European shipowners call for further action in the Gulf of Guinea

(Dec 02 2021)

Latest incident involving Danish frigate highlights severity of piracy threat in the Gulf of Guinea.



Gantz exposes Iran drone bases

(Nov 25 2021)

Defense Minister Benny Gantz revealed the locations of two Iranian drone bases that he said were used to conduct attacks against targets at sea in recent months.



Nigeria and 5 others adopt Yaoundé agreement to tackle maritime security

(Nov 18 2021)

Nigeria and five African countries agreed to adopt the Yaoundé Code of Conduct (YCC) with a view to sustaining the low level of pirate attacks on vessels in the Gulf of Guinea.



Tanker struck local cargo ship in Indonesia - 4 missing

(Nov 04 2021)

Chemical tanker NEW GLOBAL collided with coastal wooden cargo ship south of Aru Islands, Dobo, Maluku Province, Indonesia.



Sailor commits double murder on tanker off Buenos Aires

(Oct 29 2021)

A double murder took place in the River Plate aboard a tanker with an Argentine crew and flying the Maltese flag of convenience, it was revealed last weekend.



Piracy and armed robbery incidents at lowest level in decades

(Oct 21 2021)

The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has reported the lowest number of reported piracy and armed robbery incidents for the first nine months of any year since 1994.



Iranian Navy foils pirate attack in Gulf of Aden

(Oct 21 2021)

The Iranian naval forces prevented pirates from attacking one of the country’s oil tankers in the Gulf of Aden.



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.




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