Maritime Security Incidents

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

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Maritime Security Incidents

Weapons And Anger Ignite New Wave Of Piracy

By Abdiqani Hassan (Reuters) A volatile buildup of weapons and resentment along the northern Somali coast culminated in the hijack of an oil freighter this

March 16, 2017
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Maritime Security Incidents

Pirates Exchange Gunfire Aboard Hijacked Vessel

By Abdiqani Hassan (Reuters) Somali maritime forces have exchanged gunfire with the hijackers of an oil tanker in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland,

March 16, 2017
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
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Sailor Killed During Gun Battle With Pirates Off Nigeria

A merchant sailor was killed during a shootout between maritime security forces and pirates last night aboard the Medaillon Reedererei-owned product tanker SP

April 30, 2014
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Saturday, August 31, 2013
COSCO Asia Containership Attacked in Suez Canal

COSCO Asia Containership Attacked in Suez Canal

A "terrorist" staged an unsuccessful attack on a container ship passing through the Suez Canal on Saturday, in an attempt to disrupt the flow of ships through

August 31, 2013
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Monday, April 29, 2013
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14 Pirates Storm “City of Xiamen” Containership, 5 Crew Taken

ABUJA, April 29 (Reuters) – Pirates have kidnapped five crew members from a cargo ship off Nigeria, the vessel’s management company said on Monday,

April 29, 2013
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Sunday, January 27, 2013
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Iranian Security Team in High Seas Shootout with Somali Pirates [VIDEO]

An Iranian security team proves once again that the best defense against pirate attack, is a well-armed security team in this undated video. 9 Somali pirates

January 27, 2013
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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,

September 17, 2012
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Abu Dhabi Star Hijacked Off Lagos, Promptly Released [UPDATE]

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

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

August 16, 2012
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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

June 27, 2012
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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

May 2, 2012
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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

May 1, 2012
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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

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

March 15, 2012
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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,

March 15, 2012
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Monday, March 5, 2012
Drunk Freighter Captain Arrested on Columbia River [UPDATE]

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

March 5, 2012
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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 23, 2012
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Saturday, February 18, 2012
Piracy Special Advisory: Vessel Hijacked Off Oman Coast [UPDATE]

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

February 18, 2012
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Friday, February 17, 2012
Fishermen Killed, India Protests and Summons Italian Envoy [VIDEO]

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

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

February 15, 2012
Total Views: 23


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