20 May 2021

Atlantic Princess Boarded now confirms Kidnapping – 65nm South Tema

Reporting indicates that the F/V ATLANTIC PRINCESS (IMO8124412) was boarded 65nm South of Tema resulting in the kidnap of 5 crew. The vessel is understood […]
20 May 2021

Big impacts on local ports and the maritime sector following the Israel Attacks

Dryad Reports that Tensions between Israel and Palestine have risen substantially in the past 12 days. Following the eviction of 12 Palestinian families from their homes in the Sheikh […]
20 May 2021

IMO calls for further action to address Gulf of Guinea piracy

Maritime Safety Committee resolution calls for greater collaboration to tackle escalating attacks in Gulf of Guinea. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has called for increased […]
20 May 2021

Greek-flagged Astro Perseus attempted boarding

The Greek-flagged tanker Astro Perseus was at sea about 3.1 nautical miles northwest of Pulau Nongsa in East Indonesia’s Batam when a suspicious small vessel […]
20 May 2021

MDAT Report Vessel Boarding in Tema Ghana

ADVISORY 001/MAY/2021 1. Category: BOARDING 2. Time: 19TH May 2021 at 1830 UTC. 3. Description: MDAT-GOG received a report of a vessel being boarded in […]
17 May 2021

ARX sponsors leading Maritime Security event #Marsec21

https://www.petrospot.com/events/marsec21 Building on the success of MarSec20+ conference, which offered intelligent debate, lively Q&A sessions and a ream of networking opportunities to over 600 delegates, […]
17 May 2021

Crompton Group Acquire Specialist Research Manufacturing Company Constant Systems

Constant Systems founded in 1989 operates in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Research sector manufacturing high pressure cell disruption equipment used in the development of lifesaving […]
17 May 2021

The Launch of Nigeria’s comprehensive maritime security strategy

Events have increased in tempo on a positive note ahead of the launch of Nigeria’s comprehensive maritime security strategy, writes Vincent Obia The assets acquisition […]
17 May 2021

Crisis in Mozambique is Grabbing the World’s Attention

As the insurgency in northern Mozambique continues to escalate, not only is the humanitarian crisis deepening, but the instability’s ripple effects are being felt far […]
17 May 2021

Could terrorists cause the next ‘Ever Given’ crisis?

Exploring how piracy or Iranian naval strategy could be adapted by terrorists to strike chokepoints, Israel and other stakeholders can get ahead of this threat. […]
17 May 2021

Japanese talks Maritime Security With Vietnam

On Tuesday, during a phone conversation with Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Japan’s Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide said that his government “strongly opposes” China’s growing […]
17 May 2021

Two Israeli Ports Closed After Rocket Attacks

The renewed conflict between the Israeli military and Palestinian militants has spilled over into the maritime sector. The Israeli ports of Ashdod and Ashkelon have […]
3 May 2021

Law strengthening power of China’s maritime authorities may escalate tensions in Indo-Pacific region

China has passed a new legislation to strengthen the power of its maritime safety authorities sparking fears that tensions between Beijing and other Asian countries, […]
3 May 2021

Blue Economy and maritime security deeply intertwined and mutually dependent on each other

New Delhi: Adm G Ashok Kumar, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC, Vice Chief of the Naval Staff, Indian Navy today said that the Indian Navy’s (IN) […]
3 May 2021

Maritime Security Agency arrests 28 foreign fishermen in offshore operation

KARACHI (Dunya News) – In an operation in the high seas, the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency has arrested 28 foreign fishermen for illegal fishing. A […]
3 May 2021

Global Leadership needed to Improve Maritime Security in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov

In the spring of 2021, Russia conducted a sizeable military buildup along its border with Ukraine and in occupied Crimea. Most of these deployments were […]
27 April 2021

Vietnam building up its maritime militia in the South China sea

Vietnam is building up its maritime militia in the South China Sea in an apparent challenge to Chinese efforts to dominate the disputed waterway, according to a […]
27 April 2021

Total suspends Mozambique gas project over terror attacks

French energy giant Total announced Monday that it is suspending its $20 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique following recent militant attacks in […]
27 April 2021

Crewmember Attacked During Armed Robbery in Singapore Strait

The ReCAAP piracy reporting center has issued a new warning about the risk of boardings and armed robberies in the eastbound lane of the Singapore Strait traffic […]
27 April 2021

Cabo Delgado insurgents pose an increasing maritime risk

The recent attacks on the coastal town of Palma, Cabo Delgado, over the past few weeks by Islamic State affiliated Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jamamah (ASWJ), prove […]
27 April 2021

3 dead in attack on Pelagos Navigation tanker Wisdom

An Iranian fuel tanker had been attacked near Syria, resulting in a deadly fire that had killed at least 3 people. The incident happened on […]
26 April 2021

Late Reporting of an Attack – 270nm S Lagos

Reporting indicates that around 0221hrs UTC, a vessel came under attack approximately 270nm South of Lagos.  The vessel is reportedly currently under escort and vessel […]
23 April 2021

Containership CONTSHIP NEW – Attacked and Boarded 185nm SSW Bayelsa State

Reporting indicates that around 1030hrs UTC, the Containership CONTSHIP NEW was under  attack. Crew members were reported mustered in the citadel. This incident is ongoing. […]
22 April 2021

India finally gets a Maritime Security Coordinator in place

General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of Defence Staff, announced that the country will establish an apex federal body designated the National Maritime Commission (NMC) by […]
22 April 2021

NIMASA seeks collaboration on maritime security

The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr Bashir Jamoh, has stressed the need for the involvement of judges, lawyers, and other […]
21 April 2021

Joining the European party the Italian Navy joins the Gulf of Guinea Piracy Campaign

Reports say the Italian Navy is the latest European force to join Ghana’s anti-piracy campaign in the Gulf of Guinea. Crew from the Carlo Bergamini-class […]
21 April 2021

COSCO Rosa – Approached by Skiff 190NM of Lagos

Praesidium Report that On April 20th, around 1825UTC, some 190NM South of Lagos, the Liberia-flagged container vessel ROSA (IMO: 9484534) was approached by one single […]
20 April 2021

Insecurity affects the lives of everyone in the Niger Delta!

Nigeria has an urgent insecurity problem. News from the country often emphasizes insecurity related to Islamic insurgents in Northern Nigeria, organized armed banditry involving Fulani herdsmen, farmer-herder conflicts, kidnapping and armed robbery. […]
19 April 2021

Malaysia and Vietnam to sign MoU on maritime Security

Malaysia is expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Vietnam this year to strengthen cooperation in maritime security, including addressing the encroachment issue […]
19 April 2021

IMFC release latest guidance over IBF designated risk areas (Charts Provided)

IBF LIST of designated risk areas, with applicable benefits (as of 1st November 2020):1) IBF Warlike Operations Area – 12 nm. off the mainland Yemeni […]
14 April 2021

Confirmed attacks of RAY SHIPPING owned HYPERION RAY near Fujairah

Unconfirmed media reporting has indicated that the MV HYPERION RAY (IMO9690559), has been involved in an incident off the coast of Fujairah.  The original source […]
12 April 2021

Yemen’s Houthi rebels claim attacks on Saudi oil facilities

The Yemeni group claimed to have targeted Aramco’s refineries in the coastal cities of Jeddah and Jubail but Saudi Arabia has yet to confirm. Yemen’s […]
12 April 2021

Armed Robberies on the rise against vessels in the Singapore Straits

The incidents of armed robbery against ships continued to occur to ships while underway in the Singapore Strait. During 8 – 11 Apr 21, three […]
12 April 2021

The Mozambique Channel is becoming the next Maritime High-Risk Area

The waters off Mozambique are becoming a major new security hotspot in the Indian Ocean. An Islamist insurrection in northern Mozambique that the government seems […]
9 April 2021

Maritime Border Dispute Emerges Between Lebanon & Syria

BEIRUT: The Syrian government signed a 4-year contract with a Russian company for oil and gas exploration in the Mediterranean Sea that could spark a […]
9 April 2021

Nigeria, Cameroon, Benin, and Equatorial Guinea sign MoU to check crime in Gulf of Guinea

As part of efforts to stem insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria has agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with three other […]
9 April 2021

Nigerian, Spanish Navies Collaborate On Capacity Improvement In Gulf Of Guinea

Four Nigerian Navy Ships are to collaborate with the Spanish Navy War Ship (SNS) Furor, to conduct a two-day sea exercise to develop capacity toward […]
9 April 2021

Five drug seizures in one week for Combined Maritime Forces in the Arabian Sea

French Marine Nationale ships have recorded five seizures of illicit drugs in just six days whilst participating in a counter-narcotics focused operation under the command […]
8 April 2021

Reports of explosion on Iran Shipping Line MV Saviz

Dryad Reporting indicates that the Iran-flagged cargo vessel MV ‘SAVIZ‘ has suffered an explosion whilst operating in the Lower Red Sea in position 15°09N 041°01E . The Iranian flagged SAVIZ […]
6 April 2021

The Swedish club casebook – Crew boarded and confronted by Pirates

In its recently issued Casebook containing safety lessons learned from maritime incidents, the Swedish Club describes a piracy attack on a tanker while waiting to […]
6 April 2021

Watch & Discuss: Can another Suez Canal blockage be avoided?

https://www.aljazeera.com/program/inside-story/2021/3/29/can-another-suez-canal-blockage-be-avoided Salvage crews refloat container vessel stuck on major shipping route. A major disruption to global trade is closer to being resolved. Salvage crews set […]
6 April 2021

There’s no vaccine against poor mental health…

There’s no vaccine against poor mental health, writes Johan Smith from Sailors’ Society. As so many have said, we live in unprecedented times. First, we […]
6 April 2021


Executive Summary 31 incidents took place in 24 different countries within the Energy sector, involving 64 fatalities and 211injuries. Fire and explosion were the biggest […]
6 April 2021

17 Fishermen Lost After Bulk Carrier Collision

Divers were scouring the waters of the Java Sea on Sunday for 17 fishermen reported missing after their boat capsized following a crash involving a […]
30 March 2021

Modern Day Dunkirk – Northern Mozambique: Volunteer ships help to evacuate 1,000 after insurgent attack

Many South Africans, some contractors working on the construction of the French Total energy company’s Afungi liquid natural gas processing plant, were caught up in […]
29 March 2021

Cross-border OIl smuggling across Nigeria-Cameroon borders cost 1.5 USD Billion

Security forces tasked with tackling oil smuggling are benefiting from the illicit business they are mandated to curb. Nigeria ranks first on the list of countries worldwide […]
29 March 2021

Israeli flagged MSC LORI hit with explosive device…

Hebrew-language broadcaster Channel 12 has  reported that an Israeli vessel was reportedly damaged in an Iranian missile attack while sailing through the Arabian sea towards […]
29 March 2021

Nigeria maritime workers quickly drifting into anarchy…

he Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) have lamented that the security architecture of the country has broken down and that the country is drifting […]
29 March 2021

France offers Nigerian Navy support to secure Gulf of Guinea

The French government on Wednesday expressed willingness to offer the Nigerian Navy its full cooperation, to tackle piracy and other forms of insecurity in the Gulf of […]
29 March 2021

LNG workers killed in Ambush, left for dead, in Mozambique attack

British ex-cop ‘grabs AK-47 and kills two Islamists’ to escape five-day assault on Mozambique gas city: Another Briton is killed and others missing as jihadis […]
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