Maritime Security

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.

Hunt for Russian Submarine near Scotland

 The British, French and Canadians are searching the seas off Scotland for a Russian submarine detected off the northern coast 10 days ago, reports the Australian.

China Won't Cease Building on S. China Sea Isles

  China said on Sunday it will continue to build military and civilian facilities on its artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea and the United States

Obama says S. China Sea Claimants Should Avoid Militarising Issue

  U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday told a meeting of Southeast Asian leaders that territorial claimants to waters in the South China Sea should avoid militarising

USCG Offload $ 17 Mln Cocaine

  Coast Guardsmen on the Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber offloaded approximately 515 kilograms of cocaine interdicted in the Caribbean Sea as part of Operation

USDOT Designates Gulfport, MS as a Strategic Port

The Mississippi State Port Authority was notified by the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) that the Port of Gulfport has been designated

FDNY Honors 9/11 Hero Feehan at Boat Christening

November 20, 2015 (New York) -- Today at Pier 16 in lower Manhattan the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) honored William M. Feehan by christening and commissioning of the new fireboat William M.

France Hits Back at Russia Over Syria Bombing Campaign

France dismissed Russian suggestions on Friday its air strikes against oil installations in Syria were illegal, saying they were "an appropriate and necessary riposte" to attacks by Islamic State.

Manila asks Japan for South China Sea Patrol Boats

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may consider a request from the Philippines for large coastguard ships to patrol the disputed South China Sea, after the two

China: Navy 'restrained' Facing US Provocations

China's top admiral said his forces have shown "enormous restraint" in the face of U.S. provocations in the South China Sea, while warning they stand ready to respond

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