Schiebel CAMCOPTER S100 to Perform Coast Guard Services for European Maritime Safety Agency in Finland

The Finnish Border Guard will operate the CAMCOPTER® S-100 for maritime surveillance purposes. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) service is offered by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and will also extend to Estonia and Sweden. The CAMCOPTER® S-100 will support the Finnish authorities in carrying out Coast Guard functions, such as search and … More Schiebel CAMCOPTER S100 to Perform Coast Guard Services for European Maritime Safety Agency in Finland

ReCAAP Issue Warning of Kidnap in Sabah, Malaysia

The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) has issued a further warning of the risk of kidnap in Sabah, Malaysia, following on from their earlier warning on 22 May of 5 armed pirates in the area. On 2nd July ReCAAP received information from the Philippine Coast Guard … More ReCAAP Issue Warning of Kidnap in Sabah, Malaysia

Pirates Kidnap 6 Crew Off Nigerian Coast

Dryad Global, experts in maritime risk and global security, reports that a fishing vessel was attacked on the 24/06/2020 and crew kidnapped. The fishing vessel, the PANOFI FRONTIER, was attacked by several gunmen who approached the vessel by speed boat 61nm South of Cotonou Port. Following a successful boarding, the individuals left the vessel with 6 crew … More Pirates Kidnap 6 Crew Off Nigerian Coast

UN Day of the Seafarer Highlights Sacrifice of Key Workers at Sea During Pandemic

The 2020 Day of the Seafarer pays tribute to unsung heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic: the seafarers who continue to carry essential goods despite facing tremendous challenges, including being stranded on board. Organised by IMO, this year’s campaign calls on governments to take action and formally recognise seafarers as key workers. On 25 June every … More UN Day of the Seafarer Highlights Sacrifice of Key Workers at Sea During Pandemic

Libreville Port, Gabon – Suspicious Vessel Arrested

Experts in global security and maritime risk assessment, Dryad Global, have received reports indicating that a passenger vessel, has been arrested for suspected as having involvement in serious maritime crime and piracy. The vessel, HAWA III, whose registered name is SAGA LEJON, is currently at anchor at Libreville Port. Information suggests that the vessel has … More Libreville Port, Gabon – Suspicious Vessel Arrested

Body Recovered After Woman Falls Overboard From Ferry

The body of a woman was recovered from the English Channel after she fell overboard from the ferry Stena Horizon Following a request from Solent Coastguard, Weymouth RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched at 5.18pm on Sunday to join in the search for a woman who had fallen overboard from the roll-on roll-off ferry Stena Horizon in … More Body Recovered After Woman Falls Overboard From Ferry

Nigerian Navy Rescues 18 Crew Members Onboard Chinese Vessel, Arrests 10

The Nigerian Navy (NN) has rescued 18 crew members onboard a Chinese vessel, MV HAILUFANG II, from pirates’ attack. The Commander Nigeria Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT, Commodore Ibrahim Shettima, disclosed this in a statement in Lagos, 19.5.2020 Commodore Shettima said the crew members comprising Chinese, Ghanaians and Ivoirians were rescued on Thursday 14.5.2020. The crew … More Nigerian Navy Rescues 18 Crew Members Onboard Chinese Vessel, Arrests 10