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Thinking outside the box on Southeast Asian maritime security

The pandemic brought about an observable increase in transnational crimes – smuggling, piracy and trafficking.

World Court orders Colombia to cease activities in Nicaraguan maritime zone

Judges at the International Court of Justice ruled last week that Colombia must "immediately cease" patrolling and trying to control fishing in parts of the Caribbean that the ICJ said are within..

Is Somali piracy finally under control?

Piracy off the coast of Somalia has long captivated the attention of the media and governments. But the expiry of the United Nations Security Council’s (UNSC) counter-piracy Resolution 2608 on 31..

Weekly Maritime Security Threat Advisory 26th April 2022

Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Advisory for the week commencing 26th April 2022.

South Africa signs Jeddah Amendment to combat illicit maritime activity

South Africa has become the 17th signatory to the Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct (DCoC), according to an IMO release.

Nigeria explosion: ‘More than 100 people killed’ in blast at illegal oil refinery

An explosion at an illegal oil refining depot in Nigeria has left more than 100 people dead, local officials fear.

Al-Zawiya oil facility damaged during clashes

Clashes between government-allied militias caused damage to at least 29 oil sites, including storage tanks, at the Zawiya refinery complex

Agents to shut down Lagos ports Monday over 15% levy

The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) says they will embark on a one-day warning strike on April 25, over the introduction of 15 per cent National Automotive Council (NAC) levy.

Political rift sparks Libyan force majeure

Libya’s National Oil Corp. (NOC) has declared force majeure on exports of Mellitah crude, following problems at the El Feel field.

IRGC say ship smuggling fuel seized in Gulf with seven arrested.

ran’s Revolutionary Guards said Friday they seized another vessel smuggling fuel in the Gulf and arrested its seven crew members, the second such incident in as many weeks. “Naval forces have seized..

China's security deal with Solomon Islands raises alarm in Pacific

China could send forces to help in 'maintaining social order,' draft agreement says.

Ukraine Claims to Have Struck the Flagship of Russia's Black Sea Fleet

Multiple Ukrainian sources have claimed that the nation's armed forces have hit the Russian cruiser Moskva in a guided-missile attack in the Black Sea. "It has been confirmed that the missile cruiser..

Of maritime security and a rules-based order

All good in theory, but the operational logistics of multinational cooperation at sea will take more than narratives.

Black Sea Ship Insurance Rates Continue To Rise Alongside Dangers To Commercial Shipping

The costs of insuring merchant ships sailing to ports in the Black Sea has spiralled out of control, becoming a huge potential impediment to the movement of Russian cargoes from the region.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard detains foreign vessel for fuel smuggling

IRGC seizes vessel with over 220,000 liters of smuggled fuel in Persian Gulf, Tehran says; incident comes amid a debate about removing group from US terror list.

Japan, Philippines Agree to Boost Security Cooperation

Shared concerns about China’s maritime assertiveness have driven a steady strategic convergence between Tokyo and Manila.

Weekly Maritime Security Threat Advisory 11th April 2022

Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Advisory for the week commencing Monday 11th April 2022.

Drifting sea mines bring Ukraine war to Turkey’s Bosporus Strait

At least three mines thought to have crossed the Black Sea have been spotted around the north mouth of one of the world’s busiest maritime channels.

Fights over illegal fishing lead to armed conflict

Protesters from across Sri Lanka descended on the nation’s capital in February, shouting above the street noise and pumping their fists in the air in frustration.

Somalia launches new maritime facility to boost policing on coastline

Somalia has inaugurated a high-tech maritime facility for the police to boost security along the coastline as the country continues to expand its blue economy, officials said.

Axed French submarines deal to cost Australia up to $5.5 billion

Australia will be forced to pay up to Aus$5.5 billion (US$4.1 billion) to exit a submarine deal with France in favor of acquiring nuclear-powered US or British models.

Weekly Maritime Security Threat Assessment 4th April 2022

Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Assessment for the week commencing Monday 4th April 2022.

Libya Seizes 100,000 Litres of Smuggled Fuel

On Sunday, Libya’s 444th Combat Brigade, affiliated with the Government of National Unity (GNU) forces, announced the arrest of several people and the seizure of three trucks loaded with 100,000..

Russian Ships Switch Flags At Record Rate On Sanctions Scrutiny

Many more Russian-flagged vessels than usual switched their flags to other countries in March, possibly to conceal their ties to Moscow and avoid being caught up in sanctions over the invasion of..

Boarding - 278nm S Lome

MDAT-GoG reporting indicates that a vessel has been boarded approximately 278nm South Lomé, Togo.

Saudi-led Coalition welcomes 2 month truce in Yemen

The warring sides in Yemen's seven-year conflict have for the first time in years agreed a nationwide truce, which would also allow fuel imports into Houthi-held areas and some flights operating from..

Shipping’s digital disconnect may only be resolved by a disaster

Experts warn of shipping’s vulnerability to escalating cyber risk and argue that it will take a digital disaster for shipping to take cyber security seriously.