Piracy

Iran blasts Britain's 'piracy' after Royal Marines detain oil tanker in Gibraltar

"America & our allies will continue to prevent regimes in Tehran & Damascus from profiting off this illicit trade," Bolton said on Twitter.The drama began when a specialist team from the Royal Marines Maritime Operations Unit swooped on the 330 meter super-tanker as it paused to take on supplies off Gibraltar overnight.

The hidden world of Maritime Security

Piracy has probably existed since man first took to the sea, but it took on new dimensions with the advent of commercial shipping. SOFREP wrote about this very topic recently in Benghazi: The Definitive Report, which includes historical background on America’s first war on terror against Barbary pirates off the coast in Libya.

Palace concerned over abduction of 11 Filipinos in West Africa

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador PaneloMANILA -- Malacañang expressed concern over the abduction of 11 Filipinos in West Africa, two of them were kidnapped in Togo and nine in Benin last week.“We are concerned about the kidnapping and (Labor) Secretary Bello is handling it,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a Palace briefing on Tuesday.On Monday…

Namibias Namdock to maintain Angolan Navy vessels

Namibias Namdock has been awarded a contract to repair and maintain Angolan Navy vessels, with the first set to arrive in early 2020.Namdock Commercial and Operations Manager Willie Esterhuyse said that Namdock will initially take two Marinha de Guerra Angolana vessels into its dry docks, but next year the contract could…

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Announces Third Quarter Financial Results

Initiates a Regular $0.175 Per Share Quarterly Cash Dividend Policy Declares a $0.325 Per Share Special DividendNEW YORK, Nov. 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Genco Shipping & Trading Limited (GNK) (Genco or the Company), the largest U.S. headquartered drybulk shipowner focused on the transportation of major and minor bulk commodities globally…
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From Montenegro to Croatia in the Adriatic Sea

Lovers of the sea have been enchanted by the Adriatic Coast for centuries. Whether it is due to the warm temperatures, striking bright blue colour or the impressive clarity, the waters of the Adriatic Sea are captivating. Although the area is situated away from the main buzz of the Mediterranean, the Med has still influenced the way the Croatians and Montenegrins live.

Shippers' Council Condemns Surcharges On Nigerian-bound Cargoes

The Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) has kicked against the surcharges placed on Nigerian-bound cargoes by foreign ship owners.LEADERSHIP learnt that Nigeria seaports have the highest shipping freight rates in West and Central African countries.Industry sources said that the high freight rates were fuelled by insecurity…

Iran news: Furious Tehran promises response to cowardly oil tanker strike | World | News

A spokesman for the Iranian government said to the state controlled Islamic Republic News Agency: “Iran is avoiding haste, carefully examining what has happened and probing facts. “An appropriate response will be given to the designers of this cowardly attack, but we will wait until all aspects of the plot are clarified.” The tanker Sabiti was hit in Red Sea waters off Saudi Arabia on Friday…

The mystery of the oil tanker that disappeared in the Strait of Hormuz

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Tracking data shows an oil tanker based in the United Arab Emirates traveling through the Strait of Hormuz drifted off into Iranian waters and stopped transmitting its location more than two days ago, raising concerns Tuesday about its status amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S.

China's Investments In Special Forces Are Paying Off In Deadly Ways

Key point: As America relies more heavily on special forces, it is likely China will too.Some special force units get all the attention. Americas Delta Force, Russia's Spetnatz and Britain's SAS have glamorous reputations.When was the last time you heard about China's commandos? But Chinese special forces exist, and they have been growing in size…

Piracy: OMS, Navy Collaborate To Fight Hoodlums On Nigerian Waters Amidst Alleged Opposition By NPA

The Nigerian Navy and Ocean Marine Solutions have strengthened existing ties in the continued fight against piracy and other forms of crimes on Nigerian waters.OMS, which had through its Secure Anchorage Area provided a security platform for ships berthing at the Lagos ports to utilise, had come under scrutiny in recent…

Freight forwarders seek retention of Secure Anchorage Area – Punch Newspapers

Anna Okon The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders has urged the Federal Government to sustain the existence of the Secure Anchorage Area to protect the nations waterways and prevent armed robbery and piracy attacks on vessels visiting Nigeria.Making this call in Lagos on Friday, the President of NAGAFF…

Saudi coast guard says Iranian tanker sent distress call, then went silent

Saudi Arabias coast guard said it received a distress call from an Iranian oil tanker that reportedly came under attack in the Red Sea near Jeddah on Friday, but the vessel had switched off its tracking system when a response was made to its request for assistance.The distress call was sent by email and stated that the front of the tanker…

Video Editing Software Market 2019 Global Technology, Development, Trends and Forecasts To 2025

AMA recently published a detailed study of over 180+ pages in its repository on ‘Video Editing Software’ market  covering interesting aspects of market with supporting development scenario till 2025. The study provides market size break-up by revenue and volume* for  emerging countries and important business segments along with commentary on trending factors, growth drivers.

Pin-Point Analysis For Changing Competitive Dynamics – Tech Admirers

ShareShareShareEmailAmphibious Land Craft Market OverviewOperating in land and sea, amphibious land craft occupies a vital role in the naval war and military operations. To defend the coastline and to protect the seaborne trade of the nations, the use of amphibious land crafts has increased rapidly. The land crafts are also used for commercial applications.

Shipowners slam private security firm over safe anchorage

The Nigerian Shipowners Association (NISA) has criticized the imposition of $2,000 safe anchorage fee on foreign vessels calling at the Apapa and Tin can Island Ports in Lagos for provision of security services by private security firm, OMSL. The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) had recently said it was taking steps to dismantle…

Royal Navy hails French tenacity in Gulf region

A Royal Navy Commodore has hailed the tenacity of a French frigate that is part of a task force operating out of the volatile Gulf region. Combined Task Force 150  (CTF-150), which is run from Bahrain,  is a multinational task group composed of warships from numerous Coalition nations, led by an Anglo-French team and headed…

West Africa seas worlds most dangerous for piracy – IMB

Published November 7, 2019, 8:09 AMBy Roy MabasaEven before the two kidnapping incidents happened in Benin and Togo where at least 11 Filipino seafarers were taken as hostages by pirates, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) had already declared that the seas around West Africa remain the worlds most dangerous for piracy.(International…

Ardmore Shipping Corporation Announces Financial Results For The Three And Nine Months Ended Septemb

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Nov. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ardmore Shipping Corporation (ASC) ("Ardmore", the "Company" or "we") today announced results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019.Highlights and Recent ActivityReported a GAAP net loss (and net loss from continuing operations see Non-GAAP Measures Section) of $5.7 million for the three months ended September 30…

Why are there so many pirates in West Africa?

Sign up and join thousands of professionals who receive the Nurmara Daily Brief e-mail an indispensable, no-nonsense take on Africa-related business, policy and development.Four crew members of a Greek-flagged oil tanker were taken hostage by pirates off the coast of Togo on Monday. The attack comes two days after nine…