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Houthis Attack al-Dhabba Oil Terminal in Yemen

Nov 21, 2022

Yemen's Houthis attacked al-Dhabba oil terminal in Hadhramaut province on Monday, the group and Yemen's internationally recognized government said.The Iran-aligned Houthis fired a projectile from a drone that landed at the entrance of the terminal, which is located in the town of al-Shihr, two workers at the terminal told Reuters.Panamanian-flagged vessel Pratika had entered the terminal to load a shipment of crude but left after the attack…

Egypt Seizes 18 Million Narcotic Tabs in Alexandria Port

Nov 21, 2022

Egyptian authorities seized more than 18 million narcotic tabs hidden in three containers in the Mediterranean seaport of Alexandria, the interior ministry said on Monday.The 34-tonne cargo was on board a ship that docked at the northern port in transit before departing to an unspecified country…

Survitec Names New CEO

Oct 17, 2022

UK-based survival technology solutions provider Survitec has appointed Robert Steen Kledal as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).'As CEO, Robert will be responsible for setting Survitec’s strategic direction. He will lead the Survitec Executive team and sit on the Survitec Board…

Cyber Attacks On the Rise at US Ports and Terminals

Oct 05, 2022

Cyber attack attempts are becoming more common at U.S. ports and terminals, according to findings published this week by law firm Jones Walker LLP.The firm publicly released the findings of its 2022 Ports and Terminals Cybersecurity Survey, examining cybersecurity preparedness in U…

Energy Firms Face Another Storm in US Gulf

Sep 13, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell on Monday began evacuating staff from a U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil platform, and other energy companies began preparing for hurricane-force winds from a second Gulf Coast storm in as many weeks.Tropical Storm Nicholas was about 105 miles (115 km) south of Port O'Connor…

VIDEO: Ship Explosion Rocks Dubai's Jebel Ali Port. Fire Under Control

Jul 07, 2021

A fire caused by an explosion on a ship at Dubai's Jebel Ali Port, the Middle East's largest transshipment hub, has been brought under control, the government's Dubai Media Office (DMO) said on Wednesday.The explosion was a 'normal accident' in a container holding flammable material…

Stranded at Sea, Coronavirus Takes a Toll on Seafarers' Mental Health

Mar 28, 2021

When Ritesh Mehra, 43, enlisted for a four-month stint as captain on a liquid gas tanker last July, he never expected to be stranded at sea until spring.“Twice it has happened that the ports are not allowing crew change,” Mehra told Reuters via Zoom from the bridge of the 80…

New Pandemic Response Guidance for Maritime SAR Organizations

Mar 05, 2021

New manual provides vital recommendations for operational planning and response in health emergenciesThe International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF), supported by Lloyd’s Register Foundation, has launched comprehensive guidance for anyone working in search and rescue…

Dutch Report Record Containership Cocaine Bust

Feb 24, 2021

Customs authorities in Hamburg and Antwerp have seized a record haul of more than 23 tonnes of cocaine destined for the Netherlands in two raids this month, Dutch prosecutors said on Wednesday.The two shipments together represented a street value of roughly 600 million euros ($730 million)…

Lebanese Court Removes Investigator Who Charged Politicians Over Beirut Blast

Feb 22, 2021

A Lebanese court on Thursday dismissed a judge who had charged top politicians with negligence over last year’s Beirut port explosion, infuriating families of victims who said it showed that the state would never hold powerful men to account…

Port of Los Angeles Starts Giving COVID-19 Vaccinations

Feb 12, 2021

About 800 workers from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on Friday will be in the first wave of COVID-19 vaccinations for employees at the United States' busiest seaport complex, which has been hard hit by pandemic-related workforce disruptions and surging imports…

RightShip Unveils New Safety Score

Feb 09, 2021

Maritime risk management and environmental assessment organization RightShip announced its new Safety Score and Platform has gone live, aiming to provide a clear and transparent pathway to improved safety standards for shipping.RightShip said…

N.Ireland Suspends Some Port Checks Over Staff Safety Concerns

Feb 01, 2021

Northern Ireland temporarily suspended some post-Brexit checks at two ports on Monday after a local council withdrew staff over concerns for their safety and police said they planned to increase patrols at points of entry.Many pro-British unionists…

Teresa Peacock Joins Dryad Global as Non-executive Director

Jan 26, 2021

Maritime security risk management firm Dryad Global announced Tuesday it has appointed Teresa Peacock as its first non-executive director.Peacock is currently managing director at maritime staffing and recruitment firm Spinnaker Global and a member of the Maritime UK’s Diversity Taskforce…

Beirut Blast Chemicals Possibly Linked to Syrian Businessmen

Jan 18, 2021

The company that bought the ammonium nitrate which exploded in Beirut last August had possible links to two Syrian businessmen under U.S. sanctions for ties to President Bashar al-Assad, according to a report by a Lebanese journalist and London company filings…

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