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: 4

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: 2

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: 7

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: 17

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: 9

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: 7

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: 6

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Blog

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...

April 14, 2016
Total Views: 9

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
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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: 0

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: 12

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: 1

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: 6

Monday, September 17, 2012
ocean atlas vessel ship
Blog

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...

September 17, 2012
Total Views: 6

Monday, August 6, 2012
floating mine persian gulf
Maritime News

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...

August 6, 2012
Total Views: 1

Thursday, July 5, 2012
small boat activity forecast indian ocean oni
Maritime News

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...

July 5, 2012
Total Views: 3

Friday, February 17, 2012
enrica lexie
Blog

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...

February 17, 2012
Total Views: 30

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Maritime News

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...

February 15, 2012
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
rhib fort victoria pirates seychelles
Defense

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...

January 31, 2012
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
US Flag New York Harbor
Blog

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...

December 14, 2011
Total Views: 2