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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

August 5, 2021
Total Views: 567

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

August 4, 2021
Total Views: 1818

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

August 3, 2021
Total Views: 1459

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)

July 25, 2021
Total Views: 2332

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

July 13, 2021
Total Views: 3280

Saturday, May 8, 2021
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

May 8, 2021
Total Views: 5706

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

August 13, 2018
Total Views: 74

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

October 21, 2017
Total Views: 93

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

July 6, 2017
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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

June 29, 2017
Total Views: 88

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

April 23, 2017
Total Views: 63

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

April 9, 2017
Total Views: 31

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

August 21, 2016
Total Views: 39

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

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

April 8, 2014
Total Views: 2

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

January 13, 2014
Total Views: 45

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

October 24, 2013
Total Views: 19

Friday, April 5, 2013
USCG Vessel Traffic Service Houston

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

April 5, 2013
Total Views: 40

Monday, September 17, 2012
ocean atlas vessel ship

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

September 17, 2012
Total Views: 18

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

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

August 6, 2012
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