Esvagt Mercator ‘Hijacked’ in Anti-Terrorism Drill in Belgium

The Danish offshore wind service vessel Esvagt Mercator is typically found at the Belgian offshore wind farms, Nobelwind and Belwind in the North Sea, where purpose-built vessel provides support for the operation of approximately one hundred wind turbines. Last week, however, the vessel left the job to participate in an anti-terrorism drill with Belgian authorities in which … [Read more...]

Remembering September 11: BOATLIFT, An Amazing Tale of 9/11 Resilience As the World Trade Center buildings burned and collapsed on September 11, 2001, a half million people were evacuated from Lower Manhattan by a civilian flotilla of ferries, tug boats and other vessels in what became the largest boatlift in history. BOATLIFT – An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience, is a touching tribute to that … [Read more...]

Indonesia Says Coal On Hold for Philippines After 7 Sailors Abducted

By Kanupriya Kapoor and Manuel Mogato JAKARTA/MANILA June 24 (Reuters) - Indonesia said on Friday a halt on coal shipments to the Philippines will remain in place until Manila can secure its waters after seven Indonesian sailors were kidnapped, the latest in a string of abductions. Philippine authorities could not immediately confirm the hostage-taking but said a Filipino … [Read more...]

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 by Yemeni government forces and their allies to push back the group, a top officer in an international naval force said. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) confirmed on Saturday it had … [Read more...]

WATCH: Russian Warship Launches Missiles Against ISIS in Syria

New video released Friday by Russia's Defence Ministry shows Russian navy ships launching cruise missiles at targets in Syria, in the Caspian sea, according to Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation. Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Friday that warships in the Caspian fleet launched 18 cruise missiles at seven ISIS targets in Syria, killing 600 rebels, … [Read more...]