Maritime Security

RIMPAC Draws ADF Closer to Amphibious Future

More than 800 Australian Navy, Army and Air Force personnel are on their way home after taking part in RIMPAC, the world’s largest naval exercise, which concluded in Hawaii today.

Kenya Charges 9 Foreigners over Heroin Haul

Nine foreign nationals were charged in a Kenyan court on Thursday with trafficking the biggest ever single seizure of drugs at the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa.

Video: RIMPAC 2014 Ships Underway

The U.S. Navy posted a video showing Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014 operations underway. Watch as 42 ships and submarines representing 15 international

Beyond Oil and Reserves, Russia Running on Empty

For all the sanctions Western leaders can throw at Russia, the biggest threat to President Vladimir Putin's ability to back separatists in east Ukraine is something

Piracy Activity Drifts Towards Southeast Asia

Since 2010, there has been a steadily increasing trend of piracy attacks in Southeast Asia, according to a report released by UNITAR (UN Institute for Training and Research),

Admiral on U.S. Navy & Asia Pacific Re-balancing Act

The commander of U.S. Pacific Command has briefed Pentagon reporters, discussing the U.S. rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region, successful engagement with partners

Hellfire Missile Firing a First for New Navy Helicopters

  The Royal Australian Navy’s newest maritime combat helicopter, the MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’, has successfully fired its first ‘Hellfire’ missile in the United States.

USCG Cutter Waesche Home from RIMPAC Exercises

The Coast Guard Cutter Waesche has returned to port at Coast Guard Base Honolulu, after spending three weeks at sea participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 exercises,

US Blacklists North Korean Shipping Firms

The United States on Wednesday blacklisted two North Korean shipping firms, Chongchongang Shipping and Ocean Maritime Management, following a similar move by the United Nations.

UN Places Sanctions against North Korean Shippers

The United Nations Security Council has imposed sanctions on the North Korean shippers that operate the vessel Chong Chon Gang, seized by Panama in July 2013 for

Oil Below $108 as Supplies Balance Geopolitical Risk

Brent crude oil steadied below $108 a barrel on Wednesday, weakened by ample supplies but supported by worries over geopolitical risks. While there has been

Protests Erupt over Yemen Fuel Prices

Fuel price hikes part of subsidy reform necessary for IMF loan; Energy subsidies cost Yemen $3 billion last year. Attacks on oil pipelines slash crude export earnings.

NYK Line Hosts Fleet Safety Conference

NYK says it has hosted a safety promotion conference for shipowners and ship-management companies at the NYK head office in Tokyo and at Imabari city in Ehime prefecture.

The Martitime Security Focus Is Shifting

Former Vice-Admiral and Commander-in-chief of the German Navy Hans-Joachim Stricker, President of the German Maritime Institute (DMI), believes that in terms of

Clashes Kill 30 in Benghazi in Escalating Libya Turmoil

Italy, ENI oil firm help battle Tripoli fuel blaze Benghazi forces battle militants for control of base Foreign diplomats fleeing chaos in Tripoli Libyan

Crew of USCG Cutter Thetis to Return today

  The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis, a 270-foot medium endurance cutter based out of Key West, Florida, is scheduled to return to homeport Tuesday at 11:45 a.

UN Throws the Book at North Korea Ship Operator

A U.N. Security Council committee on Monday blacklisted the operator of a North Korean ship, which was seized near the Panama Canal last year for smuggling Soviet-era arms,

Kidnapped Maltese Oil Worker Released in Libya

A Maltese oil worker abducted by a Libyan militia 11 days ago was released unharmed on Monday and flown back to Malta. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat welcomed

Rockets Ignite Fuel Tanks Near Tripoli's Airport

The huge fire from fuel tanks near Tripoli's international airport that has been ignited by rockets attack is out of control as clashes between rival militias have resumed in the area,

Ukraine - Would Sanctions on Russian Energy Work?

The downing of flight MA17 has prompted calls for further sanctions on Russia targeted at its energy sector. Russia is the world’s largest exporter of natural gas

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