• Hostage pleads for help

    Kanter’s wife was murdered by terrorists during his kidnapping. German hostage pleads for help By: Julie S. Alipala PAGADIAN CITY—Abu Sayyaf bandits on Tuesday briefly circulated a video online, showing […]

  • Terrorists on the Ocean

    How real is the risk of maritime terrorism? Terrorists on the Ocean: Sea Monsters in the 21st Century By CAPT Robert N. Hein, USN The call of the ocean has […]

  • Tourist terror fears

    Terror fears prompt rethink. Cruise Lines Respond To Brussels by Daniel McCarthy The attack that left at least 30 dead in Brussels on Tuesday morning has sent cruise lines into […]

  • Mediterranean still terror target

    Threat to shipping taken seriously. NATO Officer: Daesh Wants to Have Maritime Arm for Attacks in Mediterranean The Daesh (Islamic State) jihadist group has an ambition of creating a maritime arm […]

  • Piracy precautions serious business on cruise ships

    Anti-piracy measures, but no guns on Dutch flagged ship. Piracy precautions serious business on cruise ships By JANE ANN MORRISON Watching Tom Hanks in “Captain Phillips,” the real-life story of […]

  • Police end migrant stand off

    Rescued migrants had refused to leave cruise ship. Cyprus police end migrant stand-off aboard cruise ship Police in Cyprus have persuaded nearly 300 migrants, thought to be Syrian refugees, to […]

  • WISTA-UK elects new personality for 2014

    Highlighting role of women in the shipping industry. WISTA-UK elects new personality for 2014 The role of women inside the rather male-dominated world of shipping if often overlooked and only […]

  • Study on Cruise Ship Security

    EC issues call for tender on cruise ship security study. Commission’s call for tender: Study on Cruise Ship Security The European Commission published a call for tender regarding a Study […]

  • Schettino Accused of Cover Up

    Schettino tried to persuade an official working in Costa Crociere’s crisis room to report that the Costa Concordia cruise ship had experience a blackout before the impact Costa Concordia captain […]

  • ‘rat-infested ghost ship’

    Coastguards have not made any sightings of an abandoned vessel dubbed a ‘rat-infested ghost ship’. Coastguards said there have been no reported sighting since last year. No sign of ‘rat-infested ghost […]