Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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Maritime News

Seeking to Avoid Escalation, Ships Deploy Unarmed Guards to Navigate Gulf

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, July 17 (Reuters) – Shipping companies are hiring unarmed security guards for voyages through the Middle East Gulf as an extra safeguard after a wave of...

July 17, 2019
Total Views: 19

Friday, July 12, 2019
Maritime News

Commercial Ships Urged Not to Use Private Armed Guards in Persian Gulf

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, July 12 (Reuters) – Shipping companies sailing through the Middle East Gulf are being urged to avoid having private armed security guards onboard as the risk...

July 12, 2019
Total Views: 74

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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Maritime News

Editorial: Readying for the Maritime Attacks of the Future

By Christopher Porter – When security professionals address threats to transportation security, the discussion usually centers on aviation risks. After 9/11, counterterrorism efforts naturally focused on preventing future disasters in the...

May 22, 2019
Total Views: 28

Monday, March 4, 2019
Maritime News

Eyes on the Sea: Companies Compete for Australian Maritime Surveillance Contract

By Jamie Freed AVALON, Australia March 4 (Reuters) – Major global defense contractors want to sell Australia on cutting-edge technology such as high-altitude, solar-electric powered drones and optionally manned aircraft to...

March 4, 2019
Total Views: 4

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Maritime News

U.S. Alarmed By Strike on Turkish Ship Delivering Wheat to Yemen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Friday it was “alarmed” by a Houthi missile strike on a Turkish vessel carrying wheat to Yemen this month and urged the...

May 27, 2018
Total Views: 29

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Maritime News

Saudi-Led Coalition Destroys Houthi Boats Targeting Tanker in Red Sea

DUBAI, May 23 (Reuters) – A Saudi-led military coalition foiled attacks by explosives-laden speedboats deployed by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement against commercial vessels, including an oil tanker, in the Red...

May 23, 2018
Total Views: 12

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
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Confirmed: Saudi Supertanker Attacked in Southern Red Sea; Tanker Reported Safe After ‘Explosion’

A fully laden supertanker came under attack Tuesday in the Southern Red Sea while underway in one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, the European Union’s Naval Force Somalia (EU...

April 4, 2018
Total Views: 68

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Press Releases

Protecting Maritime Personnel – Developments in Modern Body Armor

PRESS RELEASE – (Safeguard Armor) – The Maritime field is changing fast under the threats of piracy, international terrorist and random attacks on ships and personnel. This puts great strain...

March 7, 2018
Total Views: 21

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Maritime News

Naval Forces Establish Maritime Security Transit Corridor Off Horn of Africa

The Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) has established a Maritime Security Transit Corridor to protect merchant ships off the Horn of Africa in response to recent attacks against merchant shipping in...

September 7, 2017
Total Views: 123

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Maritime News

Sri Lanka Scraps Firm’s Floating Armory Deals Amid Scandal

By Shihar Aneez COLOMBO, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan President Maitripala Sirisena on Wednesday revoked all deals by a private security firm related to running “floating armouries”, a government...

November 11, 2015
Total Views: 59

Monday, February 23, 2015
Maritime News

U.S. Navy Commander Says Major Middle East Shipping Routes Secure Despite Turmoil

Shipping corridors used by Gulf energy exporters are not at risk from violence and political volatility in Yemen and the seizure of swathes of territory in the region by Islamic State militants, a senior U.S. naval officer said on Monday.

February 23, 2015
Total Views: 18

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Indonesia Takes an Enlightened Approach to Maritime Security

More countries around the world should strengthen their approach to maritime security and follow in the steps of Indonesia, who this month will launch a new coastguard service says leading...

December 10, 2014
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Maritime Security Firms Adapt to Changes in Piracy, Stiff Competition

Cash-strapped maritime security firms are being forced to use fewer costly elite guards and to diversify into other businesses such as cyber security, as a steep decline in Somali pirate attacks and hotter competition erode fast-thinning margins.

December 3, 2014
Total Views: 15

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Maritime News

All At Sea: Global Shipping Fleet Exposed To Hacking Threat

By Jeremy Wagstaff SINGAPORE, April 24 (Reuters) – The next hacker playground: the open seas – and the oil tankers and container vessels that ship 90 percent of the goods...

April 24, 2014
Total Views: 12

Sunday, March 30, 2014
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Maritime News

Oil Tanker Fired On In Strait of Hormuz

Unknown assailants in a speedboat shot at a merchant vessel as it sailed through the Strait of Hormuz between Iran and Oman on Sunday, the NATO Shipping Centre (NSC) said.

March 30, 2014
Total Views: 13

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Piracy Not the Only Maritime Concern in Africa

While piracy has dominated the headlines in recent years, maritime security in Africa entails many other aspects. Illegal fishing, smuggling and human trafficking are just some of those, the growing offshore energy sector is another challenge.

March 5, 2014
Total Views: 7

Monday, February 10, 2014

Shipping Industry Looking Forward to ISO Standard for Private Security Providers

Over the coming weeks, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) will be accrediting the first certification bodies. These companies are then able to audit private maritime security companies (PMSCs) against the new ISO standard.

February 10, 2014
Total Views: 20

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: 26

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

France To Allow Private Security On Shipping Fleet

France will allow private security forces to protect its shipping fleet against the threat of piracy with armed guards, the French government said on Tuesday.

December 3, 2013
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Phantom Ships Expose Weakness in AIS Vessel-Tracking System

Shippers, traders and researchers monitoring global vessel traffic in the past six months might have seen an imaginary U.S. ferry sail to North Korea, a tugboat go from the Mississippi River to a Dallas lake in two minutes and the path of a fake Italian yacht spelling out PWNED -- hacker slang for “defeated.”

October 29, 2013
Total Views: 48