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Maritime Security & Geopolitics in Indian Ocean Region

By linking the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and Africa, the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) serves as an important global trade and commercial hub. The Strait of Hormuz, the Bab el-Mandeb, and the Malacca..

Cyber threats to EU transport sector sends urgent call for enhanced cybersecurity

Between January 2021 and October 2022, the EU Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) analyzed and mapped the cyber threats faced by the transport sector, identifying prime threats, analyzing incidents,..

What Do You Do if a Hacker Takes Control of Your Ship?

NTNU is training mariners on how to respond to a cyberattack in progress You stand on the bridge and the course is seen digitally. Still, why does the ship continue to turn west?

Hundreds of ‘ghost tankers’ in Gulf of Finland pose risk for maritime safety

Unidentified tankers are shipping oil through the Gulf of Finland after the G7 implemented a $60 price cap on Russian oil and the EU and UK imposed a ban on the seaborne import of Russian crude oil..

Weekly Maritime Security Threat Advisory 27th March 2023

Access the latest Maritime Security Threat Advisory for the week commencing 27th March 2023.

Saudi Arabia’s Big Bet in Yemen

Saudi Arabia is understandably desperate to get out of Yemen. But gambling that ending Yemen’s regional war will somehow curtail its civil war is a bad bet.

EU updates Strategy to safeguard maritime domain against new threats

On 10 March, the European Commission and the High Representative adopted a Joint Communication on an enhanced EU Maritime Security Strategy to ensure a peaceful use of the seas and safeguard the..

Bridge Watch: Cybersecurity attacks on maritime sector up 900%

In this week’s Bridge Watch, Dryad Global’s CEO Corey Ransom is talking cybersecurity. Did you know that attacks on the maritime industry and its infrastructure are up by 900%?

‘Dark fleet’: Shipbrokers are on thin ice if they ignore Russia sanctions

There was an unusual drop of verbal acid in Andi Case’s roundup of the financial year for the world’s biggest shipbroking firm, Clarksons.

The EU’s Maritime Ambitions in the Indo-Pacific

On March 10, the EU published its new Maritime Security Strategy – an updated and enhanced version of its first maritime strategy from 2014.

Countries call on flag states to crack down on dark STS oil transfers

Australia, Canada and the US have made a joint submission to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to debate ways to end the use of ship-to-ship (STS) transfers of Russian crude oil.

Weekly Maritime Security Threat Advisory 20th March 2023

Access the latest Maritime Security Threat Advisory for the week commencing 20th March 2023.

EU to organise joint naval manoeuvres in face of growing security threats

The European Union plans to hold joint naval exercises as part of plans to step up efforts to protect vital maritime infrastructure, the bloc’s environmental policy chief said.

ISS Education Leadership Seminar Series

Join Dryad Global at this year's International Superyacht Society (ISS) Education Leadership Seminar Series, a program of educational events designed to address issues facing the marketplace, owners,..

Bridge Watch: Black Sea Grain Initiative Expiry

The Black Sea Grain Initiative has been critical to ensuring that countries in Africa and Asia don’t run out of food. In this week’s blog CEO Dryad Global Corey Ranslem brings us up to speed on what..

Haifa Port Blockaded

Thursday morning saw the opening of yet another day of planned national disruption, with the organizers of the ongoing anti-government protests operating across the country in what they are calling a..

Libya’s Fragile Deadlock

Central Intelligence Agency Director Bill Burns made whirlwind visits to Benghazi and Tripoli on January 12, asking contending Libyan leaders to expel roughly a thousand Russian personnel and help..

Dryad Global CEO to Chair Panel At Super Yacht Americas WPM 2023

Corey Ranslem will be chairing the ISS Panel on the superyacht industry’s ‘market outlook, future of regulation, and financing’ at this Mare Forum event. Here’s how to attend and what to expect.

'Trojan Horse': Why US officials have raised alarm over giant Chinese cargo canes

Ever since US shot down a giant Chinese surveillance balloon over its airspace last month, there has been heightened global scrutiny on the scale of Beijing's spying operations.

Countering Smuggling in the Arabian Sea: Multinational Approach Delivering Results

On December 27, 2022, while patrolling the Arabian Sea, the French frigate FNS Guépratte intercepted a fishing vessel aiming to smuggle illegal drugs. Laden with roughly 7,700 pounds of hashish and..

Weekly Maritime Security Threat Advisory 13th March 2023

Access the latest Maritime Security Threat Advisory for the week commencing 13th March 2023.

War on the Black Sea Enters its Second Year

When Russia invaded Ukraine early on February 24, 2022, many predicted a short conflict. Russia drove on the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv from Belarus, while other forces took over the Donbas region..

Bridge Watch: Stranded Seafarers

About 2,000 seafarers in 112 ships were berthed in Ukrainian ports across the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov before Russia’s invasion. After the war broke out, most crew were evacuated, but 331..

Ukraine: Russia’s inability to dominate the sea has changed the course of the war

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine just over a year ago, most of the fighting has been on land. However, there has also been a less visible – but nonetheless crucial – maritime dimension to the war..

Splash investigation pinpoints the true scale of the shadow tanker fleet

One of the most discussed, debated questions in shipping these days is the size of the so-called dark or shadow fleet, the vast array of tankers that are travelling the world’s oceans under the..

Beyond Russia’s war against Ukraine

Russia’s war against Ukraine will be long, brutal, devastating and exhausting. It offers little prospect of a return to lasting peace.

Weekly Maritime Security Threat Advisory 6th March 2023

Access the latest Maritime Security Threat Advisory for the week commencing 6th March 2023.

UAE, Israel unveil joint naval vessel as military ties grow

The United Arab Emirates and Israel on Monday revealed their first jointly created unmanned vessel, illustrating their growing military ties as maritime threats rise in the Gulf region.

Kuwait foreign minister sees progress on maritime border dispute with Iraq

Kuwait and Iraq will hold a round of legal and technical talks on Sunday as they look to bring an end to a maritime border dispute, which if resolved would spur economic development between the..

Bridge Watch: Paper vs Digital Charts

In this episode of Bridge Watch, Dryad Global's CEO Corey Ranslem talks digital vs paper charts and what the future looks like for global shipping.

Seychelles & India sign agreement on information sharing in maritime security

Maritime safety and security within the Indian Ocean are set to increase and will benefit Seychelles as two centres dealing with and coordinating maritime information exchange signed a memorandum of..

Shipping industry call for help to evacuate 300+ seafarers trapped in Ukraine ports

As we approach one year since the start of the war in Ukraine, the co-signatories of this letter write to you to highlight the 331 seafarers still trapped on vessels in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov.