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Nigeria Becomes Piracy Kidnapping Hotspot, says IMB

Jul 26, 2016

Despite global improvements, kidnappings are on the rise, with 44 crew captured for ransom in 2016, 24 of them in Nigeria, up from 10 in the first half of 2015. “In the Gulf of Guinea, rather than oil tankers being hijacked for their cargo…

Piracy Drops to 21-year low - IMB

Jul 25, 2016

Piracy and armed robbery at sea has fallen to its lowest levels since 1995, despite a surge in kidnappings off West Africa, according to a new report from the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB).IMB’s…

Jakarta to Boost Security of Small Vessels

Jul 25, 2016

Jakarta will boost security of small vessels after hijackings 15 July, says a report in Protection Vessels International Ltd (PVI). Indonesia is currently discussing with the International Maritime Organisation the rules for deployment…

LCS 6 Completes Full Ship Shock Trials

Jul 20, 2016

Austal Limited successfully completed Full Shock Trials by USS Jackson(LCS 6) on July 16, 21016. The Navy stated that USS Jackson (LCS 6) “performed exceptionally well” during her third and final underwater explosion as part of her Full Ship Shock Trials (FSST)…

Asian Piracy at 4 Year Low

Jun 09, 2016

The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ReCAPP) May 2016 report  says that only eight incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia for the month, down 65 percent from May last year.  Between January and May 2016…

France Urges EU's South China Sea Patrols

Jun 06, 2016

France aims to push European Union countries to coordinate navy patrols in the disputed South China Sea, French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said at the Shangri-La Asian defence forum in Singapore on Sunday, according to Bloomberg.  A…

CBP, AMO Unveils New Interceptor Vessel

May 29, 2016

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) and SAFE Boat International celebrated the unveiling of AMO’s newest coastal interceptor vessel (CIV) Thursday. In honor of AMO’s historical legacy, this first CIV will be named the Alexandria…

Bollinger Wins Contract for Phase II FRC Builds

May 05, 2016

Louisiana shipbuilder Bollinger Shipyards announced it has secured a contract to build Phase II of the Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutters (FRC) for the United States Coast Guard (USCG).The FRC, the newest generation of USCG patrol cutters…

Australia-Japan bilateral exercise Ends

Apr 23, 2016

Ships and aircraft from the Royal Australian Navy and Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) have completed the bilateral Exercise NICHI GOU TRIDENT off the coast of New South Wales.The exercise, which has been conducted regularly between Australia and Japan since 2009…

Pirates Take 4 Hostages Near Malaysia

Apr 16, 2016

Four Indonesian sailors have been kidnapped by a group of armed men when their vessels was hijacked between the Malaysian and Philippine waterways on Friday evening (Apr 15). According to a statement from the Indonesian Foreign Ministry…

Indonesia Blows Up 23 Foreign Fishing Boats

Apr 06, 2016

Indonesian authorities sank 23 foreign fishing boats on Tuesday (Apr 5), saying they were 'operating illegally in the archipelago's vast waters in continuation efforts for anti-poaching', China's Xinhua news agency reported.  Indonesian…

Israel Extends Maritime Space for Gaza Fishermen

Apr 04, 2016

Israel has extended the distance it permits Gaza fishermen to head out to sea along certain parts of the coastline of the enclave, which is run by the Islamist terror group Hamas, reports Reuters. Fishermen in Gaza are now sailing further…

US Nabs Sub Carrying $200M of Cocaine [Video]

Mar 26, 2016

A mini-submarine carrying $200 million worth of cocaine was intercepted by authorities in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.  The Customs and Border Protection air crew from Corpus Christi was involved in the arrest of four people aboard a mini-submarine headed for the U…

DCNS Deploys 3DEXPERIENCE Solution

Feb 08, 2016

Dassault Systèmes and DCNS partner on the 3DEXPERIENCE innovation platform for next generation naval defense solutions Multi-disciplinary, Collaborative Innovation to Enhance Operational Performance and Competitive Edge on a Global Scale Dassault…

Reduction in High Risk Area for Piracy Now in Force

Dec 15, 2015

As of 1 December 2015, the reduction to the High Risk Area (HRA) as defined in Best Management Practices 4, has taken effect. Further information may be found in our earlier web alert, published on 9 October 2015 and available.  The new…

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CBP Cracking Down on Maritime Auto Theft

CBP Cracking Down on Maritime Auto Theft

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US Importers Balk at Return of $10,000 Container Shipping Rate

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New General Manager Appointed at San Antonio Terminal Internacional

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