Archive for the ‘Maritime Fraud’ Category

North P&I Club highlights the need for increased cyber security vigilance

North P&I Club highlights the need for increased cyber security vigilance
Tony Baker North P&I Club has set out the growing range of cyber risks now facing shipowners in a new loss prevention briefing published today (09 June 2016). Entitled Cyber Risks and Shipping, the briefing outlines the increasing sophistication of cyber criminals and raises the need for mitigation...
June 9th, 2016 | Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Security Council statement highlights IMO capacity-building work in Gulf of Guinea

Security Council statement highlights IMO capacity-building work in Gulf of Guinea
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has welcomed the Presidential Statement from the United Nations Security Council (S/PRST/2016/4) in which the Council strongly condemns acts of murder, kidnapping, hostage-taking and robbery by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea and encourages States in the region and regional...
May 3rd, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

A Cock-up with the BDI down at 703, or what…?

A Cock-up with the BDI down at 703, or what…?
John Faraclas The BDI ended the week down seven points since yesterday at 703 “reassuring” of tough times ahead; John Faraclas on the latest market …”twists and turns”: So, for a second day in row the BDI dropped enhancing our prediction for tough times ahead, but more importantly strengthening...
April 29th, 2016 | Banking, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Energy, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Violent attacks worsen in seas off West Africa despite global piracy downturn…

Violent attacks worsen in seas off West Africa despite global piracy downturn…
Captain P. Mukundan Violent attacks worsen in seas off West Africa despite global piracy downturn, IMB reports London and Kuala Lumpur, 27 April 2016 – As piracy on the world’s seas continues to fall,  new figures from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB)...
April 27th, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Maritime Fraud, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

UKHO warns of dangers posed by counterfeit ADMIRALTY products

UKHO warns of dangers posed by counterfeit ADMIRALTY products
Publications published since October 2014 include a grey graphic showing the UKHO crest across random pages. If photocopied, the words ‘ILLEGAL COPY’ will be visible. April 1, 2016 – The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has observed an increase in the number of counterfeit versions...
April 1st, 2016 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Fraud, Technical, Technology | Read More

The Shipping Markets rebound: …so far away*

The Shipping Markets rebound: …so far away*
John Faraclas Earlier than usual due, to Christianity’s first** Easter Celebrations, comes our weekly market report; John Faraclas Writes: The BDI was up five points since yesterday at 406 points; that’s plus 11 since last week’s closing at 395 points – better than going down… The BCI 2014,...
March 24th, 2016 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Health and Safety, Immigration, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

S.A.R and Immigration flow in the South Central Mediterranean Sea

S.A.R and Immigration flow in the South Central Mediterranean Sea
l to r: Commander Ian Millen, Rear Admiral Christiano Aliperta, and two student guests – Emma Buckels and Ainhoa Campas Velasco The Propeller Club’s first luncheon of 2016, held at The Naval Club, in Mayfair, proved to be a popular event with over 30 members and guests in attendance; Martine Frost...
February 12th, 2016 | Associations, Clubs, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Immigration, Insight, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

NATO Ships on the way to The Aegean Sea to deter humane traffickers

NATO Ships on the way to The Aegean Sea to deter humane traffickers
BRUSSELS, Feb 11 (Reuters) – NATO ships are on their way to the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece crack down on criminal networks smuggling refugees into Europe, the alliance’s top commander said on Thursday. (source: thomsonreuters)  Hours after NATO defence ministers agreed to use...
February 11th, 2016 | Health and Safety, Immigration, Maritime Fraud, Military, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More

Global Security threats assessed and displayed…

Global Security threats assessed and displayed…
GLOBAL SECURITY THREATS ASSESSED AND DISPLAYED ROUND THE CLOCK IN NEW INTERACTIVE MAP Ship owners and managers can now view what security threats a country poses to shipping lines with the click of a button thanks to a new live interactive map. The security and risk mapping system RiskMap provides a...
February 9th, 2016 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Corruption, Defense, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, Safety and Security | Read More

The Migrants issue continues…

The Migrants issue continues…
John Faraclas Without prejudice Anathema and Migrants: Human Aggression at its best! Why all this hypocrisy by all involved and in particular from the so called politically correct EU’s masters of colonialism? Do they have an idea what an… ism ending means and entails…? John Faraclas’s insight...
February 1st, 2016 | At the end of the day..., Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Claims, Corruption, Defense, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, Insight, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Military, News, P and I Clubs, Religion, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

Security Institute update

Security Institute update
Jonathon Bright Security Institute – a great time to join; an interesting letter received from Jonathon Bright: Dear John, Just a quick e-mail to wish you a Happy New Year and to highlight a few reasons why it is now a great time to join the largest membership organisation for security professionals...
January 15th, 2016 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, Defense, Disputes, Health and Safety, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

TT Club Warns of the Changing Risk Profile at Ports and Terminals

TT Club Warns of the Changing Risk Profile at Ports and Terminals
Dubai and London, 17 December, 2015 – As pivotal hubs within global trade, container ports and terminals face risks that have potentially serious consequences for international supply chains. At a recent speech to the TOC Middle East Conference in Dubai, Julien Horn, of leading insurance provider...
December 17th, 2015 | Corruption, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Logistics, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Human Rights at Sea and IBA launch initiative to capture maritime abuses with eyeWitness app

Human Rights at Sea and IBA launch initiative to capture maritime abuses with eyeWitness app
David Hammond and Wendy Betts Today, Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) announced the launch of an initiative to use the eyeWitness to Atrocities App to record human rights abuses occurring at sea. Developed by the International Bar Association (IBA), the App, through its unique capabilities will enable those...
December 7th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, Health and Safety, HR, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, News, Person Profiles, Press and Media, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

European Regional Meeting of IMRF…

European Regional Meeting of IMRF…
European Regional Meeting of IMRF, Mariehamn, Aland Islands – Summary & Presentations IMRF European Regional Meeting 28-30 October 2015 Summary & Presentations News: 50 Year Anniversary of Åland Sea Rescue Society  Wednesday, 28 October 2015 was a day...
November 27th, 2015 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Holiday Bonanza For The Cyber Criminal

Holiday Bonanza For The Cyber Criminal
Joseph Carson KEEP THE ‘MINCE PIES’ PEELED THIS HOLIDAY* The staff slowdown in the run up to the festive season could leave companies vulnerable to a cyber-attack, according to ESC Global Security. With staff frequently away from their desks or, after a turkey lunch, a mince pie and a glass of mulled...
November 26th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  25-Nov-2015 SANDRA COULD REACH HURRICANE STRENGTH Eastern Pacific STRONG POTENTIAL FOR FOG Galveston Bay, USA BIMCO LAUNCHES ANTI-CORRUPTION CLAUSE FOR SHIPPING CONTRACTS WORLDWIDE Worldwide Sandra could reach hurricane strength Wednesday, November 25, 2015, Eastern Pacific Interests...
November 25th, 2015 | Associations, BIMCO, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Maritime Fraud, Port Conditions, Weather | Read More

Home Office Security Minister to open Transport Security Expo

Home Office Security Minister to open Transport Security Expo
Rt Hon John Hayes MP On 2nd December, the Rt Hon John Hayes MP, UK Security Minister at the Home Office, will be officially opening this year’s Transport Security Expo at Olympia London. An MP since 1997, Mr Hayes has held a number of shadow ministerial and Government roles, including Minister of...
November 10th, 2015 | Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Corruption, Defense, Disputes, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Maritime Fraud, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

Another success of the Hellenic Coast Guard off Crete

Another success of the Hellenic Coast Guard off Crete
The m/v Rosetta with the containers onboard carrying contraband cigarettes Using reliable information appropriately coming from one of its patrolling aircrafts, the Hellenic Harbour Corps/Hellenic Coast Guard located in the early hours of yesterday, a large quantity of contraband cigarettes carried on...
November 7th, 2015 | Arrest of ships, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Maritime Fraud, Military, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More

Capital Link’s CSR; the catch phrase for furthering the shipping saga

Capital Link’s CSR; the catch phrase for furthering the shipping saga
l to r: Fred Kenney (IMO), Dee Taylor (Liskow and Lewis), Harry J. Fafalios chairman GSCC and director Fafalios Shipping, Michael Lund – BIMCO chairman and moderator Peter Hinchliffe sg of ICS The 5th Capital Link Shipping & Offshore CSR Forum in London Now, what an event that was earlier today!...
November 3rd, 2015 | Academia, Alternative Sources of Energy, Anniversaries, Associations, Awards, Banking, BIMCO, Breaking News, Charity, Climate, Clubs, Communication, Company Profiles, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Consulting, Consumers Market, Corporate Social Responsibility, Cruise Industry, Drill ships, Energy, Environment, Events, Executive Travel, Finance, Health and Safety, Holidays, HR, IACS, IMarEST, IMIF, Immigration, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intercargo, Intermanager, International Chamber of Shipping, Intertanko, Jobs, London Shipping Law Centre, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Fraud, Maritime History and Museums, Markets, Oceanology, Oil Spill, P and I Clubs, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Religion, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Sanctions, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, The Nautical Institute, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Arrests and prosecutions – a positive response to piracy

Arrests and prosecutions – a positive response to piracy
Captain P. Mukundan London 2 November 2015 – Despite an overall global reduction in serious piracy attacks this year, the International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre (IMB PRC) cautions against complacency in its 2015 report for the year to 30 September. Southeast Asia cracks down In Southeast...
November 2nd, 2015 | Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, Defense, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

UAVs and their detection – Transport Security Expo will address all the implications

UAVs and their detection – Transport Security Expo will address all the implications
UAVs and their detection – Transport Security Expo will address all the implications 2-3 December 2015 / Olympia London 29 October 2015 – The recent growth in the number of UAVs – from the highly sophisticated devices deployed by the military to low-cost recreational versions –...
October 30th, 2015 | Arrest of ships, Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Claims, Corruption, Defense, Disputes, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

Digitalisation and the Cyber Threat in the Maritime Industry

Digitalisation and the Cyber Threat in the Maritime Industry
Dieter Berg introduces cyber security debate. Digitalisation and the Cyber Threat in the Maritime Industry: IUMI prioritises growing risks By James Brewer The cyber threat to shipping is racing ahead of efforts by industry bodies and regulators to combat the menace, discussions at the International Union...
October 25th, 2015 | IT and Communications, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

UK shipbroker Century Marine victim of Dubai fraud

UK headquartered shipbroker Century Marine Services has been the victim of a sophisticated fraud by a Dubai based firm calling itself Matin Marine Services. Despite having no business relationship with Century Marine Services, Matin Marine Services has been passing itself off as connected with Century...
October 23rd, 2015 | Maritime Fraud | Read More

Cargo scams are on the rise in Europe…

Cargo scams are on the rise in Europe…
Wim Dekeyser. Cargo scams are on the rise in Europe as criminals cash in on transport industry woes, IUMI audience is warned  By James Brewer Europe’s leading economies are among countries plagued by huge amounts of cargo theft – some of it carried out via freight exchange websites and some facilitated...
October 11th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, Disputes, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud | Read More

BIO-SEA wins a new contract with the French Piriou shipyards

BIO-SEA wins a new contract with the French Piriou shipyards
BIO-SEA by BIO-UV has just delivered the Piriou shipyards from Concarneau — France, with the first BIO-SEA100 skid version system for the National French Marine vessel B2M. The French manufacturer will deliver 3 B2M models, a well known vessel for his endurance et reliability. These vessels...
October 5th, 2015 | Corruption, Defense, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Fraud, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More