Maritime Security

McMurdo Introduces Real-time Fleet Management

McMurdo  has announced PRISMA Connect, a web-based integrated fleet management system that connects ship to shore in real-time for improved communication and operational efficiencies,

Brazilian Police to Probe Nuclear Submarine Program

Brazilian federal police are investigating potential irregularities in a military program that aims to build a nuclear-powered submarine in partnership with France by 2023, newspaper Folha de S.

General Dynamics Tops Q2 Estimates

General Dynamics Corp, a maker of ships, tanks and business jets, reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings and revenues on Wednesday, and sharply raised its outlook for full-year profit.

Philippines Mulls Massive Military Spend

Philippine generals on Wednesday asked Congress to almost triple annual defence spending over the next five years to upgrade equipment amid an escalating marine dispute with giant neighbour China.

NYK Vessel Rescues 336 in the Mediterranean

  On July 14, Hermes Leader, a car carrier operated by NYK Line, rescued 336 people in the Mediterranean Sea. On July 14, the vessel received an emergency

Japan Seeks Australian Submarine Contract

 Japan will send a high-level delegation to Adelaide for talks on building Australia's next-generation fleet of submarines.   A former commander of the Japanese

Pirates Attack Fishing Vessel near Malacca Strait

 Pirates attacked the fishing trawler Maju Jaya in Malacca Strait in Tamiang water in North Sumatra, Indonesia on July 26.   Another fishing boat closed Maju Jaya from portside,

Voyager IP Wins Irish Navy Satellite Contract

Voyager IP, the Irish marine telecoms solutions specialist, has partnered with the Irish National Space Center to win a €500,000 contract to manage the entire satellite

Marine Employers Urged to Prep for Regulatory Changes

Employers of thousands of marine crew are being urged to be prepared following changes to the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) - or

US House Rep: Iran Deal 'Cash Bonanza' for Tehran

The Republican chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Tuesday the Iran nuclear deal gives Iran a "cash bonanza" while weakening

Brazil Nuclear Utility Confirms Arrest of CEO-on-leave Pinheiro

Eletronuclear, the nuclear-power unit of Brazil's state-led utility Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA, said on Tuesday its chief executive on leave, Othon Luiz Pinheiro da Silva,

China's Navy Drills in South China Sea

China said it conducted air and sea drills in the South China Sea on Tuesday as it stakes an increasingly assertive claim to virtually the whole sea despite rival claims by neighbours.

CMMI’s Maritime Potpourri Focuses on Raising the Bar

  The growing popularity of “Maritime Potpourri” Conference organized by the Company of Master Mariners of India (CMMI) was evident yet again on 25th July, 2015

Wrecked 'Russian Submarine' Found in Swedish Waters

 A wrecked mini-submarine was found last week in waters off of Sweden’s eastern coast.   Authorities believe it is a Russian model, primarily because of Cyrillic letters on the hull.

SBI Adds Business Development Director

SAFE Boats International (SBI) announced it has hired Paul Ouellette as its new business development director for the U.S. East.   Ouellette joins SBI as a recently

Libya's NOC Talks with Tribal Elders on Closed Oilfields

Libya's state oil firm NOC is in talks with tribal elders to try to reopen oilfields closed by protests but no breakthrough has been achieved yet, a spokesman for

Joint CIC on Enclosed Spaces to be Launched

  The Maritime Authorities of the Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign

U.S. 3rd Fleet Shifts Command

  Vice Adm. Nora Tyson relieved Vice Adm. Kenny Floyd as commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet during a change of command and retirement ceremony held on Nimitz-class aircraft

Disabled Ship Towed into Port of Djibouti

Operation Atalanta warships assist stricken Italian merchant vessel in the Gulf of Aden   Italian merchant vessel MV Altinia was towed into the Port of Djibouti

Ship Handling: Brush up on Maneuvering

Ship Handling by Hervé Baudu   Responding to the recommendations arising from the STCW convention on the knowledge of maneuvering required of deck officers, the

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