• 20.07.2018

    As Lashkar, Jaish plan sea borne attacks, how equipped is India to fight the maritime threat

    New Delhi, July 19: An Intelligence Bureau report suggests that terror groups such as the Lashkar-e-Tayiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad are planning an attack from the seas. This means that the terror groups would try and hit the Indian Navy. The input which has been considered as…

     

  • 19.07.2018

    Ghana steps up attempts to improve maritime safety

    As piracy increases in the world’s oceans, maritime safety requires a collaborative effort to ensure safety of lives and protection of property at sea. Under this, the Ghana Maritime Authority organized a 4-Day Crisis Response Training for security experts and players in the maritime sector,…

     

  • 18.07.2018

    UN says anti-piracy fund has boosted maritime security in Somalia

    The UN counter-piracy fund that has been in existence since 2011 has boosted maritime security in Somalia and Western Indian Ocean coastline through enhanced prosecution of culprits, an official said. Jaime Serpanchy, the Secretary of UN Counter Piracy Trust Fund (CPTF), said that technical support…

     

  • 18.07.2018

    Three armed robberies against ships in Asia reported to ReCAAP ISC last week

    In its weekly piracy report for 10-16 July 2018, ReCAAP ISC informed of three incidents of armed robbery against ships in Asia. The first incident involved the LNG tanker ‘Innovator’. While anchored at Delta Anchorage Area Banuan, Batangas, Philippines, on 6 July, perpetrators boarded the…

     

  • 13.07.2018

    Fight for Port of Hodeidah Stalls

    The Saudi- and UAE-backed campaign to retake the port of Hodeidah, Yemen from Houthi rebels has come to a near-halt, one month after Yemeni government forces began their offensive. Despite promises of a quick, decisive victory that would give the Saudi-led coalition new leverage in negotiations…

     

  • 12.07.2018

    Is there conspiracy against Nigeria?

    *As report pressures freight, insurance rates *Nigeria may still lead Q2 ‘18 piracy ranking There are indications that the upcoming security   report on Nigeria’s marine space may worsen with operators accusing international interest groups of mischief over the report. But Nigerian maritime industry stakeholders also…

     

  • 12.07.2018

    Suspicious approach – Bab el Mandeb

    Date: 11/07/2018 Time: 08:10 UTC At 0810 UTC on 11 July an MV reported sighting a group of skiffs in PSN – 1322N 04245E (Southern Red sea / Bab El Mandeb) One skiff with 8 POB approached to within 0.2NM and crew report sighting a…

     

  • 11.07.2018

    13 Abu Sayyaf surrender

    The Philippine military on Sunday urged anew Abu Sayyaf bandits to surrender peacefully and return to the fold of the law, after 13 fighters yielded in Sulu. Lt. Col. Gerry Besana, spokesman for the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom), said the bandits surrendered over the weekend…

     

  • 09.07.2018

    Conflict and piracy threat remain in East Africa and Indian Ocean

    Regional conflict and piracy threats continue to pose potential risks to commercial vessels operating in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, and Indian Ocean, warned the US MARAD. Firstly, the conflict in Yemen continues to pose a risk to US…

     

  • 09.07.2018

    Thousands flee key Yemeni port city as Hodeida offensive continues

    SANAA, Yemen — Thousands of civilians continue to flee the strategic port city of Hodeida while those remaining are gripped by perpetual fear of airstrikes, said residents and aid workers this week as diplomats press for a cease-fire and peace talks. The offensive for Hodeida, launched last…

     

  • 05.07.2018

    Navy destroys 1500 illegal refineries in Delta

    The Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) DELTA has destroyed about 1500 illegal refineries with swamp buggy in the Delta creeks in the last two months. The Commander of the ship, Commodore Ibrahim Dewu, disclosed this to newsmen in Warri on Wednesday. Swamp buggy is an amphibious…

     

  • 05.07.2018

    Iran Threatens To Close Crucial Oil Chokepoint

    An old doomsday scenario has been revived again by Iranian officials. Iranian president Rouhani stated on Tuesday in Bern, Switzerland that his country could block the Strait of Hormuz for all Arab shipping traffic if Washington fully implements its zero oil export targets for Iran in the…

     

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