Wednesday, May 15, 2019
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Maritime News

London Marine Insurers to Meet After Ship Attacks in Middle East

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, May 15 (Reuters) – London’s marine insurance market will meet on Thursday to assess whether it needs to change the risk level for vessels in the...

May 15, 2019
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Thursday, November 3, 2016
Maritime News

Teekay Says Gas Carrier Attackers Carried ‘Substantial Amount of Explosives’

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Nov 3 (Reuters) – Unknown assailants who opened fire on a gas tanker last week off the coast of Yemen were also carrying a “substantial amount...

November 3, 2016
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Thursday, September 22, 2016
Maritime News

Fertilizer Ship Seized in Bali Over Suspected Bomb Plot

DENPASAR, Indonesia, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Indonesian authorities on the resort island of Bali on Thursday detained a ship from Malaysia carrying around 30 tonnes of fertilizer which police believe...

September 22, 2016
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Maritime News

Al Qaeda in Yemen Poses Growing Threat to Shipping, Naval Force Says

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, May 4 (Reuters) – Al Qaeda’s Yemen branch remains a powerful force and poses a growing risk to merchant ships in vital waterways nearby despite efforts...

May 4, 2016
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Monday, October 12, 2015
Maritime News

Today Marks 15 Years Since the USS Cole Bombing

  Today marks 15 years since terrorists bombed the USS Cole in Yemen, killing 17 sailors and injuring 39 others. The attack occurred October 12, 2001 when a terrorist-driven small...

October 12, 2015
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Monday, July 6, 2015

Egypt Busts Suez Terror Plot – Sources

  CAIRO, July 6 (Reuters) – Egyptian authorities have arrested 13 members of the Muslim Brotherhood on suspicion of planting bombs around the Suez Canal to disrupt shipping, security sources...

July 6, 2015
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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
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

India Said to Pull Warships From Port Amid Terrorism Risk

India pulled two naval warships out the Kolkata port yesterday after intelligence information that they might be targeted by terrorists, a navy officer familiar with the matter said.

November 5, 2014
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Al Qaeda Offshoot Says It Hijacked A Pakistani Navy Ship to Attack U.S. Vessels

Al Qaeda's South Asia wing has claimed responsibility for hijacking a Pakistani naval ship and trying to use it to fire rockets at U.S. vessels in the Arabian Sea, in the first major assault by the newly created group.

September 17, 2014
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Friday, July 25, 2014
Maritime News

Kenyan Police Kill Two Men Suspected of Plotting Ferry Attack

Kenyan police said on Friday they shot and killed two armed men suspected of planning an attack on a ferry in the port city of Mombasa after one of them tried to hurl a grenade at approaching police.

July 25, 2014
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Friday, March 15, 2013
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MARAD Issues Warning of Potential Attacks by Extremists

The following is an advisory from the US Maritime Administration in its entirety: Date Issued: 13 March 2013 1. THIS MARAD ADVISORY PROVIDES GUIDANCE TO VESSELS OPERATING IN SUBJECT WATERS....

March 15, 2013
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Friday, July 20, 2012

Pentagon: Iran Has Plans to Attack Oil Platforms and Tankers [WSJ REPORT]

By Julian E. Barnes, The Wall Street Journal WASHINGTON — U.S. government officials, citing new intelligence, said Iran has developed plans to disrupt international oil trade, including through attacks on...

July 20, 2012
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hidden Documents Reveal Al Qaeda Plans to Attack Cruise Ships [REPORT]

An alarming report from CNN this morning has revealed that Al Qaeda operatives have been secretly plotting possible attacks on cruise ships. According to the report, German authorities seized cryptic...

May 1, 2012
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Monday, December 5, 2011
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Terrorism, Pirates, and Blowing the Whistle on Commercial Fishing Before it Causes the Next Big Attack, Part 1

By Jeffrey J. Milstein, Moran Office of Maritime and Port Security (MOMPS)  There are many different types of possible terrorists, but the simplest definition for the successful “terrorist” is: one supported by...

December 5, 2011
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Thursday, November 10, 2011

USS Cole Suspect’s Trial Tests Gitmo Rules, Policy

By Jess Bravin, The Wall Street Journal FORT MEADE, Md. — The man accused of planning the October 2000 attack on the USS Cole was arraigned Wednesday by a military...

November 10, 2011
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Saudi Man Arraigned in Deadly USS Cole Bombing

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba—A Saudi considered among the most senior figures in al Qaeda emerged Wednesday from nine years of secret confinement to face charges of orchestrating the deadly...

November 9, 2011
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Terrorist Threat Beneath the Waves

The world’s vast undersea energy infrastructure—oil and gas platforms, wellheads, pipelines and pumps—is now vulnerable to attack by cheap submarines and unmanned vehicles. By Andrew F. Krepinevich Nearly 60 years...

November 1, 2011
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Friday, March 11, 2011

USCG and Homeland Security introduce plan to prevent small vessels attacks

WASHINGTON — U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials joined federal, state, local and tribal authorities and private sector stakeholders at the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis...

March 11, 2011
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

USS COLE (DDG 67) – A tribute to her crew and the 17 who were lost 10 years ago.

By Lt.j.g. Jacob Beckelhymer, Navigator, USS Cole (DDG 67) You can’t miss them.  The 17 gold stars running across the deck in front of COLE’s mess line.  They stand for our...

October 12, 2010
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Friday, December 5, 2008
Maritime Security

America’s Waterway Watch – A Coast Guard Public Service Announcement

The United States Coast Guard is trying to remind mariners and the American public in general to remain vigilant.  They have a short journal entry concerning the America’s Waterways Watch...

December 5, 2008
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