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

Thursday, December 4, 2008
Maritime Security

BREAKING NEWS – M/V Athena – Somali Pirates Coordinating Attacks

Earlier today gCaptain received reports from Australia that the M/V Athena was attacked by 29 pirate boats while transiting the Gulf Of Aden. This was the

December 4, 2008
Total Views: 276

Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Maritime Security

Second Cruise Ship Attacked In The Gulf Of Aden – Details Show Organized Efforts By Somali Pirates

OregonLive has accounts from a passenger of the M/V Nautica: Sunday’s attack on the nearly 600-foot long M/V Nautica — one of three ships operated

December 3, 2008
Total Views: 117

Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Maritime Security

Poll – What Is The Best Solution For Piracy Somalia?

What is the solution to Somali Piracy? ( surveys) If your answer is other please explain in a comment below… ideas are

November 25, 2008
Total Views: 6

Saturday, November 22, 2008
Maritime Security

Modern Pirate Maps – Avoiding The X Might Be Your Best Option

Pirate maps have long been the a source of intrigue but modern day treasure hunters more often use advance technology like remote operated vehicles and sonar

November 22, 2008
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Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Maritime Security

Piracy Map

The International Chamber of Commerce brings us the live piracy map. The red markers are actual attaks as reported to the Maritime Security

October 7, 2008
Total Views: 153

Thursday, October 2, 2008
Maritime Security

Avoiding Pirates and Storms – Notes From A Weather Router

Looking at the piracy chart for 2008 got me reminiscing about recommending routes through the eastern Arabian Sea , Somalia coast, and Gulf of Aden. Our

October 2, 2008
Total Views: 21

Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Maritime Security

Hostage Dies And Q&A With The Pirate Spokesman

Read the full story at | LINK Also, see just how close the US Navy is monitoring the situation | LINK In related news the NY Times finally

September 30, 2008
Total Views: 2

Sunday, September 28, 2008
Maritime Security

Somali Pirates and Cold War II

M/V Faina – Photo By FEHMI ULGENER It seems the Somali pirates are either getting overly ambitious in their recent choice of targets or they’re

September 28, 2008
Total Views: 52

Thursday, September 25, 2008
Maritime Security

Pirates Choose Wrong Ship to Mess With

In reaction to what appeared to be an attempted hijacking, a security team aboard United States Naval Vessel John Lenthall was forced to fire warning shots at

September 25, 2008
Total Views: 68

Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Maritime Security

Google Earth – Pirate Attacks World Wide

This was originally posted on July 2, 2008 but with more and more pirate attacks in the news I have updated it and think it deserves another look.  This

August 20, 2008
Total Views: 507

Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Maritime Security

Hospital Ship Mercy – Under Fire In The Philippines

The NY Times reports on unfortunate news from the ship I’d most like to sail on, the Hospital Ship Mercy. They write: Though countries in Southeast Asia

June 10, 2008
Total Views: 26

Sunday, April 27, 2008
Maritime Security

Pirates free Spanish boat, crew is reporting: MADRID, Spain (CNN) — The crew of a Spanish fishing boat seized by pirates last week off the coast of Somalia has been freed,

April 27, 2008
Total Views: 3

Saturday, April 5, 2008
Maritime Security

La Ponant Captured By Somali Pirates

BBC News tells us: The French military are continuing to track a luxury yacht seized, with its crew, on Friday by Somali pirates. There has been no contact

April 5, 2008
Total Views: 310

Friday, March 7, 2008

Mayhem on the High Seas

The Whaling – Conservation controversy in the Southern Ocean has escalated to violence. Earlier today it appears that the Japanese Coast Guard fired on

March 7, 2008
Total Views: 7

Thursday, February 7, 2008
Maritime Security

Danica White Hijacking – ‘Minimum Safe Manning’ Partly to Blame?

Danica White Hijacking by Fred Fry The English translation to the DANICA WHITE hijacking is now available. As previously mentioned, the ship’s crew is

February 7, 2008
Total Views: 95

Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Fire Incidents

Shipping References – Cosco Busan Research Links

For those curious how the editors at gCaptain research maritime incidents like the Cosco Busan’s allision with San Francisco’s Bay Bridge, here are

November 14, 2007
Total Views: 11

Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Maritime Security

pirates are ‘thriving’ – IMB sees 14% increase in attacks

The IMB reports on a sharp increase in the number or piracy attacks. The BBC tells us: The increase is in large part because of a jump in incidents

October 17, 2007
Total Views: 7

Thursday, August 9, 2007
Maritime Security

IMB’s Maritime Security Hotline Goes Live

Launched this June the International Maritime Bureau’s Maritime Security Hotline is a confidential phone line that enables the seafarer and others in the

August 9, 2007
Total Views: 18

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Artist Attacks – ISPS Scare Aboard The Queen Mary 2

This must be the week of the unusual submarine. We have discovered Chinese subs on Google maps, luxury submarines for the uber-rich, and news of Russia using

August 4, 2007
Total Views: 19

Friday, May 11, 2007
Maritime Security Incidents

Chevron Pulling Non-Essential Persons Out Of Nigeria

Here’s a story important to our fellow captains and mates working on drillships or semi’s in Africa. Chevron has decided to evacuate non-essential

May 11, 2007
Total Views: 22


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