Industry Sector

  • Armed Guards, PVs and Training

    The use of armed guards, insurer-funded patrol vessels and the level of training crew members receive before transit… Are you aware of what the industry thinks as a whole? As […]

  • Seafarers Released

    Somali Pirates have released the Bangladesh-flagged ship “MV Jahan Moni” along with 26 Bangladeshis after 99 days captivity. On its release, the ship started for Port of Salalah in Oman, […]

  • Silent Battle for the Seas

    According to some naval experts the fight against piracy off the Horn of Africa, the Gulf of Aden and in the Indian Ocean could lead to a new balance of […]

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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 […]