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          International Coalition Protects Vital Shipping Lanes

          The International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) was created in July 2019 as a way to deter unprofessional behavior in the waters of the Middle East region through its operational arm, Coalition..

          Growth amidst uncertainty

          Amico & Co reflects on the years so far and outlines its positive expectations for the winter season ahead…

          Vessel Insurance Premiums Jump as JWC Redraws Gulf of Guinea Risk Area

          Following an increase in kidnap for ransom attacks in the Gulf of Guinea beyond Nigeria’s economic zone, the Joint War Committee has redrawn the listed extended risk area in the West Africa region. 

          Maritime Cyber Security & Threats Sep 2020 Week Four

          Dryad and cyber partners RedSkyAlliance continue to monitor the stark upward trend in attempted attacks within the maritime sector. Here we also examine the recent attack on CMA CGM.  "Fraudulent..

          CMA CGM Confirms Cyber Attack

          Shipping Watch report that French container line CMA CGM is currently dealing with a cyber attack, confirmed by the company. Several websites under the CMA CGM group have been down on Monday. ..

          The yachting industry, Covid-19 and growth amidst uncertainty

          Ahead of the traditional winter refit season, SuperyachtNews speaks with Amico & Co, the Italian refit yard, to ascertain how 2020 has varied from previous years and what it expects of the coming..

          Suspicious Approach 110nm SSE Takoradi

          Reporting indicates that a fishing vessel has been chased by a speedboat 110nm SSE of Takoradi. 

          CEMLAWS reveals alarming trends of piracy incidents in Gulf of Guinea

          Dr. Kamal-Deen Ali has revealed alarming trends in the CEMLAWS new report indicating an exponential spread of attacks across the Gulf.

          Why sea piracy is rampant now in Nigeria

          The spate of pirate attacks ​​ in Nigeria’s maritime domain has been attributed to dearth of ships to engage the growing number of unemployed seafarers.

          Maritime Cyber Security & Threats Sep 2020 Week Three

          Dryad and cyber partners RedSkyAlliance continue to monitor the stark upward trend in attempted attacks within the maritime sector. "Fraudulent emails designed to make recipients hand over sensitive..

          Suspicious Approach 74nm SE Takoradi

          MDAT-GoG has reported that a vessel has been approached whilst transiting from Lomé to Abidjan.

          Joint War Committee Amended Area West Africa

          The Joint War Committee today extended the listed risk area within the Gulf of Guinea. 2020 has seen an increase in incident reporting beyond the Nigerian EEZ with an increase in incidents in both..

          Pirates Threaten To Kill Russian Sailors Abducted Near Equatorial Guinea

          Pirates are threatening to kill the three Russian sailors of Crimean origin who were abducted off the coast of Equatorial Guinea if ransom is not paid, according to Alexander Molokhov, the head of a..

          Maritime Cyber Security & Threats Sep 2020 Week Two

          Dryad and cyber partners RedSkyAlliance continue to monitor the stark upward trend in attempted attacks within the maritime sector. "Fraudulent emails designed to make recipients hand over sensitive..

          Tug owners warned after first detected cyber attack

          Tug owners were warned to be vigilant for cyber attacks and malware after a tug in the US was targeted.

          Indonesia to beef-up patrols after China coastguard raises suspicion

          Indonesia will increase maritime security operations near some of its South China Sea islands after a Chinese coastguard vessel was spotted nearby, raising suspicions about its intentions, a senior..

          COVID-19 and the Straining U.S. Merchant Marine

          On July 29, 2020, the heads of three maritime unions – Marshall Ainley of the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association, Don Marcus from the International Organization of Masters, Mate & Pilots, and..

          Hiring ship security personnel and armed guards - What you need to know

          Ship operators hire armed guards to countenance the potential use of lethal force to defend a vessel in extreme and proscribed circumstances. It’s a serious business and has potentially significant..

          The Challenge of COVID-19 for Floating Armouries

          1.2 million seafarers on more than 55,000 ships form the backbone of the global economy. The outbreak of COVID-19 threatened these supply lines and affected crew serving these ships. It is estimated..

          Approach - 28nm SE Perim Island

          Reporting indicates that the BOW ORION (IMO: 9818515) has been approached whilst underway within the Southern Bab-el-Mandeb Strait.

          Maritime Cyber Security & Threats Sep 2020 Week One

          Dryad and cyber partners RedSkyAlliance continue to monitor the stark upward trend in attempted attacks within the maritime sector. "Fraudulent emails designed to make recipients hand over sensitive..

          Kidnapping - 31nm SSW Lagos

          Reporting indicates that the reefer WATER PHOENIX has been boarded by an unknown number of persons 31nm SSW of Lagos resulting in the kidnap of two crew. 

          NOC condemns dangerous military activity in Ras Lanuf port area

          The National Oil Corporation (NOC) today renewed its call for immediate and unconditional demilitarisation of all oil facilities after military personnel fired live rounds and heavy weapons in Ras..

          Iranian Shipments of Oil to Venezuela

          Reporting from TankerTrackers.com indicates that three Iranian tankers have departed Iran, with a suggested routing to Venezuela, via the Suez Canal. The three vessels in question are: 

          Taking the Dark Arts Out of Intelligence Analysis

          This week, we talk to Dryad Global’s senior Libya analyst Sophia Bellas about the ‘secret’ world of intelligence gathering. 

          Captains blacklisted as US and UK crack down on trade sanctions

          Captains are at risk of being blacklisted as the US and UK governments take a harder stance on trade sanctions violations at sea. Both governments are stressing to the maritime sector that all those..

          Rival Libyan administrations hold talks in Morocco

          Delegates from Libya's rival administrations met for talks in Morocco more than two weeks after the two sides announced a surprise ceasefire.

          Gulf of Guinea - Threat Increase

          Overview Description: MDAT-GoG have released the following report: Information from military source indicate an armed group from Rivers State, Nigeria, are planning a piracy attack against vessels in..

          Explosion at west Tripoli checkpoint is alleged ‘‘suicide bomber’’

          An explosion that took place yesterday morning, the anniversary of Qaddafi’s coup against the Libyan Kingdom back in 1969, at the western Tripoli entrance checkpoint (Ghiran/Janzur) is a suspected..

          Experts warn Somali piracy risks remain as final hostages released

          The release of three Iranian crew members, on 20 August, marks the end of the Somali piracy era, however, seafarers still should remain vigilant in these waters, warn security experts.

          Maritime Cyber Security & Threats Aug 2020 Week Four

          Dryad and cyber partners RedSkyAlliance continue to monitor the stark upward trend in attempted attacks within the maritime sector. "Fraudulent emails designed to make recipients hand over sensitive..

          Libya Exports Stored Crude From Marsa El-Brega

          Libya has begun exporting crude from the Marsa el-Brega oil terminal to free up storage space at the port.