France Looking to Renew Mandate at IMO Assembly

France is seeking to renew its mandate at the International Maritime Organization. The election of Council members will take place in London on 29 November 2019 during the 31st session of the International Maritime Organization Assembly. France is a great shipping nation with the world’s second-largest maritime space. Through the Paris Memorandum of Understanding and the implementation … More France Looking to Renew Mandate at IMO Assembly

9 Kidnapped by Pirates from MV Bonita

03.11.2019 – The J.J. Ugland Companies, bulk vessel MV Bonita was boarded by pirates very early Saturday morning (1st November 2019) off Cotonou/Benin while she was at anchor. Nine crew members were kidnapped from the vessel while she was waiting to berth to discharge her inbound cargo of gypsum. The remaining crew notified the local authorities, and … More 9 Kidnapped by Pirates from MV Bonita

Passenger Dies After Going Overboard from Costa Pacifica

A passenger has been confirmed dead, after going overboard the Costa Cruises liner, the Costa Pacifica in the Gulf of Cadiz.   NATO Allied Maritime confirmed in a release that NATO Maritime Forces assisted with the search and rescue for a person reported missing from an Italian cruise ship sailing off the coast of Spain. NATO … More Passenger Dies After Going Overboard from Costa Pacifica

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

Airbus announces new and expanded capabilities for OceanFinder

Airbus Defence and Space has released the latest version of OceanFinder, its digital maritime service to detect, identify and track collaborative and non-collaborative vessels around the globe. First launched in 2018, OceanFinder leverages Airbus’ advanced constellation of optical and radar satellites, combined with real-time global Automatic Identification System (AIS) data, and the latest in automated … More Airbus announces new and expanded capabilities for OceanFinder

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

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