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maritime security, galle protests

Maritime Security, Galle Protests

Maritime Security, Galle Protests (15th February 2017).  A group of retired disabled war heroes, who completed 22 years in service, staged a protest at Galle Face this morning demanding authorities to pay their salary arrears. Over fifteen protests took place across many parts of Sri Lanka during the course of the day. The access road to the […]
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Maritime Security West Africa US Warns of Growing Piracy Risk

Maritime Security West Africa US Warns of Growing Piracy Risk

Maritime Security West Africa US Warns of Growing Piracy Risk. The United States is increasingly worried about pirate attacks off West Africa and is committed to helping countries bolster security in the region, a US diplomat said Tuesday (14th February 2017). At least 27 attacks on boats, including robberies, kidnappings or failed attempts, have occurred off […]
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nigerian navy arrests 17 vessels

Nigerian Navy Arrests 17 Vessels

Nigerian Navy Arrests 17 Vessels it was reported today (15th February 2017). The Western Naval Command (WNC) of the Nigerian Navy (NN) Tuesday said the command has over the course of one year arrested 17 vessels and their crew members for different maritime illegalities. The crew and their vessels were arrested for illegalities not limited to […]
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Pirates Attack Vessel In Gulf Of Guinea

Pirates Attack Vessel In Gulf Of Guinea

Pirates Attack Vessel In Gulf Of Guinea as yet another incident of maritime security West Africa occurs, it was reported on the 9th of February 2017. Pirates attacked the crude carrier Rio Spirit on 110 nautical miles south off Akassa in the Nigerian Delta. The vessel was loaded with oil products from the Qua Iboe terminal, […]
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Philippines seeks US, China help to combat pirates

Philippines seeks US, China help to combat pirates

Philippines seeks US, China help to combat pirates and to guard a major sea lane as Islamic militants shift attacks to international shipping, officials said Wednesday.  Manila does not want the Sibutu Passage between Malaysia’s Sabah state and the southern Philippines to turn into a Somalia-style pirate haven, coast guard officials said.  The deep-water channel, used […]
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Philippines asks China for help fighting piracy

Philippines Asks China for Help Fighting Piracy

Philippines asks China for help fighting piracy as President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said it has asked China to help patrol international waters amid incidents of maritime kidnappings and piracy off Philippine waters. “I also asked China, if they can patrol the international waters without necessarily intruding into the territorial waters. We would be glad for […]
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Political risks spook shipowners

Political Risks Spook Shipowners

Political risks spook shipowners as marine insurer sees 95% renewal rate (3rd February 2017).  The managing director of the Strike Club has revealed that growing political unrest has the potential to fuel greater take up of the mutual insurer’s products. The club told Fairplay it has renewed over 95% of its members and welcomed new members […]
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Attack on Saudi frigate meant for US warship?

Attack on Saudi Frigate Meant for US Warship?

Attack on Saudi frigate meant for US warship? That’s the burning question now that more facts have surfaced. The Iranian-backed suicide attack targeting a Saudi frigate off the coast of Yemen on Monday (30th Jan 2017) may have been meant for an American warship, two defense officials told Fox News. The incident in question occurred in […]
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Customs seizes pump action rifles in Lagos

Customs Seizes Pump Action Rifles in Lagos

Customs seizes pump action rifles in Lagos yesterday (31st January 2017). Operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) intercepted a truckload of smuggled arms at Apapa Port in Lagos yesterday. The Comptroller-General of Customs, Ahmed Ali, who displayed the suspected exhibits at the Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone ‘A’ in Ikeja said the consignment of 49 […]
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Maritime security cooperation deepens between Philippines and Malaysia

Maritime Security Cooperation Deepens Between Philippines and Malaysia

Maritime security cooperation deepens between Philippines and Malaysia as a meeting between both sides demonstrates growing collaboration. On Monday (23rd January 2017), the Malaysian Marine Police Force and the Philippines National Police Maritime Group met for their first bilateral meeting. The three-day event is testament to both the growing collaboration between two sides in the […]
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Kidnappings at Sea are Surging

Kidnappings at Sea are Surging

Kidnappings at sea are surging around the African and Asian coasts and shipping companies are being urged to avoid the most dangerous areas. A wave of maritime kidnappings for ransom is posing a growing threat to the safety of seafarers off Asian and African coasts, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) warned in a recent report. […]
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attack on hotel mogadishu

Attack at Mogadishu Hotel Kills 13

An attack at Mogadishu hotel kills 13 people after Al-Shabab fighters fight their way into a popular hotel in central Mogadishu, Somalia, after ramming a car bomb into its gate today, 25th of January 2017. At least 13 people have been killed in a coordinated gun-and-bomb attack carried out by al-Shabab near a popular hotel in […]
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What President Trump’s policies mean for maritime security in East Africa

What President Trump’s policies mean for maritime security in East Africa

What President Trump’s policies mean for maritime security in East Africa has been on the minds of the maritime security industry in the past few days (January 21st 2017). News last week that President Donald Trump had asked for a review of the US role in Somalia should worry frontline states like Kenya and Ethiopia. Over […]
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IMO Piracy agreement broadened

IMO Piracy Agreement Broadened

The IMO Piracy agreement broadened a few days ago (13th Jan 2017). The international agreement that has been instrumental in repressing piracy and armed robbery against ships in the western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden has seen its scope significantly broadened to cover other illicit maritime activities, including human trafficking and illegal, unreported and […]
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Abu Sayyaf frees hostages

Abu Sayyaf Frees Hostages

Abu Sayyaf frees hostages after holding them for three months. Ransom-seeking Muslim militants in the southern Philippines freed Saturday (13th January 2017) a South Korean captain and his Filipino crewman who were abducted three months ago from their cargo ship amid a wave of offshore kidnappings, officials said. Abu Sayyaf gunmen handed skipper Park Chul-hong and Glenn […]
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