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DVIDS - News - Pacific Griffin 2019 Concludes

GUAM (NNS) - The U.S. Navy and Republic of Singapore navies concluded Exercise Pacific Griffin 2019 at U.S. Naval Base Guam, Oct 10. Pacific Griffin served as the most advanced naval training to date between the two nations during their longstanding maritime partnership.Rear Adm. Joey Tynch, commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, who oversees security cooperation for the U.S.

Iran’s Hypocrisy In Continuing Tensions – OpEd

After more than four decades of countless negotiations under the appeasement policy, Iran’s policy had alternately two different characters. On one hand, Iran showed his iron fist with terrorist activities symbolized by IRGC. On the other hand showed his foreign policy as a vitrine for negotiation symbolized by Zarif, however, both faces serve the same goal, to survive the regime.
President Muhammadu Buhari meets with Leaders of Nigerian Community in Russia during the Russia-Africa Economic Summit in Sochi, Russia. [Twitter/@NigeriaGov]

Buhari extremely happy with successful Russia trip

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria from his four-day visit to the Russian Republic extremely happy with the success of the visit.The outcome of the visit is the best response to a few skeptical audiences back home, including a toxic newspaper editorial, Buhari, Stay On Your Job, by the Lagos-based Punch Newspaper asking him to not travel.The presidential aide…

Iran vows response to attack on tanker off Saudi coast

Read moreTehran (AFP)Iran vowed on Saturday not to let an attack on one of its oil tankers off the coast of Saudi Arabia to go unanswered, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported.Ali Shamkhani, secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, said clues had been uncovered as to who was behind what he called a "missile…

Aquashield is shoring up piracy protection with the latest innovations in maritime technology

Todays maritime surveillance systems are more advanced than ever and are highly effective at identifying suspicious activities Piracy is a persistent threat for any business operating at sea. Although the number of pirate attacks in the Somali Sea has fallen over the past few years, there has been a significant rise in criminal activity along the coast of West Africa: according to Raconteur…

As Russia scopes undersea cables, a shadow of the United States Cold War past

Though the tactics and threat are reminiscent of the Cold War, the Russians appear to be taking a page out of the book that the U.S. Navy and the NSA wrote in the 1970s in a series of undersea wire-tapping missions that became known as Operation Ivy Bells.Briefly mentioned in the Times report, Operation Ivy Bells is written…

Autonomous marine technology maximizes patrol boat operations, with reduced risk and cost

Amelia Smith[Sponsored Content]  Today’s available technology creates new opportunities to leverage greater patrol coverage with less force required to manage coastal security zones and assets.Around the world, patrol boats are critical assets for providing coastal security and surveillance. Missions range from border protection…

Defeat for shipping's "most spectacular fraud"

War Risk underwriters have succeeded in rejecting a $77m claim on the basis that the constructive total loss of the Brillante Virtuoso was caused by the wilful misconduct of the Owner.On October 7, 2019, Mr Justice Teare handed down a 140 page judgment putting to bed the questions about what has been described as the most…

Piracy at Sea Decreasing Worldwide in 2019, Report Shows

A visit, board, search and seizure team from the guided missile destroyer USS Pinckney approaches a suspected pirate vessel after another vessel, Nordic Apollo, reported being under attack and fired upon by pirates. U.S. NavyLONDON Global incidents of piracy and armed robbery at sea have decreased across the first nine months of 2019 when compared to the same period in 2018…

Saudi Arabia says it was prepared to help Iran tanker reportedly hit by blasts

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia said Saturday it was ready to help the Iranian tanker that was allegedly attacked off the kingdom’s coast, but the ship turned off its tracking system. The National Iranian Tanker Company, which owns the Sabiti, said its hull was hit by two separate explosions on Friday off the Saudi port of Jeddah.

VIDEO: Marell debuts high speed Volvo Penta powered patrol boat

Nick BlenkeyVolvo Penta and Swedish boatbuilder Marell have joined forces to create the new Marell M15 patrol boat, a durable vessel designed for anti-piracy operations, border control, intelligence gathering, maritime security, and force protection missions.Equipped with Volvo Pentas latest D6 engine and DPI system, the…

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Iranian Held By Somali Pirates Since 2015 Ffreed

An Iranian sailor held hostage by Somali pirates for more than four years has been released with the help of the United Nations and a humanitarian group, Iran's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi thanked the Hostage Support Partnership group, U.N. officials in Somalia, and authorities in…

Britain's New Type 26 Frigate Is Going to Be Amazing

Key point: Britain needs a good, new frigate for its Royal Navy and the Type 26 is the solution.The Royal Navys new Type 26 frigate could be its most powerful and flexible warship type in many decades. Assuming, that is, that the U.K. defense ministry properly funds the ships.The British fleet is acquiring eight of the 7…

Duterte names Vice Admiral Joel Garcia as new PH Coast Guard chief

Vice Admiral Joel GarciaMoreMANILA, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Vice Admiral Joel Garcia as the new commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), the agencys spokesperson said on Tuesday.Garcia will take over the position on Thursday, Oct. 24 from Admiral Elson Hermogino who is set to retire this week…

British engineering firm secures £1.3bn Royal Navy ship contract

British engineering firm Babcock has been named as the preferred bidder to build five new frigates in a contract worth £1.25bn.The Type 31 warships will be built at the Rosyth dockyard in Fife where Babcock currently employs 1,500 people. It is expected to provide work for a further 1000-1250 in the supply chain.Prime Minister…

Iranian Oil Tanker Freed by Gibraltar Despite US Appeal | Voice of America

Updated Aug. 16, 5:50 a.m. VOA Persian's Katherine Ahn contributed to this report.The Supreme Court of  theBritish overseas territory of Gibraltar ruled Thursday that the Iranian supertanker Grace 1 can be released from detention, shortly after the United States launched a new, last-minute legal bid to hold it.Gibraltar's…

West Africa: the center of maritime piracy, armed robbery and kidnap

Nearly all maritime kidnappings and hostage-takings in the nine months to the end of September this year took place in or near the Gulf of Guinea, said global maritime piracy watchdog the International Maritime Bureau (IMB).New data from the IMB shows that worldwide there have been 70 actual kidnappings of seafarers and 49 hostage-takings year to date.