War risk surcharges spread to container shipping

Arabian Gulf war risk surcharges spread to container shipping CMA CGM implements war risk surcharges on Middle East cargoes following tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman CMA CGM, the world’s fourth largest containerline, will institute a war risk surcharge of $36 per teu for cargo heading to the Middle East, reports Splash 24/7. The French shipping […]

Tech Partnership to Track Crime at Sea

New Space-Tech Partnership to Track Crime at Sea Posted by: Joanna Jones Two UK organisations have partnered to adapt satellite technology to track ships engaging in illegal activities. Horizon Technologies, a Reading-based SME, and the Satellite Applications Catapult have signed a contract to adapt Horizon Technologies’ existing signals intelligence (SIGINT) system for use by the end […]

Saudi Arabia, Iran argue over tanker

Saudi Arabia refuses to give back Iranian oil tanker after two months It was announced on May 2 that Saudi Arabia’s coast guard rescued an Iranian oil tanker with engine trouble off the coast of Jeddah in the Red Sea after Riyadh received a request for help from Iran. So far, over $ 10 million […]

Iranian threat to UK tankers

Iranian official threatens to seize British oil tanker An Iranian official has said a British oil tanker should be seized, if a detained Iranian ship is not released. British Royal Marines helped officials in Gibraltar to seize the super-tanker Grace 1 on Thursday, after it was suspected of carrying oil from Iran to Syria, in […]

Navy Debunks Alleged Hijack

Navy Debunks Alleged Hijack Of MT APECUS By Pirates By Olorunleke Oluwapelumi The  Nigerian Navy has denied  the alleged hijack of a Palau flagged  tanker, MT APECUS, off the coast of Bonny, Nigeria, by suspected pirates. The vessel was alleged to have been hijacked on 19 April, 2019 with seven crew members comprising five Indian nationals and two Nigerians. […]

Migrant boat capsizes off Tunisia

Boat with more than 70 migrants capsizes off coast of Tunisia: Red Crescent TUNIS (Reuters) – A boat carrying more than 70 migrants capsized off the coast of Tunisia on Wednesday, the Tunisian Red Crescent said. Some of the four initial survivors told the Tunisian coast guard on Thursday that the boat had sunk off […]

Two die in Nigeria pipeline explosion

Two die in Nigeria pipeline explosion Nigerian officials are saying that two people have died and at least 12 others injured after an explosion at an oil pipeline in Lagos. The authorities are blaming vandals for starting the fire after they were discovered stealing oil. Thursday’s explosion caused panic in the Ijegun area of the state […]

Sub fire was in battery compartment

Russia submersible fire was in battery compartment Russia says the main cause of the deadly incident on board a submersible which killed 14 crew on Monday was a fire in the battery compartment. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu also said the top-secret military craft was nuclear-powered but the reactor had been isolated from the fire. The […]

Nigerian Navy arrests 4 vessels

Nigerian Navy arrests 4 vessels laden with 2m litres of illegally refined diesel by  Joseph Omotayo The authorities of the Central Naval Command (CNC) of the Nigerian Navy have arrested four different vessels carrying about 2 million litres suspected to be illegally refined diesel. Rear Admiral Saidu Suleiman Garba, the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) of […]

U.S. Navy Sends Ship to Gulf of Guinea

U.S. Navy Sends Second Ship to Gulf of Guinea, Promoting Progress Through Partnership NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain — USNS Carson City (T-EFP 7), a Military Sealift Command Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport ship, departed Rota, Spain, on July 2, as part of the Navy’s second deployment to the Gulf of Guinea this year. Sailors and embarked […]