Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Tanker Seized by Suspected Iranian-Backed Forces in Arabian Sea, Maritime Sources Say
By Lisa Barrington and Jonathan Saul DUBAI/LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Iranian-backed forces are believed to have seized an oil tanker in the Gulf off the coast of the United...
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...
Sunday, January 27, 2013
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...
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
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...
Friday, April 20, 2012
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...
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
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...
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Saturday, September 11, 2010
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...
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Friday, September 11, 2009
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...
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
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...
Friday, April 10, 2009
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
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...
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