MAST MARITIME INTELLIGENCE REPORT 21/03/18

MAST MARITIME INTELLIGENCE REPORT Issue 119 of the series reviews, analyses and threat assesses the fragile and conflict affected coastal states Libya, Somalia and Yemen. The Mediterranean migrant crisis, incidents affecting maritime security and influencing maritime news are also reported and analysed, focusing on the keys theatres of maritime instability. To read the full report click […]

INTELLIGENCE REPORT SERIES 6/12/17

Issue 105 of the series reviews, analyses and threat assesses the fragile and conflict affected coastal states Libya, Somalia and Yemen. The Mediterranean migrant crisis, incidents affecting maritime security and influencing maritime news are also reported and analysed, focusing on the keys theatres of maritime instability. To read the report click here

Shell Lifts Force Majeure on Bonny Light Exports

Ejiofor Alike Barely two days after Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company announced the completion of repairs of the Nembe Creek Trunkline (NCTL), Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Thursday lifted force majeure on exports of Bonny Light crude. The NCTL and the Trans-Niger Pipeline (TNP) are the two major pipelines used by SPDC and some […]

Militants kidnap four Britons – Nigerian police

Four people, believed to be British, have been kidnapped in Nigeria’s southern Delta state, police in the country have said. The four were reportedly taken at about 02:00 local time on Friday when suspected militants stormed a rural community they were living in. The Foreign Office has not commented. Andrew Aniamaka, a police spokesman in […]

Clashes break out around Tripoli Port

Written by: AbdullahBenIbrahim The Central Security Force, best known as Nawasi Brigade, launched an attack on Tripoli Port Tuesday evening in an attempt to expel Brigade 50 which has been protecting it for years. Eyewitnesses said both sides exchanged heavy fire, causing panic among local residents and disrupting traffic in the area, which is very close […]

Niger Delta: Experts raise alarm over possible territorial threat

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA—SECUTITY experts have warned that the territorial integrity of the country might be at risk if the Federal Government did not come up with a comprehensive strategy to address the myriads of problems facing the Niger Delta region. They said that the amnesty programme granted to the agitators in the region to […]

Military heats up battle in Libya as Islamic State militants seek refuge

By Carlo Muñoz and Guy Taylor  The U.S. military is ramping up operations and bombing raids against the Islamic State in Libya, where the terrorist group’s fighters have increasingly found refuge as their territorial base shrinks in Syria and Iraq. U.S.-backed militias largely crushed the Islamic State’s Libya operation in late 2015, but signs that the group is gaining a new foothold in the North African […]

Crocodile Smile II: Niger Delta militants blow hot, vow to attack soldiers

By John Owen Nwachukwu Some militants in the South-South have threatened to attack the soldiers deployed in the oil-rich region under the Operation Crocodile Smile II. The army yesterday announced that its troops had landed in the region to commence the Crocodile smile exercise. Speaking in a statement by “General Playboy”, the leader of the Niger Delta […]

Libyan Coast Guard Shells and Sinks Product Tanker

On Friday, the Libyan coastguard shelled and sank the product tanker Goeast off Abu Kammash, Libya, near the border with Tunisia. The vessel spilled an unknown quantity of diesel and capsized. Libyan officials said in a social media post that the vessel had been loading fuel from an offshore loading pipeline. A coast guard vessel reportedly approached and attempted […]