Piracy

Increased insurance costs in Gulf of Guinea as piracy rises

Following an increase in kidnap for ransom attacks in the Gulf of Guinea beyond Nigerias economic zone, Dryad Globals joint war committee (JWC) has redrawn the listed extended risk area in the West Africa region.JWC expanded its Gulf of Guinea listed area further south and east following an increase in piracy attacks. The…

Complete Growth Overview on Maritime Surveillance Market Forecast by 2026 – PRnews Leader

Maritime surveillance is an integrated solution that provides safety & security at borders and sea levels. Maritime surveillance is essential for creating awareness & real-time monitoring at maritime. The operation or control on the marine activities are traced with the help of various maritime solutions and assemblies.

Piracy and Maritime Crime Still Proliferates in Some Regions as Attacks Continue

WORLDWIDE – In the race to be the holder of the unwanted title of the 'World's Worst Piracy Hotspot' it seems the Gulf of Guinea remains currently unchallenged. With approximately 95% of global kidnappings reported from within Gulf of Guinea waters, the latest ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) report this week confirms the grave situation for merchant vessels trading in the region.

Navios Maritime Containers L.P. Regains Compliance Regarding Nasdaq Minimum Bid Price Deficiency | 2

MONACO, Oct. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Navios Maritime Containers L.P. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: NMCI ), a growth vehicle dedicated to the container sector of the maritime industry, today announced that, based upon a notice received on October 15, 2020 from The Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq&CloseCurlyDoubleQuote…

The Chinese Distant Water Fishing Fleet and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

Key PointsChinese interests operate the largest distant water fishing fleet in the world, estimated to be 1,600-3,400 ships in size.The Chinese distant water fishing fleet could be five to eight times larger than that, however, and operate in every region of the world.While most of those vessels operate legally, with permission from host states and in accordance with international maritime law…

ASIS 9.5m Rigid Inflatable Boat

The 9.5m rigid inflatable boat (RIB) is manufactured by ASIS Boats, a manufacturer of high-quality rigid inflatable boats, to address the specific mission requirements of government agencies, maritime law enforcement agencies, coastguards, and police and naval operators in both inland and coastal waters.The boat is suitable for a range of missions such as anti-piracy…

ISS Today: World Oceans Day

First published by ISS TodayWhat happens on and in the oceans can be mysterious. Shipping can be a secretive and paradoxical industry and many are sea-blind to our dependency upon it. The surface of the moon is better mapped than our ocean floors. To change how we visualise and value the oceans, we could look at Nasas famous 1972 Blue Marble image upside down.

SADC successfully drafts Integrated Maritime Security Strategy

The SA Navy recently hosted the South African Development Community (SADC) Joint Technical Working Group on the Review of its Maritime Security Strategy (MSS).The review of the MSS sprouts from the 13th Ordinary session of the AU Assembly in 2009, declaring a need to, to develop a comprehensive and coherent (Maritime) strategy.

Pirates Attack OSV in the Gulf of Mexico

Pirates attacked an Italy-flagged offshore supply vessel in the southern Gulf of Mexico, injuring two crew members, the Mexican Navy said on Tuesday, in the latest outbreak of robbery and piracy to hit oil platforms and infrastructure in the area.One of the crew members of the vessel, Remas, received a bullet wound, and the other suffered a concussion…

Top 20 Stories of 2019

From reporting on major new deepwater discoveries and impressive engineering and technological feats, to expert commentary on impactful market trends, Offshore Engineer delivered no shortage of exciting offshore industry coverage throughout 2019.Representing just a small sample from the thousands of articles published in print and online this year…

NASSCO delivers third Expeditionary Sea Base ship to US Navy

General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard has officially transferred the Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship, USNS Miguel Keith (ESB 5), to the US Navy. The navy accepted the delivery of Miguel Keith, which is the service branchs third ESB ship, during a ceremony onboard the ship at NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, California. The ship…

Crew Kidnapped From Tanker In The Gulf Of Guinea

Armed pirates have reportedly kidnapped 13 seafarers from a Liberian-flagged product tanker in the Gulf of Guinea off West Africa, continuing a rise in attacks on vessels in the world's most dangerous piracy hot spot.The Curcacao Trader was approached by eight armed individuals aboard a single speedboat and boarded 232 nautical miles southwest of Lagos, Friday.

Customs honours officers for seizure of 10,000kg cannabis sativa

Nigeria Customs ServiceThe Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Western Marine Command, on Friday gave commendation certificates to 11 officers who facilitated the seizure of 10,000kg of cannabis sativa on April 21.The Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Olugbenga Peters, made the presentation of the certificates to the officers…

Lets raise a glass to Prohibition

On a foggy evening on April 23, 1927, the fishing schooner Etta M. Burns was sailing back to New Bedford when the helmsman fell asleep and the boat washed up on the rocks off Squibnocket Beach in Chilmark. As the surf battered the ship, bottles of liquor were released from the ruptured hull and washed up on shore.The news spread fast around the Island…

Former RMS St. Helena to Become Anti-Piracy Armory Vessel

#Ports&Shipping- The UK's last working postal ship, RMS St. Helena, was for nearly three decades the main source of contact between one of humanitys remotest islands and the outside world.Now the ship, cherished by the 4,500 residents of British-ruled St. Helena, will according to MarineLink, start a new life as a floating armory…

Fish poachers besiege Nigeria, W/ Africa waters

Action fuelling piracy Expert·Navy says it is on top of situationFOREIGN nationals involved in fish poaching have invaded the West African waters with fishing vessels plundering the region of its fishery resource, a development which expert say is fuelling the rising cases of piracy.Vanguard Maritime Report gathered that despite the ban on such vessels at the international level…