Category Maritime security

Libyan navy deploys to stop rebel oil shipment

The Libyan navy moved Monday to stop a North Korean ship from leaving a rebel-held port loaded with oil, as the US accused the separatists of theft and warned any buyers could face sanctions. Navy ships were deployed to block the “Morning Glory” from leaving port, after Culture Minister Amin al-Habib said Sunday the tanker […]

Source: Seychelles video shows 2 Americans on the town before deaths – CNN.com

Police in the Seychelles investigating the deaths of two former U.S. Navy SEALs have video surveillance showing the private security guards enjoying a night out before the men were found dead in a cabin of the Maersk Alabama, a source with knowledge of the investigation tells CNN. And the video led police to two women […]

Kerry Urges for South China Sea Rules

Pressure is mounting on China and Southeast Asia to agree a code of conduct to keep the peace in the disputed South China Sea, but Beijing is warning of a long road ahead. Only last week, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged China and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to work […]

U.S. Anti-Piracy Ship Crew Treatment in India

The International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots (MM&P), says 35 U.S. anti-piracy ship crew members are being treated unfairly, following the arrrest of their ship, ‘Seaman Guard Ohio’, describing it as ‘an outrage’ that they are being subjected to inhumane conditions in an Indian prison. MM&P inform that officials are withholding proper medical treatment, […]

Ghana Navy Boosts Focus on Gulf of Guinea

Ghana’s Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral GW Biekro, is convening a conference of senior international Admirals and naval experts to find solutions to further providing security in the Gulf of Guinea. Attending, the Coastal and Maritime Surveillance Africa (CAMSA) summit March 17-20 in Accra, will include Ghana’s Vice President, Minister of Defense and Chiefs […]

Ivory Coast rebuilding navy to ward off growing piracy threat | DefenceWeb

Ivory Coast is adding around 40 new vessels, mostly from French shipyard Raidco, to its depleted navy as it confronts a growing threat from pirates in the Gulf of Guinea, according to the country’s defence minister. Attacks on commercial vessels off the coast of oil-rich West Africa jumped by a third last year. The first […]

Chinese Sends Destroyers to Shoal Contested By Malaysia

Three Chinese ships on Sunday patrolled the James Shoal, an area also claimed by Malaysia, and soldiers and officers on board swore to safeguard its sovereignty, in the latest sign of Beijing’s territorial assertiveness in the South China Sea. The group was made up of an amphibious landing craft, the Changbaishan, and two destroyers, state […]