Friday, August 6, 2021
mercer street damage
Maritime Security

U.S. Cites Conclusive Evidence that Iranian ‘Kamikaze’ Drone Was Used in Tanker Attack

By David Wainer (Bloomberg) — The U.S. cited evidence for the first time Friday to back up its assertion that Iran was behind the deadly drone attack on an Israeli-managed tanker...

August 6, 2021
Total Views: 5593

Maritime Security

G7 Calls Out Iran for Attack on Mercer Street

Foreign Ministers from the Group of Seven of the world’s leading economies have condemned the “deliberate and targeted attack” on the MT Mercer Street off the coast of Oman, saying...

August 6, 2021
Total Views: 839

Thursday, August 5, 2021
mercer street
Maritime Security

U.N. Security Council to Discuss Deadly Tanker Attack on Friday

By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Britain will discuss a deadly tanker attack off the coast of Oman during a closed-door United Nations Security Council meeting on...

August 5, 2021
Total Views: 545

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Maritime Security

U.S. Believes Iran was Behind ‘Hijacking’ Incident in Gulf of Oman, But Can’t Yet Confirm

The United States believes Iran was behind Tuesday’s maritime security incident on board the Asphalt Princess in the Gulf of Oman, but it wasn’t yet in a position to confirm...

August 4, 2021
Total Views: 1792

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
mercer street
Maritime Security

Israel Flags ‘Hard Evidence’ That Iran Struck Mercer Street Tanker as Mideast Tensions Rise

By Alisa Odenheimer and Verity Ratcliffe (Bloomberg) — Israel said it had given allies “hard evidence” that Iran was behind last week’s deadly attack on a tanker in the Gulf of...

August 3, 2021
Total Views: 1443

Sunday, July 25, 2021
River Patrol
Maritime Security

Chinese Hackers Stole Hydroacoustic Data From Vietnam

Hackers hid and transmitted “trade secrets and proprietary hydroacoustic data” within digital images of a koala bear. By Prak Chan Thul (Reuters) Buried in a long U.S. indictment accusing China...

July 25, 2021
Total Views: 2296

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Maritime Security

How To Combat Dark Oil Transfers At Sea

By Jonathan Saul and Marianna Parraga (Reuters) – Top oil shipping companies say they have tightened operational guidelines and deployed technology to prevent accidental breaches of sanctions, as the countries hit...

July 13, 2021
Total Views: 3123

Saturday, May 8, 2021
nyc-harbor-tanker
Maritime Security

New York Needs Tankers ASAP After Pipeline Cyber Attack

Traders are seeking product tankers and barges to deliver gasoline that would have otherwise been shipped on the Colonial pipeline that was crippled by a ransomware attack on Friday. By...

May 8, 2021
Total Views: 5686

Monday, August 13, 2018
Palestinian fisherman mends his nets
Maritime Security

Gaza Fishing Vessels Challenge Israeli Blockade

by Nidal al-Mughrabi (Reuters) – A group of Palestinian fishing boats that sailed off the shore of Gaza to challenge an Israeli naval blockade of the coastal enclave drew warning...

August 13, 2018
Total Views: 65

Saturday, October 21, 2017
EU NAVFOR naval anti pirate ops Somalia
Maritime Security

Yemeni PM Claims Fishermen Have Seized Iranian Ship

DUBAI (Reuters) – An Iranian vessel with 19 sailors on board has been seized near a Yemeni island by local fishermen, Yemen’s prime minister said on Saturday. There was no...

October 21, 2017
Total Views: 91

Thursday, July 6, 2017
Maritime Security

Maritime Wakes Up To Security Risks

Security is the Achilles’ heel of connected technology. In the maritime space, cyber risks conflate with vessel safety making a multifaceted response essential, says Inmarsat Maritime security head Peter Broadhurst...

July 6, 2017
Total Views: 52

Thursday, June 29, 2017
Defense

Cyber Security at Sea – Microsoft XP on Carriers, Hacking Tridents & Spoofing GPS

When reporters were recently being given tours of the Royal Navy’s new “supercarrier,” HMS Queen Elizabeth, some were surprized to see a distinctive logo on several computer screens on the...

June 29, 2017
Total Views: 53

Sunday, April 23, 2017
Mattis boards a U.S. Air Force C-17 for a day trip to a U.S. military base in Djibouti from Doha
Maritime Security

No U.S. Military Response To Surge In Piracy, Says Mattis

By Idrees Ali (Reuters) The United States is closely watching a recent increase in piracy off the coast of Somalia, a senior U.S. military official said on Sunday as Defense...

April 23, 2017
Total Views: 33

Sunday, April 9, 2017
somali pirate mothership
Maritime Security

Bulker Suspected of Being Hijacked by Somali Pirates Now Safe – UPDATE

Sunday, April 9: A bulk carrier that was reportedly hijacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden on Saturday is now safe and underway to its next port of call. The...

April 9, 2017
Total Views: 20

Sunday, August 21, 2016
Maritime Security

Pirates Chased From British Freighter

(TheGuardian) The Nigerian navy used its “superior firepower” late last week to foil a pirate attack on a British-flagged freighter and rescue the crew in an encounter off the west...

August 21, 2016
Total Views: 22

Friday, December 5, 2014
Maritime News

Ships to be Enveloped by Network of Laser Beams

While at the Workboat show this week in New Orleans, I met up with David Leone, President of Radio Zeeland DMP, a company designs and engineers bridge systems for commercial...

December 5, 2014
Total Views: 9

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Maritime News

South China Sea – Indonesia Seeking Clarity (or butting heads?) with China

by Neil Chatterjee (Bloomberg) – Indonesia is seeking clarity on China’s intent behind its maritime claims in the South China Sea to avoid the risk of miscalculations in a zone rich in natural gas,...

April 8, 2014
Total Views: 1

Monday, January 13, 2014
Maritime Security

Puntland’s New President: A Maritime Security Outlook

James M. Bridger, Delex Systems Inc After losing Puntland’s presidential election by a single parliamentary vote, incumbent president Abdirahman Mohamed Farole extended his congratulations to his opponent Abdiweli Mohamed Ali...

January 13, 2014
Total Views: 26

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Incidents

Nigerian Navy To Attempt Rescue Of American Captain And Chief Engineer

As first reported by gCaptain on Wednesday… ABUJA/WASHINGTON, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Pirates attacked an oil supply vessel off the Nigerian coast and kidnapped the captain and chief engineer, both U.S....

October 24, 2013
Total Views: 14

Friday, April 5, 2013
USCG Vessel Traffic Service Houston
Blog

Security Zone Violation Disrupts Houston Ship Channel

It seems like the VTS in Houston is working as advertised. You can’t just drive wherever you want down there without getting a visit from the local police. This just...

April 5, 2013
Total Views: 19