MSC Crew Rescues Passenger After Jumping Off Cruise Ship

Monday June 17th – An MSC Cruises crew member rescued a 43 year old Irish woman after she went overboard from the cruise ship MSC Seaview whilst  vessel  docked at the port of Genoa, Italy It appears that the women jumped from the deck of the ship into the sea around 10pm after a fight … More MSC Crew Rescues Passenger After Jumping Off Cruise Ship

Gulf of Guinea Piracy Continues to Threaten Seafarers – Industry Wants Action Now

Members of the shipping community, Flag States and Agencies from Gulf of Guinea gathered at the Headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for a day-long symposium on Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea. The event, co-sponsored by BIMCO, IMCA, ICS, ITF and OCIMF, featured speakers from regional maritime agencies as well as shipping … More Gulf of Guinea Piracy Continues to Threaten Seafarers – Industry Wants Action Now

Search Called Off For Person Overboard in Mediterranean

Norwegian Cruise Line “Tweet” a short statement confirming that a search and rescue operation for a women who went missing after going overboard from their cruise ship, the Norwegian Epic, has now been abandoned.  6.53pm June 9th Norwegian Cruise Line tweeted a statement regarding their reported person-overboard. Tweet 1 of 2 “Early morning on June … More Search Called Off For Person Overboard in Mediterranean

Plot for Attacks on Oil Installations Uncovered By Nigerian Police

Police in Nigeria say they have uncovered a plot to commence massive and coordinated attacks on oil installations across the country Spokesman, Frank Mba, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, said in a statement in Abuja that the attacks would be carried out in the Niger-Delta region and adjoining states. He said the elements were claiming … More Plot for Attacks on Oil Installations Uncovered By Nigerian Police

Allianz Safety & Shipping Review 2019 – Rise in Piracy Incidents

The annual Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE’s (AGCS) Safety & Shipping Review was published June 4th, and reports that hijacking and boarding of vessels is still tied to inequality and the economic situation in parts of Africa and Asia, which together account for more than three in four cases globally. Political risk remains heightened around the … More Allianz Safety & Shipping Review 2019 – Rise in Piracy Incidents

Armed Criminals Board Anchored Carriers

Armed Persons Boarded An Anchored Bulk Carrier In Brazil 31.05.2019 Six persons armed with knives boarded an anchored bulk carrier via the anchor chain in Macapa Anchorage, Brazil. Duty AB seaman on routine rounds spotted the persons and immediately informed the Master, who raised the alarm. PA announcement made, whistle blown, and all crew mustered. … More Armed Criminals Board Anchored Carriers

9 Dead, 19 Missing After Collision On The Danube in Budapest

A Viking River Cruise ship ‘Viking Sygin’ a 135-metre, 1000-ton river cruise ship and a 40-ton, 27-metre sightseeing boat ‘Hableány (Mermaid)’ collided as they were heading North and passing under Margit bridge, in Budapest, Hungary 9.05pm on 29th May The Hableány capsized and disappeared under the Sigyn within seconds with 35 people onboard: 31 South … More 9 Dead, 19 Missing After Collision On The Danube in Budapest

Piracy in Commercial Sea Lanes Remains Ever Present Danger

So far, May has been a very busy and dangerous month in the commercial sea lanes with a number of worrying incidents reported by the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre. In one incident in Callao Anchorage, Peru, around four to five robbers wearing face masks boarded an anchored LNG tanker via the hawse pipe. They took hostage … More Piracy in Commercial Sea Lanes Remains Ever Present Danger

Togo – 8 Pirates Arrested After Tanker Hijacked

ICC Commercial Crime Services, IMB Piracy reporting Centre, and the Togolese government reported that armed persons boarded and hijacked an anchored chemical tanker and took its crew hostage. The Togo Navy received a call from the Owners that their tanker has been attacked and immediately responded by dispatching patrol boats to investigate. The tanker was … More Togo – 8 Pirates Arrested After Tanker Hijacked

“The Best Ways to Protect Your Superyacht”

In a recent article for Forbes Magazine, CEO and Founder of MARSS Johannes Pinl discusses the increased desire from superyacht clients for protection. Tell me about what superyacht owners are requesting for security on their boats. Johannes Pinl: “Owners want to know what is going on onboard and around their yacht. As such, clients are … More “The Best Ways to Protect Your Superyacht”