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Why the SDF is still patrolling the Gulf of Aden for pirates

When a light suddenly flashed across the radar screen, the crew inside a Maritime Self-Defense Force P-3C patrol aircraft stationed in East Africa alerted the pilots to a potential situation at sea.

Crimea’s past, and its postwar future

In “The Grand Chessboard” (1997), the political scientist Zbigniew Brzezinski was among the first to predict that the Crimean Peninsula would be an important factor for instability in the territories..

Weekly Maritime Security Threat Advisory 30th January 2023

Access the latest Maritime Security Threat Advisory for the week commencing 30th January 2023.

US-supplied patrol boat aims to enhance Benin’s anti-piracy fight

The United States has delivered a new 10 metre long patrol boat as well as maintenance and launch facilities to Benin to assist it combat piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.

The Houthis Won the War but Might Lose What Comes Next

The Houthis will be more vulnerable after the full withdrawal of Saudi and Emirati forces than they have been at any time during the war.

Ransomware attack on maritime software impacts 1,000 ships

About 1,000 vessels have been affected by a ransomware attack against a major software supplier for ships.  Oslo-based DNV – one of the world’s largest maritime organizations – said it was hit with..

Missile hit Turkish-owned ship in Ukraine's Kherson port

 A Turkish-owned general cargo ship was struck by a missile in the port of the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson, sparking a fire, according to video footage from the scene and shipping sources.

Sudden Surge In Russian Navy Ships And Submarines In Black Sea

This morning Russian Navy ships and submarines left their base at Novorossiysk, in the Black Sea, en-masse. This is highly unusual and may indicate ongoing operations.   Sources seen by Naval News..

The Horn of Africa States: Maritime Security Institution – OpEd

The Horn of Africa States owns a significant maritime space, which stretches from the northern tip of Eritrea to the southern tip of Somalia, a distance of some 4,700 km, including its territorial..

Weekly Maritime Security Threat Advisory 23rd January 2023

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