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        US offshore oil & gas installation at 'increasing' risk of cyberattack

        The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has warned that the time to act on securing the US's offshore oil and natural gas installations is now because they are under "increasing" and..

        100+ unmanned vessels to be deployed in Gulf region’s strategic waters

        A US-led task force will deploy over 100 unmanned vessels in the Gulf region’s strategic waters by next year to stave off maritime threats, the US Central Command chief said Saturday.

        Weekly Maritime Security Threat Advisory 28th November 2022

        Access the latest Maritime Security Threat Advisory for the week commencing 28th November 2022.

        Nigeria's Pirates Switch From Kidnapping Seafarers to Stealing Oil

        The Gulf of Guinea is witnessing a shift in the dynamics of piracy, with criminal networks moving away from targeting commercial maritime and switching to oil bunkering, theft and illegal fishing, a..

        Maritime Security: An Opportunity For UK EU Cooperation?

        Gesine Weber analyses the maritime security strategies of the UK and the EU, highlighting that their respective ambitions in this domain could make maritime security an area of fruitful cooperation. 

        US-Taiwan-Japan Maritime Safety Working Group Report

        A working group with experts from Japan, Taiwan, and the United States discussed maritime safety issues and the possibility for closer maritime safety cooperation.

        ‘Dark Ships’ Spotted In The Nord Stream Mystery

        Two vessels that had their automatic identification systems (AIS) switched off reportedly sailed close to the leak sites of the Nord Stream 2 pipelines a few days before those were ripped open due to..

        Weekly Maritime Security Threat Advisory 21st November 2022

        Access the latest Maritime Security Threat Advisory for the week commencing 21st November 2022.

        National Maritime Security Strategy to be adopted by April next year

        The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and Department of Transport (DoT) will adopt South African’s new National Maritime Security Strategy (NMSS) by April next year, after final tweaking..

        U.N. Secretary General says Black Sea grain deal extended

        A deal aimed at easing global food shortages by facilitating Ukraine's agricultural exports from its southern Black Sea ports was extended for 120 days on Thursday.

        Russian oil cap doubts spur insurer fears of ships left at sea

        Oil-laden tankers risk being left languishing at sea if insurers do not urgently get clarity on an unfinished G7 and European Union plan to cap the price of Russian crude, two senior industry..

        Incident involving product tanker Pacific Zircon

        Eastern Pacific Shipping Pte. Ltd. (EPS) is investigating an incident involving their managed product tanker Pacific Zircon (IMO: 9539573).

        New research shows where fishing ships turn AIS off

        New research displays intentional disabling of automatic identification system devices to provide insights into illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activity.

        EU Wants to Secure Subsea Infrastructure, But Agreement Looks Far Off

        In response to the sabotage of the Nord Stream gas pipeline, the protection of critical maritime infrastructure has gained a newfound priority in the EU.

        Weekly Maritime Security Threat Advisory 14th November 2022

        Access the latest Maritime Security Threat Advisory for the week commencing 14th November 2022.

        EU's Operation IRINI seizes "illegal" shipment of armoured vehicles bound for Libya

        The European Union Naval Operation IRINI announced that it inspected a Dutch-flagged merchant ship bound for Libya and the "illegal cargo" it was carrying onboard.

        Violations by private security companies highlight urgent need for maritime security oversight

        A growing reliance on private contractors to protect vessels, commercial shipping, offshore platforms, ports, and other maritime infrastructure has exposed human rights violations perpetrated by..

        Weekly Maritime Security Threat Advisory 7th November 2022

        Access the latest Maritime Security Threat Advisory for the week commencing 7th November 2022.

        EU naval patrols could protect subsea cables under Irish seas

        Pooled navy patrols, operating under an EU mission, could provide the “appropriate response” in protecting the subsea cable infrastructure passing through Irish-controlled waters, a maritime expert..

        Europe's militaries have been working together for years to keep an eye on what Russia is up to at sea

        At the end of September, the Nord Stream 1 and 2 natural gas pipelines connecting Russia to Germany were damaged in an apparent act of sabotage, with some officials blaming Russia.

        Gulf Countries on the Front Line of Energy Security

        The conflict in Ukraine has brought about a change in the psychology and geography of the oil and gas markets, and the ramifications will be felt across the energy complex for years.

        Ghana drafts plan to protect blue economy

        Ghana sees enormous potential in its blue economy, but faces threats including piracy, illegal fishing, drug smuggling and human trafficking.

        Israel-Lebanon maritime deal juggles region’s security

        Israel and Lebanon are expected to sign on to a Washington-mediated maritime border deal at a ceremony in Israel as early as Thursday, after the country’s highest court turned down a petition by..