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 boat exploded at 11:18 a.m. on the port side of the destroyer as it was refueling in Yemen, ripping a 40×60-foot hole in the ship’s hull. To commemorate the 15th, the U.S. Navy is … [Read more...]

MEND Claims Responsibility for Attack on JTF Patrol Boat, Passenger Killed

In an emailed statement to gCaptain, Nigerian militant group, MEND claimed responsibility for an attack on a Joint Task Force (JTF) patrol boat on Saturday 25 January, in the Nembe-Bassanbiri waterways, Bayelsa State. "This relatively insignificant attack is a reminder of our presence in the creeks of the Niger Delta and a sign of things to come," wrote Jomo Gbomo, a … [Read more...]

Egypt Arrests Three After Attack On Containership In Suez Canal

By Asma Alsharif CAIRO, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Egypt has arrested three people who opened fire with machine guns on a ship passing through the Suez Canal, an army source said on Sunday, playing down what the waterway's chief described as a terrorist attack. During Saturday's unsuccessful attack, the Panamanian-registered container ship COSCO ASIA came under fire in a northern … [Read more...]