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Maritime Security

Maritime Security is a term which applies to a large variety of technology, devices, and operations both on deck and on shore. It can mean the simple measures used by boat owners and operators to protect individuals, vessels, and cargo from theft, sabotage, or piracy. It can also refer to the large-scale initiatives of modern naval forces to prevent and arrest dangerous and illegal activities; such as hijacking, piracy, and human trafficking.

In the United States, these actions are largely undertaken by the USCG, which is appointed to protect all ports, vessels, and facilities. These duties were outlined and expanded by the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 in an effort to combat terrorism. On international waters, maritime security regulations are addressed by the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code, which was adopted in 2002 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Both of these agreements are concerned with vessel security. They state that vessel owners/operators must appoint security officers, formulate and implement security plans and measures according to the specifics of the vessel, and follow the dictates of global security levels. The same regulations are in place for owners and operators of marine facilities, whether they are located offshore or on the waterfront.

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Another Incident Reported Involving Abandoned Cargo Ship Rubymar

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ARC Keeps the Cargo Rolling

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EU Launches Naval Mission to Protect Red Sea Shipping

The European Union launched on Monday a naval mission to the Red Sea "to restore…

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Houthis Fire Missiles at Two Ships in Red Sea

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis said on Tuesday they had fired missiles at two vessels in the Red Sea…

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ARC Adds Ninth US-flag RoRo Vessel to Its Fleet

American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier Group Inc. (ARC) added ARC Honor as the ninth American…

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New Zealand to Send Defence Team to Support Red Sea Security

New Zealand will deploy a six-member defence team to the Middle East as part of an…

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US-owned Bulk Carrier Approached by Drones off Yemen

British maritime security firm Ambrey on Thursday said that a Marshall Islands-flagged…

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US Lists Houthis as Terrorists, Business Fears Lengthy Red Sea Disruption

The United States on Wednesday returned the Yemen-based Houthi rebels to a list of terrorist groups…

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Sovcomflot Considering Alternative Shipping Routes in Case of Red Sea Escalation

Russia's leading tanker group Sovcomflot is considering alternative shipping routes…

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Iran Confirms Seizure of Oil Tanker Involved in US-Iran Dispute

Iran seized a tanker with Iraqi crude destined for Turkey on Thursday in retaliation…

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Oil Tanker Involved in US-Iran Dispute Boarded by Armed Guards Near Oman

An oil tanker caught up in a dispute last year between the United States and Iran…

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Bulk Carrier Reportedly Boarded by Armed Individuals off Somalia

British maritime security firm Ambrey said on Thursday that a Liberia-flagged bulk carrier had repor

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