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Arab Coalition thwarts ‘hostile Houthi attempt’ to attack Saudi commercial ship

A hostile attempt by the Iran-backed Houthis to attack a Saudi commercial vessel with a drone has been thwarted, the Arab Coalition confirmed in a statement.

Attack on MT MERCER STREET (IMO9539585)

Reporting indicates that the Liberian flagged MT MERCER STREET (IMO 9539585) has been attacked approximately 152nm NE Al Duqm, Oman.

How illicit Trade destabilises the Swahili Coast

The ancient trade routes of East Africa’s Swahili Coast – a 3,000 kilometre littoral stretching from Somalia in the north to Northern Mozambique in the south – is riddled with illegal trading. These..

UKMTO - Incident Warning

UKMTO has received reports of an incident in the vicinity of 1848N 05855E (Approx 86 NM from Al Duqm Port). Investigations are ongoing. The incident is not thought to be piracy related.

Iran gears up to use new oil exports terminal

Oil has arrived at Iran’s new exports facility off the Sea of Oman and is ready for loading as scheduled according to the National Iranian Oil Co.

What can be learned from the IUU Fishing-Piracy Nexus?

Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing is an overarching term which refers to a combination of illicit fishing practices. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)..

Coast Guard Offloads $15M in Seized Cocaine

The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos crew offloaded nearly $15 million in seized cocaine and transferred custody of two male smugglers at Coast Guard Base San Juan Monday, following the interdiction..

Importers want stability at Kenya Ports Authority

Clearing agents and importers have raised concerns over a leadership vacuum at Kenya Ports Authority (KPA). This comes in the wake of the Kenya government failing to appoint a substantive managing..

Maritime Security Threat Assessment 26th July 2021

Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Assessment for the week commencing Monday 26th July.

Sri Lankan vessels intercepted in Seychellois waters for illegal fishing

Seychelles is considering destroying Sri Lankan vessels illegally fishing in Seychellois waters in the future following a half dozen incidents over the last year.

UN warns Libya's banking system at risk of collapse

Libya's banking system "will likely collapse" if the country's two parallel central bank branches don't unify, the United Nations special envoy to the country warned on Thursday.

Task force to tackle piracy and wildlife trafficking in the Sulu and Celebes Seas

A new task force focused on taking down piracy, abductions and marine wildlife trafficking is set to be launched in the sub- region between Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

Pirates kill soldier in Delta

A soldier has been killed in Tuomo community, Burutu council area of Delta State, following a clash between military men and suspected pirates.

Shipping industry seeks to combat dark oil transfers at sea

Top oil shipping companies say they have tightened operational guidelines and deployed technology to prevent accidental breaches of sanctions, as the countries hit by ever tougher restrictions fight..

Pirates strike Campeche oil platform

Armed thieves attacked a privately-owned oil platform in the south of the Gulf of Mexico late Monday and made away with equipment and personal belongings of rig workers.

Gunmen attack passenger boat, kidnap eight in Rivers

Eight persons who were travelling to Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital on a passenger boat have been kidnapped along the Kula-Abonrma waterway in Rivers State.

Pakistan detains five Chinese trawlers for alleged illegal fishing

Pakistan has detained five Chinese trawlers on suspicion of illegal fishing near its strategic port city of Gwadar, as a wave of protests swept across the region led by fishers concerned about losing..

NIMASA Trains Personnel for Special Mission Vessels

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr Bashir Jamoh, has said that the agency has trained 30 men across the Nigerian security services internationally and..

Superyacht cyber security: the new threat facing billionaire owners

Buyers at London superyacht conference shown the ease with which hackers can take control of vessels – and even procure private photos (this article was originally printed in 2017; however, it is..

China rejects South China Sea tribunal verdict

A defiant China on Monday dismissed the 2016 verdict of the international tribunal on the South China Sea conflict, rejecting its claims over the area as a piece of "waste paper" and brushed aside..

Japan and Britain hold anti-piracy drill in Gulf of Aden

Japan and Britain have held an anti-piracy military drill in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia in East Africa.

China Tested Submarine Hunting Underwater Drone A Decade Ago

Reports suggest that China may have been testing a torpedo-armed underwater drone able to detect, track, and attack enemy submarines back in 2010.

Israeli Navy to procure four SHALDAG MK V vessels

The SHALDAG MK V IN is one of the three variants of the SHALDAG-class fast patrol boats.

Maersk Shuts Down Durban Depots As Looting Continues

Maersk has shut down all its depots, warehouses and cold stores in Durban and Johannesburg, a company spokeswoman said on Wednesday, as looting in the two South African cities bearing the brunt of..

Crush piracy networks says Ghanaian Vice-President

Ghana's Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has tasked agencies responsible for maritime security to collaborate to dismantle the networks that sustain piracy as a business model.

Benghazi Elmreisa Free Zone to Africa transit trade road approved

Libya's Transport Ministry has approved in principle the building of a transit trade road to Africa and the establishment of a free zone in the city of Kufra, Benghazi’s Elmreisa Free Zone.

LNA declares north of Sebha military operations zone

The Libyan National Army (LNA) declared the areas north of Sebha, especially Zallaf, a military operations zone, in which movement of vehicles and individuals is prohibited.

Risk Intelligence and Maritime Security Reimagined

Dryad Global have today introduced the Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Assessment dashboard; the latest evolution designed to work together with their flagship ATLAS INFORM intelligence..

Egypt opens naval base close to border with Libya

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has inaugurated a large naval base on Saturday 135km from the border with Libya.

MDAT - GoG - Area of Enhanced Risk

MDAT-GoG is aware of an increased threat of piracy within an area bounded by :

Lebanon’s drug Smuggling trade booms

Lebanese security forces say they have launched dozens of operations in recent months in search of laboratories manufacturing Captagon pills, while closely monitoring coastal and land borders with..

Russian warplanes Practice bombing enemy ships in the Black Sea

Russian military aircraft have been conducting combat exercises in the skies above the Black Sea, where the US and other partner militaries are conducting a large exercise involving dozens of ships..

Navy arrests 97 stowaways onboard ships In Lagos

The Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Beecroft has arrested 97 suspected stowaways onboard different foreign merchant ships that are in the country to discharge cargos in the last one year.

Explosion at Jebel Ali Port

Reporting indicates that a container vessel has suffered an explosion whilst docked within JEBEL ALI port.

India will continue naval presence in Persian Gulf

India will continue to maintain naval presence in the troubled Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, aimed at protecting Indian-flagged merchant vessels and oil tankers transiting the region.

Fishermen Fight Off Pirate Attacks in Ecuador

Fishermen in Ecuador have taken matters into their own hands to combat pirate attacks that have long plagued the nation's coastal provinces.

Nine jailed in first Togo pirate trial

Nine pirates who attempted to hijack a ship in Togolese waters in May 2019 have been sentenced to prison terms ranging from 12 to 20 years during a trial at a Lome court.

Tanzania Resumes Talks for $10 Billion China-Backed Port

Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan said her government has resumed talks on a planned $10 billion port project backed by China, which was suspended by her predecessor in a disagreement over..

Nigerian Navy releases seized Swiss ship after three years

The Nigerian government on Saturday returned a Swiss vessel, MT San Padre Pio, to the government of Switzerland, three years after it was seized by the Nigerian Navy.

Iran to Open Maritime Security Coordination Center in Chabahar

Iran’s Navy commander unveiled plans for the inauguration of a center in the country’s southeastern port city of Chabahar for international cooperation on maritime security.

Increased Threat of Piracy

MDAT-GoG is aware of an increased threat of piracy within an area of zone E. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution when transiting this area. Coordinates: A) 023000N 0073000E

Saudi-led coalition intercepted Houthi drone from Yemen

Drone, heading towards the southwest Khamis Mushait region, was shot down by Saudi air defence, coalition said.

Israeli-owned vessel bound for UAE said struck in Indian Ocean

Official says cargo ship owned by Israeli businessman Eyal Ofer; sources tell pro-Hezbollah TV channel unknown weapon causes fire onboard.

Heightened Risk Area - Gulf of Guinea (Zone E/F)

MDAT-GOG has assessed a HEIGHTENED risk of piracy within Zones E/F.

Violence towards refugees at Libyan detention centres forces MSF out

Medical charity says abuse and attacks have escalated as more migrants are intercepted at sea and camps become increasingly overcrowded.