IMB Reports Rise in Small Tanker Hijackings

IMB Reports Rise in Small Tanker Hijackings

While pirate attacks on the world’s seas have fallen for the third consecutive year, small tanker hijacks by armed gangs are escalating in Southeast Asia, reveals the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International ...

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UN Approves Vessel Inspections for Charcoal and Arms ...

UN Approves Vessel Inspections for Charcoal and Arms off Somalia

The United Nations Security Council has authorized the inspection of vessels in territorial waters and on the high ...

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Readers’ Picks of the Week (20-24th of October)

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Clyde and Co: Ships with Fatigued Crew Unseaworthy If a ship’s crew doesn’t receive enough rest while trying to ...

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Effective State Governance Crucial in Combating Somalia ...

Effective State Governance Crucial in Combating Somalia Piracy

While noting the progress made to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia, the United Nations ...

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Oil Theft in Nigeria Subsiding?

Oil Theft in Nigeria Subsiding

A steep decline has been recorded in oil theft in Nigeria, according to a Nigerian Navy’s flag officer. At ...

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VIDEO: Future USS Detroit Takes a Plunge

VIDEO: Future USS Detroit Takes a Plunge

The Lockheed Martin -led industry team launched the seventh Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), Detroit, into the Menominee ...

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Tropical Storm Ana Closes Hawaii’s Port Allen

Tropical Storm Ana Closes Hawaii's Port Allen

The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port has closed Port Allen in Kauai, due to the severe weather of Tropical ...

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MEPC Approves Draft Polar Code

IMO Approves Draft Polar Code

The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved ...

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Image of the Day: Patrolling Suez

Image of the Day Patrolling Suez

The amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) is pictured here transiting the Suez Canal on October 2, ...

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MSE: Glycerine Is Realistic Marine Fuel Option

MSE: Glycerine Viable Marine Fuel Option

Marine South East’s GLEAMS (Glycerine Fuel for Marine Sustainability) project has after a year of ...

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Australia Sets Out Antarctica Agenda

Australia Sets Out Antarctica Agenda

The Australian Government has released the 20 Year Australian Antarctic Strategic Plan, which provides a blueprint ...

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UK Navy Fighting Ebola at Its Doorstep

UK Navy Fighting Ebola at its Doorstep

Military and civilian personnel are currently making final preparations in Falmouth, Cornwall, to sail with Royal ...

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Turkey Signs BWM Convention

Turkey Signs BWM Convention

Turkey today (October 14, 2014) ratified the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention 2004, bringing the number of ...

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ICS: Oil Pollution Compensation Regime Threatened

IOPCF Wind Up Threatens Current Regime

The smooth running of the well-established global regime for compensation from oil pollution from ships may be ...

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Asia Pirates Less Active This Trimester

Asian Pirates Less Active This Trimester

The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) has ...

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San Francisco Ferry Accident Leaves 10 Injured

San Francisco Ferry Accident Leaves 10 Injured

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating an allision that occurred when the Ferry Peralta struck a piling at Pier 41 ...

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Seaman Guard Ohio Crew Facing Re-Trial

Seaman Guard Ohio Crew Facing Re-Trial

The freed 35 strong crew of the MV Seaman Guard Ohio now face further detention and a possible re-trial after a ...

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VIDEO: Evolution of Offshore Patrol Vessels

VIDEO: Evolution of Offshore Patrol Vessels

With the construction of the Royal Navy’s River Class Batch 2 Offshore Patrol Vessels currently underway in ...

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First Centre Blocks for UK Aircraft Carrier Complete

First Centre Blocks for UK Aircraft Carrier Complete

The U.K.-based Cammell Laird has completed its first centre blocks for a second aircraft carrier set to become the ...

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VIDEO: Chasing Pirates on Board Mary Maersk

Pirates Mary Maersk Exercise Video

Have you ever seen an anti-piracy action aboard a container ship, if not, now is the right time to take a look at ...

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Fortuna S Sinks in Black Sea

Fortuna S Sinks in Black Sea

In the morning of Ocober 8, 2014, the “Fortuna S” general cargo ship, en route from Giurgiuleşti and ...

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Piracy Not Subsiding

Piracy Not Subsiding

The UK’s maritime intelligence provider Dryad Maritime has released its Q3 maritime crime figures which show ...

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Update: Radioactive Waste Ship Towed to Safety

Radioactive Waste Ship Adrift off Scotland

The Denmark-registered Parida, laden with radioactive concrete waste, which had lost power and was adrift south ...

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UPDATE 2: Pirates Release Vietnamese Oil Tanker

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The Vietnamese oil tanker that went missing last week with 18 crew members onboard while en route from Singapore to ...

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VIDEO: USCG Offloads Tonnes of Cocaine

USCG Offloads Tonnes of Cocaine

The U.S. Coast Guardsmen offloaded more than 28,000 pounds (12.7 tonnes) of cocaine at Naval Base San Diego ...

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