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        Libya: A Return to Uncertainty

        It appears that all bets are off in Libya. Elections that were scheduled for last December were postponed as competing institutions and individuals interpret past agreements according to their..

        Dryad Global Annual Report 2021

        The Dryad Global Annual Report 2021 is now available.

        Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines praise ‘zero kidnapping’ anti-piracy naval patrols

        Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines have lauded the success of a 2017 agreement to conduct joint patrols and share intelligence about activities in waters in their region once prone to..

        Weekly Maritime Security Threat Assessment 28th March 22

        Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Assessment for the week commencing Monday 28th March 2022. 

        FIGHTING, FISHING, & FILMING: THE ISLAMIC STATE’S MARITIME OPERATIONS

        In 2004, two US Navy personnel and one member of the Coast Guard were killed in a blast while attempting to board a boat near the Khawr Al Amaya oil terminal off Basra.

        Seafarers trapped in Ukraine facing dire conditions

        As an estimated 1,500 people on about 100 ships are believed stranded in Odessa and other ports, seafarers’ charities have launched an emergency appeal.

        NIMASA, IMB Disagree Over Reason For Drop In Sea Piracy At GOG

        Following the drop in the volume of pirate attacks at the Gulf of Guinea (GOG), the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) have..

        $3 million – The average cyberattack ransom payment in shipping

        New research into maritime cyber security carried out by Thetius for CyberOwl and HFW showed an alarming lack of awareness and preparedness to deal with cyberattacks.

        Increased Threat of Piracy

        MDAT-GOG has been made aware increased threat of piracy activity has moved to the following revised area. This Warning is now active until the 24th March 2022 0840 UTC.

        Iran’s Revolutionary Guard unveils unmanned ‘smart submarines'

        Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard has added “smart submarines,” unmanned underwater vehicles, to its navy for the first time, state TV reports.

        Weekly Maritime Security Threat Assessment 21st March 22

        Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Assessment for the week commencing Monday 21st March 2022. 

        The Ukraine Conflict: fundamentals, conflict dynamics and commercial considerations

        The Ukrainian Conflict: fundamentals, conflict dynamics and commercial considerations, our latest edition of Metis Insights is available now.  

        Increased Threat of Piracy

        MDAT-GOG has been made aware that there is an increased threat of piracy activity in the following area. Cancel this Warning on the 23rd MARCH 2022 0840 UTC

        UN authorisation to fight piracy in Somali waters lapses

        The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has not extended a resolution for the fight against piracy and armed robbery at sea within Somalia’s territorial waters.

        Nigerian Navy kicks against maritime security role for NIMASA

        The Nigerian Navy has raised alarm on the potential conflict over the planned expansion of the mandate of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to include the security of..

        Will A New Iron Curtain Fall On Shipping?

        Francis Fukuyama, the American political scientist who once described the collapse of the Soviet Union as the “end of history,” suggested that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine might be called “the end of..

        Blue Safe Maritime Corridor Considered

        The International Maritime Organization (IMO) held an extraordinary session of its Council (C/ES.35) on 10 and 11 March to address the impacts on shipping and seafarers of the situation in the Black..

        Kenya receives ‘simulator’ to fight maritime crime

        The fight against maritime crimes has received a boost following a partnership between the US and Kenya’s coast guard under the Global Maritime Crime Programme.

        Weekly Maritime Security Threat Assessment 14th March 22

        Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Assessment for the week commencing Monday 14th March 2022. 

        FIGHTING PIRACY OFF SOMALIA NON-EXTENSION ANNOUNCEMENT

        The United Nations Security Council has not extended UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2608 (2021) which, among other measures, allowed for the fight against piracy and armed robbery of..

        EU NAVFOR Op ATALANTA: Statement on the Non Extension of the UNSC Resolution on Fighting Piracy off the Coast of Somalia

        The United Nations Security Council has not extended UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2608 (2021) which, among other measures, allowed for the fight against piracy and armed robbery of..

        Here’s How Yacht Owners Are Protecting Themselves From Pirates

        In the yachting world, self-defense has gone on the offensive. Roman Abramovich’s 533-foot Eclipse is rumored to have an antimissile defense system, while the 165-foot Thunder could potentially..

        EU offers encrypted tool to fight maritime security threats in Indo-Pacific

        The European Union is seeking to ramp up its maritime security influence in the Indo-Pacific by offering access to a web-based platform that enables member countries’ navies and coastguards to..

        Shipping’s Russian Nightmare is Becoming a Reality

        The shipping industry is faced with a logistical and legal nightmare, in the aftermath of the events in Ukraine.

        Russian government approves list of unfriendly countries and territories

        Russia has said all corporate deals with companies and individuals from “unfriendly countries” will now have to be approved by a government commission.

        Yemen's Houthis agree U.N. proposal to offload decaying oil tanker

        Yemen's Houthi movement has signed an agreement with the United Nations to deal with a decaying oil tanker threatening to spill 1.1 million barrels of crude oil off the war-torn country's coast, a..

        Increased Threat of Piracy

        MDAT-GOG has been made aware that there is an increased threat of piracy activity in the following area for the next 24 to 48 hours.

        US Navy says Yemen rebels fired missile into busy Red Sea

        DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Yemen's Houthi rebels launched at least one missile into the busy waters of Red Sea over the weekend, the U.S. Navy said Monday, raising the risk of their fire striking..

        Geneva Declaration launched to safeguard human rights at sea

        The Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea has been launched to define and defend the human rights of the global maritime population and those crossing the world’s oceans and seas.

        Suez Canal tops the ranks when it comes to shipping bribes

        The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) has released the results and lessons learned from 10 years of collecting data of cancerous, corrupt demands in maritime trade.

        Vessel Hit 23nm ESE Odesa

        Reporting from the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority reported that the Panamanian flagged cargo vessel HELT (IMO8402589) has been struck whilst anchored 23nm ESE Odesa Port.

        Kenya unveils state of the art maritime facility

        Kenya has heightened its war against transnational organized crime in its terrestrial borders by unveiling a one of its kind training facility to boost enforcement capacity of maritime security.

        Reports of vessel targeted off Ukraine

        Reporting indicates that the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority reported Bangladesh flagged bulk carrier BANGLAR SAMRIDDHI (IMO9793832) has been struck with a missile at 15:25UTC whilst anchored..

        UN’s Contact Group on Somali Piracy Changes Mandate

        The decline in piracy off the coast of Somalia is one of the recent success stories for the maritime industry. It has demonstrated how stakeholders can unite to solve some of the complex challenges..

        Yemen army destroys 2 Houthi explosive boats in Red Sea

        Yemen’s army destroyed two explosives-laden boats launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia at a target near the country’s north-western region on the Red Sea.

        Greek Tanker Manager Probes Possible Iran Oil Transfer

        Greece-based Empire Navigation is investigating whether Iranian oil was transferred onto one of the vessels it manages.