Over 700 Barges Stranded by Mississippi River Closure in Memphis Due to Bridge Crack
The U.S. Coast Guard said 44 vessels with a total of 709 barges are now in the queue as a 1-miles stretch of the Mississippi River remains closed after a...
Weekly Piracy and Maritime Crime Update – 27 Jan – 2 Feb
Courtesy of the Office of Naval Intelligence, Maritime OPINTEL Report, 3 February 2011
Summary of worldwide maritime crime developments and incidents
B. GULF OF ADEN:
C. INDIAN OCEAN:
Piracy Threat Forecast – Week of 3 Feb – 9 Feb 2011
Weather conditions are expected to remain relatively calm despite the current monsoon season, creating conditions conducive to small boat activity throughout the piracy operating area.
Mariners are advised that the Gulf of Aden, Somali basin, Arabian Sea, Mozambique Channel, and the area around Comoros are currently high risk. When transiting the region, mariners are encouraged to contact UKMTO and all appropriate authorities.
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