Category archives for: Naval News

20,000 People Risked Their Lives in Sea Crossings

20,000 People Risked Their Lives in Sea Crossings

A new UNHCR report on irregular maritime movements in South East Asia estimates that 20,000 people risked their lives in sea crossings in the first half of this year. Many were Rohingya who fled Myanmar and arrived in the region suffering the effects of malnutrition and abuse during the journey. Several hundred people were also […]

HRAS to Investigate Fishermen Murders

HRAS to Investigate Fishermen Murders

Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) has announced the commencement of its own international investigation into the murders of seafarers in international waters, following the airing of the chilling YouTube footage showing fishermen being shot at and eventually murdered off Fiji. HRAS is being supported by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) of the International Chamber of Commerce, Quintel Intelligence, Globus […]

Venturing to Sea in Pursuit of Better Life

Venturing to Sea in Pursuit of Better Life

The U.S. Coast Guard crews and Royal Bahamian Defence Force (RBDF) rescued more than 400 Haitians illegally migrating in three separate at sea interdictions in the span of 11 days. An aircrew aboard a Coast Guard C-130 aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater located a 40-foot sail freighter riding low west of Ragged Island, […]

Annual Global Cost of Piracy Measured in Billions

Annual Global Cost of Piracy Measured in Billions

The global cost of piracy, including the cost of piracy off eastern Africa, remains uncertain, with existing assessments providing divergent estimates and conclusions. Studies carried out by RAND Institute and the IMB have estimated piracy costs to range between US$1 and US$16 billion per year, according to the latest UNCTAD report on maritime piracy. The […]

UPDATE: Genco Challenger Stays in Service after Stabbing Incident

UPDATE: Genco Challenger Stays in Service after Stabbing Incident

The recent stabbing incident onboard tanker Genco Challenger that resulted in two seafarers dead and one injured will not affect the vessel’s operation as “Genco Challenger remains in service”, Genco Shipping & Trading Limited said in a statement. In addition, Genco said that it did not expect this matter would result in any negative impact […]

Image of the Day: Last Piece of Giant Aircraft Carrier Awaits Shipment

Image of the Day: Last Piece of Giant Aircraft Carrier Awaits Shipment

The half-light of the pre-dawn in Portsmouth and the painstaking operation to move a giant segment of HMS Prince of Wales on to a waiting barge. Comprised of cabins and machinery space, Lower Block 02 forms the distinctive forward hull section of the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier and was loaded out of the […]

Amadeo 1 Capsizes off Southern Chile

Amadeo 1 Capsizes off Southern Chile

Ro-ro ferry Amadeo 1 ran aground in Kirke Canal, some 100 nautical miles north west of Punta Arenas, southern Chile, on Monday, Aug 18, after hitting a rock. The vessel suffered a breach starboard, causing it to take on water, and finally, capsize on coastal shallows, with most of the hull laying above the water. […]

Is Tilbury Tragedy Sign of New Human Trafficking Trend?

Is Tilbury Tragedy Sign of New Human Trafficking Trend?

The discovery of 35 Afghani Sikhs in a shipping container in the UK port of Tilbury in the early morning hours of Saturday, August 16, has sent shockwaves through the British media, as the realisation of how fortunate the 34 survivors of the ordeal were to be alive dawns upon the general public, Dryad Maritime […]

VIDEO: USCG Cutter James Christened with Champagne Splash

VIDEO: USCG Cutter James Christened with Champagne Splash

The U.S. Coast Guard’s fifth cutter James (WMSL 754) was officially christened by Charlene James Benoit on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula. The ceremony gathered Coast Guard leaders and other guests. The cutter is one of eight planned Legend-class ships, which will replace the 378-foot Hamilton-class cutters of the 1960s. This […]

US Navy Eyes Lockheed Martin’s Exoskeletons

US Navy Eyes Lockheed Martin’s Exoskeletons

US defence contractor Lockheed Martin has received a contract through the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) for the U.S. Navy to evaluate and test two FORTIS exoskeletons. This marks the first procurement of Lockheed Martin’s exoskeletons for industrial use. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The FORTIS exoskeleton is an unpowered, lightweight exoskeleton […]

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