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        Legal concern over 'pirates' killed off Nigeria’s coast

        The Nigerian Maritime Law Association has raised concern over the killing of four alleged pirates by the Danish naval forces.

        Weekly Maritime Security Threat Assessment 29th November 2021

        Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Assessment for the week commencing Monday 29th November. 

        U.S Travel Alert issued for Cartagena port, Colombia

        The U.S Embassy in Bogotá issued a Security Alert for specific areas of Cartagena, as Colombia’s historic port city prepares to receive more than 20 cruise ships in December and an estimated 25,000..

        Gunmen kill four at pipeline works in Nigeria's oil-rich Delta

        YENAGOA, Nigeria, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Gunmen have killed four men who were involved in the maintenance on a pipeline owned by the Nigerian subsidiary of Italian oil giant Eni, a local security..

        Chinese Data Law Adds to Global Shipping Disruption

        Ships in Chinese waters are disappearing from tracking systems following the introduction of a new data law in China, frustrating efforts to ease bottlenecks that are snarling the global economy,..

        Danish Frigate intercepts PAG in Gulf of Guinea

        Danish Naval forces kill 4 Pirates in Gulf of Guinea

        China uses maritime militia to assert claim on South China Sea

        New report finds Beijing funding hundreds of vessels that it uses to back its expansive claim in the disputed waters.

        Help us tackle pirate threats

        Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, the Minister of Transport, has asked West and Central African regional governments to pool resources together to fight the incessant piracy and armed robbery attacks in the..

        Weekly Maritime Security Threat Assessment

        Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Assessment for the week commencing Monday 22nd November. 

        Inside the IRIS programme with Shannon McSkimming

        Three years ago Dryad Global launched an industry placement programme to identify young graduate talent from under represented groups in society to help them to gain experience and knowledge to..

        Maritime Security, Intelligence Analysis & Philanthrophy

        Dryad Global analyst Casper Goldman is based between London and Soest in Holland. As part of his role at Dryad Global he focuses on the complexities of the West Africa region. But there's something..


        The volume of oil that flows through the Strait of Hormuz gives it geostrategic importance. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, “In 2018, its daily oil flow averaged 21 million..

        Son of former Libyan ruler Gaddafi runs for president

        The son of late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi appeared for nearly the first time in a decade on Sunday to register as a presidential candidate for a December vote planned to help end the years of..

        Yemen’s Houthis re-enter Hodeidah Port city

        Forces loyal to Yemen’s internationally recognised government have withdrawn from the strategic port city of Hodeidah, allowing Houthi rebels to retake key positions there, Yemeni officials and the..

        Six countries adopt Yaoundé agreement on maritime security

        Nigeria and five African countries have agreed to adopt the Yaoundé Code of Conduct (YCC) with a view to sustaining the low level of pirate attacks on vessels in the Gulf of Guinea.

        TotalEnergies seek more stability to restart Mozambique LNG project

        France's TotalEnergies says the security situation in Mozambique is "improving" as it weighs a restart of construction at its two-train Mozambique LNG project in the southeast African country.

        Maritime Security & Anti Piracy Safety4Sea Video Webinar

        Dryad Global's Munro Anderson joined the panel of the 2021 Safety4Sea virtual forum to discuss maritime security and anti piracy alongside other marsec industry professionals. The video is available..

        Weekly Maritime Security Threat Assessment w/c Monday 15th November

        Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Assessment for the week commencing Monday 15th November. 

        Security Council extends Somalia sanctions as Mogadishu protests

        The UN Security Council on Monday night endorsed an extension of sanctions on Somalia for another year, in spite of calls by Mogadishu to take charge of its own security reform.

        New programme for West Africa maritime security

        The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is working to improve maritime security in West Africa and is offering a new and innovative programme entitled the “IMO Whole of Government Approach to..

        COVID-19 restrictions eased sees maritime training restart in Somalia

        An important component of the EU NavFor mission in Somalia – person-to-person training – is back following an easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

        Boarding of Vessel 7nm SE Agbami

        Reporting from MDAT-GoG indicates that a vessel was boarded 7nm SE Agbami Terminal.

        Colombian Navy seizes 7.41 tonnes of cocaine in 4 maritime operations

        The Colombian Naval Forces has intercepted three submarines and a speed boat with 7.41 tonnes of cocaine in national and international waters. 

        Suspicious Vessel Sighting

        Reporting from the IMB indicates that a vessel was approached by two skiffs 208nm South Takoradi.


        Cybercriminals are targeting organizations along the supply chain sector with cyberattacks and claiming in underground forums that they have access to networks for companies that operate air, ground..

        Saudi-led coalition thwarts rebel boat attack in Red Sea

        The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen said Monday that it had thwarted a rebel attack by an explosive-laden boat in the Red Sea.

        BIMCO Sees Best Chance in Years to Combat Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

        Historically, piracy attacks in the Gulf of Guinea see a spike during the dry season which normally lasts from October/November to March/April.

        Weekly Maritime Security Threat Assessment w/c Monday 8th November

        Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Assessment for the week commencing Monday 8th November. 

        Nigerian Navy signs contract for  two warships

        The Nigerian Navy signs a contract with Turkish company, Messrs Dearsan Shipyard Limited for the purchase of 2 brand new offshore patrol vessels.

        Why Turkey is keen to project power in the Gulf of Guinea

        Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to three Gulf of Guinea countries last month brings attention to the importance not only of this body of water, but also the competition for influence..

        Africa struggling to keep up as world tackles maritime security

        Coastal states and the shipping industry are confronting maritime security challenges in all of the seas and oceans surrounding Africa. These include the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa, the Gulf of..

        Zueitina Port Disruption

        Reporting indicates that protesters have closed the main gate of Zueitina Port and are preventing the entry and exit of employees. Protesters are demanding employment, and threaten to stop export..

        Lagos begins move to develop waterways safety code

        The Lagos State government on Monday engaged stakeholders on development of the State waterways safety code in order to make the state’s waterways safer.

        Iran seized Vietnamese oil tanker: US official

        Iran seized a Vietnamese-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman last month and still hold the vessel off Bandar Abbas, two US officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

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        The ISPS Code and Modern Maritime Security

        This edition of METIS Inform considers whether the International Ship and Port Facility Code (ISPS) adequately accounts for the nuance of the multidimensional, varying, and evolving nature of risk in..

        Iran Reports Second Successful Defence of Tankers from Somali Pirates

        Iranian naval forces are reporting for the second time in less than a month that they have successfully prevented a suspected pirate attack on one of Iran’s oil tankers in the region of the Gulf of..

        Cyber Security Act key in safeguarding Ghana’s maritime industry

        The Director in Charge of Legal at the Ministry of National Security, Osei Bonsu Dickson Esq. has indicated that the maritime industry stands to benefit greatly from the newly passed landmark..

        Weekly Maritime Security Threat Assessment w/c Monday 1st November

        Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Assessment for the week commencing Monday 1st November.  On the 31st of October, MDAT GOG maintains that there is an increased risk of piracy..

        China’s maritime law in the South China Sea

        Apart from military power, China has been using a variety of political, economic and legal tools to further gain control of the South China Sea (also known as the East Sea).