Maritime Security Incidents

Ship and Port Security Incidents including piracy, terrorism, mutiny, and threats.


Saturday, May 7, 2022
Maritime Security Incidents

North Korea Is Suspected Of Launching Submarine Missile

By Max Zimmerman and Kyungji Cho May 7, 2022, (Bloomberg) –North Korea appeared to have fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile Saturday, three

May 7, 2022
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Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Empty Maersk shipping containers
Maritime Security Incidents

Maersk Runs Back To Russia For Empty Containers

by Kirsten Donovan  (Reuters) – Shipping group Maersk still has vessels calling at Russian ports to deliver containers booked before

March 15, 2022
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Thursday, March 10, 2022
oil tanker crew member
Maritime Security Incidents

Crews Start Abandoning Ships In Ukraine

By Ann Koh (Bloomberg) Some shipowners have begun to ask crew to abandon their ships stuck off the coast of Ukraine, as Russia’s invasion of its

March 10, 2022
Total Views: 38533

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Norwegian-born shipping tycoon Fredriksen
Maritime Security Incidents

Billionaire Orders Tanker To Load Toxic Russian Cargo Near War Zone

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Yesterday, while Joe Biden shutdown US ports to Russian oil, Frontline tankers (NYSE: FRO), founded by the billionaire John

March 9, 2022
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Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Russian Sailors silhouette Sevastopol
Maritime Security Incidents

Ship Insurers Extend War Risk Zone “Close To Romania”

by Jonathan Saul (Reuters) – London’s marine insurance market has widened the area of waters around the Black Sea and Sea of Azov that it

March 8, 2022
Total Views: 2461

Friday, March 4, 2022
seafarer on deck with a mask
Maritime Security Incidents

Over 1,000 Mariners Are Stranded Near Ukraine

By Ann Koh and Kevin Varley (Bloomberg) About 140 ships have been trapped off the coast of Ukraine, putting more than a thousand seafarers in harm’s way.

March 4, 2022
Total Views: 3201

Saturday, December 4, 2021
Cargo ship Guangdong Port
Maritime Security Incidents

Lithuania’s Goods Barred From Entering Chinese Ports

By Milda Seputyte (Bloomberg) –Lithuania’s dispute with China escalated after local media reported that goods from some of its companies were

December 4, 2021
Total Views: 2913

Monday, November 22, 2021
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind Turbine
Maritime Security Incidents

Offshore Wind Giant Vestas Hit With Cyber Attack

By Christian Wienberg (Bloomberg) –Shares in Vestas Wind Systems A/S dropped to a two-week low after one of the world’s top makers of wind turbines was

November 22, 2021
Total Views: 3405

Sunday, November 21, 2021
Maritime Security Incidents

Philippines Will Attempt Second Resupply Mission As U.S. Warns China To Not Interfere Again

MANILA, Nov 21 (Reuters) – The Philippines’ defense chief said on Sunday a military resupply mission for the country’s troops stationed on an

November 21, 2021
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Saturday, November 13, 2021
Maritime Security Incidents

Shipowners Make Payoffs To Free Vessels Detained By Indonesian Navy

By Joe Brock SINGAPORE, Nov 14 (Reuters) – More than a dozen shipowners have made payments of about $300,000 apiece to release vessels detained by the

November 13, 2021
Total Views: 8160

Monday, November 1, 2021
Maritime Security Incidents

Port Sudan Reopens After Military Blockade

by Khalid Abdelaziz (Reuters) A tribal group announced on Monday it would temporarily lift a six-week blockade on Sudan’s main seaport, a week after the

November 1, 2021
Total Views: 1088

Sunday, October 17, 2021
Maritime Security Incidents

Iranian Supertanker Departs Venezuela In Probable Breach Of U.S. Sanctions

By Marianna Parraga and Deisy Buitrago HOUSTON/CARACAS, Oct 16 (Reuters) – An Iran-flagged supertanker on Saturday was about to set sail from Venezuelan

October 17, 2021
Total Views: 2744

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Opium poppy plants
Maritime Security Incidents

Indian Port Seizes $2.7B In Taliban Heroin

By Sumit Khanna (Reuters) Indian officials said on Tuesday they had seized nearly three tonnes of heroin originating from Afghanistan worth an estimated 200

September 21, 2021
Total Views: 3425

Friday, August 6, 2021
Israeli Rear Admiral Ido Ben-Moshe
Maritime Security Incidents

Israel Prepared To Attack Iran To Protect Shipping

By Alisa Odenheimer (Bloomberg) Israel is prepared to attack Iran, Defense Minister Benny Gantz said, as his country lobbied for a response to a fatal drone

August 6, 2021
Total Views: 3184

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Asphalt Queen tanker
Maritime Security Incidents

Boarders Exit Asphalt Princess Off UAE

DUBAI, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Oman on Wednesday identified the Panama-flagged Asphalt Princess as the tanker involved in a hijacking which Britain’s

August 4, 2021
Total Views: 2794

Saturday, July 31, 2021
mercer street
Maritime Security Incidents

US Navy Says Israel-Linked Oil Tanker Was Targeted by Drones

By Patrick Sykes (Bloomberg) U.S. Navy experts believe a drone struck the Mercer Street,oil tanker with links to an Israeli billionaire off Oman this week,

July 31, 2021
Total Views: 2313

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Port of Durban south africa
Maritime Security Incidents

Crippled South African Port Network Declares Force Majeure

South Africa’s state-owned ports and freight-rail company, Transnet, has declared force majeure after disruptions caused by a cyberattack last week. The

July 27, 2021
Total Views: 2154

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Durban Looting
Maritime Security Incidents

Maersk Shuts Down Durban Depots As Looting Continues

by Wendell Roelf (Reuters) Maersk has shut down all its depots, warehouses and cold stores in Durban and Johannesburg, a company spokeswoman said on Wednesday,

July 14, 2021
Total Views: 21489

Friday, April 9, 2021
Maritime Security Incidents

Iran Frees South Korean Tanker and Its Captain

By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL, April 9 (Reuters) – Iran released on Friday a South Korean ship and its captain detained since January after South Korea promised

April 9, 2021
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Iran Saviz
Maritime Security Incidents

Iran Says Its Ship Saviz was Attacked in Red Sea

DUBAI, April 7 (Reuters) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday an Iranian ship, the Saviz, had been attacked in the Red Sea, a day after

April 7, 2021
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