Tag: Libya

  • Algeria’s Maritime Push

    Nation quietly building maritime force.  Algeria’s Maritime Push by Paul Pryce The Algerian National Navy has been on a buying frenzy in recent years, amassing a significant maritime force. In […]

  • Libya exports three oil tankers from western Mellitah port

    News surprises analysts. Libya exports three oil tankers from western Mellitah port BY DAVID SHEPPARD AND ULF LAESSING (Reuters) – Oil and condensate has been exported at least three times from the Libyan […]

  • Med coastguards brace for migrants

    IMO warns shipping could face 10 times as many migrants as 2014. Med coastguards brace for migrant wave Stephen Spark Europe is facing the prospect of huge increase in migrants […]

  • EU mulls naval blockade of Libya

    Move could stop illegal oil exports and refugees. EU mulls naval blockade of Libya to controls arms, oil & refugee flows The EU is discussing the possibility of setting up […]

  • Libya declares force majeure at 11 oil fields

    Threat to close ports due to Islamists. Libya declares force majeure at 11 oil fields Libya’s National Oil Co declared force majeure Wednesday at 11 oil fields after attacks by […]

  • Libyan Islamist forces bomb ports

    Follows Libyan army attacks on airports.  Libyan Islamist forces bomb eastern oil ports BENGHAZI, March 4 (PNA/Xinhua) — Two major oil-ports in eastern Libya Es Sidra and Ras Lanuf were […]

  • Crisis in the Mediterranean

    Humanitarian crisis on the water. Crisis in the Mediterranean: EU Governments Must Act Before Thousands More Lives Lost, Shipowners to Tell UN Summit Press Release The humanitarian crisis in the […]

  • Is IS a credible threat to shipping?

    After last week’s warnings, scepticism creeps in. Is Islamic State a credible threat to Mediterranean shipping? By Charlie Bartlett from London Recently, British anti-terrorism group Quilliam intercepted a document from the Islamic State […]

  • Italian CG arms itself

    All guards to carry weapons.  Italian Coast Guard arms itself to defend against ISIS by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D Italy’s coastguard announced Friday that it would allow its 11,000 members to carry […]

  • UN concerned over Libya

    Oil and weapon smuggling a major concern. Libya needs international maritime force to help stop illicit oil, weapons – UN experts Libyan authorities are unable to halt the illicit trade […]