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BIMCO Reports Maritime Crimes Rise

BIMCO Reports Maritime Crimes Rise

Last month (December 2016) BIMCO reports maritime crimes rise. This was the consensus at BIMCO’s first ever Maritime Security Seminar in Copenhagen in December 2016. Industry security experts have concluded that maritime crime will not be stopped any time soon, and that cyber incidents will continue to expand both in frequency and severity. There was […]
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sea kidnappings rose in 2016

Sea Kidnappings Rose in 2016

Sea kidnappings rose in 2016 with more crew kidnapped at sea in 2016 than in any of the previous 10 years, despite global piracy reaching its lowest levels since 1998, the ICC International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) annual piracy report revealed today (10th January 2016). In its 2016 report, IMB recorded 191 incidents of piracy and armed […]
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EU Counter-Piracy Force Met Somali Fishermen

EU Counter-Piracy Force Met Somali Fishermen

EU Counter-Piracy Force Met Somali Fishermen earlier this week, during her counter-piracy patrols close to the coast of Somalia, EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Relampago, met local Somali fishermen at sea. After greeting them via an interpreter, ESPS Relampago sailors talked about the EU Naval Force’s important role to protect World Food Programme (WFP) vessel, […]
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EU Naval Force Somalia

EU Naval Force Somalia

EU Naval Force Somalia Ensures World Food Programme Vessels Carrying Humanitarian Aid for Somali People Remain Safe at Sea One of the key roles for the EU Naval Force Somalia is to ensure that World Food Programme (WFP) vessels that have to sail close to the coast of Somalia in order to deliver humanitarian aid […]
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Southeast Asia replaces Africa as the World’s hotbed of piracy

Southeast Asia Replaces Africa as the World’s Hotbed of Piracy

Southeast Asia replaces Africa as the World’s hotbed of piracy as highlighted in the following article. Sembara Oktafian was in the engine room of a tugboat chugging toward the Philippines when something didn’t sound right. There was shouting on deck, and shots. Gunmen had boarded, and their message was clear: Come with us, or we will […]
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EU NAVFOR active against piracy for eight years

EU NAVFOR Active Against Piracy for Eight Years

This week the European Union is marking eight years since it launched its first ever maritime military operation, EU NAVFOR Somalia – Operation Atalanta, in response to a surge in armed pirate attacks on merchant ships and other vessels in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean. EU NAVFOR active against piracy for eight years is […]
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Questions over Avant Garde floating armouries still abound

Questions over Avant Garde floating armouries

Questions over Avant Garde floating armouries still abound.  If the world of maritime security was murky, the murkiest part of it was the floating armouries. In this article The Sri Lankan Island staffer C. A. Chandraprema examines the controversy surrounding the Galle floating armoury of Avant Garde Maritime Services. By 2012, the number of firearms […]
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Sri Lankan maritime security history

Sri Lankan Maritime Security History

Sri Lankan maritime security history began in 2008 when the UN Security Council issued Resolution No: 1851 expressing grave concern at the dramatic increase in the incidents of piracy off the coast of Somalia. Though much has been said and written in the past two years about the opaque operations of Avant Garde Maritime Services, most people […]
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Maritime Security Philippine Militants Capture Two Crew

Pirates Are Shifting From Hijackings To Kidnappings

Pirates are shifting from hijackings to kidnappings, reported from Singapore. Pirates are shifting from hijacking cargo ships to the more lucrative crime of kidnapping for ransom, a report said Tuesday 8th November 2016, days after Philippine Islamic militants killed one German sailor and kidnapped another. “Piracy has changed in the past three years,” said Devlin McStay, […]
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Horn of Africa Piracy remains

Horn of Africa Piracy Remains

Horn of Africa Piracy remains, as reported by the German Shipowners’ Association (VDR). VDR has warned that the threat to shipping posed by pirates has not been eliminated. While the number of piracy incidents worldwide has declined according to the piracy report of the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), […]
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BIMCO Amends GUARDCON to Curb Renting of Weapons by PMSC's

BIMCO Amends GUARDCON to Curb Renting of Weapons by PMSC’s

BIMCO Amends GUARDCON to Curb Renting of Weapons by PMSC’s, announced in an official Press release on the 1st of November 2016. BIMCO, the world’s largest international shipping association, has voiced serious concerns about the apparently sizeable number of private maritime security firms (PMSCs) that are operating on ships without legitimate permits and licences to […]
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piracy is still a threat

Piracy Is Still A Threat

Piracy is still a threat as kidnapping and hostage-taking persists off the coasts of West Africa and South East Asia, despite a 20-year low in piracy on the world’s seas, according to new figures from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB). IMB’s latest global piracy report shows that pirates armed with […]
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LNG Tanker attacked off Yemen

LNG Tanker Attacked Off Yemen

LNG Tanker attacked off Yemen Unknown assailants attacked a gas tanker off the coast of Yemen close to the Bab al-Mandab waterway in the latest flare up in an area through which much of the world’s oil passes, shipping and security officials said on Wednesday. The incident, the first attack on a commercial ship since […]
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Somali Pirates Finally Free Filipino 5

Somali Pirates Finally Free Filipino 5

Somali Pirates Finally Free Filipino 5 it was confirmed yesterday. Malacañang have confirmed that five Filipino seamen were among 26 persons released by Somali pirates after four years in captivity. In an interview over public Radyo ng Bayan, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said the Filipinos would be met in Kenya by Philippine officials there. The five will be […]
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five kenyans held by somali pirates

Five Kenyans Held by Somali Pirates

Five Kenyans held by Somali pirates, the UN have said in a report issued on Monday. Pirate gangs in Somalia are believed to be holding five Kenyans for ransom, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in the report. The brief reference to the Kenyan captives is included in an 18-page update on Somali piracy presented to the […]
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