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South-east Australia marine heatwave forecast to be literally off the scale

Patch of Tasman sea expected to warm over spring and summer to temperatures that risk significant losses to sea life

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Speakers Announced - Navigating the Future: Opportunities of A.I. Based Solutions

Join Dryad Global and Norton Rose Fulbright during London International Shipping Week 2023 for an engaging and insightful panel discussion titled “Navigating the Future: Opportunities of A.I. Based..

US given OK to enforce maritime law around Palau as Washington vies with China for Pacific influence

BANGKOK - The United States has signed a new agreement with Palau, which gives American ships the authorization to unilaterally enforce maritime regulations in the tiny Pacific island nation’s..

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As Australia strengthens its ties with the Philippines, it’s wading even further into the dangerous South China Sea

At the end of last week, 1,200 Australian troops took part in a joint military exercise in the Philippines with hundreds of Filipino and American forces. Their mission: simulating the retaking of an..

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Weekly Maritime Security Threat Advisory 28th August 2023

Access the latest Maritime Security Threat Advisory for the week commencing 28th August 2023.

Laser and Water Cannon Diplomacy in the South China Sea

The South China Sea dispute presents several relatively new phenomena in the modern study of relations among nations. In this seven-country disagreement, we can see how a country deliberately built..

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Putin must not be allowed to turn the Black Sea into a Russian lake

On July 17, Russia withdrew from the UN-brokered Black Sea Grain Initiative, striking a devastating blow to Ukraine’s economy and undermining global food security. Yet the grain shutoff is just one..

Dryad Global Becomes Corporate Member of Maritime London

Dryad Global is pleased to announce its membership in Maritime London, a company with the vision of supporting the UK’s primacy as the world’s leading provider of maritime professional services.

Keeping tabs on China’s murky maritime manoeuvres

America and its allies are using whizzy new tools to track China’s military activity and illegal fishing. IN JANUARY 2021 a fleet of Chinese fishing vessels approached the coast of Oman, apparently..

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Ukraine Strikes Back Against Russia as World’s 1st Drone War Escalates

While the Ukrainian authorities typically prefer not to acknowledge responsibility for individual incidents, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has publicly warned that the war is now “returning..

Battle For Indian Ocean: How EU And India Can Strengthen Maritime Security

China’s strategic use of ports, as well as its growing military presence in the maritime space in general, has increasingly aroused the displeasure of other actors in the Indian Ocean, including..

Weekly Maritime Security Threat Advisory 21st August 2023

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Iran’s Raisi demands return of $7 billion in frozen assets from S. Korea

A sum of $7 billion in revenue from the sale of petrochemical and oil products is being withheld from the Islamic Republic of Iran between two South Korean banks, Iranian state-run Mehr News Agency..

Russia In The Black Sea: The Law Of Armed Conflict At Sea Needs Due Consideration Alongside UNCLOS

The Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC) applicable at sea must be considered alongside the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) 1982 and military intent of the Kremlin for influence of Russian..

Maritime security in the Black Sea is an international problem

The West – with or without the US Navy – needs to return to the Black Sea to help break the maritime blockade, protect humanitarian shipping to fight global famine, and, not least, uphold universal..

Did Russia commit a war crime in leaving the Ukraine grain deal?

On July 17, Russia announced that it had withdrawn from the Black Sea Grain Initiative (“the Initiative”), a deal brokered in 2022 by the United Nations (UN) and Turkey that allowed Ukraine to safely..

Philippines continues to assert sovereignty, rights in South China Sea

MANILA, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said on Monday the country continues to assert its sovereignty and territorial rights despite challenges in the South China Sea...

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Weekly Maritime Security Threat Advisory 14th August 2023

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Four Tunisians arrested for piracy over engine thefts from migrant boats

Men held in Sicily accused of intercepting vessels and demanding cash, phones and vital engines.

Security fears over weaponry as UK pulls licences for ‘floating armouries’ used to counter Somali pirates

A Government decision to revoke the licences of a British company providing ‘floating armouries’ for weaponry used to protect commercial shipping in the Indian Ocean has raised concerns about the..

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Weekly Maritime Security Threat Advisory 7th August 2023

Access the latest Maritime Security Threat Advisory for the week commencing 7th August 2023.

Modern day pirate hunters operate in the 'wild, wild West'

Today's seafaring smugglers may have traded the swashbuckling swordplay of yesteryear for modern-day missiles and mines, but piracy remains alive and well on the open seas.

NATO Convoys Can Protect Ukraine’s Grain Harvest From Putin

In addition to ending Russian participation in the grain deal — which was brokered with the aid of the United Nations and Turkey — Putin said he may begin attacking grain ships still plying the..

Why the Black Sea Grain Initiative must be restored

Recently, Russia announced that it would suspend its participation in the Black Sea Grain Initiative, the landmark diplomatic deal brokered by the United Nations and Türkiye that allowed for the..

The Growing Battle for South Yemen

Now that the war against the Houthis appears to be nearing an end, the head of the Southern Transitional Council is making his move to push for Southern independence.

Navigating the Future: Opportunities of A.I. Based Solutions

Join Dryad Global and Norton Rose Fulbright during London International Shipping Week 2023 for an engaging and insightful panel discussion titled “Navigating the Future: Opportunities of A.I. Based..

Iran's Proxy Fleets-in-Being

When discussing the risks posed by Iran’s asymmetric capabilities and proxy tactics at sea, observers have overlooked the possibility of Tehran employing a historical maritime strategy called the..