Nigerian Army Destroys Major Oil Smuggling Hub

By Irina Slav The Nigerian army has destroyed one of the biggest illegal oil camps in the Niger Delta controlled and operated by oil thieves, local media report. The soldiers, according to the reports, destroyed 700 oil drums, 150 storage tanks, and some sixty boats. Nigeria’s authorities are still fighting illicit oil trade with crude stolen from […]

Navy arrests 10 suspected pirates

by Precious Igbonwelundu Assault rifles recovered Operatives of the Nigerian Navy (NN) and their United States (US) counterparts have arrested 10 suspected pirates within the Nigerian end of the Gulf of Guinea (GoG). The suspects, comprising three Greece, two Americans and five others, were arrested onboard a logistic boat allegedly belonging to the Nigerian Maritime Administration […]

‘Rising crude theft depleting revenue, crippling environment’

By Nurudeen Oyewole The New Nigeria Foundation (NNF), a civil environmental group focusing on crude oil theft in Niger/Delta, has raised the alarm that the rising crude theft in the region is massively depleting the country’s revenue base and crippling the environment. NFF Senior Programmes Manager Mrs. Olayide Adesanya told newsmen in Lagos that crude theft […]

Preventing Maritime Crimes and Illegal Fishing

Coastal and Land Border Protection: Preventing Maritime Crimes and Illegal Fishing By Claude Urbain PLAGBETO Maritime crimes and illegal fishing recurrent in the Gulf of Guinea require a search for appropriate solutions to protect the coast of Benin acts of piracy. The resort of the government to the Norwegian company Vissim AS seems then judicious, so much […]

Venezuelan Pirates Attack T&T Yacht

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — President of the Yacht Services Association of Trinidad and Tobago (YSATT), Tommy Johnson, has called on yacht owners to travel in “a convoy if possible” after a 55-foot sailboat came under attack from Venezuelan pirates over the last weekend. In a statement posted on the YSATT’s Facebook page, Johnson said […]

French-made tanks and howitzer canons used in Yemeni war

Richard Lough, John Irish PARIS (Reuters) – French arms including tanks and laser-guided missile systems sold to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are being used in the Yemeni war against civilians, leaked intelligence published by investigative website Disclose showed. Entitled “Yemen: security situation”, a 15-page classified report written by France’s DRM military intelligence […]

UK Permanently Stations Surface Combatant in Persian Gulf

A new era in Royal Navy operations in the Middle East began this week with the arrival of HMS Montrose in Bahrain – ready to begin a three-year mission as the first forward-based frigate in the Royal Navy’s new Bahraini base. After a six-month, 47,000-mile journey from her home in Plymouth, the frigate sailed into […]

Pirates "effectively hijack" ship in Gulf of Guinea

Pirates ransacked and “effectively hijacked” a merchant ship in the Gulf of Guinea last week, according to maritime security consultancy Gray Page. The company said in an alert Monday morning that the pirates were armed with grenade launchers and rifles. To read the entire article, please click here. Source:

GPS spoofing: what’s the risk for ship navigation?

By Chris Lo GPS spoofing – or GNSS spoofing more accurately – is a much-discussed cyber-threat to ship navigation systems. With the potential for paralysed shipping lanes, collisions and even untraceable piracy incidents, what is the current state of play between the shipping industry’s cyber-defences and the malicious actors who aim to cause chaos through GPS […]

Superyacht Security: The 10 Best Ways To Protect From Pirates And Paparazzi

Jim Dobson I have been fortunate to have experienced some of the very best superyachts in the world. Days spent drinking champagne while moored off tranquil Mediterranean coves, evenings spent traversing Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Adriatic and Tyrrhenian Seas, and waking up to the most amazing ports from Positano to La Paz. Bonding with the […]