Maritime Security

North Sea Operator Awards Contract to AGSL

Asset Guardian Solutions Ltd (AGSL), which specializes in protecting companies’ process critical software assets, announced that it has been awarded a key contract

Mediterranean Boat People Numbers Near 100,000

Almost 100,000 boat people have made the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe this year, a roughly 60 percent increase on the whole of last year,

Bollinger to Build 6 More FRCs for the USCG

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, Louisiana, announced the award of six additional USCG Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutters (FRCs). The U. S. Coast Guard

Jacksonville Adds PORTS Real-time Data System

  Officials from NOAA, the Jacksonville Marine Transportation Exchange, and the Jacksonville Port Authority officially dedicated a new information system today

EU Freezes Assets of Two Firms Accused of Supplying Oil to Syria

The European Union on Wednesday froze the assets of two oil- trading firms accused of organizing covert shipments of oil to Syria. They were among nine organizations

USCG to Assist Jamaica with MRO

Jamaica’s readiness for Mass Rescue Operations (MRO) in its maritime space will be boosted July 22-24, 2014 with the assistance of a subject matter expert from the U.

Brent Approaches $108 on Global Tensions

EU threatens new Russian sanctions; Euro slips to 8-month low vs U.S. dollar. U.S. crude stocks seen falling 2.8 mln barrels. Brent crude rose towards $108 a

Fuel Tanks Hit in Libyan Violence

Fuel storage tanks that supply Tripoli were hit on Wednesday in clashes between rival Libyan militias, igniting a huge blaze near the international airport. More

Nigerian Piracy Threatens UK Interests: New Report

The UK economy is heavily exposed to lawlessness off the coast of Nigeria, a new report published today by the UK Chamber of Shipping says. The report found that almost all of the UK’s annual £6.

SIA to Honor Honeywell's Gordon Hope

The Security Industry Association (SIA) says it has chosen Gordon Hope, general manager of Honeywell's AlarmNet communications network, as the 2014 recipient of the George R.

USCG Rescues Woman from Detroit River

  The Coast Guard rescued a 30-year-old woman from the Detroit River late Sunday evening after she was reported to have fallen overboard when the vessel she was on was struck by another boat's wake.

Suicide Attack Escalates Libya Violence, Oil Output Slips

Crude output slips for first time since port deal; fresh clashes in Tripoli and Benghazi. Brega oil port seen open in few days. A twin suicide bombing at a Libyan

Syria: Crisis Costs Oil Sector $23.5 bln

Syria's oil sector has suffered around $23.5 billion in direct and indirect losses since the start of the country's crisis in 2011, the Syrian oil ministry said.

Second Typhoon Threatens Taiwan

The Taiwan military was collecting and distributing sandbags to guard against possible flooding on Tuesday as a typhoon bore down on the island after brushing the Philippines.

Korea Ferry Businessman's Body Located

Yoo had been target of South Korea's largest manhunt; Failure of police to catch Yoo had been burden for Park government. The body of South Korea's most wanted man,

Unplanned Encounters Discussed at Navy CNO's China Meeting

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert has left the People's Republic of China (PRC) after a successful four-day counterpart visit with military leaders,

Libya Reaches Deal to Reopen Brega Oil Port

Libya state oil company National Oil Corp (NOC) has reached a deal with security guards to end a protest at eastern Brega oil port, which is expected to allow the terminal to reopen on Tuesday,

Andrew Weir to Support UK Navy in Antarctica

Andrew Weir Shipping Ltd. announced that it has been awarded the contract for the support and maintenance of HMS Protector (A173), following a competitive tendering process.

Oil Steadies at $107 After Iran Talks Extended

Iran nuclear talks extended, pressure for deal intensifies; U.S. accuses Russia of complicity in shooting down flight MH17 Brent crude oil steadied around $107

Italy Rescues 1,800 Refugees, Five Bodies Recovered

Italy's navy said it rescued nearly 1,800 migrants in overcrowded boats in the Mediterranean over the weekend, and a merchant ship recovered five bodies from a

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