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  • Strategic Review

    A report by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies claims that technology and science can help solve the problems facing Africa’s maritime coastal areas. According to the report, the continent’s […]

  • 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 […]

  • Securing The GoG

    The head of the European Union mission in Congo, Marcel Van Opstal, has reasserted that the EU will assist countries in the Gulf of Guinea to secure their maritime waters. Speaking in Brazzaville at […]

  • 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 […]

  • SOS Sign UP

    The SOS Save Our Seafarers campaign, launched by BIMCO, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the International Shipping Federation (ISF), Intercargo, INTERTANKO and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), is […]

  • Attack Repelled

    A local Mission to Seafarers representative has reported that a Crude oil tanker was attacked in Indian Ocean 02 March, 200-300 hundred miles east of Socotra. Pirates opened fire on […]

  • Armed Successes

    News has been breaking of the use of armed guards in two recent attacks. An armed team reportedly stopped an attack on a Danish-owned vessel after exchanging fire with suspected pirates. Apparently […]