23 September 2021

MDAT GoG Warning of Increased Piracy

WARNING 001/SEP/2021 1.     Category: INCREASE OF PIRACY THREAT 2.     Description: Piracy Threat Warning.  MDAT-GoG has been made aware of an increased threat of piracy centered in ZONE E […]
21 September 2021

Arab coalition uncovers & destroys booby-trapped boats in Salif

Arab news reports that The Arab coalition confirmed on Monday it had destroyed two booby-trapped boats of the Houthi militia in the Salif region and thwarted an […]
21 September 2021

India says it sets the bar for global security and in Indian Ocean region

The Print reports India’s Ambassador to the US Sandhu Tuesday said that challenges faced by nations are ‘complex’ to be tackled single-handedly & mutual interdependence […]
21 September 2021

Kenya progresses and has been removed from piracy red list

The global shipping industry has removed Kenya maritime waters within the Indian Ocean from the piracy red list, 12 years after it was designated a high-risk area […]
21 September 2021

Vigilance At Sea: Maritime Watchdog Scare Off Pirates

Reports write The vigilance of the Multinational Maritime Coordinating Centre has scared away activities of more than 16 vessels on the Gulf of Guinea suspected […]
21 September 2021

There will always be Pirates: Addressing piracy threats in African waters

Ship Technology Reports The Gulf of Guinea accounts for a large majority of seafarer kidnappings and ransom situations worldwide which presents many stressful, challenging situations […]
14 September 2021

The United States and Thailand expand Maritime Security Partnerships

Demonstrating the strength of our partnership and our shared commitment to ensuring a free and open maritime security environment, the United States and the Kingdom […]
13 September 2021

In Mozambique focus needs to shift to preventing criminality at sea

The insurgency in the Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique has been placed firmly in the international spotlight since radicals linked to Islamic State launched their […]
13 September 2021

Weather, moonlight, and time of day all play a part for Piracy in Manilla

ARX Mouldings is sharing IFC observations where a spike in the number of sea robbery and sea theft incidents in Manilla South Harbor Anchorage, Philippines, […]
10 September 2021

Fishermen hijack Onne Sea Port over insecurity

Reports say that OPERATIONS of the Onne Sea Port may be disrupted, following threats by the Association of Fishermen and Sea Food Dealers in Rivers […]
10 September 2021

Fishermen boarded and robbed by Pirates

Reports say Four fishermen of Arcottuthurai who set out for fishing on Wednesday were robbed of their belongings under threat of attack by suspected sea […]
10 September 2021

Sailors Society intervention gets wrongly imprisoned crew released

Sailors Society writes that Deepak Ravi and four fellow Indian crew spent six months in an Iranian prison after being arrested on suspicion of transporting illegal oil […]
9 September 2021

Reports of Crewman shot in the pirate raid on offshore vessel in Gabon

Reports are staying Two seafarers have been injured in a pirate attack on an offshore support vessel in Gabon. Maritime security companies reported that a […]
7 September 2021

Attempted boarding of Drylog’s Bulk Bahamas in Tema Anchorage

Several Sources are including IMB ICC are reporting that Duty AB onboard an anchored bulk carrier noticed six robbers in a small boat approaching and […]
6 September 2021

Bangladesh, Mauritius, and Seychelles to join regional maritime security group

The offer was made at the first meeting of deputy national security advisers of the Colombo Security Conclave that was hosted virtually by Sri Lanka […]
6 September 2021

Nigerian Navy Renews Commitment to Maritime Security

Reports Say The Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the Nigerian Navy of government’s continued robust support to aggressively drive […]
6 September 2021

Upgraded to potential Kidnapping – Libreville Anchorage

Reporting indicates that when anchored at the Libreville anchorage area, the OSV TAMPEN was boarded by unknown armed men. Updates indicate that the vessel was […]
6 September 2021

Late Reporting of a Boarding 6 NM Southwest of Libreville – two crew injured

1.       Category: Boarding 2.       Time: 05 Sep 21 at 0100Z UTC 3.       Description: Armed intruders boarded an MV whilst at anchor in position 001812N 0092442E.       Two crew members were […]
31 August 2021

IMB says vigilance still needed as Indian Ocean piracy High Risk Area reduced

IMB says vigilance still needed as Indian Ocean piracy High Risk Area reduced Shipping organisations have agreed to reduce the boundaries of the piracy High […]
31 August 2021

Will the be Deepblue project be enough to tackle the world’s latest piracy hotspot? – Watch the video

Reports say Helicopters hover above a patrol vessel in Nigeria’s frenetic Apapa port as attack boats zoom past. On the dock, drones emblazoned with the […]
31 August 2021

Warning of armed attacks on ships at anchor in Manila Bay

Reports Say On 17 July at 0125 hrs the Maersk Njussfjord was boarded and the perpetrators point a homemade handgun at the duty watcher’s head […]
31 August 2021

Fight Against Mozambique’s Insurgency Must Include Maritime Security

Reports say The insurgency in the Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique has been placed firmly in the international spotlight since radicals linked to Islamic State […]
31 August 2021

Will the maritime security tension in the Gulf cause a threat to the global economy?

Follow reports There was recently an attack on the Mercer Street vessel belonging to an Israeli billionaire, with Iran being blamed for the incident. These kinds […]
26 August 2021

IMO continues to support maritime security activities in East Africa

Reports say the IMO has assisted in the strengthening of maritime security governance in East Africa by participating in two regional events during August: the […]
26 August 2021

Watch how Pirates are Running Wild off West Africa’s Coast

Vice Media has put together a video reporting and looking at Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. Today, 97 percent of kidnappings at sea take […]
23 August 2021

Information Fusion Centre’s Mid Year Security Report

23 August 2021

Several killed in attack at Shell facility in Nigeria’s southeast

Reports from Police say the unclaimed attack was carried out on a convoy transporting workers to Shell oil and gas project, killing seven people. Seven […]
23 August 2021

Government of Nigeria partners South Korea on Maritime Security

The Federal government of Nigeria is to collaborate with the Republic of Korea on the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure also known as […]
23 August 2021

Evaluating Vietnam’s Approach and Initiatives in Maritime Security

Under India’s chairmanship of UN Security Council in which maritime security was discussed as one of the major agenda items, Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh raised […]
23 August 2021

UN reports Global Response Needed to Counter Rising Security Threats at Sea

UN Reports Despite an overall decrease in maritime traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic, piracy and armed robbery of ships rose by nearly 20 per […]
19 August 2021

Nigerian Navy arrests 4 stowaways at Lagos anchorage

Reports say The Nigerian Navy said its operatives arrested four stowaways on board a vessel at the Lagos anchorage. The Commander of Nigerian Navy Ship […]
17 August 2021

Change in piracy threats in the Indian Ocean prompts re-think of High-Risk Area

Reports are going In broad terms, the changes agreed by BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO, and OCIMF, representing the global shipping and oil industries, will reduce […]
16 August 2021

MV Anatolian (Ro-Ro) attacked by gunfire – Late Reporting – Incident now over.

MSCHOA have released an Alert giving more detail of the piracy incident reported off the Somali coast. The MSCHOA report is as follows: ALERT ALERT […]
12 August 2021

The “Struggle of the Straits”…

THE REPEATING HISTORY AND STRUGGLES OF THE STRAITS OF MALACCA AND SINGAPORE Piracy has a long history in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SOMS) […]
10 August 2021

Nigeria just quit….

Few days ago, the Federal Government decided to quit the Maritime Organisation for West and Central Africa (MOWCA), after the country had spent more than […]
10 August 2021

Pirates Kidnap 5 Persons Along Bonny River

The Officer-in-Charge of the Marine Police, Bonny, Solomon Adeniyi, a Superintendent of Police, who confirmed this, disclosed that “five people were kidnapped after Onne in […]
10 August 2021

US Navy warship arrives in Nigeria to combat piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

Reports say that USS Hershel “Woody” Williams, the first ship permanently assigned to Africa, recently arrived in Nigeria’s commercial capital city of Lagos, as part […]
10 August 2021

Apparently… The Nigerian Navy has received 50 gunboats and drones for maritime operations…

Reports say The Nigerian Navy has received 50 assault gunboats and drones on Wednesday in order to combat crime and criminality in the country’s territorial seas. The […]
4 August 2021

6 ships in Gulf of Oman lose control, days after the vessel was attacked by drones

At least six ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates broadcast warnings Tuesday that they had lost control of their steering under unclear […]
4 August 2021

Now released – Iran-backed armed attackers seize tanker off UAE coast

Skynews reports Armed personnel backed by Iran are suspected of seizing an oil tanker off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in what a […]
3 August 2021

The ‘TANKER WAR’… what we know about the ongoing battle…

Riviera Reports that Tensions in Middle East shipping lanes have escalated since the US unilaterally pulled out of the joint comprehensive plan of action (JCPOA) […]
3 August 2021

Maritime security threats build and converge in Somalia

Sources report Just as one maritime security challenge in Somalia seemed all but resolved, another one gained momentum. After years of declining pirate attacks off […]
3 August 2021

U.S., Israel, U.K. Vow Action Against Iran on Tanker Attack

The U.S., Israel and the U.K. all vowed to respond to a deadly drone attack on an Israeli-linked tanker last week in a major waterway […]
2 August 2021

As India leads the United Nations Security Council it promotes maritime security

Reports following Ambassador TS Tirumurti said the stint would give India an opportunity to play an important role yet again in shaping some of the […]
2 August 2021

The African Union and the Gulf of Guinea Commission agreement on maritime security

Reports say The African Union (AU) and the Gulf of Guinea Commission have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to reinforce joint efforts of addressing […]
2 August 2021

UK and France sign new security treaty to protect passengers on Channel ferries

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and Home Secretary Priti Patel agree a new maritime security treaty between the UK and France. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and […]
2 August 2021

Nigeria’s ambitious new maritime security project must avoid old traps

President Muhammadu Buhari recently inaugurated a project designed to prevent illegal activities in Nigeria’s coastal waters and enforce maritime regulations. It also aims to prevent illegal activities on inland waterways. Known […]
2 August 2021

Court Sentences 10 Pirates To 12 Years Jail Term For Hijacking Chinese Ship

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has sentenced 10 pirates to twelve years imprisonment each for hijacking a Chinese fishing vessel, FV Hai Lu […]
2 August 2021

Sophisticated Iranian drones at fault for Israeli-linked tanker attack

The attack against the Israeli-owned tanker on Friday was carried out by precision-guided drone missiles, and are a step-up in Iran’s use of drone warfare. […]
2 August 2021

Arab Coalition Thwarts ‘Hostile Houthi Attempt’ To Attack Saudi Commercial Ship

Multiple reports of A hostile attempt by the Iran-backed Houthis to attack a Saudi commercial vessel with a drone has been thwarted, the Arab Coalition […]
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