Monday, September 17, 2012
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Russians Shoot Fisherman in the Face While He Was Making Dinner

The Nordic Fighter tanker was sailing south in the Red Sea under oppressive summer heat as Mohammed Ali Quanas headed west to catch kingfish on Aug. 3, 2011, the last...

September 17, 2012
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Abu Dhabi Star Hijacked Off Lagos, Promptly Released [UPDATE]

UPDATE 2: The MT Abu Dhabi Star has been released after pirates fled when approached by the Nigerian navy, Reuters reports. The vessel was released without incident or harm to...

September 5, 2012
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Thursday, August 16, 2012
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And In Other News…Floating Mine Found off Florida Beach, What?

Not sure how we didn’t catch wind of this at the time, but this past February, an unidentified spherical object made of steel with little pointy spikes was spotted floating...

August 16, 2012
Total Views: 39

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
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Can You Imagine Being Stuck Inside a Shipping Container for 20 Days? [UPDATE]

**UPDATE** The latest word is that after exhaustive searching and x-rays of the containers on board, no stowaways were found by port authorities today in Newark, NJ. The following is...

June 27, 2012
Total Views: 12

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
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BW Maritime Loses Contact with Product Tanker off Togo

BW Maritime believes their product tanker, BW Rhine, has been captured off Togo.  Here’s a statement made by the company. On 28 April 2012, BW Rhine, a 75,678 dwt product...

May 2, 2012
Total Views: 15

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
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Product Tanker Reported Hijacked Off Togo in Gulf of Guinea

A product tanker has reportedly been hijacked yesterday in position: 06:01.14N – 001:20.2E, correlating to Lome Anchorage, Togo. The owners of the product tanker anchored off Lome, which has yet...

May 1, 2012
Total Views: 5

Thursday, April 26, 2012
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Piracy Update: Fishing Vessel Hijacked, Arabian Sea Remains Sketchy

The following is the summary of global piracy for the week of 19-25 April and weekly piracy warning, via Office of Naval Intelligence. YEMEN: Fishing vessel hijacked on 21 April...

April 26, 2012
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Thursday, March 15, 2012
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Fire Incidents

USS John Paul Jones Rescues Crew from Burning Stolt Valor Tanker [IMAGES]

By U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs ARABIAN GULF – Guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Baranof (WPB 1318) rescued 24 Filipino...

March 15, 2012
Total Views: 40

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Crewmember Missing After Explosion Rocks Tanker in Persian Gulf

(Dow Jones) Norwegian shipping company Stolt-Nielsen Ltd. (SNI.OS) said Thursday that its Stolt Tankers B.V. unit, operator and owner of MT Stolt Valor, confirms that the vessel suffered an explosion...

March 15, 2012
Total Views: 2

Monday, March 5, 2012

Drunk Freighter Captain Arrested on Columbia River [UPDATE]

M/V Laconia. Photo (c) Clark Crawford via Update: The captain of the Maltese-flagged M/V Laconia that was arrested last week after failing a breathalyzer test was not just slightly...

March 5, 2012
Total Views: 6

Thursday, February 23, 2012
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Weekly Piracy Update – Tankers Engage in Brief Gunfights with Pirates, Self Defense Measures Prove Effective

Worldwide Maritime Crime and Piracy Update – week of 16 February 2012 (source: ONI) ARABIAN SEA: Vehicle carrier M/V LEILA reportedly hijacked on 15 February while underway 50 nm south-southwest...

February 23, 2012
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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Piracy Special Advisory: Vessel Hijacked Off Oman Coast [UPDATE]

***UPDATED*** This just in from Neptune Maritime Security… Further to our earlier notice concerning this hijacking (please see below), MSCHOA has confirmed the hijacked vessel as being the MV Leila....

February 18, 2012
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Friday, February 17, 2012

Fishermen Killed, India Protests and Summons Italian Envoy [VIDEO]

The killing of two Indian fishermen by an Italian cargo vessel is now slowly snowballing into a diplomatic row between the two nations. The External Affairs Ministry today summoned Italian...

February 17, 2012
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012
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Trigger-happy Vessel Security Detail Kills 2 Indian Fishermen

According to a statement by the Indian Coast Guard, two fishermen are now dead due to a tragic case of mistaken identity off the coast of India. While sailing past...

February 15, 2012
Total Views: 7

Monday, February 13, 2012
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Captain and Chief Engineer of Bulk Carrier Shot by Pirates off Nigeria

According to a report from the International Maritime Bureau this morning, a bulk carrier was fired upon by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea this morning, approximately 110nm south of Lagos,...

February 13, 2012
Total Views: 2

Friday, February 10, 2012
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Australian Warship Busts Drug-Runners in Northern Arabian Sea

Combined Task Force 150 (CTF), one of three Task Forces within Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) conducted a successful disruption of a vessel carrying illicit cargo in the north Arabian Sea,...

February 10, 2012
Total Views: 6

Thursday, February 9, 2012
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Rabaul Shipping Fleet Seized in Papua-New Guinea by Angry Mob

In heavy weather last week, the passenger vessel, MV Rabaul Queen, owned by Rabaul Shipping, capsized and sank off Papua-New Guinea.  246 people were rescued, yet over 100 passengers are...

February 9, 2012
Total Views: 20

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Piracy Report: Steel-Carrier Captured in Central Arabian Sea

Weekly Summary of Global Maritime Crime and Piracy, week of 2-8 February 2012, (source: ONI) GHANA: Offshore tug boarded by four robbers on 9 February while berthed at position 04:53...

February 9, 2012
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

US Offshore Oilfield Worker Shot and Killed in Venezuela

CARACAS (Dow Jones)–A U.S. citizen working for Houston-based oil services company InterMoor Inc. was shot and killed while on assignment in Venezuela on Jan. 27, the local attorney general’s office...

February 7, 2012
Total Views: 4

Monday, February 6, 2012
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Somalia Report: Iranian Warship Thwarts Pirate Hijacking of Oil Tanker

By JD, Somalia Report The Iranian Navy rescued an oil tanker from an attempted pirate hijacking in the Gulf of Aden on Monday, according to Somali pirates based in Harardhere....

February 6, 2012
Total Views: 1