29 August 2022

The Challenge of Oil Theft and Maritime Insecurity in Nigeria

‘Security, Defence, and Development in Nigeria’ was the initial title of the lecture delivered by Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, General Leo Irabor, on Thursday, […]
29 August 2022

Shippers unlikely to see lower insurance premiums despite lesser Indian Ocean piracy risk

ARX Mouldings has been following reports that say Shipowners and charterers carrying commodities in the Indian Ocean are unlikely to see lower insurance premiums in […]
29 August 2022

False piracy attacks causing bigger issues for MT Heroic Idun

ARX Mouldings is following reports that contrary to claims, the Nigerian Navy has said the vessel, Motor Tanker (MT) Heroic Idun, resisted arrest by NNS […]
29 August 2022

What Are The Challenges And Why Securing The Seas Is Priority for India

ARX Mouldings has been following reports thats Indian Navy Vice Admiral SN Ghormade recently announced that India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, will be […]
29 August 2022

A weekend of attacks in Singapore

A bulk carrier was boarded by three perpetrators while underway (1°07’54.0″N 103°30’30.0″E), transiting along Phillip Channel on 29 Aug at 0402 (UTC +8).   All […]
23 August 2022

Ghana launches maritime security plans

Ghana has an abundance of marine resources. They include fisheries, hydrocarbon reserves, inland waterways and ports that are located along important international shipping lanes. These […]
23 August 2022

Indian Ocean High Risk Area reduced puts pressure on real BMP 5 measures

After more than a decade of effective threat-reducing counter-piracy operations the shipping industry has removed the ‘Indian Ocean High Risk Area’ (HRA). Notification of the […]
15 August 2022

USNS Trenton arrives in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea for Maritime Security Exercise

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea – The Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport USNS Trenton (T-EPF-5) arrived in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea for a scheduled port visit, August 8-10, 2022. […]
15 August 2022

Piracy and the Pandemic: Maritime Crime in Southeast Asia

BY IAN STOREY EXECUTIVE SUMMARY At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 there were concerns that maritime crime in Southeast Asia would […]
15 August 2022

Nigeria Joint Forces declare they are better equipment to tackle insecurity together

ARX Mouldings has been following reports that as part of its contribution to address insecurity in Nigeria, the Nigerian Merchant Navy, during the weekend, sought […]
15 August 2022

Whilst Brazil has their own problems they head to the GoG to conduct maritime security exercises

The Brazilian Navy (MB) is spearheading Operation Guinex-II in the Gulf of Guinea, Africa, June 18-August 20, with exercises at sea and ports to increase […]
2 August 2022

What will be the future of the Indian Ocean?

ARX Mouldings is following reports that Indian Ocean security is an enduring maritime issue. Tensions on the high seas also include focusing on the Indian […]
2 August 2022

Pirates and Fisherman continue fighting in Nigeria

Travelling or doing business on the waterways in the country, especially the Niger Delta region, has become a nightmare on account of the menace of […]
2 August 2022

Why Snake Island has become the Maritime Security hotspot

Snake Island, or Serpents Island (Ostriv Zmiinyi in Ukrainian; Insula Serpilor in Romanian) is an islet off Ukraine’s southwestern coast and near the Danube Delta […]
1 August 2022

3 vessels boarded in 24hrs in Singapore Straits, vessels on high alert for more attacks.

On the 31st of July A tug-towing Barge was boarded by six perpetrators while underway (1°16’51.0″N 104°08’4.8″E) along the Westbound Lane of Traffic Separation Scheme, […]
28 July 2022

NIMASA inaugurates team to draft Nigeria’s maritime security strategy 

The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has inaugurated the Expert Level Planning Team (ELPT) of the agency to draft […]
28 July 2022

Asphalt Princess tanker hijacked in the Arabian Sea

Oman provided first official confirmation on Wednesday that the Asphalt Princess tanker was involved in a hijacking in the Arabian Sea after Britain’s maritime trade […]
25 July 2022

Nigeria continues to focus on removing piracy in the GoG

The Government of Nigeria and a coalition of global shipping stakeholders have launched a new strategy to end piracy, armed robbery, and kidnapping in the […]
25 July 2022

Interpol launched Port Security Program in West Africa

A European Union (EU) funded Interpol port security project (PSP) to enhance capabilities of law enforcement agencies and port authorities to prevent, detect, investigate and […]
25 July 2022

Gulf of Guinea have been reinforced with the utilization of the YARIS

The YARIS platform, an information sharing tool or system for Maritime Law Enforcement Agencies in the Gulf of Guinea region, was developed in partnership with […]
25 July 2022

Late Reporting of Boarded Bulk Carrier in Singapore Strait

Six perpetrators reportedly boarded a bulk carrier while underway (1°08’45.0″N 103°29’0.2″E) along the Eastbound Lane of Traffic Separation Scheme, Phillip Channel, Singapore Strait on 23 […]
19 July 2022

Armed Pirates Rob another PEMEX Offshore Platform in Bay of Campeche

ARX MOuldings has been following reports where Armed pirates struck another platform operated by Pemex last week, forcing the crew to help them cart off […]
12 July 2022

96% of boardings are successful however Global piracy is down from IMB report

Global piracy and armed robbery incidents at lowest level in decades The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) received the lowest number of reported incidents for […]
11 July 2022

Royal Navy’s seizure of smuggled Iranian missiles in the Gulf of Aden revealed

ARX mouldings is following reports that the Royal Navy warship HMS Montrose earlier this year seized dozens of packages containing advanced weaponry, including surface-to-air-missiles and […]
11 July 2022

Niger Delta activist warns against fresh oil war

ARX Mouldings are following reports that the human rights activist and legal practitioner, Comrade Cleric Alaowei, has warned the Federal Government and the National Assembly […]
11 July 2022

800 Pirates escape prison and plan relaunch

ARX Mouldings have been following multiple news channels and following Initial reports said that 1365 prisoners escaped following an attack from the Boko Haram terrorists, […]
7 July 2022

Late Reporting of Boarded Bulker in Sinapore

Six perpetrators reportedly boarded a bulk carrier while underway (1°17’03.6″N 104°19’39.6″E) along the Eastbound Lane of Traffic Separation Scheme, Singapore Strait on 4 Jul 22 […]
7 July 2022


2. TIME: 0034UTC 07th July 2022 3. DESCRIPTION: MDAT-GoG has been made aware that there is an increased threat of piracy activity in the following area: 4. […]
6 July 2022

Israel shoots down drones aimed at ARX hardened Energean FPSO

ARX Mouldings has read reports that Israeli forces have shot down three Hezbollah drones that appeared to be heading for the recently arrived FPSO on […]
6 July 2022

Combating maritime security threats in western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden

ARX Mouldings has read that Signatory States to the revised Code of Conduct concerning the repression of piracy, armed robbery against ships and illicit maritime […]
6 July 2022

EU Provides €28M to Improve Liberia Maritime Security

ARX Mouldings is follow reports that with a budget of 28 million Euros (close to US$30 million), SWAIMS is the largest initiative on maritime security […]
27 June 2022

The EU’s new International Ocean Governance Maritime Security Agenda

Today, the European Commission and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy unveiled the renewed EU agenda on International Ocean […]
27 June 2022

Warning of Increased Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

WARNING 001/JUN/2022 1. CATEGORY: INCREASED THREAT OF PIRACY 2. TIME: 1530 UTC on 23rd June 2022 3. DESCRIPTION: MDAT-GOG has been made aware that there is an increased […]
22 June 2022

Late Reporting: Bulk Carrier boarded in Singapore Straits

Two perpetrators reportedly boarded a bulk carrier while underway (1°16’42.0″N 104°15’24.0”E) along the Eastbound Lane of Traffic Separation Scheme, Singapore Strait on 20 Jun 22 […]
21 June 2022

Will Piracy be forced to return to East Africa following the effect of the Russian war?

Sky news are reporting that The double impact of the worst drought in 40 years and Russia’s war in Ukraine is having a devastating effect […]
21 June 2022

Uncovering hidden vessels could solve Piracy in the GoG

Global Fishing Watch has developed and publicly released the first ever global map of previously undetected dark fleets, or vessels that do not broadcast their […]
21 June 2022

Pemex oil rig is under attack again following the latest assault from Pirates

ARX Mouldings has read reports that A group of ten armed men has reportedly carried out another heist in the Gulf of Mexico, taking equipment, […]
16 June 2022

An outdated security policy doesn’t work for the rise in Piracy in SE Asia

The laws set by the United Nations 40 years ago no longer suit the fight against modern-day crime on the high seas. ARX Moulding is […]
15 June 2022

UK helps collaborate and drive ISPS Code in Nigeria for maritime security

The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Bashir Jamoh, said the implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code, […]
13 June 2022

UN Continues to condemn piracy in the GoG – but what will stop Piracy?

A U.N. resolution last week condemned piracy in the Gulf of Guinea — the most dangerous piracy hot spot in the world. In 2020, over 40 percent […]
13 June 2022

NATO continues to discuss maritime security

ARX Mouldings is following Nato directly which has reported that on 8 June 2022, the Cooperative Security Division of the NATO International Military Staff (IMS) […]
6 June 2022

28 African Countries demand an international response to piracy and oil theft in GoG 

Nigeria and 28 other countries have called for an international response to the rising cases of piracy and crude oil theft in the Gulf of […]
6 June 2022

Global Maritime security initiatives are urgently needed

ARX Mouldings is following reports The current international global maritime situation is complicated. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, and the crisis in Ukraine looms […]
6 June 2022

The Urgency of Asia’s Maritime Security Policy

ARX Mouldings is following reports that the Philippines has one of the world’s longest coastlines, spanning 36,289 kilometers (22,549 miles), filled with abundant marine resources […]
6 June 2022

UN Security Council Calls for Renewed Focus on Gulf of Guinea Piracy

ARX Mouldings is following reports that On Tuesday, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a new security resolution on maritime security in the Gulf […]
30 May 2022

Several Tankers boarded in Singapore Straits

First Boarding Three perpetrators armed with knives reportedly boarded a bulk carrier while underway (1°06’54.0″N 103°31’27.0″E) on 28 May 22 at 0259 (UTC + 8) […]
30 May 2022

New Terrorism Prevention Act in Nigeria

The scourge of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) and along the West African coastline is well known. Until last week, pirates who kidnapped […]
30 May 2022

ISPS code key component of maritime security architecture in Nigeria

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Bashir Jamoh says that the implementation of the International Ship and Port […]
26 May 2022

Vessel Approached – Bab al Mandab – 13nm NE Khor Angar

Dryad has reported when transiting within Red Sea, a survey vessel, name unknown, spotted a skiff approaching the starboard bow. The alert was raised on-board […]
26 May 2022

Vessel Boarded in the Gulf of Mexico by Armed Pirates

A pirate attack was recorded around midnight this Sunday on the Crest Tarasco vessel, belonging to the Protexa company, which carries out work in the […]
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