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

MARSS Secures MOBtronic Man-Overboard Detection and Tracking System Contract for New Cruise Ship

MARSS secures contract for the installation of MOBtronic, their advanced man-overboard detection and tracking system on-board new cruise ship.  The contract includes the installation of a network of MOBtronic marinised pods that are strategically positioned to cover the volume around the entire vessel, creating a virtual shield which automatically detects and classifies a man-overboard event. The system … More MARSS Secures MOBtronic Man-Overboard Detection and Tracking System Contract for New Cruise Ship

MARSS Awarded NiDAR Perimeter Security and Drone Detection System Contract for 90m+ Superyacht

MARSS have secured a contract for the installation of their NiDAR perimeter security and drone detection system on-board a 90m+ superyacht. NiDAR provides long range 360 degree perimeter surveillance detecting surface and air approaches in the vicinity of the vessel while underway, at anchor and in port. The system operates autonomously and discreetly 24/7 while smart software … More MARSS Awarded NiDAR Perimeter Security and Drone Detection System Contract for 90m+ Superyacht

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

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

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

IMB – Maritime Piracy Incidents Down in Q1, 2019 But Kidnapping Risks In Gulf of Guinea Persists

The International Chamber of Commerce International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) report for the first quarter of 2019 reveals fewer incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships than the first three months of 2018. The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre, a 24-hour, free service offered by the IMB, enables shipmasters to report any incidents of piracy and … More IMB – Maritime Piracy Incidents Down in Q1, 2019 But Kidnapping Risks In Gulf of Guinea Persists