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


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

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]
Incidents

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
Total Views: 6

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Enrica Lexie
Incidents

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: 28

Monday, February 13, 2012
gulf of guinea nigeria piracy
Incidents

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,

February 13, 2012
Total Views: 15

Friday, February 10, 2012
HMAS Parramatta
Defense

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

February 10, 2012
Total Views: 32

Thursday, February 9, 2012
rabaul shipping fleet
Incidents

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,

February 9, 2012
Total Views: 119

ONI piracy report indian ocean
Incidents

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

February 9, 2012
Total Views: 10

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
intermoor
Incidents

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

February 7, 2012
Total Views: 67

Monday, February 6, 2012
Iranian fishing dhow
Incidents

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

February 6, 2012
Total Views: 8

Thursday, January 26, 2012
indian ocean piracy weather forecast
Incidents

Weekly Piracy Update: 10 Pirates Board Cargo Ship off India and Escape Unnoticed with Ship’s Stores

Weekly Summary of Maritime Crime and Piracy, week of 19-25 January 2012 – (source: ONI) INDIA: General cargo ship boarded by at least 10 pirates on 25

January 26, 2012
Total Views: 12

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Sibago Island
Incidents

Blood in the Water…15 Filipino Fishermen Killed by Gunmen

Nearly a dozen gunmen in the southern Philippines opened fire on three fishing boats killing 15.  According to a report by the AFP, this was likely an attack

January 24, 2012
Total Views: 21

maersk line
Incidents

US and European Ships Targeted in Al-Qaeda Terror Plot

An Algerian newspaper reports a local al-Qaeda cell planned to launch boats loaded with explosives at US and European ships with aid of suicide bombers.

January 24, 2012
Total Views: 18

Thursday, January 19, 2012
indian ocean piracy
Incidents

Warning Flares Apparently Worked This Week… Weekly Piracy Update

The following is the summary of maritime crime and piracy for the week of 12 January 2012.  (Source: ONI) PERU: Bulk carrier boarded on 13 January while at

January 19, 2012
Total Views: 9

Thursday, January 12, 2012
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Defense

Learning the Hard Way…Pirates Try to Board Spanish Warship

At first light on 12 January 2012, having just completed the escort of a World Food Program ship carrying food-aid into Somalia and while operating close to

January 12, 2012
Total Views: 41

likelihood of pirate activity indian ocean
Incidents

Weekly Piracy Update: Aggressive Tactics in the Gulf of Guinea

Worldwide Summary of Maritime Crime and Piracy, Week of 5 – 11 January (Source: Office of Naval Intelligence) PERU: Container vessel boarded on 5 January

January 12, 2012
Total Views: 52

Monday, January 9, 2012
MT Liquid Velvet
Incidents

3rd Update: ONI Piracy Advisory… M/T Liquid Velvet is on the Prowl

This just in from the Office of Naval Intelligence: ***3rd Update*** VESSEL IS HEADING NORTHEAST TOWARDS THE ARABIAN SEA IN POSITION 10-58N 053-23E AT A SPEED

January 9, 2012
Total Views: 3

savina al-salaam livestock ship
Incidents

Don’t Have a Cow, Man! Pirates Release Ship Carrying 3,620 Heads of Cattle Without Ransom

By JD, Somalia Report Somali pirates released the Indian-flagged Savina al-Salaam and its 16 all-Indian crew without ransom on Thursday, as owners and pirates

January 9, 2012
Total Views: 188

Thursday, January 5, 2012
indian ocean piracy
Incidents

Weekly Piracy Update: Ship’s Crew Discovers Flares do NOT Deter Pirates

Summary of Worldwide Piracy and Maritime Crime, Week of 29 December 2011. GULF OF ADEN: Bulk carrier M/V DELFA chased and fired upon by pirates in one skiff

January 5, 2012
Total Views: 7

livestock ship
Incidents

Pirates Attack a Livestock Ship… Try Bringing THAT into Somalia and See How Many Friends You Make

Initial reports indicate that Somali pirates may have hijacked, or attempted to hijack, one of the dirtiest and most foul-smelling vessels on the planet…

January 5, 2012
Total Views: 315

Tuesday, January 3, 2012
West Africa’s Piracy Issue is on the Rise [VIDEO]
Incidents

West Africa’s Piracy Issue is on the Rise [VIDEO]

Stan Ayscue from Securewest International spoke at a recent conference for maritime security experts in Washington, DC: “You’re looking at

January 3, 2012
Total Views: 5
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