‘NIMASA Partnership Addresses Insecurity

‘NIMASA, HLSI Partnership Will Address Insecurity in Nigeria’s Waters’ Eromosele Aniodun The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has emphasised that the motivation behind the partnership between the Ministry of Transport, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), HLSI, a maritime security company, was primarily to halt the maritime insecurity in Nigerian waters and end revenue […]

US and Thailand forces begin CARAT 2019 exercise

The US and Thai maritime forces have commenced the annual regional Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise at Sattahip Naval Base. This marks the 25th edition of the CARAT exercise, which is designed to bolster partnerships between regional navies and enhance maritime security cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region. To read the entire article, please click […]

UN appoints replacement special envoy to Somalia

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has appointed a US diplomat, James Swan, as the new special envoy to Somalia to replace Nicholas Haysom, who was expelled from the country by the Somali government some six months ago. The government had accused Mr Haysom of “shaming” the world body by acting like Somalia’s ruler before declaring […]

PCG launches new water assets

PCG launches new water assets for rescue missions for the rainy season By Betheena Unite Dozens of rescue vessels worth P31 million were acquired by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to boost future missions on expected threats of typhoons in the country. The Coast Guard, in a blessing and launching ceremony Thursday, showed off its […]

IMO'S MSC Meeting Preview

The IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 101st session, will take place June 5-14, 2019, and some of the highlights include amendments to SOLAS: The MSC is expected to consider, for adoption: • Draft amendments to the appendix to SOLAS, to the record of equipment, relating to rudder, propeller, thrust, pitch and operational mode indicator. • […]

One Month Since 2019’s First Piracy Attack Off The Somali Coast

“The need for a strong maritime security presence in the High-Risk Area remains critical for the deterrence and prevention of future incidents and attacks.” Rear Admiral Antonio Martorell Lacave On 21 April, suspected pirates seized a fishing dhow off the coast of Somalia, holding 23 people hostage. In a matter of hours, the European Union’s […]

AFP to deploy 1st Brigade Combat Team in Sulu for anti-ASG ops

By Priam Nepomuceno MANILA — The military will deploy the 1st Brigade Combat Team (1BCT) to Sulu in line with ongoing efforts to neutralize the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) terrorists. “Now that the election period is over and national candidates have been proclaimed, we are redeploying forces to security challenged areas like Sulu Archipelago for focused […]

Hundreds of Ethiopians due to be sent home from Yemen

More than 2,000 Ethiopians are set to be repatriated from Yemen by the end of next week in an operation coordinated by the UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM). The IOM’s Olivia Headon in Yemen told the BBC that an initial group of 120 left on Tuesday for the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. The Yemeni […]

Six men rescued from sinking fishing boat in Irish Sea

Six fishermen have been rescued after a fire broke out and their boat began to sink in the Irish Sea. Lifeboats from Donaghadee in County Down and Peel in the Isle of Man were launched at 18:00 BST on Tuesday after receiving a Mayday call. The RNLI said the engine room of the vessel was […]

FG To Begin Deployment Of Anti-Piracy Equipment In June

By Tola Adenubi The Federal Government will begin the deployment of anti-piracy equipment in the nation’s Maritime sector by June 2019. Disclosing this on Tuesday in Lagos during a stakeholders meeting tagged ‘Regulating The Maritime Industry For a Better Nigeria’, the Honourable Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi revealed that the situation as regards […]