Piracy

Guards on Hong Kong-flagged ship repel pirates off...

NAIROBI, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Security guards aboard a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship repelled an attack by pirates in a gunbattle off Somalia's coast this week, the European naval force in the region said on Friday.It was only the second reported attempt by Somali pirates to seize a commercial ship this year, after a resurgence…

Guards on Hong Kong-flagged ship repel pirates off Somalia coast: EU force

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Security guards aboard a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship repelled an attack by pirates in a gunbattle off Somalia’s coast this week, the European naval force in the region said on Friday. It was only the second reported attempt by Somali pirates to seize a commercial ship this year, after a resurgence of…

Guards on Hong Kong-flagged ship repel pirates off Somalia ...

NAIROBI, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Security guards aboard a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship repelled an attack by pirates in a gunbattle off Somalia's coast this week, the European naval force in the region said on Friday.It was only the second reported attempt by Somali pirates to seize a commercial ship this year, after a resurgence…

Sailors' Society scores double century caring for seafarers worldwide

Stuart Rivers spent 20 years living in Sweden working for Ericsson where he was tasked with downsizing the telecoms giant and cutting 50,000 jobs.Today, his LinkedIn profile describes him as chief executive of a 200-year-old start-up finding innovative solutions for social welfare and the relief of poverty through technology.That…

GenDyn tapped for Expeditionary Sea Base 6 pre-production support

Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has awarded a $136.8 million indefinite-quantity contract to General Dynamics to support pre-production activity on Expeditionary Sea Base 6.The deal, announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense, tasks General Dynamics with procurement of long lead time material, pre-production and engineering…

Maritime industry under threat FG – Daily Trust

How Russia moved into Central Africa

DAKAR (Reuters) - When Central African Republic (CAR) pleaded for help last year to fight marauding militias, former colonial ruler France offered guns it had seized off Somalia. But Russia objected and donated its own weapons instead. FILE PHOTO: A general view shows a part of the capital Bangui, Central African Republic, February 16, 2016.

FG Decries Incessant Attacks On Maritime Industry — Leadership Newspaper

The federal government has raised the alarm that the nations maritime industry has come under siege from criminal elements who perpetuate various crimes on Nigerias territorial waters.Statistics has shown that the maritime component of Nigerias oil and gas industry is worth an estimated $8 billion alongside seaborne transportation…

Americana: Conquering pirates

By Beth M. Stephenson For The OklahomanPublished: Mon, October 15, 2018 5:00 AMThis is the stern of the USS Constitution, one of the first six ships in the U.S. Navy. The Constitution was used in the Barbary Wars. [Photo by Beth Stephenson]The flags that flew over American merchant ships at the end of the 1700s had 15 stars and 15 stripes.

Shipwrecks tell tale of ancient Greek trade routes

Amphorae are seen at the sea bottom at a shipwreck site on the island of Fournoi, Greece, September 15, 2018. Amphorae are seen at the sea bottom at a shipwreck site on the island of Fournoi, Greece, September 15, 2018. Archaeologists in Greece have discovered at least 58 shipwrecks, many laden with antiquities, in what…

Oils $133 Billion Black Market

Oil is still the world’s leading energy source, with growing demand, a fluctuating pricing system, and much of its production in volatile regions. The oil market’s value is larger than the world’s valuable raw metal markets combined, with an annual production valued at US$1.7 trillion. A flourishing black market is no surprise…

Ancient Shipwrecks Found In Greek Waters Tell Tale Of

Archaeologists in Greece have discovered at least 58 shipwrecks, many laden with antiquities, in what they say may be the largest concentration of ancient wrecks ever found in the Aegean and possibly the whole of the Mediterranean.The wrecks lie in the small island archipelago of Fournoi, in the Eastern Aegean, and span a huge period from ancient Greece right through to the 20th century.