Monthly Archives: June 2014

Iran Navy foils pirate attack on Iranian oil tanker

The Islamic Republic of Iran’s naval forces have successfully foiled a pirate attack on an Iranian oil tanker in the Red Sea, off the coast of Somalia.

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AdvanFort: Arrested US ship crew enjoy captive vacation

[Maritime Security News: Please note that this headline is from the newspaper and not mine. I’m not sure “enjoy” is the word I would use.]

CHENNAI: For the 33 crew members of US ship M V Seaman Guard Ohio, arrested off Tuticorin in October last year for carrying weapons without permission in Indian waters, it has been a captive holiday in the city. Since March, when they were released on bail the crew, including British, Estonian, Ukrainian and a few Indians, have been ‘living it up’ at a Mylapore hotel – working out in the gym, sightseeing. Having run up a bill of Rs 8.10 lakh, they cannot leave until their company, US-based AdvanFort, coughs up the cash. Continue reading

Ivory Coast receives new warship

Local media in Cote d’Ivoire report that the country has just taken delivery of a new warship. Continue reading

Nigeria: JTF kills three pirates in gun fight

Media reports from Nigeria today suggest that the Joint Task Force (JTF) have been in action again. Continue reading

Maritime Piracy in Bangladesh


Does piracy off the coast of Bangladesh pose a threat? The answer is yes. Is the threat external or internal? The answer is both. While Bangladesh has long-running conflicts with its neighbors over maritime boundaries which are being solved amicably, the latest threat is now emerging from maritime piracy. How is maritime piracy threatening Bangladesh and to what extent? Continue reading

Hijacking for product theft in South East Asia is business as usual

Press Release

Well-established local criminal syndicate diversifying its targets rather than undertaking new operations says Denmark-based security advisory and intelligence company Risk Intelligence. Continue reading

Nigeria: FG to tackle piracy, illicit maritime activities with N24 million

Federal Government has pledged to provide N24 million to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to boost its campaign against piracy and illicit maritime activities in Africa, a statement issued on Friday in Abuja by Yetunde Sonaike, Deputy Director, Press, Federal Ministry of Transport, has said. Continue reading