• 21.05.2018

    Government outlaws private security guards onboard vessels

    Notwithstanding the spate of pirate attacks on its territorial waters, the Federal Government has declared that the Nigerian Constitution forbids the use of armed private guards on board vessels. The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, who made this known at…

     

  • 21.05.2018

    Human Rights and Wrongs

    Dr. Sofia Galani, Lecturer in Law at the University of Bristol and a Non-Executive Board of Advisors member of Human Rights at Sea gave a short interview on piracy to the Navigate Response, a global crisis communications network specializing in the international shipping, port and…

     

  • 18.05.2018

    MARINE NATIONALE SHIP LA FAYETTE SEIZES OVER $60M USD OF HEROIN IN RED SEA IN SUPPORT OF CTF 150

    MARINE Nationale Frigate La Fayette continues to provide outstanding support to Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) and Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), by interdicting a suspicious dhow and seizing 260 Kgs of heroin on May 11, 2018. It is her third seizure of narcotics in…

     

  • 17.05.2018

    Two more robberies against ships at Indonesian Samarinda anchorage

    In its latest weekly report, the ReCAAP ISC informed of two recent incidents of armed robbery against ships in Asia. Both attacks were reported at Samarinda Anchorage, Muara Berau, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. ReCAAP ISC has earlier in the month informed of similar incidents against ships in this location.…

     

  • 17.05.2018

    AGF seeks amendment to maritime laws

    Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami (SAN) has urged the National Assembly to amend maritime laws to allow private guards carry arms onboard vessels. Speaking at the Lagos International Maritime Week and exhibition hosted by Zoe Maritime Resources Limited in Lagos yesterday, the AGF…

     

  • 17.05.2018

    IMO, EU NAVFOR leaders shed focus on coordination

    Charlie Stickland, the Operational Commander Major General of EU NAVFOR (EU Naval Forces), met with Mr. Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the IMO, on 11 May at IMO Headquarters in London. At the meeting, General Stickland updated Mr. Lim on EU NAVFOR’s counter-piracy Operation Atalanta. The discussion…

     

  • 16.05.2018

    Tackling Insecurity in the Niger Delta

    Shell’s payment of $4.32 billion to the Nigerian government in 2017, despite the closure of the 400,000 barrels per day capacity Forcados Oil Terminal, has clearly demonstrated the potentially huge earnings in Nigeria’s oil sector if security challenges are fully addressed, Ejiofor Alike reports Insecurity…

     

  • 15.05.2018

    Jeddah workshop aims to ensure safe and secure regional waters

    Signatory States to an agreement aimed at repressing piracy, armed robbery and illicit maritime activity in the western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden Area have agreed that building response capability and information sharing are vital steps towards achieving a more safe and secure…

     

  • 15.05.2018

    EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia: operation to contribute to better information sharing on crime in the Mediterranean

    The Council yesterday adopted a decision allowing for the creation of a crime information cell within EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia. The information cell will be composed of up to 10 staff members from relevant law enforcement authorities of member states and from the EU agencies…

     

  • 15.05.2018

    Most Pirate Attacks Don’t Have Hollywood Endings

    I watched Captain Phillips again the other night with my 14-year-old daughter. It is a good film combining Hollywood action with sufficient grounding in fact to justify the “based on real events” tag. But as those of us involved in the shipping industry know, it is untypical.…

     

  • 14.05.2018

    Explosion Damages Turkish Bulker Off Yemen

    Update: May 16th, 2018 12:30 GMT Turkish owner Ince Shipping has confirmed that a bulker damaged by an explosion off Yemen was hit by a missile. ——————– An explosion has damaged a Turkish vessel carrying wheat to Yemen’s Houthi-controlled port of Saleef, with varying accounts attributing…

     

  • 11.05.2018

    Navy seizes tugboat, barge with suspected stolen AGO

    The Nigerian Navy has said it impounded a large tugboat and barge with six crew members carrying suspected illegally refined Automotive Gas Oil (diesel). Commanding Officer of the Nigerian Navy Forward Operating Base in Bonny, Rivers State, Capt. Suleiman Olorundare, said this in an interview…

     

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