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Finland Says Gas Pipeline Likely Broken by Ship Dragging Anchor

Damage to a Baltic Sea gas pipeline earlier this month is believed to have been caused by a ship dragging a large anchor along the seabed, but it was too early to tell if this was an accident or a..

Washington Doesn’t Want the Indian Ocean Region to Flare Up into Crisis – Experts

The Indian Ocean has emerged as a critical theatre for great power rivalry in global politics. Sri Lanka, situated at the crossroads of major sea lanes, has attracted the attention of regional as..

[OPINION] India, Japan and South Korea Should Work Together to Protect Shipping

Kabir Taneja is a research fellow in the Observer Research Foundation's strategic studies program in New Delhi.

I worked as an engineer on merchant vessels and my ship was held hostage by pirates for 8 months. I still cherish my career at sea.

Chirag Bahri worked as an engineer on merchant vessels like tankers, bulk carriers, and offshore support vessels from 2003 until 2012.

Middle East: Implications for maritime transportation and supply logistics

The commander of the U.S. Navy in the Middle East is pitching more countries in the region to use more unmanned systems to counter criminal activities and possible terrorist and military threats off..

Weekly Maritime Security Threat Advisory 23rd October 2023

Access the latest Maritime Security Threat Advisory for the week commencing 23rd October 2023.

UK says Russia plotting to sabotage Ukrainian grain vessels with sea mines

Based on ‘declassified intelligence’, UK says Russia targeting civilian shipping on approaches to Black Sea ports.

Dryad Global at FLIBS 23: Taking Maritime Cybersecurity into Uncharted Waters with ShipGuard AI™

At the intersection of cutting-edge maritime and cybersecurity worlds, Dryad Global proudly introduces: ShipGuard AI™ Cyber Vessel Protection at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) 2023.

Militarising exclusive maritime zones – a new global US security doctrine?

International law of the sea is set to be subverted as America seeks to exercise extraterritorial defence claims over foreign exclusive economic zones beyond those of three Pacific island states.

The Implications of China’s Growing Military Strength on the Global Maritime Security Order

Over the past two decades, China has emerged as a global economic powerhouse, undergoing a transformation that extends beyond its economic prowess. China’s pursuit of enhanced military capabilities,..

Kidnapping at sea for ransom drops as oil prices rebound – UNODC

The nature of maritime crime in Nigerian waters is shifting from kidnapping for ransom as the number of successful attacks started declining from 86 incidents in 2020 to 32 in 2021 and to only three..

Piracy attacks in SG Strait reached 6-year high during Covid-19

The lessened surveillance of the areas meant more opportunities for piracy in the Singapore Strait.

The Surprising Link Between Piracy and Covid-19

Poverty, institutional incapacity and budget cuts fuelled a surge in pandemic piracy. The lessons are many.

Weekly Maritime Security Threat Advisory 16th October 2023

Access the latest Maritime Security Threat Advisory for the week commencing 16th October 2023.

As Ukraine reels from attacks on land, conflict at sea signals hope

Drones and missiles keep Russian fleet at bay and supplies and trade flowing at ports.

The trade in sanctioned oil is booming as the US turns a blind eye

Analysts say that the rise in the movement of oil in contravention of western sanctions is often happening with the full knowledge of the US government.

Op-Ed: Ports as sites for security and defense

By Professor Basil Germond, Chair in International Security and co-director of the Security Lancaster Research Institute and Professor Jan Bebbington, Rubin Chair in Sustainability in Business and..

Op-Ed: How the world tanker market split due to the Ukraine war

In the war at sea between the U.S.-NATO alliance and Russia, the Russian shipping company Sovcomflot says its future has never been better. The U.S. State Department directing the sanctions campaign..

Somali piracy, once an unsolvable security threat, has almost completely stopped. Here’s why.

In 2011, pirates carried out 212 attacks in a vast area spanning Somali waters, the Indian Ocean, the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, actions that the World Bank said cost the world economy US$18..

Weekly Maritime Security Threat Advisory 9th October 2023

Access the latest Maritime Security Threat Advisory for the week commencing 9th October 2023.

Key details behind Nord Stream pipeline blasts revealed by scientists

Researchers in Norway reveal further analysis of 2022 explosions as well as a detailed timeline of events.

China coast guard deploys ‘floating barrier’ to cut off disputed South China Sea shoal

Philippines says it ‘strongly condemns’ move at Scarborough Shoal which prevents its fishing boats from gaining access.

What Is at Stake For the EU in the South China Sea?

Both ASEAN and its European counterpart have strong incentives to strengthen their cooperation on maritime security issues amid increasing Sino-American frictions.

China’s Ten-Dash Line: Deciphering Disputes in the South China Sea

South China Sea issues remain complex, but India’s geopolitical imperatives in the region are clearer than ever.

Why is Iran focusing on its maritime capabilities?

Iran continually seeks to enhance its naval fleet and create an impression of considerable operational capabilities. In its conflict with the US, Iran focuses on naval forces not only because the..

Uncharted Waters: AI's Impact on Maritime & Shipping

Out now: Navigating the Future: Opportunities of A.I. Based Solutions. Watch the full seminar from Dryad Global and Norton Rose Fulbright at London International Shipping Week.

India planning a 175-ship Navy fleet to counter China in Indian Ocean: Report

The Navy currently has 132 warships, combined with 143 aircraft and 130 choppers.

Weekly Maritime Security Threat Advisory 2nd October 2023

Access the latest Maritime Security Threat Advisory for the week commencing 2nd October 2023.