Monday, August 13, 2018
Saturday, October 21, 2017
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...
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Thursday, June 29, 2017
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...
Sunday, April 23, 2017
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...
Sunday, April 9, 2017
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...
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Thursday, April 14, 2016
U.S. Navy Leads 30-Nation Maritime Exercise in Middle East
The U.S. Navy is leading a 30-nation maritime exercise across Middle Eastern waters which it says will help protect international trade routes against possible threats, including from Islamic State and...
Friday, December 5, 2014
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
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,...
Monday, January 13, 2014
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...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
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....
Friday, April 5, 2013
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...
Monday, September 17, 2012
The Armed Security Response to Piracy, and Some of the Hassles
– By Captain Rich Madden MV Ocean Atlas is a U.S. flagged cargo ship which fell afoul of Venezuelan authorities during a recent port call in Maracaibo. Although the situation has been resolved, with Ocean...
Monday, August 6, 2012
IF All Else Fails, Iran Will Start Blowing Up Tankers [REPORT]
(Bloomberg) — Iran probably would attempt to block the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf only as a “last resort,” according to a Pentagon historian who’s...
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Monsoon Will Likely Keep Pirates at Bay in Indian Ocean [PIRACY UPDATE]
It was a mixed bag of pirate activity around the world this past week and fortunately, nobody was captured or injured due to pirate activity. Here’s the latest update from...
Friday, February 17, 2012
Shipboard Security Teams and the Rules of Engagement
– By Captain Rich Madden February 15, 2012 will be a date many in the maritime security industry will remember for a long time. It was the day that the...
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
UK P&I Club Advisory on Carrying Weapons and Armed Guards in Egyptian Waters
The Club’s Egyptian correspondent has advised us of changes to the domestic law in Egypt concerning regulations governing the carriage weapons and armed guards on foreign flagged vessels transiting Egyptian...
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Royal Navy Hands Over Suspected Pirates to Face Prosecution in Seychelles
A group of pirates caught by a Royal Navy operation in the Indian Ocean will face justice in the Seychelles. RFA Fort Victoria – part of NATO’s counter piracy task...
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Part 2: Overfishing Ourselves out of the Maritime Industry and Defense of the Homeland
by Jeffrey J. Milstein, Moran Office of Maritime and Port Security (MOMPS) On August 2nd, 1939 Albert Einstein wrote a letter to then President Roosevelt stating, “A single bomb…carried by boat and...
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