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Robbery - Ciudad del Carmen

Reporting indicates that a number of armed criminals have committed a robbery at an equipment yard in Ciudad del Carmen.

Iran blasts dummy US aircraft carrier with missiles

Iran has launched missiles at a mock-up of a US aircraft carrier in the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

Niger Delta: Navy Launches New Operation, Impounds 31 Illegal Vessels

The Nigerian navy at the weekend launched a new operation, codenamed Doubeni 11, to curb criminal maritime activities in the country’s oil-producing Niger Delta region. The Central Naval Command..

5 South Koreans Kidnapped in Waters off Benin Released

Five South Korean nationals who were kidnapped by an unidentified armed group in waters off the western African country of Benin have been released, the foreign ministry said Saturday. The South..

Covid-19 accelerates maritime insecurity in the Asia–Pacific

Asyura Salleh Covid-19 is showing the world how a health crisis can exert disproportionate pressure on existing social and political fissures. The Asia–Pacific maritime environment is no exception,..

Violent Robbery - 12nm NE Coatzacoalcos

Reporting indicates that the Mexican flagged Offshore Supply Vessel the MV NATALIE was boarded whilst conducting operations in the vicinity of the ODIN Offshore platform 12nm NE of Coatzacoalcos.

Stranded on ships, 200,000 workers struggle in coronavirus limbo

Seafarers around the world caught up in what UN warns is a growing humanitarian crisis blamed for several suicides.

Coronavirus, Piracy and West Africa

The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 is likely to have an impact on maritime operations in West Africa; despite the COVID-19 pandemic piracy kidnappings have not reduced.

Nigerian crude oil exports and coronavirus

The rising number of coronavirus cases among workers at Nigeria's offshore oil fields and platforms is a growing concern for Africa's largest oil producer, with disruption to output likely.

EU Mission to stop arms entering Libya ‘constrained’ and 'handicapped’

The EU’s military operation in the Mediterranean Sea to stop the flow of arms to Libya has been left constrained and handicapped by a lack of political cohesion and resources, analysts have said.

UNODC, EU pledge support to Nigeria, others over maritime crimes

The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have pledged their continued support to strengthening the criminal justice response across West Africa within the..

‘The Final Countdown’: Libya Lurches Towards War Again

Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA), the UN-recognised government of Libya, which is based in Tripoli, has begun moving troops Eastwards towards Sirte. Sirte has become the ‘division line’..

Yemen seizes boat loaded with weapons in Red Sea

AL-MUKALLA: Yemen coastguards in the Red Sea have seized a boat loaded with three tons of ammunition, as the country intensifies sea patrols to intercept Iranian weapon shipments to the Houthis.

Maritime Cyber Security & Threats Jul 2020 Week Two

"Fraudulent emails designed to make recipients hand over sensitive information, extort money or trigger malware installation on shore-based or vessel IT networks remains one of the biggest day-to-day..

Decisive Battle for Sirte Will be Witnessed in ‘Coming Hours’: LNA

Almasdar News - Major General Ahmed Al-Mismari, the spokesman for the General Command of the Libyan National Army, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, confirmed that the coming hours will witness a..

Maritime security can help resolve the Mozambique insurgency

Content first published by the Institute for Security Studies, authored by Timothy Walker, Senior Researcher and Maritime Project Leader, ISS Pretoria.

US threatens sanctions In Libya

Al Monitor - The US government raised the spectre of sanctions on unspecified parties involved in Libya’s civil war yesterday after Libya’s oil authority accused the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of..

Maritime Cyber Security & Threats Jul 2020 Week One

"Fraudulent emails designed to make recipients hand over sensitive information, extort money or trigger malware installation on shore-based or vessel IT networks remains one of the biggest day-to-day..

Yemen's Houthi rebels agree to give UN access to abandoned tanker

Al Jazeera - Yemen's Houthi rebels have agreed to allow the United Nations access to a stranded oil tanker that risks causing an environmental disaster off the coast of the war-divided country,..

Turkey Announces Naval Drills off Libya Coast

Middle East Monitor -The Turkish Ministry of National Defence has announced that large-scale naval exercises off the Libyan coast will take place soon.

Saudi-led Coalition in Yemen says Explosive-Laden Boats Destroyed

Al Jazeera -The Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Houthi group in Yemen has destroyed two explosive-laden boats in the Red Sea on Thursday, the coalition's spokesperson said.

How COVID-19 Could Make Maritime Piracy Worse

The Conversation - In early April, eight armed raiders boarded the container ship Fouma as it entered the port of Guayaquil, Ecuador. They fired warning shots toward the ship’s bridge, boarded the..

Iranian fishing fleet accused of illegally plundering Yemeni waters

Arab News - Dozens of Iranian boats were allegedly spotted crossing into Yemeni waters 9 miles west of Socotra in the latest of a series of violations of fishing rights.

TANKERS: Separate anti-piracy payments shelved

S&P Global - The slump in MR tanker rates have wiped away most of the additional anti-piracy payment and war risk insurance coverage, which charterers have been paying for voyages through the Red Sea..

NIMASA, Navy To Align Training Curricula

By Shulammite 'FoyekuJul 06, 2020

Abu Sayyaf restarts kidnap-for-ransom at sea campaign

Sam Chambers Splash247 The Philippine Coast Guard is warning a faction of the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf is hunting vessels in Southeast Asia again looking for kidnap-for-ransom targets.

Kidnapping of Crew - Okwori Field - Nigeria

Reporting indicates that the FPSO SENDJE BERGE has been attacked by unknown armed men.

NDLEA raises concern over rising drug trafficking by sea in W/Africa

As drug trafficking by sea increases globally, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has stressed the need for the Federal Government to strengthen the Agency to effectively combat the..

Navy arrests 5 suspects for oil bunkering

The Nigerian Navy Ship Jubilee (NNS) said it has seized a vessel used for oil bunkering in Akwa Ibom State and arrested five suspects. The Commander of NNS Jubilee, Commodore Majid Ibrahim, said..