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India’s Maritime Security: What Are The Challenges And Why Securing The Seas Is Priority

Maritime power plays a vital role in ensuring geopolitical stability and progression of geoeconomics, and India’s geography makes a compelling case for maritime expansion and strategic ties.

U.S. Navy Foils Iranian Attempt to Capture Unmanned Vessel in Arabian Gulf

The U.S. Navy prevented a support ship from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) from capturing an unmanned surface vessel operated by the U.S. 5th Fleet in the Arabian Gulf, Aug...

Nigeria navy produces gunboats for military operations in Niger-Delta

The Defence Headquarters says it has taken delivery of ballistic gunboats built locally by Nigeria’s Navy Shipyard Limited (NSL). NSL was established to maintain Nigerian Navy vessels.

Shippers unlikely to see lower insurance premiums despite lesser Indian Ocean piracy risk

Shipowners and charterers carrying commodities in the Indian Ocean are unlikely to see lower insurance premiums in the near term despite industry bodies’ decision to remove the region’s High Risk..

Shipping industry to remove the Indian Ocean High Risk Area

22 August 2022. London, UK. After more than a decade of effective threat-reducing counter-piracy operations the shipping industry has removed the ‘Indian Ocean High Risk Area’ (HRA).

Cyber security becoming integral to maritime security

Maritime security is increasingly becoming impossible to achieve without ensuring cyber security, and the ability of states to protect their maritime assets and critical infrastructure against cyber..

Ghana has developed a maritime policy. Here is what it means

Ghana has an abundance of marine resources. They include fisheries, hydrocarbon reserves, inland waterways and ports that are located along important international shipping lanes. These present the..

Equatorial Guinea Detains a VLCC Accused of Oil Theft by Nigeria

A 300,000 dwt VLCC got into a dispute with the Nigerian authorities last week and was ultimately chased down and detained by the navy of neighboring Equatorial Guinea while the dispute is being..

Amid energy crisis, EU plans to help gas-rich Mozambique boost security

The European Union is planning a five-fold increase in financial support to an African military mission in Mozambique, an internal EU document shows, as Islamist attacks threaten gas projects meant..

Sierra Leone imposes nationwide curfew amid deadly anti-government protests

At least two police officers and one civilian died after a day of anti-government protests in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, staff at the city's main mortuary said on Wednesday.

China’s military exercises are an intel bonanza — for all sides

Washington, Beijing and Taipei are watching each other closely as events unfold near Taiwan.

Libya’s Economic Chaos Worsens As Result of Global Oil And Gas Supply Crisis

Libya sits on the largest known oil reserves in Africa and is heavily dependent on revenues from oil and gas exports. In more recent years, it has been controlled at various points by rebels and the..

Piracy & the Pandemic: Maritime Crime in Southeast Asia, 2020-22

At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 there were concerns that maritime crime in Southeast Asia would surge due to an expected global economic slump. In this picture, vessels are seen..

Satellite RF Tracking Follows the 'Dark' Ships That AIS Can't See

Government, NGO and private-sector researchers have long relied upon AIS to track the movements of vessels, and the tool is invaluable for spotting suspicious activity.

Weekly Maritime Security Threat Advisory 8th Aug

Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Advisory for the week commencing 8th August 2022

US & Philippines conduct maritime threat analysis exchange

The US government, through the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and in partnership with the National Coast Watch Center (NCWC), concluded a weeklong exchange of analytical techniques and best..

Metis Insights: Taiwan Strait Pelosi Visit and Chinese Military Response

On 02 August 2022, US Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan, the most senior US official to visit Taiwan since Newt Gingrich in 1997.

Cameroon Becomes a Go-To Country for Foreign Fishing Vessels

Off the coast of West Africa, the Trondheim is a familiar sight: a soccer field-sized ship, plying the waters from Nigeria to Mauritania as it pulls in tons of mackerel and sardines — and flying the..

Japan, Indonesia to boost naval security ties as China rises

The leaders of Japan and Indonesia have agreed to bolster their ties in maritime security and their cooperation on climate change, energy and investment between the Asian archipelago nations.

Who Will Call The Shots In The Indian Ocean? – Analysis

Indian Ocean security is an enduring maritime issue. Tensions on the high seas also include focusing on the Indian Ocean. As an area of water, policing and securing these sea lanes has always been a..

Weekly Maritime Security Threat Advisory 1st Aug

Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Advisory for the week commencing 1st August 2022

First Ukraine grain ship since start of war leaves Odesa

A ship carrying grain left the Ukrainian port of Odesa for foreign markets on Monday under a safe passage agreement, a Ukrainian minister said, the first departure since the Russian invasion blocked..

Russia's new naval doctrine calls US, NATO main sources of threat to national sea security

The United States' pursuit of global maritime dominance and the growth in NATO activity are the main threat to Russia's national maritime security (/topic/maritime-security), according to the new..