• 18.10.2018

    Two ships robbed near Kandla in few hours

    In its weekly report for 9-15 October, ReCAAP ISC informed of three incidents of armed robbery against ships in Asia.  Two of the reported incidents occurred within the wider area of Kandla Port, India, and one in Tarahan Jetty, Indonesia. The first and actual incident involved the Saudi…

     

  • 17.10.2018

    ATTACK – 339 NM FROM EAST COST OF SOMALIA

    A Merchant Vessel was attacked in position: 004900N 0505300E at 1234Z on the 16 OCT 2018. Shots fired at MV, on board AST returned fire. Skiff is no longer visual and Master confirms vessel is SAFE. Vessels transiting the area are advised to exercise caution.…

     

  • 16.10.2018

    NIGERIA, INTRUDERS BOARD TANKER IN LAGOS SECURE ANCHORAGE

    Intruders who boarded a product tanker in Lagos Secure Anchorage jumped overboard when the tanker’s crew raised the alarm. The tanker was boarded during darkness in the early hours October 14. The duty watchman raised the alarm after spotting two intruders. The ship’s horn was…

     

  • 16.10.2018

    India alerted over sea borne terror strike

    According to the Indian Intelligence Bureau, over the course of three months it stated that Lashkar-e-Tayiba is training terrorists to commence sea borne attacks in India. According to local media, Lashkar-e-Tayiba is allegedly active in the past two months, while information suggests that many terrorists are…

     

  • 15.10.2018

    ReCAAP Reports 64 Piracy and Armed Robbery Incidents in Asia so Far This Year

    A total of 64 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships (comprising 50 actual incidents and 14 attempted incidents) reported in Asia during January-September 2018 Of the 64 incidents, three were incidents of piracy and 61 were incidents of armed robbery against ships Compared…

     

  • 12.10.2018

    Houthi militia holding 10 vessels in Port of Hodeidah

    In its latest Yemen ports update, the Swedish Club informed that Houthi militia is holding 10 oil and commercial vessels in the port of Hodeidah, preventing them from unloading their cargo, while some ships have been detained for nearly 6 months, according to the head of the…

     

  • 12.10.2018

    Pakistan navy quits anti-piracy task force amid worsening US ties

    Pakistan’s navy is no longer part of the counterpiracy Combined Task Force (CTF) that operates in the western Indian Ocean, officials told Al Jazeera. The decision to leave the task force was taken after the US-led operation refused to pay for fuel for the patrolling…

     

  • 11.10.2018

    US concern over Hambantota port

    Sri Lanka rejected on Wednesday US claims that China might establish a forward military base at a strategic port leased to Beijing by the indebted Indian Ocean island nation. Sri Lanka last year granted a 99-year lease on the Hambantota deep-sea port to Beijing, after…

     

  • 11.10.2018

    Droning on and on

    Portable surveillance may be the answer. Deploying drones for maritime security As the development of drone technology gathers momentum, and gets attention of the global maritime space, Nigeria is expected to join the pace which would help save billions of naira that could have been…

     

  • 05.10.2018

    Bulk carrier robbed while anchored at Muara Berau, Indonesia

    In its weekly report for 25 September – 1 October, ReCAAP ISC informed of one actual incident of armed robbery against ships, involving the Barbados-flagged bulk carrier ‘Pindos’, while anchored at Muara Berau Anchorage, Indonesia. While at anchor, about four or five perpetrators armed with…

     

  • 03.10.2018

    Jizan attack’s Iran hallmark

    Yemeni officials stressed that the foiled boat attack by Iran-backed Houthis over the weekend has the hallmarks of Tehran. The Arab coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen announced on Sunday the foiling of a terrorist attack by the Houthi against Saudi Arabia’s Port of Jizan.…

     

  • 03.10.2018

    Nigeria: Concerns Over Rising Piracy in Nigerian

    A recently released report from the US Department of State’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs revealed that maritime criminality in Nigerian waters, including piracy and crew kidnap for ransom has been on the increase in recent years “and law enforcement efforts have been limited…

     

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