Piracy

NIMASA indicates turnaround in maritime security -

By Cynthia AloThe Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has described the conviction of three persons in connection with vessel hijack on the Gulf of Guinea, as a signal that Nigeria is on the right path in the war against piracy and other crimes on the nations waterways.The Federal High Court in Port Harcourt had…

SpongeBob actors call new movie a welcome ‘dose of silly’ in pandemic

Let’s face it — SpongeBob SquarePants is annoying. Where does he get off being so yellow? That laugh, it bores though the brain. The optimism — what nerve! Doesn’t he know we’re in a pandemic?Plus, the whole sea-sponge identity just doesn’t hold any water. And not to nitpick, but his pants, they’re square. Why can’t he wear a vertical leg covering like the rest of us?OK, fine.

Offshore Patrol Vessel Market Future Scenario, Growth rate, Market Segmentation, and Industrial Oppo

The Offshore Patrol Vessel Market report provides a detailed overview of the industry including both qualitative and quantitative information with detailed market segmentation by length, product, and geography. The global offshore patrol vessel market is expected to witness high growth during the forecast period. The report…

Court convicts three for hijacking Equatorial Guinean shipNigeria — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nige

The Federal High Court, Port Harcourt has convicted three persons for hijacking an Equatorial Guinean flagged vessel, MV ELOBEY VI, in March this year.The conviction is first of such since the signing into law of the SPOMO Act in June last year by President Muhammadu Buhari.Delivering judgment, Justice Mohammed Sani summarily convicted Binaebi Johnson…

Edited Transcript of CCORb.ST earnings conference call or presentation 13-Aug-20 1:00pm GMT

Q2 2020 Concordia Maritime AB Earnings CallGothenburg Aug 13, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) -- Edited Transcript of Concordia Maritime AB earnings conference call or presentation Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 1:00:00pm GMTTEXT version of Transcript================================================================================Corporate…

A.ST.I.M., Controp Precision Technologies, LRAD, SAFRAN, BAE Systems, Guardian Maritime etc. – Owned

This intensively research documentation articulating relevant details about growth initiators of the Maritime Anti-Piracy Systems market has been designed to equip report readers and aspiring market participants with high end reference material to gauge into the nitty gritty of developments, events, trends as well as challenges…

Nigeria Convicts First Pirates Under New Maritime Law

A Nigerian court made the first convictions under a new anti-piracy law, giving hope to the world's shipping fleets that legal reforms will help stem rising attacks in the Gulf of Guinea.The three men fined by the court in Port Harcourt, Nigeria's oil hub, on Tuesday were among nine accused of hijacking the tanker MV Elobey VI off Equatorial Guinea in March and securing a $200…

Nigeria court fines pirates for seizing ship in Gulf of Guinea

A court in Nigeria has fined three men $52,000 (£40,000) each for hijacking a ship in March and securing a ransom of $200,000 for the release of its crew.These are the first convictions in the West African state since a new anti-law piracy came into force last year.Nigeria has been under pressure from the shipping industry…

Understanding the economics of SAA to vessel owners, FG

In recent times, one issue that has dominated the centre stage of the Nigerian maritime industry is that of the Secure Anchorage Area (SAA) in Lagos Port operated by an indigenous firm, Ocean Marine Solution Limited (OMSL).The seaming controversy surrounding the operation of the scheme, which was initiated to salvage the…
Silhouetted palm trees and a woman carrying a basket on the beach at Lomé, Togo in the Gulf of Guinea

Corruption and Poverty Made West Africa Hot Spot for Piracy

It was 7:40 a.m. when the chief officer of the MV Duke called Captain Ripusad Prasad in his quarters to say that a boat was following them.An undated photo of West African pirates. (Credit: U.S. Naval Institute CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)That Sunday, December 15, 2019, the MV Duke was traversing the Gulf of Guinea on its way from Luanda, Angola to Lomé, Togo, where it was to anchor in the afternoon.

FWC biologist makes passion a career

Growing up along the Florida shores, Devon Pharo always looked to the ocean. His passion for the blue is true, and its translated into a career researching and working in the Florida Keys waters and reefs.Born in Stuart, Pharo attended the University of Florida in Gainesville for undergraduate and graduate studies. He majored in biology and minored in wildlife ecology and conservation.

Whisky found stashed on warship after 35 years

Rupert MillarAn image posted on Reddit showing the bottle being cut from its 35-year-old hiding placeThe miniature of six-year-old MacNaughton Canadian Whisky, wrapped in insulation tape, was apparently hidden inside the forward starboard leg of the main mast of HMAS Sydney by the team that built her at the Todd Pacific Shipyards in Seattle in 1982.

Is Washington Running Out of Patience Over Turkeys Expansionism?

Maritime and naval component is an important part of political, economic and military domain of a maritime nation. This component enhances a states role in foreign policy, diplomacy, economy and especially in military domain to further its national interests. Pakistan and India apart from being a hostile neighbors with over 3…

Mining for Rare Earth Metals in IOR could be challenging for India, says expert

The recent stand-off with China has impacted the critical Indian industrial supplies which were dependent on that country for raw material and components. Best possible alternative would have been to rapidly boost domestic mineral exploration and mining. While the explorers wait for relevant reforms to the mining policy…

Nigeria: Amaechi's Outburst Over OMSL, SAA Operations

The minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has come under serious criticisms in recent times due to his charge to members of the National Assembly not to probe the propitiousness or otherwise of the $500 million from China to construct the Lagos-Ibadan railway.The minister, who was visibly angry while appearing before…