Piracy

Environmental and economic issues linked, says new head of Greenpeace Canada

The new executive director of Greenpeace Canada said her main goal is to change the narrative around environmental issues and challenge the idea that Canadians have to choose between supporting the environment or growing the economy.The economy can grow by investing in alternative and renewable sources of energy rather…

Submarines for what? We face no maritime threats

Of course many Asean countries - like Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam - have a number of submarines to protect their territorial waters and even Myanmar plans to acquire some. But, are these neighbours a true maritime threat to Thailand? Indonesia, which has two type-209 submarines and plans to acquire a dozen in the near future…

Maritime Crime in Southeast Asia Sees a 22% Increase in First Half of 2015, Dryads Latest Figures Sh

June 2015. shipping companies and mariners face. 2014. increase of three compared to the same period last year. to be both resilient and adaptable. operations. other areas give us more cause for concern. coordinated action. arteries like Suez, bring their own complexities to maritime operations. care to them have a plenty to think about.

Maritime Crime in Southeast Asia Sees a 22% Increase in First Half of 2015, Dryad’s Latest Figures S

June 2015. shipping companies and mariners face. 2014. increase of three compared to the same period last year. to be both resilient and adaptable. operations. other areas give us more cause for concern. coordinated action. arteries like Suez, bring their own complexities to maritime operations. care to them have a plenty to think about.
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Touring Ernest Hemingway's Fabled Former Key West Home - Curbed Features

Over the Seven Mile Bridge with the sea on both sides, past the fish shacks, dive shops, RV parks and roadside aquariums, at the southernmost end of U.S. 1, is the peculiar former home of American Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway.When Hemingway lived in Key West, from 1931 to 1939, it was a dislocated island in the Florida Straits…

China Steps Up Its Servron Expansion

July 8, 2015: A year after the June 2014 launch of its fifth Type 903A replenishment ship China launched its eight one. During the first half of 2015 four of these ships were under construction simultaneously, a rare even for any country in peacetime. In 2013 the third and fourth Type 903 ships entered service. Thus in…

Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia Meets in New York

The United States joined over 80 countries, international organizations, and companies at the United Nations in New York on July 8 for the 18th Plenary of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Todd Chapman led the U.S. delegation, which included representatives from the U.S. Department of State, the U.S.
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Ghana aims to be port of call for west Africas offshore oil industry

Business News of Sunday, 5 July 2015Source: thenational.ae2015-07-05Ghana will break ground this year on Atuabo Free Port, a US$1 billion facility on its western coast. The Atlantic waters off the west African coast teem with oil rigs and support vessels, most a very long way from home.Ghana, a new entrant to the energy game…

New Centre Offers 24/7 Trauma Counselling

By MarEx 2015-07-01 19:15:01 Sailors’ Society, one of the largest seafarer support charities operating internationally, has launched a Crisis Response Centre to support seafarers in need throughout sub-Saharan Africa.The Centre offers a rapid response service to assist traumatized seafarers after piracy attacks and other crisis-at-sea situations.

Safety Record In Global Maritime Industry Continues To Improve

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Dunford: Marines Must Fundamentally Rethink Deployment Strategies, Training

A Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) enters the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) on June 6, 2015. Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford said the Marines can no longer rely on traditional amphibious operations in the Pacific and will instead have to consider alternate operations models and new platforms.
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MMEA identifies two to three masterminds in MT Orkim Harmonys hijacking – BorneoPost Online | Borneo

Ahmad Puzi ,Abdul Rasyid (left) and Agung (right) in a show of unity during a press conference in Putrjaya. Bernama photoPUTRAJAYA: Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA)  intelligence has identified two to three masterminds who are believed to be involved in the hijacking of the MT Orkim Harmony tanker.MMEA deputy…

Law Firms Can Learn from Government Data Breaches

Editor’s Note:The author of this post is a consultant on legal, regulatory and policy issues related to cyber security.By Joseph Abrenio, Vice President of Advisory Services and General Counsel, Delta RiskEarlier this year, the United States government suffered what may arguably be the most serious cybersecurity breaches in the countrys history.

Global Maritime Trends: U.S. Shipbuilding Will

In trying to make sense of the global, mobile maritime industry, there is no better ‘go to’ than Shashi N. Kumar, Ph.D., Master Mariner, Fulbright Senior Specialist Fellow, Emeritus Professor of International Business & Logistics, Academic Dean, United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA). Last month we met with Dr. Kumar…

Growing Maritime Security Concerns in Southeast Asia: A Greater Need for Further Regional Cooperatio

The United States, Japan and Vietnam stand a lot to gain from expanding their strategic partnerships to battle regional maritime challenges.Cooperation between Japan, the United States, and Vietnam has been improving dramatically over the last several yearsa reflection of both the changing strategic environment in the region…

RMN joins Malaysian search for tanker missing in South China Sea

The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has deployed two fast attack craft (FAC) and one corvette to support Malaysia's ongoing search for a 106 m product tanker that went missing on 11 June near Aur Island, off the state of Johor.An RMN spokesperson told IHS Jane's on 17 June that the assets, Kedah-class corvette KD Terengganu (174)…
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MT Orkim Harmony most likely robbed by pirates – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Dail

Ahmad Puzi shows reporters a file photo of the missing MT Orkim Harmony . Bernama photoPUTRAJAYA: The missing of Malaysian-registered tanker, MT Orkim Harmony, laden with 6,000 metric tonnes of RON95 petrol worth RM21 million is likely a case of piracy.Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) deputy director-general…

Readiness slipping on overseas-based Navy ships

A new watchdog report concludes that readiness and training are slipping among forward-based ships from high op tempo and years of deferred maintenance. Eight U.S. ships are forward-based in Sasebo, Japan, including amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard, amphibious transport dock Denver and dock landing ship Germantown.(Photo…

Ardmore Shipping Corporation Announces the Delivery of the Ardmore Sealion

Sealion on May 26, 2015. Ardmore in 2015. employment in the Ardmore fleet. chemical tankers. which significantly enhances our earnings power. tankers ranging from 17,500 to 50,300 deadweight tonnes. of tankers. the Company grows. partners. as crucial to its long-term success. statements. business. statements of historical facts. with this safe harbor legislation. forward-looking statements.

Ardmore Shipping Corporation Announces Financial Results for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2015

HAMILTON, Bermuda--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ardmore Shipping Corporation (NYSE:ASC) ('Ardmore' or the 'Company') today announced results for the three months ended March 31, 2015. Reported EBITDA (see Non-GAAP Measures section below) of $12.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015, an increase of $8.2 million from $4.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014.