Africa To Tackle Piracy, Other Maritime Crimes – Peterside

The Chairman of the Association of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA) Dr Dakuku Peterside has stated that Maritime Administrations (MARADs) in Africa are set to tackle the twin issue of piracy, sea crime and illegal migration in the continent. The AMAA Chairman who disclosed this to maritime journalists at the sidelines of the International Maritime Organisation […]

Pentagon asked to expand maritime security to include Bangladesh

A US Senate panel has asked the Pentagon to increase maritime security in Bangladesh, a move seen as a counter move to Chinese influence in the region Lalit K Jha A powerful Senate panel has asked Pentagon to expand its maritime security initiative to three additional countries, including Bangladesh. The two other countries are Sri […]

After Palawan, US govt sounds terror alarm in Sulu

BY AL JACINTO ZAMBOANGA CITY: The United States has advised ships and mariners to remain vigilant when transiting the Sulu and Celebes Seas following the spate of piracy and ransom kidnappings by the Islamic State-affiliated Abu Sayyaf Group in southern Philippines. The Maritime Administration under the US Department of Transportation said there have been at […]

New threat to international shipping in Red Sea

Images have just surfaced (Twitter) of the type of mine laid by retreating Houthi rebels in Midi, Yemen. At the same time reports are coming out in Arab media that the Saudi Navy has disarmed some sea mines in the Red Sea near Mokha (Alarabiya). It is possible that the two sources are reporting the […]

MARAD advisory warns of Yemen risks to U.S.-flag ships

The U.S. Maritime Administration has issued an advisory warning that continued regional tensions in Yemen have increased the risks to U.S.-flagged commercial vessels transiting the Southern Red Sea. “The Houthi rebels have conducted attacks against a Saudi warship and UAE logistics vessels, as well as an attempted but failed attack against U.S. Navy ships in […]

Yemeni CG vessel hits mine

UKMTO reports that a vessel belonging to the Yemeni Coast Guard struck a sea mine on Friday 10th off the port of Mocha, Yemen. The mine detonated and the subsequent blast killed two crew and injured eight others. Investigations are currently ongoing, but the incident confirms fears that Al Houthi-Saleh rebels had mined the area […]