Maritime Security

USCG Reopens Key West Ports After Erika Dissipates

  Effective 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Capt. Jeffrey Janszen, Coast Guard Captain of the Port, reopened Key West, Florida, ports, terminals and facilities due to Tropical Storm Erika dissipating.

Iranian Ship, Crew Escape Captivity off Somali Coast

An Iranian fishing vessel and its crew have escaped after being held captive for five months by Somali fishermen, maritime piracy experts said on Friday, but it

Migrant Boat Sinks off Libya; 200 Feared Dead

A boat packed with mainly African migrants bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday and officials said up to 200 might have died. A security official in the western town of Zuwara,

Russian-Chinese Naval Drills End

 The second phase of the Russian-Chinese Joint Sea-2015 naval maneuvers has officially ended outside the port of Vladivostok in Russia’s Far East, says spokesman

North Korean Black-listed Ships in Russia

 North Korean vessels owned by Ocean Maritime Management (OMM) have been seen using Russian ports, says the NK News vessel tracker.   OMM was sanctioned for its

Shell Declares Force Majeure on Nigerian Bonny Oil Exports

Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria operation has declared force majeure on its Bonny Light crude oil exports after shutting down two key pipelines due to a leak and oil theft, the company said on Thursday.

Efficiency Mandates to Cap Recovery in Oil Demand

Lower prices should help stimulate oil consumption in advanced economies, restoring some of the demand lost over the last decade, as the cost of crude soared from

Shippers Cannot Relax Their Guard in SE Asia -MAST

Following a spate of six attacks in the Singapore Straight over the weekend, maritime security provider MAST is calling for shipping companies to strengthen their

Malaysia, Indonesia Team up to Fight Piracy

 An increase of incidents of piracy and armed robbery in SouthEast Asia has prompted Malaysian and Indonesian law enforcement to form a joint rapid deployment team in response,

US Plans More Maritime Drills in Asia

 The United States will increase the number of drills it conducts in the Asia-Pacific as part of its new strategy to counter to China’s expansion in the South China Sea,

Keel Laid for US’ Next Aircraft Carrier

Newport News Shipbuilding celebrates the keel-laying of aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)   Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII),

US Navy Sub Completes Arctic Deployment

Fast-attack submarine USS Seawolf (SSN 21) returned to its homeport of Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton August 21, following a six-month Arctic deployment during which

Japan Woos Australia in bid for Sub Deal

Japanese delegation tries to make case for submarine contract. Japan's effort to charm Australian politicians and the public over its bid for a A$50 billion ($35.

U.S. Asia-Pacific Drills to Increase

The United States plans to increase the number of military and humanitarian drills it conducts in the Asia-Pacific as part of a new strategy to counter China's rapid expansion in the South China Sea,

USCG, Royal Canadian Navy Conduct Jt Exercise

  U.S. Coast Guard crews from Southeastern New England conducted various evolutions with the Royal Canadian Navy to train and improve the inter-operability of

Aussie-Indian Submarine Drill, China Cautious

 As part of growing strategic relationship to counter China's increased activity in the Indian Ocean,  India and Australia will focus on anti-submarine warfare

Is Taiwan in Market for Submarines?

 A day after the President Ma Ying-jeou said that Taiwan needs diesel-electric submarines rather than nuclear-powered ones and has decided to build the type of craft it requires,

MN 100: Brunswick Commercial and Government Products

The Company: Brunswick Commercial & Government Products (BCGP) group has been in the business of building boats for commercial and military applications for more than fifty years.

Cyber Security & the Challenge to Maritime Networks

“Look at me: I am the Captain now.” In the film “Captain Phillips,” a boarding Somali pirate’s statement represents a maritime operator’s worst fear: losing control of his vessel, cargo and crew.

IAEA Warns Money Running Out to Monitor Iran Nuclear Deal

The U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Tuesday it will run out of money next month to monitor implementation of nuclear accords with Tehran and asked countries to increase

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