• 22.06.2018

    How sub-Sahara African countries deal with maritime crime

    The new edition of Stable Seas Maritime Security Index is released, attempting to measure and map good maritime governance around sub-Saharan Africa. This edition covers 30 exclusive economic zones (EEZs) around sub-Saharan Africa from the mid-Atlantic to the Gulf of Aden. Countries in this region experience many…

     

  • 22.06.2018

    UAE-Backed Forces Prepare Assault on Hodeidah’s Port

    On Thursday, reinforcements arrived for UAE-backed Yemeni forces as they prepare an assault to retake the seaport at Hodeidah, Yemen. Houthi rebels have been in control of Hodeidah and its port since 2014, and the coalition alleges that it is a conduit for arms shipments…

     

  • 21.06.2018

    Military rescues 2 ASG kidnap victims in Sulu

    SULU, Philippines – Authorities rescued a mother and daughter from the hands of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Talipao, Sulu Wednesday afternoon, June 20. Addang Tulawie and her daughter Edelyn were kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf bandits at around 2:00 p.m. on the same day.…

     

  • 20.06.2018

    Pirates’ Strategies and Countermeasures in the South China Sea

    Except for a brief spike along East Africa that gained national attention with the capture of Captain Richard Phillips—and resulting Hollywood movie—pirates remain active in the South China Sea and around the world. The South China Sea averages about 150 piracy incidents per year but can see spikes of activity…

     

  • 19.06.2018

    Attacks On Vessels Place Nigerian Ports At Risk

    Frequent attacks on vessels at berth have raised great concerns about security at Nigerian ports amid rising cost of freight. YUSUF BABALOLA writes. In the last two weeks, Nigerian ports have been under attack from hoodlums who are taking advantage of the insecurity to strike…

     

  • 19.06.2018

    Somalia, Ethiopia to jointly invest in four seaports on the Red Sea

    Somalia and Ethiopia announced they were jointly investing in four seaports to attract foreign investment to their two countries, the latest move in a tussle for access to ports along one of the world’s most strategic waterways. After Somalia’s president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo hosted Ethiopia’s…

     

  • 19.06.2018

    UN Hodeidah fears

    Yemen war: UN calls for vital port of Hudaydah to stay open The UN Security Council has reiterated its call for the rebel-held Yemeni port of Hudaydah to remain open after urgent talks on the Saudi-backed offensive. However, the council rejected a call by member…

     

  • 18.06.2018

    Iran frees four sailors held by Somali pirates during complex intel operation

    Iran’s intelligence forces have rescued four Iranian sailors from the captivity of pirates in Somalia following a complicated operation. The sailors Masoud Balouchi, Ahmad Balouchi, Adam Balouchi and Shir-Mohammad Tabezar, kidnapped three years ago in international waters near Somalia, were welcomed by Iranian Intelligence Minister…

     

  • 18.06.2018

    Naval policing of maritime corridor deters pirate attacks

    A secure corridor patrolled last year by naval warships in the Gulf of Aden and Bab Al Mandeb has been effective in curbing attacks on shipping. Surveillance along the route, called the Maritime Security Transit Corridor, was meant to prevent attacks from small, high-speed boats…

     

  • 13.06.2018

    Saudi ambassador to US: Yemen’s Houthis have attacked Saudi, UAE and US ships

    Saudi Ambassador to the US Prince Khalid bin Salman on Wednesday said the Houthi militia in Yemen have attacked commercial and military ships, including ships belonging to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, the US, using advanced anti-shipping systems smuggled into Yemen. In a series of Twitter posts,…

     

  • 12.06.2018

    India seeks intelligence info from east Asian nations to combat sea pirates

    Stressing on security co-operation at the East Asia Summit (EAS), India on Friday sought intelligence sharing to combat sea piracy, terrorism, and sea-based human smuggling. “Security cooperation is important for EAS countries. India and other EAS countries, individually and collectively, could make arrangements on intelligence…

     

  • 07.06.2018

    Ships warned to against Somalian pirates as monsoon approaches

    Navies and marine monitors have warned that Somalian pirates may use the monsoon approaching the Arabian Peninsula as cover for attacks on merchant ships. Choppy seas during the monsoon make it difficult for pirates in their swift, small skiffs, but experts said pirates would test…

     

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