Malaysia and Singapore De-Escalate Port Dispute

Malaysia and Singapore have agreed to a diplomatic ceasefire in their dispute over the national boundary between the ports of Johor Baru and Tuas. On March 14, they announced that they would temporarily set aside their competing claims and use the previously accepted boundary as the working demarcation line. Under the agreement, government vessels will […]

Marines intercept bomb-making component off Sulu

By Teofilo Garcia, Jr. ZAMBOANGA CITY — Philippine Marine troops have intercepted a shipment of bomb-making components at the Sulu Sea, military officials said Friday. Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) spokesperson, Col. Gerry Besana, said the shipment was intercepted off Simusa Island, Baguingui, Sulu at about 5:45 p.m. Thursday. To read the entire article, please click here. […]

Myanmar to form coast guard to strengthen maritime security

YANGON, March 14 (Xinhua) — Myanmar is deliberating to form coast guard in order to strengthen maritime security, Deputy Minister of Defense Rear-Admiral Myint Nwe said. The navy is currently assuming the duties pertaining to coast guard as Myanmar does not have one yet, Myint Nwe told the session of the House of Representatives (Lower […]

‘Deployment of drones’ cheaper solution to piracy in Nigeria’

By Godfrey Bivbere A retired Navy Captain, George Alaily has called for the use of dockable drones as a cheap way of policing the nation’s waterways and tackling the problem of piracy be-devilling the country. Speaking at a strategic group meeting organised by the Nigerian Chamber of Shipping in Lagos with the theme “Maximising The […]

Carnival Cruise Ships to Stop Sailing to Caribbean Port

By Emrys Thakkar Worrying news for the Southern Caribbean cruise destination of Antigua as Carnival Cruise Line has decided to cancel calls to the port. This post has been updated with a statement from the cruise line. Ship Visits to Antigua Canceled According to a Nation News, Carnival Cruise Line has decided to cancel port of calls […]

PFSO advocates integration of maritime command control centres

By Godwin Oritse The Port Facility Security Officers, PFSO, Forum of the Lagos Maritime Security Zone, MSZ, has advocated for the integration of the various maritime command control centres across the country saying that their individuality has not helped in curbing criminal activities in the nation’s coastal and territorial waters. Speaking at the 120th meeting […]

Troops seize weapons, motorboat from Abu Sayyaf Group

GOVERNMENT troops seized firearms and a watercraft of the Abu Sayyaf bandits in a raid in the island town of Banguingui, Sulu, officials said Wednesday, March 13. Recovered were an M-16 “Baby Armalite” rifle, a caliber .45 pistol and a motorboat when joint military and police forces raided the hideout of an alleged Abu Sayyaf […]

Nigerian Navy, 30 others for multinational sea exercise

by Precious Igbonwelundu To sustain the gains recorded in fighting maritime crimes in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG), the Nigerian Navy (NN), her counterparts from 20 African and 11 allied countries have concluded plans for a five-day sea exercise codenamed OBANGAME Express. The exercise, which has been on since 2010 was initiated by the United States […]

Uganda threatens to quit Amisom over funding cuts

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has threatened to withdraw his troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) if the United Nations insists on reducing the number of troops involved in the mission. The threat comes after the UN Security Council, in Resolution 2372 of 2017, proposed a phased drawdown of peacekeepers in Somalia with […]

Navy recovers hijacked boats, rescues electoral officers

By Ada Wodu The Nigerian Navy has recovered the two boats hijacked by militants on Saturday in the Bakassi area of Cross River State. The boats were conveying the Independent National Electoral Commission’s ad hoc staff for election duty when they were accosted and abducted on the sea. To continue reading, please click here. Source: […]