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 […]
2 August 2021

UAV Attack On Zodiac’s MT Mercer Street results in two deaths

Dryad Reporting indicates that the Liberian flagged MT MERCER STREET (IMO 9539585) has been attacked approximately 152nm NE Al Duqm, Oman. Reports by UKMTO indicated […]
28 July 2021

Kidnappers of Maritime Workers Demand N90m Ransom before release

Reports say Abductors of five members of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) and four others along the Kula-Abonnema waterways in Rivers State have […]
27 July 2021

Cyber attack disrupts major South African port operations

Reuters Reports A cyber attack has disrupted container operations at the South African port of Cape Town, an email seen by Reuters on Thursday said. […]
27 July 2021

Niger Delta Pirates Hijack and attack passenger boat, kidnapping eight

Eight persons who were traveling to Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital on a passenger boat have been kidnapped along the Kula-Abonrma waterway in Rivers […]
27 July 2021

Pirates strike Campeche oil platform and target crew and equipment

Crew reported hearing gunfire but there were no casualties Armed thieves attacked a privately-owned oil platform in the south of the Gulf of Mexico late […]
27 July 2021

Niger Delta Pirates kill soldier in an ambush

A soldier has been killed in Tuomo community, Burutu council area of Delta State, following a clash between military men and suspected pirates. A community […]
14 July 2021

Copycat Piracy – The continued threat of terrorism and Piracy in Mozambique

In recent years the insurgency in Mozambique’s northernmost province of Cabo Delgado has largely gone under the radar. Even in 2019, two years since the […]
12 July 2021

Don’t lose sight of terrorism, maritime security despite pandemic

The Philippines urged Southeast Asian countries and dialogue partners to heighten cooperation and “not lose sight” of common areas of concern such as transnational crime, […]
12 July 2021

Nigeria to seek closer security ties with Gabon

The Federal Republic of Nigeria is seeking to establish closer defence and security ties with the Republic of Gabon. Sources said this may not be […]
12 July 2021

Defence industry experts appeal for collaboration to combat maritime security challenge

South Africa needs to improvise and create innovative solutions to work within budget constraints to solve maritime security problems, according to a Hensoldt South Africa […]
12 July 2021

Nigeria paid private firms $67m yearly for maritime security

Vanguard reports that Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said prior to the approval by President Muhammadu Buhari of the use of the military, police […]
9 July 2021

Fishermen Fight Off Pirate Attacks in Ecuador

Fishermen in Ecuador have taken matters into their own hands to combat pirate attacks that have long plagued the nation’s coastal provinces. On June 28, […]
9 July 2021

Nigerian Navy arrests 97 stowaways onboard ships In Lagos

The Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Beecroft has arrested 97 suspected stowaways onboard different foreign merchant ships that are in the country to discharge cargos in […]
6 July 2021

Iran to Open New Maritime Security Coordination Cente

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Navy commander unveiled plans for the inauguration of a center in the country’s southeastern port city of Chabahar for international cooperation […]
5 July 2021

MDAT GoG – Increased Threat of Piracy – Updated

MDAT-GoG is aware of an increased threat of piracy within an area of zone E. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution when transiting this […]
2 July 2021

More than 50 shipping companies offer Wellness at Sea programme to crews

More than 50 shipping companies are getting on board Sailors’ Society’s Wellness at Sea Awareness programme: giving their crews, their families and shore staff vital […]
2 July 2021

Watch a disturbing video as Libyan coastguard opens fires on migrant boat

Search-and-rescue NGOs have claimed that the Maltese and Libyan authorities attempted a violent push back of 45 asylum seekers to the North African country on […]
2 July 2021

Mad Move? Nigeria Pushes for Removal of War Risk Insurance for the Gulf of Guinea

Maritime Executive Reports Authorities in Nigeria are pushing for the removal of the war risk insurance required for cargo vessels that call in the country […]
1 July 2021

Warning Increased Threat of Piracy

MDAT-GoG is aware of an increased threat of piracy to mariners in ZONE F. Authority ZONE F Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution when […]
30 June 2021

Sailors Society announces the launch of free Wellness at Sea e-learning for all seafarers

The latest wave of Covid in crew supply countries is threatening another crew change crisis, with many ports already closing to seafarers from India. The […]
28 June 2021

China’s maritime militia breaks rules and charts course for global dominance

China’s quest to become a maritime superpower has turned its massive fishing fleet into a floating militia that actively engages in aggressive, and often illegal, practices at sea. […]
28 June 2021

Watch – Let’s continue to collaborate in fighting threats of maritime security – Kan-Dapaah says to Togo

Watch the video below provided by Ghana news. The Minister of National Security, Albert Kan-Dapaah, has called for continued collaborations between Ghana and Togo to […]
28 June 2021

UK Warns Of Growing Threat In Africa

Dryad Reports that Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will announce new UK funding to fight the growing threat of terrorism in West Africa. Dominic Raab will […]
24 June 2021

WHITE PAPER – ” Fixing the Unfixable ” – The need for a new approach to development in the Niger Delta

The Gulf of Guinea has consistently been one of the most at-risk regions for piracy, with dozens of attacks against shipping year in year out. […]
21 June 2021

New Zealand’s maritime security stressed by rising threats

New Zealand’s maritime security is “increasingly stressed” by escalating geopolitical tensions, transnational crime, illegal fishing, and rising seas, a new Government strategy says. Among the […]
21 June 2021

Troubled W’African Waters and the New Conversation on Coastal Security

The increasing wave of insecurity on West African Waters and the urgent need for talks on maritime security in region has become an urgent task. […]
21 June 2021

Fiji Navy continues maritime security efforts despite COVID exposure

Despite the COVID-19 exposure to some of the personnel, sailors in the Fiji Navy continue to support national efforts in maritime security and safety tasking. […]
21 June 2021

Global Shipping to sound horns on June 25 in Support of Seafarers

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), along with industry and social partners, are encouraging ships in ports around the world to sound their horns at […]
14 June 2021

Building maritime security coalitions – lessons learned from the strait of Hormuz

Once a military operation is launched, reflecting on lessons learned can sometimes be an afterthought. Nearly two years after the establishment of separate U.S. and […]
14 June 2021

Drones, Choppers Deploy to Combat Piracy in Gulf Off Nigeria

Nigeria unveiled $195 million worth of boats, vehicles and aircraft to spearhead the government’s fight against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. The equipment will […]
10 June 2021

Download the UNODC Report – Pirates on the Delta – Razor wire has never worked…

The Gulf of Guinea region has a legacy of piracy, armed robbery and armed criminality. From politically motivated early militant groups, such as MEND, staging […]
7 June 2021

Illegal Fishing Is a Global Threat. Here’s How to Combat It…

Illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing—known as IUU fishing—is a global scourge. Carried out by malicious actors in the shadows of the world’s oceans, it can […]
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