Crew Member Dies In Croatia, After Going Overboard

A Royal Caribbean crew member has died after going overboard the cruise ship, Rhapsody of the Seas. The crew member, identified as 35 year old Indian citizen, Mansley Pereira was reported overboard whilst the Rhapsody of the Seas was docked in the Croatian cruise port of Dubrovnik, Croatia. A spokesman for the Ministry of Maritime … More Crew Member Dies In Croatia, After Going Overboard

Gulf of Guinea Countries Losing $2Billion Annually to Pirates

According to a report over the weekend in Nigeria’s leading daily newspaper This Day, the Chief of the Nigerian Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas, has revealed that Nigeria and other countries in the Gulf of Guinea are currently losing a sum of $2 billion to pirate attacks annually.  Speaking at the Annual General … More Gulf of Guinea Countries Losing $2Billion Annually to Pirates

Armed Piracy Attack off Coast of Malaysia

The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) have issued a warning for mariners operating in the region of Sabah, Malaysia to exercise extreme caution after 3 crew members were abducted by masked and heavily armed men. On 23rd September, at about 1200 hours (local time) seven masked-men … More Armed Piracy Attack off Coast of Malaysia

Armed Security Teams Provided to Vessels at Douala Port – Cameroon

Cameroon is to supply armed security teams to vessels docking at Douala Port, in an attempt to stop the recent spate of pirate attacks on vessels at anchorage. The information notice states; “Concerning security measures for the benefit of vessels anchoring at the Base Buoy. Ship owners and shipping agents of vessels calling at Douala … More Armed Security Teams Provided to Vessels at Douala Port – Cameroon

U.S. Coast Guard Commissions The Service’s Two Newest National Security Cutters in Honolulu

The U.S Coast Guard’s two newest national security cutters have been commissioned  during a ceremony presided over by Adm. Karl Schultz, the Coast Guard’s commandant.  The Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) and the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) were ‘brought to life’ during the rare dual-commissioning ceremony at Base Honolulu where the two … More U.S. Coast Guard Commissions The Service’s Two Newest National Security Cutters in Honolulu

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”

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

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