Wednesday, July 3, 2019
cargo ship
Maritime News

China Recommends Top Security Level for Ships in Malacca Strait

BEIJING, July 3 (Reuters) – China’s Ministry of Transport has raised its security recommendation for Chinese vessels in the Malacca Strait, a major potential bottleneck for global oil, to the...

July 3, 2019
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Monday, August 21, 2017
Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency
Navy

USS McCain Collision Exposes Singapore-Malaysia Sea Dispute

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – A collision between a U.S. warship and an oil tanker near the Straits of Malacca on Monday has shone a light on a territorial dispute that...

August 21, 2017
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Maritime News

Oil Spice: With $3 Billion Port, Malacca Eyes Slice of Shipping Giant Singapore’s Pie

By Roslan Khasawneh KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Once at the heart of the global spice trade, Malacca is pumping nearly $3 billion into an ambitious plan to put...

November 23, 2016
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Monday, May 4, 2015
News

Bunker Heist – Pirates Strike Product Tanker in Strait of Malacca

A Singapore-registered petroleum product tanker was hit by pirates late Saturday night while underway in the Strait of Malacca. According to the regional piracy program ReCAAP, a gang of eight...

May 4, 2015
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Saturday, June 14, 2008
maritime security

Modern Pirates, The Success Rate Of

*Red denotes a successful attack. Yellow marks an attempt This Google Maps mashup, brought to gCaptain’s attention by wired’s blog monkeybites, documents all known attacks of modern pirates over the...

June 14, 2008
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Navy

MARINER WAKE UP CALL – China’s Growning Submarine Fleet

Experts attempting to understand the strategic aims behind China’s aggressive military expansion have generally focused on Taiwan. But a new naval base points at Beijing’s significant and growing interest in...

May 13, 2008
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Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Uncategorized

The BEST View Of The Malacca Straight

Photo by Peter MacDonald Here at gCaptain we are interested in all things we can drive our ships over, under or through… this includes bridges. Our friends at Deputy Dog...

May 7, 2008
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Wednesday, October 17, 2007
maritime security

pirates are ‘thriving’ – IMB sees 14% increase in attacks

The IMB reports on a sharp increase in the number or piracy attacks. The BBC tells us: The increase is in large part because of a jump in incidents off...

October 17, 2007
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Sunday, September 23, 2007
maritime security

piracy at sea – seajacking and phantom ships

In this modern age with AIS tracking and global satellite coverage you may ask how a pirate can get away with stealing an entire ship. Occasionally referred to as Seajacking...

September 23, 2007
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Tuesday, September 18, 2007
maritime security

The Straight of Malacca – A Dark Passage

“For centuries, this sliver of ocean has captivated seamen, offering the most direct route between India and China, along with a bounty of resources, including spices, rubber, mahogany, and tin....

September 18, 2007
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