Maritime Security

Trucks Carrying Turkish Exports Blocked at Russian Border

Around 1,250 trucks carrying Turkish exports have been blocked from entering Russia and are stranded at border posts awaiting clearance, a senior shipping industry

Thyssenkrupp Bids for Australian Sub Contract

German industrial group Thyssenkrupp has submitted an offer to the Australian government for a contract to build stealth submarines potentially worth tens of billions of euros,

DNV GL Reveals Top Cyber Security Vulnerabilities for O & G Industry

  With the exploitation of new cost-effective operational concepts, use of digital technologies and increased dependence on cyber structures, the oil and gas industry

North Korea Submarine-Launch Missile a Flop Show

 North Korea apparently failed to launch a ballistic missile from a submarine in a sign that Pyongyang has yet to master the technology, Yonhap news agency quoted a government official as saying.

Henriksen Unveils Strongest SOLAS Boat Lifting Hook

  H Henriksen of Norway has received SOLAS certification for a new off-load single-point boat lifting hook capable of holding up to 22.5-tonnes. The quick release

Evoqua, Drew Marine Ink BWMS Deal

  Evoqua Water Technologies and maritime solutions and logistics expert, Drew Marine, have announced a partnership to provide a full compliance package for ballast water management.

Seatronics ROV Activates P.A.N. Disrupter Subsea

Seatronics, an Acteon company, informs it has triggered a Percussion Actuated Non-electric (P.A.N.) disrupter subsea, with its Predator Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV),

U.S. Ups Philippines Aid as South China Sea Turmoil Builds

The United States has raised its military aid to the Philippines this year to $79 million, the U.S. ambassador said on Wednesday, as tension rises in the region

Hague Court Begins Hearing On South China Sea Issue

 A United Nations arbitral tribunal in The Hague heard some of the Philippines’ territorial claims over the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on Tuesday.

Ashdown, IACS Secretary General, Visits RS

Konstantin Palnikov, Director General of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, met Robert Ashdown, Secretary General of International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), Tuesday in St.

Philippines Takes South China Sea Claim to Hague

Could bolster claims by other countries against China; China boycotting proceedings, rejects court's authority. The Philippines asked global judges on Tuesday

Technology Readiness Levels Defined for Oil Spill Response

  Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) staff participated in a workgroup meeting at the bureau's Ohmsett facility in Leonardo, N.J., as part of

New Facility for Virginia-Class Submarine Sailors at Newport News Shipbuilding

 Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has opened a new facility that provides workspace for the crews

Metal Shark Delivers Port Security Fireboat

Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark announced it has delivered a 55-foot multipurpose port security vessel to the Plaquemines Port Harbor and Terminal District in Louisiana.

Somali Pirates Hijack Iranian Fishing Vessel

Somali pirates have hijacked an Iranian fishing vessel with 15 crew members, a Somali official and a maritime expert said on Monday amid warnings that piracy might

Warring Tribes in Southern Libya Sign Peace Deal

Rival tribes from southern Libya who have battled for control of oil fields signed a peace agreement in Qatar on Monday, a Qatari official said, raising hopes of

Oil Markets Unmoved as Air Strikes Ramp Up

Since the first oil shock of 1973, instability in the Middle East has frequently been associated with higher oil prices. In an industry desperate for positive movement in crude price,

VIKING, PVA Join Forces for New USCG Safety Compliancy

  Coastal vessel operators trying to come to terms with upgraded US Coast Guard regulations for survival craft have been helped along the way by VIKING at the

Philippines Warns China: World is Watching You

 China came under renewed criticism over its rising profile in the South China Sea at Asia-Pacific summit when Philippines  President Benigno Aquino III  warned China that “the world is watching” you,

Malaysia Detains 3 Vessels Over Illegal Oil Transfer

 Three oil tanker ships were detained by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) off the waters of Pengerang  for illegal ship-to-ship transfer of marine fuel oil (MFO) near Pengerang.

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