Tag: vessel seizure

  • India, Bangladesh joint ops

    Bangladesh Navy and Indian Navy on Saturday started a three-day coordinated patrol and bilateral exercise “Bongosagar” in the Bay of Bengal aimed at curbing maritime crimes and smuggling. Two Bangladesh […]

  • Covid piracy surge?

    by Theo Locherer The last quarterly report from the International Maritime Bureau shows the negative effects of the Covid-19 on maritime security. There tend to be significant upswings of piracy […]

  • Egypt to buy MDA kit

    The government of Egypt has requested the purchase of a Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) system from the United States at a cost of $417 million. The US Defence Security Cooperation […]

  • Houthi Rebels Release Seized Korean and Saudi Vessels and All 16 Crew

    November 20: Sixteen crew members, including two South Koreans, who were held when their three vessels were seized by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels at the weekend have been freed, Seoul’s foreign ministry said Wednesday. “The vessels and crew […]

  • Iran Pursues ‘Toll’ in Strait of Hormuz; Britain Considers Sanctions After Ship Seizure

    July 21: Iran reiterated Sunday that it will pursue a “toll” on all ships travelling in the Strait of Hormuz — the latest escalation of a global crisis that threatens […]

  • Ukraine Seizes Russian Tanker in Black Sea in Response to Flotilla Clash Last Year

    July 25: Ukraine seized a Russian tanker anchored in the Black Sea on Thursday, freeing the crew but holding onto the vessel in apparent retaliation for Russia’s capture of Ukrainian […]

  • Nigeria seizes 130 vessels in year

      Figures reveal scale of problem. Maritime crimes: Nigerian Navy seizes 130 vessels in 1 year The Nigerian Navy has intercepted 130 vessels for crimes perpetrated in the maritime sector […]

  • Ship owners deny knowledge

    Pressure being increased on N. Korea following STS transfers. HK-flagged vessel’s owners deny knowledge of activities with North Korea Vincent Wee The Guangzhou-based owners and operators of the Hong Kong-flagged […]

  • Libya tanker arrest

    Another seizure off Libya raises concerns. Coastguard arrests Greek tanker, claims it was smuggling oil The Libyan coastguard has arrested an oil tanker and taken it to Tripoli on suspicion […]

  • Iran seizes Saudi vessel

    Move follows Saudi seizure of Iranian vessel. IRGC seizes Saudi boat in Iranian waters A vessel belonging to Saudi Arabia was impounded by IRGC following unauthorized entry into Iran’s waters […]