Industry Sector

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    Athens Negotiates Marines’ Release

    The three Dutch marines who were captured near Sirte on 27 February during a failed evacuation mission in Libya have been released and were flown to Athens last Friday following […]

  • Shipping Failing

    It has long been suspected, but even the very highest eschelons of shipping now recognise, that too few vessels are applying best industry management practice to protect themselves. According to […]

  • Political Talks

    India and Malaysia are intensifying diplomatic efforts to step up action to stem threats of piracy, a serious menace which is threatening both nations. Both economies, which rely heavily on global shipping […]

  • NPA Closing Security Deal

    According to local sources the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is in the final stages of a security partnership deal with the American company Castle Shipboard Security Program. With port and maritime […]

  • Death Threat

    Somali pirates have threatened to kill four Pakistani hostages onboard “MV Suez” if a $20 million ransom is not paid by March 15. “Efforts for the early release of Pakistanis […]

  • Port Call Advice

    The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a Port Security Advisory for Libya , suggesting security measures for ships to take when calling upon Libyan ports. Civil unrest in Libya has […]

  • Imminent Release

    According to reports, the hijacked ship ‘MV Jahan Moni’ will be released on Monday along with its 26 Bangladeshi sailors. “The ship, its 25 crewmembers and the wife of its […]

  • Iranian New Year Move

    The Iranian Navy has announced new plans to expand its operational zone far beyond the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman as a new Iranian year beckons, according to […]

  • Rule Change

    In response to its ongoing efforts against piracy the Indian navy has seen new changes to it’s rules of engagement. Steps have been taken to widen the scope of offensive operations but […]

  • Don’t Try Again

    Pirate have warned that any further forced attempts to free the Danish family now being held in captivity on land will result in their execution. The warning follows a botched rescue attempt […]