Maritime Security

Italy Ending Med Sea Rescues

Rights groups warn of risk of more deaths; EU mission Triton will have more limited scope. Italy said on Friday it would close a sea rescue mission that has saved the lives of more than 100,

St. Lawrence Seaway Workers Extend Strike Deadline

The union that represents workers on the St. Lawrence Seaway, the waterway that links the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean, has extended a strike deadline to Monday at 5 p.

Libyan Government: Ports, Oil Fields Safe

Libyan oil ports and fields are safe and under government control, the country's interior minister said on Friday after visting the eastern Brega port. "This

Somali Pirates free Indian Sailors after 4 Years

Somali pirates have freed seven Indian sailors detained for close to four years in exchange for an undisclosed ransom, Somali officials and a maritime monitoring group said on Friday.

USCG Cutter Diligence Returns

  The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to Wilmington following a 45-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. While on patrol, Diligence served as the

Keel Laid, Fabrication Started on 2 Navy Warships

This week, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works celebrated two milestone events for the Arleigh Burke-class program. On October 30, Bath Iron Works held a keel laying

New Safety and Security Training for Superyachts

Two Training Programs by Videotel -- "Safety on Superyachts" and "Maritime Security Awareness" -- are Targeted to Superyacht Owners and Crew to Meet a Wide Range

Kelvin Hughes Expands International Sales Team

Kelvin Hughes has made two new senior appointments to strengthen its international sales team. Andrew Chia joins Kelvin Hughes as Regional Business Manager based in the company’s Singapore office.

EU's Barroso Believes Russia/Ukraine Gas Deal Struck

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said on Thursday he believed the European Union had successfully brokered a deal on gas supplies between Russia and Ukraine.

Partnerships Key to Caribbean Maritime Security

Planning and execution of port and maritime safety and security in Caribbean region is all about partnerships Maritime security and safety experts are meeting in Nassau,

Nigeria Kidnappers free German National

Nigerian gunmen have freed a German citizen working for construction firm Julius Berger less than a week after they kidnapped him and killed another German citizen in a raid on their vehicles,

Warships Heading to Albany

  HMAS Stuart and Japanese Defense Ship Kirisame departed Fleet Base West late yesterday to participate in the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event this weekend.   The

UK's Gulf Keystone Petroleum Postpones Interim Statement

British oil producer Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd said it had delayed the release of its interim management statement to Nov. 13 as it was in talks with the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq.

Maritime Piracy: Attacks Down, SE Asia Remains Problematic

While the issue of maritime piracy has largely fallen from the public eye, with the rapid evolution of the 24/7/365 news cycle and a never-ending list of new and globally interesting headlines,

Australia’s Newbuild LHD Enroute Homeport

Australia’s first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship, NUSHIP Canberra has been farewelled from Melbourne as she departs for Sydney. NUSHIP Canberra departed

General Dynamics to Upgrade Peruvian Navy Helicopters

  General Dynamics Canada has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to upgrade four SH-2G Super Seasprite helicopters with an integrated mission system

U.S. Carrier Group Ends 7-month Tour

 The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWB CSG) transited through the Suez Canal marking the end of more than seven months of Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the U.

USCG Rescues Injured Woman from NC Sailboat

  The Coast Guard medevaced an injured woman from a grounded sailboat Sunday just east of Seagate. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington

North P&I Club Advises Inclusion of Ebola-Specific Clauses

  The 180 million GT, ‘A' rated North P&I Club is advising shipowner Members to take great care to protect the health of their crew members when calling at ebola-affected ports in west Africa.

Maritime Terrorist Attacks ‘Increasingly Likely’

Shipping in general and oil tankers in particular should increase levels of security to counter the threat of an increasingly likely terrorist attack, maritime security company MAST has warned.

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