Monthly Archives: May 2014

Guards ‘facing increasing criminalisation’

Concerns are being raised across the maritime security industry over the increasing criminalisation of security operatives. Continue reading

Liberian Registry Concludes Kerala Hijacking Investigation

Crew got injured and cargo was stolen

The Liberian Registry has concluded its investigation into the pirate-hijacking of the product tanker Kerala off Luanda, Angola, on 18th January this year. Continue reading

SL to release Indian fishermen arrested for drug trafficking

The fishing community and fishermen leaders are elated at reports from Sri Lanka that all 14 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, who were arrested on charges of drug trafficking, will be released. Continue reading

Indian fisherman’s body to be repatriated from Bahrain

Manama: The body of an Indian fisherman who was shot dead on-board a vessel by armed pirates off the coast of Bahrain will be repatriated soon after completion of formalities, a media report said. Continue reading

Nigeria: Navy destroys 509 illegal refineries in first quarter


Chief of Naval Staff, Vice-Admiral Usman Jibrin, on Wednesday said the navy has arrested several vessels suspected to be engaged in crude oil theft and other illegalities between January and April 2014.

He said the fight against pipeline vandals led to the destruction of over 509 illegal oil refineries, 35 barges, 406 big wooden boats and 10,868 auxiliary equipment, among others.

Jibrin stated this in Calabar, the Cross. River State capital, while presenting his keynote address at the commencement of Navy Week Conference 2014 held at Tinapa Lakeside Hotel.

Jibrin said within the same period, over 492 suspects were arrested and handed over to the relevant law enforcement agencies for prosecution.

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Chinese warships arrive in Nigeria


Several Chinese naval vessels have arrived in Nigeria for a friendship visit, where they will conduct training exercises with the Nigerian Navy. Continue reading