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: 18

Sunday, January 27, 2013
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Incidents

Iranian Security Team in High Seas Shootout with Somali Pirates [VIDEO]

An Iranian security team proves once again that the best defense against pirate attack, is a well-armed security team in this undated video. 9 Somali pirates are captured by what...

January 27, 2013
Total Views: 28

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Piracy

Details Emerge of Viral Video Showing Shipboard Security Team Firing at Approaching Pirates

The private security firm who had a video go viral of one of their shipboard teams defending themselves against an approaching pirate skiff has been identified, according to Bloomberg News. The...

May 9, 2012
Total Views: 359

Friday, April 20, 2012
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News

Nexus Consulting Notes Troubling Issues Within Viral Anti-Pirate Assault Video

In early April, a video surfaced which depicted a ship’s security team on an all-out assault against an apparent pirate attack.  For most the video was a welcomed sight, but...

April 20, 2012
Total Views: 18

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Enrica Lexie
Incidents

Trigger-happy Vessel Security Detail Kills 2 Indian Fishermen

According to a statement by the Indian Coast Guard, two fishermen are now dead due to a tragic case of mistaken identity off the coast of India. While sailing past...

February 15, 2012
Total Views: 11

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Uncategorized

Think Tank Warns Of China War Threat At Sea

SYDNEY (Dow Jones)–China’s expanding military reach is fuelling the risk of war on Asia’s seas as governments in the region tussle over territorial waters rich with oil and gas reserves,...

June 28, 2011
Total Views: 1

Friday, January 14, 2011
News

Global Maritime Crime Update: 6 – 14 January 2011

PERU: Vehicle carrier was robbed 9 Jan at Callao anchorage, Peru. NIGERIA: Chemical tanker robbed and hijacked 11 Jan 15NM off  Lagos, Nigeria. Two fishing trawlers were attacked and boarded...

January 14, 2011
Total Views: 3

Saturday, September 11, 2010
Uncategorized

Magellan Star Pirate Take-Down – Give The Master A Pat On The Back For A Text-Book Defence

US Marines who took the Magellan Star from the pirates who boarded it the previous day are being roundly and properly congratulated for their professionalism and restraint but without the...

September 11, 2010
Total Views: 37

Thursday, September 9, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

Maritime Blogger Recaptures ship taken by pirates

Image Credit: USNI Blog Remember when the team of U.S. Marines stormed the tanker full of pirates and took back the ship?  You should, because as we reported earlier, at...

September 9, 2010
Total Views: 15

Maritime Security Incidents

U.S. Marines Take Back Hijacked Ship Off Somalia

Earlier today, a team of U.S. Marines from the 5th Marine Expeditionary Unit successfully boarded and seized the German owned M/V Magellan Star after it was boarded and siezed just...

September 9, 2010
Total Views: 3

Sunday, July 25, 2010
Maritime Security

The Importance Of Accounting For People At Sea

Here is a more information about how the Mumbai terrorist attack developed, provided by UK based Warship magazine. That the boat carrying the terrorists was boarded and the boarding officers...

July 25, 2010
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Incidents

Update: South Korean Ship Sinking

By John M. Glionna and Ju-min Park | The Los Angeles Times | Photo: AP March 30, 2010 Reporting from Seoul – Plunging into the murky waters of the Yellow...

March 30, 2010
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Friday, September 11, 2009
USCG

Coast Guard Excersize Sparks Confusion in The Nation’s Capital

Via The New York Times: A Coast Guard training exercise in the Potomac River near the Pentagon stirred alarm and confusion on Friday morning around the time and the place...

September 11, 2009
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

Piracy in European Waters?

With piracy along the horn of Africa creating such a buzz in the media, it is a common misconception that the act is confined to this area where onshore conditions...

August 12, 2009
Total Views: 16

Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Maritime Security

Coast Guard Issues A Maritime Security Directive in Response to Piracy

In response to the uprise in piracy and recent attacks on U.S. flagged vessels, the USCG has issued the Maritime Security Directive 104-6 (rev. 2) issued under the Maritime Transportation...

May 12, 2009
Total Views: 3

Friday, April 10, 2009
Incidents

Maersk Alabama Piracy Incident – Update

Capt. Richard Phillips, who has been held hostage by Somali Pirates since Wednesdays hijack attempt, jumped overboard in an apparent attempt to swim to the USS Bainbridge Thursday night.  Unfortunately,...

April 10, 2009
Total Views: 12

Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Maritime Security

UKMTO Transit Corridor

Source: Maritime Information Center The International Chamber Of Commerce tells us: EUNAVFOR strongly recommends that merchant vessels conduct their passage within the UKMTO Transit Corridor (UTC). Westbound vessels should bias...

December 9, 2008
Total Views: 24

Thursday, December 4, 2008
Maritime Security

BREAKING NEWS – M/V Athena – Somali Pirates Coordinating Attacks

Earlier today gCaptain received reports from Australia that the M/V Athena was attacked by 29 pirate boats while transiting the Gulf Of Aden. This was the second cruise ship to...

December 4, 2008
Total Views: 85

Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Maritime Security

Google Earth – Pirate Attacks World Wide

This was originally posted on July 2, 2008 but with more and more pirate attacks in the news I have updated it and think it deserves another look.  This comes...

August 20, 2008
Total Views: 146

Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Maritime Security

Hospital Ship Mercy – Under Fire In The Philippines

The NY Times reports on unfortunate news from the ship I’d most like to sail on, the Hospital Ship Mercy. They write: Though countries in Southeast Asia have, with American...

June 10, 2008
Total Views: 4