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  • Marine Nationale achieves high-value drugs bust

    French frigate FS Guépratte has seized 1,380 lbs (626 kg) of methamphetamine worth more than $17 million, during the latest Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-narcotics operation in the Arabian Sea, […]

  • Egypt joins Combined Maritime Forces as member state

    Egypt has become the 34th member of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), April 12. CMF is an enduring multinational coalition committed to upholding the International Rules Based Order by countering […]

  • NSWC Panama City hones maritime cyber hacking during virtual HACKtheMACHINE

    By Katherine Mapp To deliver more lethal, better-connected fleet capabilities, the U.S. Navy keeps cybersecurity at the forefront of defense. A team from Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division […]

  • Gulf of Guinea retains world piracy hotspot status

    Africa, particularly the Gulf of Guinea, remains the world hotspot for piracy with 43% of all incidents reported in the first quarter of this year coming from the busy shipping […]

  • Fifteen sailors kidnapped off Benin coast freed

    The Dutch owners of a ship whose 15 crew members were kidnapped off the coast of Benin last month says they have been freed. De Poli Tankers said the crew […]

  • Nigerian Navy Acquires Tools to Fight Crude Oil Theft

    By Kingsley Ogbodu The Nigerian Navy has acquired 172 patrol boats, four helicopters, four ships and 14 unmanned aerial vehicles to aid its fight against crude oil theft and sea […]

  • AMO Interdicts Vessel Seizing $1.2 Million

    ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents interdicted Wednesday evening a vessel with three men on board, seizing $1.2 million in bulk […]

  • MarSec21+ 12th-13th May 2021

    MARSEC21+ VIRTUAL MARITIME SECURITY CONFERENCE After the resounding success of the first MarSec20+ conference, Petrospot and CSO Alliance are pleased to invite you to the second event in this exciting […]

  • Ship owned by Israeli firm attacked off UAE coast: media

    DUBAI (Reuters) -A commercial vessel owned by an Israeli firm was attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in Gulf waters, pro-Iran media and an Israeli television channel […]

  • ICS: New guidance on maritime security

    Shipping continues to face threats such as piracy, kidnapping and terrorism. Ship operators need to stay alert to security risks and recognize that threats are continually evolving and demand constant […]