Iranian Guards commander tells U.S. Navy warships to keep distance: ISNA

LONDON (Reuters) – An Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander warned the U.S. Navy to keep its warships at a distance from Revolutionary Guards speed boats in Gulf waters, a day after the United States designated the Guards as a terrorist organization. To read the entire article, please click here. Source: reuters.com

Bayelsa seeks partnership with navy on maritime security

The Bayelsa State Government has called for increased presence of the men of Nigerian Navy, particularly at the Eastern flank of the state, to curtail maritime criminality. Deputy Governor John Jonah made the call yesterday when officers of the Naval War College paid him a courtesy visit in Yenagoa. To read the entire article, please […]

Somaliland Wants To Be Part Of IGAD Taskforce On Red Sea

Somaliland wants to be included in the Taskforce on the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). The Somaliland government says that any initiative to coordinate a response to changing Red Sea environs that does not include them in a meaningful way will lack the credibility, capability and representativeness necessary […]

Containership comes under fire from skiff off Ecuador

Security threat off South American nation escalates with first reports of gun fire targeted at ship. A containership has reportedly come under fire from pirates off the coast of Ecuador as part of an attempt to board the unnamed vessel. To read the entire article, please click here. Source: tradewindsnews.com

Nigerian Navy Arrests Eight

Nigerian Navy Arrests Eight In A’Ibom With Alleged Stolen 501 Drums Of AGO By Idongesit Ashameri Uyo – Men of the Nigerian Navy, Forward Operating Base, Ibaka, Mbo local government area, Akwa Ibom State, has intercepted 501 drums of illegal Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) worth about N35 million from eight suspects. Acting on an intelligence reports  in the […]

Citizens on edge, as kidnappers seize nation’s jugular

When the first cases of kidnappings involving expatriate oil workers were recorded in the Niger Delta in the early 2000s, not many knew that it would grow to become a national malaise in less than two decades or thereabouts.Apart from the militancy in the Niger Delta, the deadly Islamic insurgency in the North orchestrated by […]

Russia responsible for massive satellite system spoofing

Russia responsible for massive satellite system spoofing, study finds By Alexandra Brzozowski Targeted manipulation of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) by Russia is a threat to aviation and maritime safety and underscores the country’s growing expertise in electronic warfare, a new study has found. The report by the US Center for Advanced Defense (C4ADS), an NGO conducting data-driven analysis […]

Task force to co-ordinate regional interventions

By FRED OLUOCH Countries in the Horn of Africa have formed a task force to co-ordinate regional interventions in the face of threats to marine resources and security around the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. The team was formed on Thursday in Nairobi by the Committee of Ambassadors from the Inter-Governmental Authority on […]

Russian Navy sees terrorism, piracy as top Asia-Pacific threats

Rambo Talabong When asked about freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, the visiting Russian Navy only says its objective in Manila is to enhance naval cooperation with the Philippines MANILA, Philippines – The Russian Navy sees terrorism and piracy as the “main threats” in the Asia-Pacific region, while keeping mum on the expansive claims […]

Abu Sayyaf hostages update

Hostages held by Abu Sayyaf militants in Philippines tried to escape – government An Indonesian hostage of the Muslim militant group Abu Sayyaf swam to safety, but another drowned and a Malaysian hostage was shot in the back, according to a military spokesman. The rescue attempts had taken place over two days, Philippine regional military […]