Maritime Security

Antietam, McCampbell Build Relationships at IFR 2016

 Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) arrived Feb. 4 in India

Hijacked Singaporean Ship Released in Nigeria

 The crew of a Singapore-registered container vessel, Safmarine Kuramo, hijacked off the Nigerian Coast earlier this week, were released unharmed on Saturday (Feb

Indian Navy Shows Off Strength

 India’s naval might was on full display off the coast of Visakhapatnam today (Saturday) as President Pranab Mukherjee reviewed the naval fleet.   Mukherjee,

Russia Confirms Tanker Seized by Niger Delta Militants

 Russia’s embassy in Nigeria confirmed on Thursday that the Greek-owned oil tanker Leon Dias has been hijacked in the Gulf of Guinea, reports TASS.   There are

India, China Open Maritime Talks

 Amid enduring tensions over the South China Sea, India and China held inaugural round of talks on maritime cooperation on February 04 in New Delhi.    The meeting

MGI is Newest IPCSA Member

Press release- A month after celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Marseille-based Port Community System operator MGI has been welcomed as the newest member of

ABS Publishes CyberSafety Guidance

ABS has published Guidance Notes on the Application of Cybersecurity Principles to Marine and Offshore Operations.   This cybersecurity guidance note is the first

HMAS Melbourne Makes Fifth Drug Bust

The crew of HMAS Melbourne have completed a fifth drug seizure for Operation MANITOU after seizing about 65kg of heroin from a dhow in the Indian Ocean.    The

Pentagon Chief Unveils Plans to Buy More High-end Ships

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday mapped out plans for the U.S. Navy to buy more high-end submarines, destroyers, fighter jets and unmanned underwater

Map Shows Kidnap & Piracy Threats

Global risk and crisis management consultancy NYA International today releases its 2016 Kidnap and Piracy Map, accompanied by the Global Kidnap Review, a special

UN Secretary-General Visits IMO

On February 3, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations specialized

BAE Systems Supports Thai Navy Patrol Boat Build

BAE Systems announced it has signed a contract with Bangkok Dock to assist in the licensed construction of a second 90-meter Offshore Patrol Vessel for the Royal Thai Navy.

Italian Yacht Maker Ferretti Creates Defence and Security Unit

Italian luxury yacht builder Ferretti, owned by Chinese industrial conglomerate Weichai Group, has created a new unit to build boats for the patrol and defence of international waters,

Europe-Africa Sailors of the Year

Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, Adm. Mark Ferguson announced the 2015 CNE-CNA Shore Sailor, Sea Sailor and Junior Sailor of the Year in a ceremony held at Naval Support Activity,

Large Yacht Code for Super Yachts - AMSA

From March 1, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) will adopt the Large Yacht Code for super yachts and training vessels of 24 metres or more in length

India, Brunei Discuss South China Sea Dispute

 Underscoring that India and Brunei have equal stakes in the security and prosperity of a "shared Asian neighbourhood", both countries held discussion on Chinese

CNO Seeks to Expand Partnerships in India

Aiming to help deepen United States’ maritime partnerships with India, U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson will make his first visit to India February 2 through February 6.

Cyber Security In Shipping & Offshore Ops

Global shipping and offshore oil and gas operations are increasingly dependent on integrated networks, based on various software and data transfer solutions. Systems

Cyber World: Safer Seas via Phantom Ships

Are we that far away from phantom fully autonomous vessels plying the world’s seas?  Not according to many in the know.  Many predict by 2020 that we will see this

Attack Damages Oil Pipeline South of Libya's Zueitina Port

Maintenance teams are working to repair damage caused by an attack on an oil pipeline south of the Libyan port of Zueitina, a spokesman for the pipeline's guards said on Monday.

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