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Our ugly encounters with sea pirates, by fishermen

Travelling or doing business on the waterways in the country, especially the Niger Delta region, has become a nightmare on account of the menace of sea pirates in the region. Almost on a daily basis,..

Bridge Watch: Black Sea Grain Initiative & Maritime Security

In this episode of Bridge Watch with Dryad Global CEO Corey Ranslem, he talks about the recent agreement signed between Russia, Ukraine and Turkey to have a transit corridor in the Black Sea through..

Maritime Diplomacy: How Coordinated Maritime Presences serves EU interest Globally

Maritime piracy has long haunted global shipping and remains a constant threat, not only to international maritime shipping, but also to regional stability and global security. Approximately 90 per..

Panama starts flag inspection program for ships arriving in US ports

The Panama Maritime Authority (PMA) will start a flag inspections program from August 1st, regarding Panama ships calling at US ports, and which are candidates for a Port State Inspection (PSC) by..

Metis Insights: Black Sea Grain Initiative Analysis

On 22nd July 2022, Ukraine and Russia signed agreements with Turkiye to facilitate the export of grain, foodstuffs, and fertilisers from Ukraine.

Operation IRINI finds cargo in breach of UN arms embargo

On 18 July, Operation IRINI conducted an inspection of the MV VICTORY RORO off the coast of Libya. The ship was found to be transporting vehicles to Libya in breach of the UN arms embargo.

Weekly Maritime Security Threat Advisory 25th July 2022

Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Advisory for the week commencing 25th July 2022

Yaounde Architecture reinforces fight against piracy

The fight against piracy and response to current maritime security challenges on the Gulf of Guinea have been reinforced with the utilization of the Yaounde Architecture Regional Information System..

Police rescue 28 fishermen abducted by pirates in Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command says it has rescued 28 fishermen kidnapped by a five-man gang in Akwakpa, in Uruan Local Government Area of the state.

Russian missiles strike Odesa port hours after grain deal, claims Odesa MP

A Ukrainian MP has claimed Russian missiles struck a key Ukrainian port Saturday morning, only hours after Kyiv and Moscow signed a landmark deal to unblock shipments of grain

The US and changing geopolitics of the Red Sea

A great power scramble for the Red Sea region is witnessed as recent geopolitical events have boosted the strategic relevance of the region.

How America’s Ports Defend Against Cyberthreats

America’s ports move approximately $5.4 trillion in goods annually, making them a unique target for cybercriminals. Protecting these transportation hubs is essential to preserving the supply chain..

Bridge Watch: attack vectors and maritime cyber security

In this episode of Bridge Watch with CEO Dryad Global Corey Ranslem, he talks about the best way to reduce attack vectors and implement a robust maritime cyber security process.

Nigeria & shipping industry launch strategy to eliminate piracy in GoG

The Government of Nigeria and a coalition of global shipping stakeholders have launched a new strategy to end piracy, armed robbery, and kidnapping in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG).

Indian Court Detains Russian Ship Carrying Military Cargo

The Kerala High Court ordered that the Maia-1 be arrested until it pays 1.9 million rupees (about $23,500) to an Estonian firm, Bunker Partner

Lebanese navy to operate drones to aid maritime border security

For the first time Lebanese Naval Forces have received drones to integrate into their maritime border security missions along the Middle East nation’s 225 km long coastline.

ICG On High Alert To Stop Illegal Sri Lankan Immigration Attempts

Amid the ongoing economic crisis in Sri Lanka, the Indian Coast Guard is on high alert to avoid any illegal immigration from the island nation.

Armed Pirates Rob Offshore Platform in Bay of Campeche

Armed pirates struck another platform operated by Pemex last week, forcing the crew to help them cart off stolen goods before departing again.

Weekly Maritime Security Threat Advisory 18th July 2022

Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Advisory for the week commencing 18th July 2022

EUCAP Mission in Somalia celebrates 10th anniversary

On July 16, the European Union Capacity Building Mission in Somalia (EUCAP Somalia) turned ten years old. Over the past decade, the mission has contributed to strengthening Somali institutional..

Lebanese fears of Israel escalation amid maritime border row

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah’s speech on Wednesday night, in which he ratcheted up tensions with Israel, has raised fresh fears in Lebanon over possible escalations with its southern..

Stella Maris: Ukraine's Seafarers Need Help to Maintain Their Careers

Stella Maris is working with crewing agencies to help out-of-work Ukrainian seafarers remain employable.

Best Management Practices in Maritime Security

In this episode of Bridge Watch with CEO Dryad Global Corey Ranslem, he talks about Best Management Practices in maritime security.

Haiti demonstrators block Port-au-Prince roads forcing closure of fuel terminal

PORT-AU-PRINCE, July 13 (Reuters) - Haitian protesters blocked roads in the downtown area of the capital of Port-au-Prince on Wednesday, where shots were heard as anger mounted over fuel shortages..

Germany's North Sea Ports Face Longest Strike Action in Decades

Dockworkers across major North Sea ports in Germany have yet again paralyzed operations after staging the longest strike in four decades following the collapse of the latest round of negotiations to..

Côte d’Ivoire to Nigeria…West Africa’s security challenges and ripple effects

The vulnerability of coastal West Africa to a spillover of extremist activity from far-off parts of the Sahel can no longer be glossed over. The growing threat also highlights erroneous security..

How to Avert an Imminent Disaster off Yemen’s Red Sea Coast

Crisis Group calls on governments, international institutions and affluent private individuals to reach into their pockets as a matter of extreme urgency to help stave off a disaster of dramatic..

Gantz reveals 'unusual' Iranian military activity in the Red Sea

Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz unveiled recent satellite images showing four Iranian military ships in the Red Sea while at the Annual Economist Government Roundtable in Greece.

Weekly Maritime Security Threat Advisory 11th July 2022

Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Advisory for the week commencing 11th July 2022

Niger Delta activist warns against fresh oil war

A human rights activist and legal practitioner, Comrade Cleric Alaowei, has warned the Federal Government and the National Assembly to stop further hearing on the controversial water bill, saying..

Sri Lanka: Prez Gotabaya Onboard Naval Ship At Colombo Port; to Stay Out in Sea Till its Safe to Return

Embattled Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has fled from his official residence in Colombo amid mounting protests and is onboard a naval ship, SLNS Gajabahu. A Sri Lankan naval official said..

Relocating or expanding? Islamic State Mozambique’s reaction to foreign intervention

Despite notable successes following twin interventions by both the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Rwandan Defense Forces (RDF) in July and August 2021, the Islamic State’s..

Bridge Watch: Corey Ranslem CEO Dryad Global talks emerging maritime security threats

In this episode of Bridge Watch with CEO Dryad Global Corey Ranslem, he talks about emerging maritime threats and the many guises they can take.

Russian launch two missiles hitting Moldovan tanker

The Russian aircraft again fired missiles at Odesa region, repeatedly hitting the Moldova-flagged Millennial Spirit tanker which drifts in the Black Sea without a crew.

Issues Of Insecurity In West Africa, Sahel Priority For Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed appreciation to Portugal for the deployment of weapons and training of military personnel in ensuring peace in the sub-region.

Power Projection: Expeditionary Sea Base Ships Are Built For One Mission

Any great power confrontation in the Pacific would rely heavily upon the U.S. Navy’s ability to project and sustain power from the sea.

EU Provides €28M to Improve Liberia Maritime Security

The Liberia National Coast Guard is to receive two specialized boats to enhance its maritime security through the ECOWAS SWAIMS project financed by the European Union next year.

Weekly Maritime Security Threat Advisory 4th July 2022

Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Advisory for the week commencing 4th July 2022

Israel shoots down Hezbollah drones headed for Energean FPSO

Energean (LON:ENOG) has said operations continue on the FPSO.

Gunboat diplomacy: Iran ramps up aggression in Strait of Hormuz

Gunboat diplomacy is defined in terms of international politics as the pursuit of foreign policy objectives by displaying signs of aggressive naval power, implying the threat of warfare if agreeable..

South China Sea: What could go wrong?

The Southeast Asian region is on tenterhooks anticipating how rapidly deteriorating US-China relations will manifest in the South China Sea. There is much that could go wrong and precious little that..