Tag Archive: citadel
Tackling Insecurity in West Africa's Waters

Panic rooms for ships

The legalities of running with armed guards in West Africa mean options are needed. Panic rooms for ships With the latest security alert from BIMCO effectively rendering the use of armed guards ...
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Reconsidering Citadels

Sometimes solving a problem requires looking at it from a completely different angle.   Crewshield adopted exactly that philosophy when designing their new Citadel. Mike Samways, a former Royal Navy Officer, ...
Hijacked Tanker Retaken

Hijacked Tanker Retaken

A shipping company spokesman says an oil tanker seized by pirates off of Nigeria's coast has been retaken by the country's navy. Nigeria navy retakes hijacked oil tanker off coast A shipping ...
Hijacked in Lagos

Hijacked in Lagos

Pirates have hijacked a Singapore-owned oil tanker in the Nigerian port of Lagos - the third attack in just over two weeks in the Gulf of Guinea, the International Maritime ...
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Aero-Citadel

Imabari Shipbuilding has developed the Aero-Citadel, a newly designed superstructure which brings to realization both energy efficiency and anti-piracy measures. Energy efficiency The Aero-Citadel is a superstructure with slimly streamlined shape which ...
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Viewpoint

A short but important text summing up BIMCO’s stated viewpoint and position on piracy, armed robbery, kidnapping, torture and murder at sea. BIMCO's Position: Piracy, armed robbery, kidnapping, torture and murder ...
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Crime wave

The changing nature of piracy and related illegal maritime activity has forced a rethink in the way governments and businesses approach the threat, writes Alex Chitty Crime wave Alex Chitty, Global Response As ...
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Safe Place

The issue of shipboard citadels is one of the most complex and divisive in the industry. Get the citadel right and it can save an entire crew, get it wrong and ...
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Speculation Mounts

There continues to be confusion over the unarmed security guard rumoured to have been onboard the "MT Liquid Velvet" when pirates hijacked the chemical tanker in the Gulf of Aden. There ...
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Citadel Debate

The re-taking of the “Montecristo” has prompted much debate on security measures. Onboard the vessel it was felt that the presence of unarmed security guards contributed to defeating the attack attempt. Also ...

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