Maritime Security

Hands Across the Water

U.S. firms leverage Netherlands-based Damen Shipyard’s vessel designs and technical support. For nearly 40 years, Damen Shipyards Group in the Netherlands has

Italian Navy Takes Back Fishing Boat Seized Near Libya

The Italian navy took back control on Friday of a Sicilian fishing boat that had been seized overnight by unknown assailants near the Libyan coast, the defence ministry said.

Patrol Boat Rio Belelle Launched

The first of the two Patrol Boats built for the Spanish Guardia Civil was launched at Gondan Shipyard’s facilities in Ribadeo. The contract was signed last summer.

Europe to Draw Up Energy Crisis Contingency Plans

The European Union is working on emergency plans to make member states better prepared for any kind of energy supply outages, Europe's energy and climate chief said on Thursday.

Indian Delegation to Visit Iran to Discuss Oil Deals

An Indian delegation will visit Iran this week to scout for investment opportunities ahead of an anticipated nuclear deal between the OPEC-member and world powers

Tanker Lifts One Million Barrels of Crude at Hariga

A tanker left Libya's eastern oil port of Hariga after lifting one million barrels of crude, an oil official said on Thursday. No new tanker was expected in the next few days,

China Constructing Sea Outposts, US Warns

 The U.S. military commander for Asia warned that, China could eventually deploy radar and missile systems on outposts it is building in the South China Sea that

Navy League Honors Retired Ingalls President

Irwin F. Edenzon, the retired president of Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division, accepted the Navy League of the United States' Fleet Admiral Chester W.

China Reef Work Could Lead to New Exclusion Zone

China could eventually deploy radar and missile systems on outposts it is building in the South China Sea that could be used to enforce an exclusion zone over the disputed territory, the U.

Cargo Ships Stuck off Yemen as Fighting Worsens Food Security

At least five merchant vessels carrying food are stuck off Yemen as warships from a Saudi-led coalition search them for weapons bound for Iran-allied Houthi rebel forces,

UK P&I Club Issues Guidance on Yemen Conflict

UK P&I Club provides practical guidance in relation to contractual issues on the ongoing conflict in Yemen. Members are advised to contact the Club if they anticipate

Submarine Sighted near Stockholm was Civilian Boat

 The unknown foreign vessel the Swedish Navy searched for near Stockholm last autumn was actually a “workboat,” Sweden's Armed Forces have now said.   The story

Bollinger Delivers FRC Richard Dixon

Bollinger Shipyards LLC has delivered the Richard Dixon, the 13th Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard (USCG).   The announcement was made by Bollinger’s President & C.

Indonesia Needs Maritime Maneuvers with the US in South China Sea

 The United States and Indonesia held naval exercises near the Natuna Archipelago in the East China Sea, near target China, and the Government in Jakarta hopes

Yemen Conflict: Shipping Lines Pull Back

 The Saudi Arabian-led coalition of anti-Houthi forces attacking Yemen has tightened the blockade on Yemen's ports affecting shipping activity including the delivery

Philippines: China Reclamation Damaging Reefs

 The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Philippines said China’s massive reclamation activities in the South China Sea have destroyed 300 acres of coral reef systems,

Seafarers Content with Life at Sea - BIMCO/ICS Report

  A new survey being carried out as part of the BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report 2015 is directly engaging seafarers in order to understand their views on life at sea

Iran to Launch Home-Made Submarine Soon

 Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari says the Islamic Republic will soon launch a new domestically-manufactured submarine.   "The Navy's new submarine will be launched soon,

Bangladesh Coast Guard in Kolkata for maritime cooperation

 A delegation of Bangladesh Coast Guard is on a two-day visit to Kolkata as part of the ongoing cooperation between the coast guards of the two neighbours, aimed

Maritime SAR Exercise in the Seychelles

On Friday, April 10, the Seychelles Coast Guard, Air Force, Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA), Seychelles Maritime Safety Administration (SMSA) carried

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