Piracy

NASSCO delivers third Expeditionary Sea Base ship to US Navy

General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard has officially transferred the Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship, USNS Miguel Keith (ESB 5), to the US Navy. The navy accepted the delivery of Miguel Keith, which is the service branchs third ESB ship, during a ceremony onboard the ship at NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, California. The ship…

Competition, Quality And Demand Come Together

Combat, Patrol and Law Enforcement Vessels Meet Multiple Missions with varied business plans.U.S. firms building patrol, combat and law enforcement craft are weathering government budget cuts by strengthening ties with clients and public agencies. These unique boats remain in demand because of terrorism, crime, wars, piracy and fire, and most serve multiple missions.

Crew Kidnapped From Tanker In The Gulf Of Guinea

Armed pirates have reportedly kidnapped 13 seafarers from a Liberian-flagged product tanker in the Gulf of Guinea off West Africa, continuing a rise in attacks on vessels in the world's most dangerous piracy hot spot.The Curcacao Trader was approached by eight armed individuals aboard a single speedboat and boarded 232 nautical miles southwest of Lagos, Friday.

Customs honours officers for seizure of 10,000kg cannabis sativa

Nigeria Customs ServiceThe Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Western Marine Command, on Friday gave commendation certificates to 11 officers who facilitated the seizure of 10,000kg of cannabis sativa on April 21.The Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Olugbenga Peters, made the presentation of the certificates to the officers…

Lets raise a glass to Prohibition

On a foggy evening on April 23, 1927, the fishing schooner Etta M. Burns was sailing back to New Bedford when the helmsman fell asleep and the boat washed up on the rocks off Squibnocket Beach in Chilmark. As the surf battered the ship, bottles of liquor were released from the ruptured hull and washed up on shore.The news spread fast around the Island…

Former RMS St. Helena to Become Anti-Piracy Armory Vessel

#Ports&Shipping- The UK's last working postal ship, RMS St. Helena, was for nearly three decades the main source of contact between one of humanitys remotest islands and the outside world.Now the ship, cherished by the 4,500 residents of British-ruled St. Helena, will according to MarineLink, start a new life as a floating armory…

The Importance of the India-Japan JIMEX 20 Naval Exercises

The recently concluded JIMEX 20 naval exercises between the Indian Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) point to a new era in the maritime ties between the two countries. These exercises were held in the North Arabian Sea from September 26 to September 28. JIMEX-20 encompassed multi-faceted tactical exercises involving weapon firings…

Fish poachers besiege Nigeria, W/ Africa waters

Action fuelling piracy Expert·Navy says it is on top of situationFOREIGN nationals involved in fish poaching have invaded the West African waters with fishing vessels plundering the region of its fishery resource, a development which expert say is fuelling the rising cases of piracy.Vanguard Maritime Report gathered that despite the ban on such vessels at the international level…

Navy, Japanese maritime force hold joint drill in Gulf of Aden

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) Zulfiqar has participated in Passage Exercise with Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force Ship Onami in the Gulf of Aden.Both the ships are presently operating in the vital area of the Gulf of Aden as part of international efforts to counter piracy and ensure the security of international…

Missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 search draws another blank

Air search for missing MH370 draws another blank as Australian PM admits 'debris' might 'just be a shipping container...we just don't know'Search co-ordinator says objects 'could be best lead to find survivors'But Australian PM warns debris could simply be shipping containersActing Prime minister believes the suspected…

Nigeria's Maritime Sector Still Struggling After 60 Years

Eromosele Abiodun writes that the Nigerian maritime industry has been held back by corruption, policy inconsistencies and decaying infrastructure 60 years after the country gained IndependenceNigeria is blessed with a vast coastline that many other country could only wish they have. Wits 853 nautical miles of coastline located on the corridor of Gulf of Guinea and the Bright of Benin…

Cyber pirates hit the shipping industry nearing peak season

Bloomberg/London Two key players in the global shipping industry have been trying to restore computer networks and assess the damage from separate cyber attacks this week that are adding short-term complications to supply chains already straining ahead of peak season for consumer demand.The International Maritime Organization…

Nigerias Maritime Sector Still Struggling after 60 Years

EromoseleAbiodun writes that the Nigerian maritime industry has been held back by corruption, policy inconsistencies and decaying infrastructure 60 years after the country gained IndependenceNigeria is blessed with a vast coastline that many other country could only wish they have. Wits 853 nautical miles of coastline located on the corridor of Gulf of Guinea and the Bright of Benin…

Maritime Security Market Robust pace of Industry during 2017-2025

Global Maritime Security Market: SnapshotMaritime security involves measures to combat intended damage to ships, ports, and sophisticated infrastructure meant to support marine trade, marine defense, and marine life. It involves utilization of advanced technologies to detect danger and raise alerts well in advance. Inspection…

Nigeria still tottering at 60 as insecurity cripples maritime sector – The Sun Nigeria

Steve Agbota , [email protected]With a coastline of 852 kilometres bordering the Atlantic Ocean in the Gulf of Guinea and a maritime area of over 46,000 sqkm , Nigeria is no doubt blessed as a maritime nation. Also, Nigeria possessed a well fresh and mangrove swamps, creeks, coastal rivers, estuaries, bays, and offshore waters.