Two tankers detained for anchoring illegally in Malaysian waters

(Oct 07 2021)

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency has detained two tankers for anchoring illegally in waters off east Johor.



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.



3 crew die in tanker explosion in Yangtze river China

(Sep 30 2021)

Tanker HUA HONG 18 suffered an explosion on September 26, in Yangtze river in Wuhu area. Three crew who were near the explosion site were badly injured and reportedly died later in hospital.



Advice about drug smuggling on ships

(Sep 21 2021)

There have been a number of cases of drug smugglers concealing drugs on merchant vessels, leading to difficulties to seafarers. Security consultancy Dryad Global shares their advice.



VLCC tanker Chief Officer and Bosun killed by wave in Drake Passage

(Sep 16 2021)

It is with deep sadness and regret that Northern Marine Management, as Managers of the 298,991 dwt Belgian flagged, crude oil tanker ‘Arafura’, report the tragic deaths of the Chief Officer and Bosun, both Indian nationals, as the vessel rounded Cape...



Maldives National Defense Force report two vessels run aground due to bad weather

(Sep 16 2021)

A tug boat and an oil tanker ran aground on Wednesday due to bad weather. MNDF said both vessels ran aground when their anchor lines snapped.



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.



Tanker aground in Caspian Sea

(Sep 09 2021)

Product tanker VF TANKER-7 ran aground in the Volga-Caspian Sea while en route from Astrakhan, Volga river, Russia, to Baku, Azerbaijan.



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.



3 seafarers die from poisoning offshore Spain on chemical tanker Global Lake

(Sep 02 2021)

Sailing off the coast of Spain on the ship Global Lake, 3 sailors, including the captain of the ship, died from poisoning.



BBC story about incident in July 2020

(Sep 02 2021)

In July 2020, the oil tanker Gulf Sky vanished from waters off the UAE. Days later it turned up in Iran where it's now suspected to be working as a "ghost ship". For the first time, eight former crew have spoken to the BBC about the ship's disappeara...



Cayman Coast Guard helps rescue two Jamaicans lost at sea

(Aug 12 2021)

Two Jamaican men reported missing at sea since 29 July were rescued by a passing cargo vessel and assisted by Cayman Islands Coast Guard officers.



Explosion reported on ship used to carry Iranian oil at Syrian port

(Aug 12 2021)

Syrian media reported an explosion and fire on a ship at the port in Latakia, with initial reports indicating that the affected vessel had been used to transfer Iranian oil to Syria in the past.



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...




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