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          Economic Issues Primed to Drive Iranian Foreign Policy Agenda

          Iran’s former judiciary chief, Ebrahim Raisi, was inaugurated as the country’s new president on August 5.

          Weekly Maritime Security Threat Assessment Monday 30th August

          Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Assessment for the week commencing Monday 30th August. 

          LNA forces seize weapons smuggled to Mali and Niger

          The Libyan National Army (LNA) seized a quantity of weapons smuggled to Mali and Niger.

          UAE, Mozambique explore boosting maritime cooperation

          Khalid Ibrahim Abdul Aziz Shuhail Al Qahtani, UAE Ambassador to Mozambique, recently met with Augusta de Fátima Charifo Maita, Minister of the Sea, Inland Waters, and Fisheries of Mozambique, where..

          Warning of armed attacks on ships at anchor in Manila Bay

          On 17 July at 0125 hrs the Maersk Njussfjord was boarded and the perpetrators point a homemade handgun at the duty watcher’s head and tied him to the ship’s railing. Seven more perpetrators boarded..

          Drones, navies, attack boats: Enough to tackle latest piracy hotspot?

          Helicopters hover above a patrol vessel in Nigeria's frenetic Apapa port as attack boats zoom past. On the dock, drones emblazoned with the Nigerian flag sit ready to deploy – all part of a $195..

          New Reduced IO HRA announced by ICS for 1 Sep 2021

          Change in piracy threats in Indian Ocean prompts re-think of High Risk Area (HRA)

          Appointment Of A New Iran Navy Commander Follows Recent Mishaps

          Iran’s Supreme Leader has named Rear Admiral Shahram Irani as the new commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Navy (IRIN). IRIN is one of two Iranian navies, the other being the Islamic..

          Nigeria to collaborate with Korea on Deep Blue project

          The Federal Government of Nigeria will collaborate with the Republic of Korea on the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure otherwise known as the Deep Blue Project.

          Weekly Maritime Security Threat Assessment

          Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Assessment for the week commencing Monday 23rd August. 

          Security threats at sea need global response

          Despite an overall decrease in maritime traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic, piracy and armed robbery of ships rose by 20 % in the first six months of last year, a senior UN official told the..

          What can the superyacht industry do to protect against cyber attacks?

          Peter Sponer, Cyber Security Sales Manager for North Europe, discusses the cyber security risks facing superyachts today and how the industry can best mitigate these risks.

          Iran swaps out damaged Red Sea spy ship for new vessel

          Iran have brought back to port a damaged spy ship and replaced it with another vessel that will monitor the waterway.

          Several killed in attack at Shell facility in Nigeria’s southeast

          Seven people have been killed in an attack on a convoy transporting workers to a Shell oil and gas project in Nigeria’s southeast, police say.

          Navy arrests 4 stowaways at Lagos anchorage

          The Nigerian Navy said its operatives arrested four stowaways on board a vessel at the Lagos anchorage.

          Albania's superyacht infrastructure investment shows promise

          Albania has remained a side conversation when discussing The Adriatic, the smaller next-door neighbour to the hotspots, both north and south, brimming with potential but adjacent to the main event. 

          Weapons Traffickers Target Chile's Port of Iquique

          After a seizure of disassembled guns found in vehicles shipped from the United States to Chile, a prosecutor warned that the South American country – not typically a hub for illegal firearms – had..

          Maritime Security Threat Assessment 16th August 2021

          Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Assessment for the week commencing Monday 16th August. 

          The cost of COVID for the crew sector

          With the COVID-19 pandemic severely restricting global travel, the movement of superyachts and their crew has been difficult. Although some countries have certain exemptions for seafarers arriving..

          Attack - 100nm North East of Mogadishu

          Reporting indicates that a vessel was attacked in transit 6nm offshore Somalia

          Pirates Kidnap 5 Persons Along Bonny River

          The menace of sea piracy that has bedevilled the Bonny-Port Harcourt sea route just reared its ugly head again after a seven month interregnum as five persons were abducted in the early hours of..

          Why Nigeria quit maritime organisation

          REGIONAL collaborations are vital to Africa’s growth. It is for this reason that they are formed. But when they do not meet their core objectives, member states may decide to opt out, in spite of the..

          Gaddafi’s son ‘back from dead’ & planning political comeback in Libya

          A SON of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi who vanished six years ago and was thought to have died has reappeared and announced his intention to re-enter politics.

          Maritime Security Threat Assessment 9th August 2021

          Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Assessment for the week commencing Monday 9th August. 

          Strategic Mozambican port town of Mocimboa da Praia falls to Rwandan and Mozambican forces

          Rwandan and Mozambican forces have taken back the centre of the strategic port town of Mocimboa da Praia in northern Mozambique from insurgent forces, who had held the town for almost a year. SADC..

          Israel freezes UAE oil deal over environmental concerns

          Israel’s environmental protection ministry has announced its decision to delay the implementation of a proposed oil exports transport deal with the United Arab Emirates, freezing a project that has..

          Tanker stopped for attempting illegal ship-to-ship fuel transfer

          The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) stopped a tanker for attempting an illegal ship-to-ship fuel transfer in the eastern Johor waters earlier this week.

          Don lists threats against NIMASA’s $195m Deep Blue Project

          A Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, University of Nigeria, Freedom Onuoha, has identified likely pitfalls that the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency must avoid..

          Nigeria to seek closer security ties with Gabon

          The Federal Republic of Nigeria is seeking to establish closer defense and security ties with the Republic of Gabon.

          What are the implications of the M/T MERCER STREET incident?

          On July 29th, the Panama-flagged oil tanker M/T MERCER STREET was attacked off the coast of Oman, resulting in the deaths of two onboard personnel: a Romanian national, understood to be the vessel..

          Counter narcotics: 350 kilos of cocaine seized in Port of Piraeus

          Total gross weight of 351 kilos and 725 grams of cocaine has been seized in the Port of Piraeus after a wide inspection of the Hellenic Police, Greece's police service.

          Maritime Security Threat Assessment 2nd August 2021

          Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Assessment for the week commencing Monday 2nd August. 

          Deadly Clashes Erupt in Western Libya

          On Friday, clashes erupted in the Al-Maya region of western Libya between a militia headed by Mohamed El-Far from Al-Zawiya, and another headed by Muammar Al-Dhawi Al-Warshafani from Warshafana...

          10 Nigerian Pirates Sentenced To 12 Yrs Jail For Chinese Ship Hijack

          A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has sentenced 10 pirates to twelve years imprisonment each for hijacking a Chinese fishing vessel, FV Hai Lu Feng II, in May 2020.