Tag: port security

  • West African Piracy Increases

    The violent attack on a Dutch cargo ship off the Nigerian coast has highlighted the increase in piracy in the area. An umbrella group of insurers have designated the coastal […]

  • Pirates Open Fire on Nigerian Tanker

    Pirates opened fire Wednesday on a Nigerian-owned oil tanker about 80 nautical miles off Port Harcourt. The ship managed to escape after crew members enforced anti-piracy measures and increased vessel […]

  • Nigerian Pirates Kidnap 2 Crew

    Nigerian pirates armed with machine guns fired at a Curacao-flagged vessel anchored at Port Harcourt before boarding the ship. The pirates robbed the crew before fleeing in a small speedboat with […]

  • Argentina Refuses Cruise Ships

    Two cruise ships carrying nearly 3,000 passengers have been turned away from an Argentine port apparently because they had visited the Falklands. Argentina blocks British-linked ships in Falklands spat By […]

  • More armed guards on UK ships

    A number of major UK shipping companies now carry armed teams to combat the threat of Somali pirates, a leading industry security spokesman has said. The prime minister said in […]

  • Missile strikes near Somalia port

    A missile hit a beach on Saturday used as a base by al Qaeda linked insurgents who want to topple Somalia’s Western-backed leaders, the government and residents said. A government […]

  • ECDIS Training

    MSG MarineServe GmbH Assists German Port State Control with ECDIS Training MSG is pleased to have been chosen by BG Verkehr to provide training to help them fulfill their inspection […]

  • Places of Refuge

    One of the most inevitable things about a ship’s journey at the sea is running into an unprecedented circumstance. Even with mariners always being prepared for adverse conditions, ships being […]