special forces strike mission against Iran-backed terror team which attacked Israeli-operated tanker.



West faces dilemmas over tanker attack

(Aug 10 2021)

Angry words are being traded, diplomats are being summoned and threats of retaliation made public after a deadly drone attack on a merchant tanker. Britain, the US and Israel all blame Iran, which has vehemently denied it. So what exactly happened an...



U.S. sees 'collective response' to ship attack blamed on Iran

(Aug 10 2021)

The United States is confident Iran attacked an Israeli-managed tanker, killing two, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said, predicting a "collective response".



What are the implications of the M/T MERCER STREET incident?

(Aug 10 2021)

On July 29th, the Panama-flagged oil tanker M/T MERCER STREET was attacked off the coast of Oman, resulting in the deaths of two onboard personnel. Our analysts ask: what are the implications of the M/T MERCER STREET incident?



Japan, Britain hold anti-piracy drill in Gulf of Aden

(Jul 23 2021)

Japan and Britain have held an anti-piracy military drill in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia in East Africa.



NIMASA invests in human capital

(Jul 23 2021)

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency has said that the agency has trained 30 men across the Nigerian security services internationally and locally to man the Special Mission Vessels recently deployed for the ...



Piracy incidents off Tanjung Pergam, Bintan Island, Indonesia

(Jul 23 2021)

Two incidents of unauthorised boarding occurred to ships while underway off Tanjung Pergam, Bintan Island, Indonesia.




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