Close Cooperation Between Republic of Singapore Navy and Indonesian Navy Led to Successful Disruption of Sea Robbery in the Singapore Strait

Through close collaboration between Singaporean and Indonesian authorities, the Indonesian Navy (TNI AL) apprehended three perpetrators who had boarded a Liberian-flagged bulk carrier Sam Jaguar in the Singapore Strait early this morning, in the waters east of Pulau Karimun Kecil, Indonesia. The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)’s Maritime Security Task Force (MSTF) and Information Fusion … More Close Cooperation Between Republic of Singapore Navy and Indonesian Navy Led to Successful Disruption of Sea Robbery in the Singapore Strait

The United States and Gabon Assume the Co-Secretariat of the Friends of Gulf of Guinea

The United States of America and the Republic of Gabon have assumed the co-secretariat of Friends of Gulf of Guinea, an international group that fights piracy in the region. In a press statement issued on March, 4th, Morgan Ortagus – Department spokesperson for US Department of State, announced; “The Department of State is pleased to … More The United States and Gabon Assume the Co-Secretariat of the Friends of Gulf of Guinea

Interception and Destruction of A Remote-Controlled Exploding Boat Launched by the Houthi Militia in the Red Sea

In a statement by COL Turki Al-Malki, of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, it was confirmed that:  On 23.02.2020 the Coalition Navy detected an attempted terrorist attack by Iran-backed Houthi militia in Southern Red Sea using a remote-controlled exploding boat. The terrorist Houthi militia launched the rigged boat off of Hodeida Governorate. Coalition … More Interception and Destruction of A Remote-Controlled Exploding Boat Launched by the Houthi Militia in the Red Sea

Improving Maritime Safety with South-West Pacific Partners

Shaping strategic policy in the fields of hydrography, nautical charting and related navigational safety is the focus of the South-West Pacific Hydrographic Commission Meeting, held in Wollongong, Australia Members of the South-West Pacific Hydrographic Commission work together to improve maritime safety through hydrographic capacity building and forging strong connections as a maritime community. Commodore Fiona … More Improving Maritime Safety with South-West Pacific Partners

Peru – Anchored Tanker Boarded by Pirates

On the 28th January 2020, two unauthorised persons from two skiffs came alongside and boarded an anchored tanker at Callao Anchorage in Peru. Duty watchman on security rounds noticed the persons on the forecastle deck. The alarm was raised and crew mustered. Seeing the alerted crew, the persons jumped overboard and escaped. Port Authorities were … More Peru – Anchored Tanker Boarded by Pirates

Unprecedented Number of Crew Kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea Despite a Drop in Overall Global Numbers

Despite overall piracy incidents declining in 2019, there was an alarming increase in crew kidnappings across the Gulf of Guinea, according to the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) annual piracy report. In 2019, IMB’s Piracy Reporting Centre received 162 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships worldwide, in comparison to 201 … More Unprecedented Number of Crew Kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea Despite a Drop in Overall Global Numbers