Drifting sea mines bring Ukraine war to Turkey’s Bosporus Strait

(Apr 14 2022)

Istanbul’s Bosporus Strait is threatened by naval mines drifting across the Black Sea from Ukraine.



French vessel hits oil tanker in Algeria

(Apr 14 2022)

French vessel 'Corsica Linea' hit tanker of Algeria's Naftal Establishment after captain lost control of his ship.



An oil tanker is on fire in the Black Sea

(Mar 10 2022)

Nearly two weeks after apparent Russian military strike Moldovan oil tanker "Millennial Spirit" is still smoking in the Black Sea after it was hit by an apparent Russian military strike.



Three injured, one missing after oil tanker explosion and fire in Thailand

(Mar 10 2022)

Three crew members of an oil tanker were injured and one is missing after the vessel caught fire following an on-board explosion at the pier of IRPC, a petroleum and petrochemical company, located in the estuary of the Chao Phraya River in Samut Prak...



Russian pirates seize two Ukrainian ships with civilian crews

(Mar 03 2022)

Announcing an illegal "counter-terrorist operation" on the territory of the sovereign state of Ukraine and in the international waters of the northwestern Black Sea, ships of the russian navy captured two more civilian Ukrainian ships.



Russian oil tanker diverted from Wales while another remains docked

(Mar 03 2022)

A Russian oil tanker scheduled to dock in Wales has been diverted. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has asked ports to block access to Russian “flagged, registered, owned, controlled, chartered or operated vessels.”



Chemical tanker in Black Sea hit by shelling forcing crew overboard

(Mar 03 2022)

A chemical tanker was hit by shelling in the Black Sea near Ukraine, forcing 10 sailors to leap overboard and seriously injuring two.



Tackling piracy with private vessels, state navy

(Feb 24 2022)

One solution to providing security for tankers offshore West Africa is a private vessel with state navy personnel onboard. PVI offers this service.



Rudderless bulk carrier drifting in North Sea after collision with tanker on Jan 31

(Feb 03 2022)

A rudderless cargo ship is drifting around the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea following a collision with an oil and chemicals tanker in heavy seas.



Pirates board and hijack bunker vessel off Abidjan and depart with stolen cargo

(Feb 03 2022)

Early reporting suggests that the product vessel MT B OCEAN may have been attacked whilst operating offshore. All crew are reported safe.



Piracy in Gulf of Guinea: Ghana to push for international response on UN Council

(Dec 16 2021)

Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Minister of Information says Ghana will push for an international response to address the incidence of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) when it takes its seat on the UN Security Council in January 2022.



BIMCO launches new contract for employment of security escort vessels

(Dec 07 2021)

BIMCO’s Documentary Committee has approved a new standard contract for security escort vessels (SEVs).



Questions over Deep Blue assets as foreign navies tackle Nigeria’s maritime threats

(Dec 07 2021)

Between October and November of 2021, 3 foreign navies had announced their presence in Nigerian waters, with 2 out of 3 helping to thwart what would have been another major maritime threat on containerized vessels operating in the nation’s waters.



West Africa: where have the pirates gone?

(Dec 07 2021)

The Gulf of Guinea has been the global epicentre of maritime crime and piracy for some time, however, throughout 2021 the well-established trend of increasing incidents has declined significantly.



Danish Frigate intercepts PAG in Gulf of Guinea

(Dec 02 2021)

Danish Naval forces kill four pirates in Gulf of Guinea.




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June July 2022

SIRE 2.0 - OCIMF and Columbia Ship Management perspective; seafarer mental health; EU ETS costs; 33 years after Exxon Valdez; resolving BWTS problems