BIMCO Nominates President Designate To Succeed Sabrina Chao In 2021

Under the presidency of Mrs Sadan Kaptanoglu, the BIMCO Board of Directors (Baltic and International Maritime Council) has approved the nomination of Mr Nikolaus H. Schües, CEO of Reederei F. Laeisz (Germany) to stand for election as the next President Designate of BIMCO in 2021, succeeding Mrs Sabrina Chao, Chairman of Wah Kwong Shipping Holdings … More BIMCO Nominates President Designate To Succeed Sabrina Chao In 2021

UNODC Resuming In-Person Maritime Law Enforcement Capacity Building with Kenya Coast Guard

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP) has been continuing capacity building through virtual means, such as hosting an online Prosecutor’s Network forum, a Maritime Terrorism roundtable event and has recently launched a monthly online session on legal matters pertaining to the Law of the … More UNODC Resuming In-Person Maritime Law Enforcement Capacity Building with Kenya Coast Guard

Elbit Systems UK Demonstrates Hermes 900 Maritime Search & Rescue Flights for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Elbit Systems’ Hermes 900 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) recently successfully completed a series of flight demonstrations for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). The demonstration were run by the MCA and were designed to test the capabilities of using a UAS to enhance Search and Rescue (SaR) capabilities and the use of long-range unmanned capabilities in … More Elbit Systems UK Demonstrates Hermes 900 Maritime Search & Rescue Flights for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

U.S. Navy Ends Search for Missing USS Nimitz Sailor in North Arabian Sea

The U.S. Navy has ended search and rescue efforts for Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Ian McKnight, assigned to USS Nimitz (CVN 68), who is believed to have gone overboard Sept. 6. ARABIAN SEA  – The U.S. Navy has ended search and rescue efforts for Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Ian McKnight, assigned to USS Nimitz … More U.S. Navy Ends Search for Missing USS Nimitz Sailor in North Arabian Sea

Pirates Kidnap Crew of Reefer En-Route to Lagos

September 8 – 0630 UTC a merchant ship was attacked and boarded some 30 nm south of Lagos, Nigeria. Tracking has confirmed that the vessel attacked was the Liberian flagged Dutch reefer Water Phoenix IMO:9045168 AIS tracking indicates that the vessel was on route to Lagos at 14kts when it suddenly stopped, after performing evasive … More Pirates Kidnap Crew of Reefer En-Route to Lagos

Hijack Of Panama-Flagged AEGEAN II 180 Nm SW Off Socotra

Experts in maritime risk and global security, Dryad Global, have reported receiving information suggesting that Somali pirates have hijacked a Panama-flagged Chemical vessel AEGEAN II. If true, this would be the first successful hijack in Somali waters since 2017. The vessel is believed to have been attacked on the evening (local time) of the 16th August … More Hijack Of Panama-Flagged AEGEAN II 180 Nm SW Off Socotra

Antipiracy War: Nigeria Secures Premier Conviction under SPOMO ACT

The Federal High Court in Port Harcourt has convicted three persons accused of involvement in the hijack of an Equatorial Guinean flagged vessel named, MV ELOBEY VI, off Equatorial Guinea’s coast on March 21. Delivering judgement, Justice Mohammed Sani summarily convicted Binaebi Johnson, Daniel Lemmar and Ghane Gordon on Counts 1 and 2 and they … More Antipiracy War: Nigeria Secures Premier Conviction under SPOMO ACT

ReCAAP Reports 6 Incidents of Piracy in Asia in July 2020

ReCAAP (The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia) issues Monthly Report; Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships In Asia – July 2020 In July 2020, six incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia. Of the six incidents, five were actual incidents and one … More ReCAAP Reports 6 Incidents of Piracy in Asia in July 2020

The MPS-ISAO, Maritime ISAC, Maritime Security Council, and NMLEA Join Forces to Advance Maritime Security Resilience

The Maritime & Port Security ISAO (MPS-ISAO), the Maritime ISAC, the Maritime Security Council (MSC), and the National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy (NMLEA) today announced a collaborative initiative, the “Maritime Security Resilience Alliance” that has unified advancing global Maritime security resilience (physical, cyber, cognitive – disinformation/misinformation) by accelerating information sharing, coordinated response and adoption of … More The MPS-ISAO, Maritime ISAC, Maritime Security Council, and NMLEA Join Forces to Advance Maritime Security Resilience