• 16.11.2018

    Saudi Coalition Halts Hodeidah Offensive

    The Saudi-led coalition backing the Yemeni government in Yemen’s civil war has ordered a temporary halt in its offensive to retake the key port city of Hodeidah. The move comes amidst growing pressure on the government of Saudi Arabia to reach a truce with Houthi…

     

  • 13.11.2018

    Indian Navy ship seizes arms and ammunition off Somali coast

    An Indian Navy ship has seized arms and ammunition off the Somali coast, in a swift anti-piracy operation, officials said Monday. The ship, Sunayna, carried out the operation on Friday in which two high-calibre AK 47 and AKM rifles as well as some ammunitions were…

     

  • 13.11.2018

    16 ReCAAP states gather to strengthen anti-piracy efforts

    Senior officers of maritime law enforcement and regulatory agencies from 16 ReCAAP Member States gathered in Seoul, South Korea, on 13 November, for a two-day meeting to discuss the evolving maritime security situation, and strengthen their collective efforts in the shared mission to combat piracy…

     

  • 13.11.2018

    Iranian military is ready to protect oil tankers against threats-deputy commander

    Iran’s armed forces will protect Iranian oil tankers against any threats, an Iranian military official said on Monday after the United States called the ships a “floating liability” and warned ports operators not to allow them to dock. The United States resumed sanctions on Iran’s…

     

  • 13.11.2018

    Nigeria Leads in Piracy Attacks in Gulf of Guinea

    Despite efforts by the federal government to reduce the cases of piracy and banditry in Nigeria’s territorial waters, the country still leads in pirates attack in the Gulf of Guinea in the first nine months of 2018, a report by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB)…

     

  • 13.11.2018

    CTF 151 TAKES PART IN SURGE OPERATIONS WITH EU NAVFOR IN THE GULF OF ADEN

    As part of their missions to provide Maritime Security in the Somalia Basin and Gulf of Aden, Combined Task Force 151 (CTF 151) and European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Combined Task Force 465 (CTF 465) recently worked together in separate, yet complementary operations. CTF…

     

  • 13.11.2018

    Britain to open military base in Oman

    Britain on Monday said that it would open a major new military base in Oman in a drive to boost UK influence post-Brexit. Hundreds of troops will deploy to the permanent joint training base in the Middle East from next March, the month Britain leaves…

     

  • 12.11.2018

    Ghana’s port faces problems with stowaway incidents

    The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority are using strict security measures to close all avenues that are used by people who want to use the country’s sea ports to stowaway to Western countries. Ghana’s Tema port is facing serious problems with stowaway incidents, with ‘one…

     

  • 09.11.2018

    Pirates attack LNG tanker off Nigeria

    Pirates attacked a Bermudian-registered LNG tanker on November 6, near Nigeria. The pirates opened fire at the ship, but it managed to escape by maneuvering. The Nigerian Navy is now investigating the source of the attack. The LNG tanker sent out a report  to the Department of Marine and Ports…

     

  • 09.11.2018

    Ghana stowaway woes

    The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) is putting in stringent security measures to close all avenues used by persons who want to use the country’s sea ports to stowaway to Western countries. Security operatives at the Tema Port say stowaway is the major challenge…

     

  • 09.11.2018

    Yemeni coalition advances closer to Port of Hodeidah

    The attack on the Port of Hodeidah in Yemen has advanced this week, as UAE-backed Yemeni forces have gained more territory, which now puts them about five miles away from the Port. Until now, the Port of Hodeidah remains open, but the main roads that…

     

  • 08.11.2018

    Is Somali Piracy Still a Threat?

    On 6 November the United Nations (UN) Security Council renewed the authorisation for international naval forces to carry out anti-piracy measures off Somalia’s coast. It is now 10 years since the first resolution was passed in 2008 to respond to piracy and robbery against humanitarian…

     

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