Piracy

Somali Region Once Riddled With Pirates Sees Peaceful Power Transfer

A region of war-ravaged Somalia elected a new president this week, a peaceful transfer of power in a part of the country notorious for piracy and Islamist militias.Said Abdullahi Deni, who is likely to continue Puntland’s close cooperation with the United States, defeated his closest rival, Asad Osman Abdullahi. He was sworn in for a new five-year term.Puntland…

Gulf of Guinea records first pirates attack in 2019, 6 MSC crew members kidnapped

Even if he wanted to, the Iranian Navy does not have how to send ships to Venezuela (analysis)

Even if he wanted to, the Iranian Navy does not have how to send ships to Venezuela (analysis)

Post sponsored by the Saint Jerome Jobs Site Everybody is looking for.The Iranian Navy has never fulfilled its previous plans to send ships to the Atlantic and it seems unlikely that they will do so now.This is stated by the analyst Joseph Trevithick in an article published in The War Zone of The Drive.Trevithick points out that the Admiral of the Iranian Navy…

Chemical Tanker Attacked by Suspected Somali Pirates

The Operation Commander of the EU Naval Force (Somalia), Major General Rob Magowan, has reiterated the need for continued vigilance at sea after a chemical tanker, the CPO Korea, was reported as being attacked by six armed men 330 nautical miles off the east coast of Somalia last month. The attack was confirmed after a…
Melati Satu

Chemical tanker Melati Satu fire by RPG by Houthi rebels in Bab al-Mandab Strait

The chemical product tanker Melati Satu was fired by rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) from Houthi rebels during passage in Bab al-Mandab Strait in second terrorist attack in the region for last two days. The vessel was en route from Ukraine to India, passing through the international trade route in Bab al-Mandab Strait, when a fast skiff reached Melati Satu from port board and fire a grenade.

Libya will Hold every Bulgarian Ship that has Entered its Waters - Novinite.com

Libyan Maritime Administration has issued an order to detain any ship flying the Bulgarian flag. This is the order of her chief, a copy of which was published by Arab media and quoted by "24 hours".According to the newspaper, the instructions are "dispatched to all Libya's commercial, industrial and oil ports" and are reciprocal…

World War 3: Iran and Russia join forces for joint war games in Caspian Sea | World | News

Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi has been quoted by semi-official news agency Mehr as saying the two countries are planning “war games” that will be implemented in the “near future”. Iran and Russia have held several naval drills in the Caspian Sea, including in 2015 and 2017, with the Iranian commander saying cooperation between both navies had “strengthened in recent years”.
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25 years of Thales TACTICOS Combat Management System

This year Thales celebrates 25 years of its TACTICOS combat management system (CMS). Navy Recognition recently went to the Thales site of Hengelo in the Netherlands to find out what makes TACTICOS one of the most popular CMS among navies around the world.Human factors specialists and Navy personnel collaborated on the design of the TACTICOS HMI.

Former Royal Marines Sailed on QM2 in Pirate-Infested Gulf of Aden

When Cunard Lines flagship, Queen Mary 2, recently sailed through the Gulf of Aden, a notorious spot for Somali pirates, the ship carried a little extra protection for the 2,600 passengers onboard an elite squad of armed former Royal Marines from the United Kingdom.Fortunately, QM2 arrived at its destination of Aqaba, Jordan, without incident.

Spanish galleon San Jose treasure worth $22 billion

THE worth of a wrecked galleon dubbed the holy grail of shipwrecks has been revealed, and it could be more than $22 billion.Known as the San Jose, the Spanish galleon was sunk by the British Navy more than 300 years ago while carrying a wealth of gold, silver and emeralds.Those riches are now worth as much as $17 billion ($A22 billion) by modern standards…

Pirates kidnap crew members off Cotonou …anchor ship in Lagos – Punch Newspapers

Anna OkonSeveral crew members have been reported missing following a pirate attack on one of Mediterranean Shipping Companys container ships off the coast of Benin (Republic of Benin), West Africa, according to worldmaritimenews.com.A small container ship belonging to MSC was attacked on January 2, 2019, in the Gulf of Guinea and several crew members were reported as missing…

Nigeria: Sea Pirates Attack On Crude Oil Tankers Rise

By Sulaimon SalauThe upswing in crude oil prices in the global market may have triggered sharp rise in pirates' attacks on crude oil tankers in the Gulf of Guinea.As at yesterday, Bonny light was $73, Brent crude was $72.50. This marks a significant increase from about $55 same period last year.Latest report from security services company…

FG Deploys NNS Thunder to Combat Piracy, Sea Crimes

Eromosele AbiodunOne of the nations foremost warships, the NNS Thunder, has arrived Onne seaport in Rivers and set to begin a patrol of Nigerian waters, after being grounded since 2016 due to failure of its critical components and machinery.The warship, equipped with modern navigational technology and arsenal, according to the Commanding Officer, NNS Thunder, Capt.
Shipping News Feature

Double Whammy for Container Shipping Giant as Both Freight and Crew Lost at Sea

WEST AFRICA – NETHERLANDS – WORLDWIDE – 2019 could hardly have got off to a worse start for the world's second largest container shipping outfit, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), which has suffered a 'double whammy' this week with one ship suffering a pirate attack, resulting in the kidnapping of several crew, whilst…
Shipping News Feature

Round Up Of Shipping and Logistics News Starts with a Correction to That RoRo/Container Ship Hijack

UK – WORLDWIDE – We are grateful to Melbourne based reader Scott McEwan who took us to task over our dismissal of the recent hijack attempt on the RoRo/Container ship Grande Tema pointing out that the stowaways from Nigeria, all four of whom were arrested after an SBS Helicopter operation in the Thames estuary and have…

Who owns the oceans and their hidden treasures?

The so-called "blue economy" of marine resources is expected to contribute $US3 trillion to the world's GDP by 2030, that's equivalent to the size of the British economy, up from $US1.5 trillion in 2010, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).But from overfishing, to a rush to mine deep seas…

Rowan Announces Contract Extension for the Gorilla VI

HOUSTON, Jan. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Rowan Companies plc ("Rowan" or the "Company") (NYSE: RDC) announced that the Rowan Gorilla VI (a Super Gorilla class jack-up) has been extended by Shell in Trinidad. The rig will continue its current drilling program until approximately March of 2019. Thereafter, the Rowan Gorilla…

Worldwide Sea-based Vehicle Carrier Market 2022- Industry Analysis (Vendors, Regions, Growth Rate) –

Sea-based Vehicle Carrier Market Report focuses on the Global industry, especially in Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Sea-based Vehicle Carrier industry report categorizes the market based on vendors, geographical regions, type and application.Sea-based Vehicle Carrier Market research report covers vast data related to growth rate…