UK CubeSat takes aim at illegal maritime activity

A new UK CubeSat platform set to launch in 2020 will track electronic emissions from ships in an effort to crack down on illegal maritime activity. All ships are equipped with Automatic Identification Signals (AIS) which allow them to identify each other at sea as well as helping authorities track them via satellite. However, AIS […]

Stakeholders should continue to be vigilant across the High Risk Area

All stakeholders should not become complacent and continue to be vigilant across the High Risk Area On 17th April, the new leadership of EU NAVFOR Somalia Operation Atalanta co-chaired the 44th SHared Awareness and DE-confliction (SHADE) conference in Bahrain alongside the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). The working relationship between EU NAVFOR, Independent Deployer’s India and Oman, […]

Over 50 Boko Haram fighters killed in Nigeria attack: military

More than fifty Boko Haram fighters have been killed in an attack on a multi-national force in northeastern Nigeria, a military spokesperson said Wednesday. Two Chadian soldiers belonging to the Multinational Joint Task Force (MMF), an anti-Boko Haram force combining soldiers from Chad, Cameroon, Niger, and Nigeria, died in the assault at Cross Kauwa on […]

Suspended Nigeria chief justice banned from public office

A tribunal in Nigeria has ruled that the suspended chief justice was guilty of failing to declare his assets. Walter Onnoghen was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari in January. The move led to accusations that Mr Buhari was meddling with the judiciary in case the outcome of February’s election was challenged in court. The Code […]

Indonesia election: Widodo declares victory amid dispute

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has declared victory in Wednesday’s election, even as his challenger continues to contest the result. Former general Prabowo Subianto claimed he had won and that his camp had evidence of “widespread cheating”. Official results will not be out until May but “quick counts” by polling companies have given Mr Widodo a […]

13 dead, 142 missing after east Congo boat accident: President

KALEHE, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – Thirteen people are dead and 142 are missing after a passenger boat sank this week on Lake Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, President Felix Tshisekedi said on Thursday. Speaking to reporters near the site of the accident in South Kivu province, Tshisekedi said 37 passengers had […]

Joint  Navy exercises bolster India’s role as regional security provider

Elizabeth Roche NEW DELHI: India is continuing to strengthen its military diplomacy as it seeks to entrench its role as a regional net security provider. The Indian Navy has just completed bilateral exercises with Australia and Vietnam. These will add to the impact the regular exercises the army and air force hold with the armed forces […]

Cyber pirates terrorising the high seas

By Nicholas Newman If you thought that Blackbeard was a nightmare for ships at sea, imagine a modern-day, tech-savvy pirate, hacking into cargo ships as they roam the deep blue. Today’s pirates are just as innovative in the tactics and technologies they use as they were in historic times. Where once the likes of Henry Morgan, […]

Kiev negotiates with NATO over escorting its ships in Kerch Strait

Kiev negotiates with NATO over escorting its ships in Kerch Strait – security chef Secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defence Council Alexander Turchinov declined to go into detail KIEV, April 16. /TASS/. Ukraine is engaged in negotiations with NATO representatives to see that NATO ships guarantee the passage of Ukrainian ships through the Kerch […]

ISMI Holds Training On Combating Piracy For Seafarers

ISMI Holds Training On Combating Piracy For Seafarers, Boarding Team Leaders Emmanuel Ajarfor Abugri The Interregional Maritime Security Institute (ISMI) has organised a training course for sea authorities to deal with piracy attacks from April 16 to 19, 2019 at Youpogon, Niangon, Cote d’Ivoire. In a statement issued by ISMI, the seminar is aimed at […]