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

Five Indian Sailors Kidnapped by Pirates Released – Minister of Shipping

“It is our commitment  to protect each and every Indian working on the seas” – Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State for Shipping – India Five Indian seafarers; Sudeep Chaudhary, Ankit Hooda, Chirag Yadav, Avinash Reddy and Moogu Ravi – were kidnapped from the vessel ‘MT Apecus’ and taken ashore from the vessel in the outer anchorage … More Five Indian Sailors Kidnapped by Pirates Released – Minister of Shipping

MARSS installs NiDAR Perimeter Security and Drone Detection System Onboard 100m+ Superyacht

MARSS has completed the installation of its NiDAR perimeter security and drone detection systems onboard a 100m+ new construction project. The customer brief was to provide a long range, early warning surveillance system for the detection of surface and airborne approaches to the yacht whilst in port, at anchor and underway. Our NiDAR 360° degree … More MARSS installs NiDAR Perimeter Security and Drone Detection System Onboard 100m+ Superyacht

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