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

Armed Criminals Board Anchored Carriers

Armed Persons Boarded An Anchored Bulk Carrier In Brazil 31.05.2019 Six persons armed with knives boarded an anchored bulk carrier via the anchor chain in Macapa Anchorage, Brazil. Duty AB seaman on routine rounds spotted the persons and immediately informed the Master, who raised the alarm. PA announcement made, whistle blown, and all crew mustered. … More Armed Criminals Board Anchored Carriers

Piracy in Commercial Sea Lanes Remains Ever Present Danger

So far, May has been a very busy and dangerous month in the commercial sea lanes with a number of worrying incidents reported by the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre. In one incident in Callao Anchorage, Peru, around four to five robbers wearing face masks boarded an anchored LNG tanker via the hawse pipe. They took hostage … More Piracy in Commercial Sea Lanes Remains Ever Present Danger

“The Best Ways to Protect Your Superyacht”

In a recent article for Forbes Magazine, CEO and Founder of MARSS Johannes Pinl discusses the increased desire from superyacht clients for protection. Tell me about what superyacht owners are requesting for security on their boats. Johannes Pinl: “Owners want to know what is going on onboard and around their yacht. As such, clients are … More “The Best Ways to Protect Your Superyacht”

Armed Pirates Board Anchored Ship Off Coast of Cameroon

On the 30th March 2019, in the Gulf of Guinea, armed pirates boarded an anchored ship off the coast of Cameroon. They kidnapped four members of the crew and escaped. The fact that the ship, a container-ship, The Oak, was anchored in the area shortly after a major anti-piracy exercise conducted by US forces, NATO … More Armed Pirates Board Anchored Ship Off Coast of Cameroon

MARSS To Install Long-Range Security and Climber Detection Systems To Protect Merchant Vessels

MARSS has secured a refit contract for the installation of their automated security systems NiDAR and CLIMBERguard onboard merchant vessels. This project will integrate security radar and daylight/infrared cameras, as well as climber detection capability to deliver layered 360° surveillance for the monitoring, detection and tracking of surface objects in the vicinity of a vessel. … More MARSS To Install Long-Range Security and Climber Detection Systems To Protect Merchant Vessels