Industry Sector

  • Norway To Respond

    The Norwegian government is reconsidering a ban against weapons on board ships in its international registry. Several Norwegian shipowners with vessels registered outside of Norway already have taken up arms […]

  • USS Rescue

    Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) warship USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) has come to the rescue of a hijacked tanker and its 24 crew. At approximately 3 p.m. (Bahrain), Mar. 5, oil […]

  • Bomb Disposal Drama

    A potential disaster has been averted following a joint operation between the Indian Coast Guard and the police bomb disposal squad after an unexploded rocket propelled grenade launched at a cargo vessel […]

  • Spratly Dispute

    The Philippines is sending a mission to China to discuss the alleged harassment by two Chinese naval vessels of a research ship of the Department of Energy (DOE) off the […]

  • IMB Piracy Hotline

    The International Maritime Bureau – Piracy Reporting Centre has launched a dedicated hotline for seafarers, port workers, shipping agents, shipyard personnel, brokers, stevedores and all concerned parties to report any […]

  • New association for maritime security industry formed

    Maritime security consultant Peter Cook recently announced the formation of the Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI); SAMI will help establish rules and regulations in the fledgling maritime security […]

  • Money Talks

    A pay dispute is brewing as Unions look to reflect the widening spread of pirates. With campaigns to save seafarers being rolled out, and with the entire shipping industry uniting behind […]

  • Spotlight On Owners

    In an interesting development, the relatives of Indian crewmen abducted by Somali pirates onboard the “MV Iceberg-1” have called upon authorities to arrest the owners of the Dubai-based shipping company […]

  • Food Turned Back

    The World Food Programme (WFP) is calling for safe humanitarian access to Libya after a ship carrying food aid was forced to turn back on Thursday amidst security concerns. “This […]

  • Clock Ticking

    As the clock ticks on a pirate ultimatum, the families of Indian sailors held onboard “MV Suez” for over 200 days have pleaded with the government for immediate action. The […]