Update on Russian Seamen from the Marmalaita Cargo Vessel Attacked by Pirates off the Shores of Cameroon

The Foreign Ministry Spokesperson from The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Maria Zakharova gave an update on the Russian seamen who are held hostage by Pirates. Speaking at the Mashuk North Caucasus Youth Forum, Pyatigorsk on August 22, 2019, she said;  The Foreign Ministry continues to closely monitor the situation with the … More Update on Russian Seamen from the Marmalaita Cargo Vessel Attacked by Pirates off the Shores of Cameroon

Sun Princess Cruise Man-Overboard Confirmed as “Intentional”

It was confirmed today, that CCTV footage shows that a 41 year old Taiwanese woman who died after falling overboard from the cruise ship ‘Sun Princess’, intentionally went overboard, by climbing over the railing.  A spokesperson from Princess Cruises, confirmed to MaritimeSafetyandSecurity, that; “On August 9, at approximately 06:00 a.m. local time off the southern … More Sun Princess Cruise Man-Overboard Confirmed as “Intentional”

MARSS Secures MOBtronic Man-Overboard Detection and Tracking System Contract for New Cruise Ship

MARSS secures contract for the installation of MOBtronic, their advanced man-overboard detection and tracking system on-board new cruise ship.  The contract includes the installation of a network of MOBtronic marinised pods that are strategically positioned to cover the volume around the entire vessel, creating a virtual shield which automatically detects and classifies a man-overboard event. The system … More MARSS Secures MOBtronic Man-Overboard Detection and Tracking System Contract for New Cruise Ship

8 Reported Piracy & Robbery Attacks Over 6 Days

The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre has received 8 separate reports of piracy and robbery attacks on shipping in just 6 days, bringing the total number of reported attacks, in 2019 to 92. Seven of the attacks happened whilst the vessels were either berthed or at anchor. On 25th July, a bulk carrier berthed in Lagos, … More 8 Reported Piracy & Robbery Attacks Over 6 Days

MARSS Awarded NiDAR Perimeter Security and Drone Detection System Contract for 90m+ Superyacht

MARSS have secured a contract for the installation of their NiDAR perimeter security and drone detection system on-board a 90m+ superyacht. NiDAR provides long range 360 degree perimeter surveillance detecting surface and air approaches in the vicinity of the vessel while underway, at anchor and in port. The system operates autonomously and discreetly 24/7 while smart software … More MARSS Awarded NiDAR Perimeter Security and Drone Detection System Contract for 90m+ Superyacht

First Meeting of the IORA Maritime Safety and Security Working Group

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Secretariat will be hosting the ‘First Meeting of the IORA  Maritime Safety and Security Working Group’, in Colombo, Sri Lanka from the 8-9 August 2019 Ever since the establishment of the Maritime Safety and Security (MSS) as one of … More First Meeting of the IORA Maritime Safety and Security Working Group

Further Armed Piracy Attacks in Sierra Leone and Indonesia

Two separate piracy incidents occurred yesterday, 21st July 2019; one anchored in Freetown, Sierra Leone and one underway 16nm NW of Pulau Damar, Indonesia In both cases the pirates were armed. Sunday 21st July 2019 0240 UTC Freetown Anchorage, Sierra Leone. Five robbers armed with knives in a small wooden boat approached and boarded an … More Further Armed Piracy Attacks in Sierra Leone and Indonesia

Five Indian Sailors Kidnapped by Pirates Released – Minister of Shipping

“It is our commitment  to protect each and every Indian working on the seas” – Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State for Shipping – India Five Indian seafarers; Sudeep Chaudhary, Ankit Hooda, Chirag Yadav, Avinash Reddy and Moogu Ravi – were kidnapped from the vessel ‘MT Apecus’ and taken ashore from the vessel in the outer anchorage … More Five Indian Sailors Kidnapped by Pirates Released – Minister of Shipping

MARSS installs NiDAR Perimeter Security and Drone Detection System Onboard 100m+ Superyacht

MARSS has completed the installation of its NiDAR perimeter security and drone detection systems onboard a 100m+ new construction project. The customer brief was to provide a long range, early warning surveillance system for the detection of surface and airborne approaches to the yacht whilst in port, at anchor and underway. Our NiDAR 360° degree … More MARSS installs NiDAR Perimeter Security and Drone Detection System Onboard 100m+ Superyacht