Archive for the ‘Seizures’ Category

Seafarers’ charity raises concern for crew as second tanker seized in the Gulf

Seafarers’ charity raises concern for crew as second tanker seized in the Gulf
John Green Seafarers’ charity raises concern for crew as second tanker seized in the Gulf Global seafarers’ charity, Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea), is calling for seafarers rights to be respected as a second tanker has been seized. Iranian state TV reported that their forces had seized a...
August 4th, 2019 | Charity, Health and Safety, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Religion, Safety and Security, Seizures, Shipmanagement | Read More

Another tanker is arrested by Iran

Another tanker is arrested by Iran
the …”dire” Straits of Hormuz.. Another tanker is arrested by Iran Following the seizure of Stena Imperio – still under arrest and the  Mesdar – released, another tanker was arrested a few hours ago in the Persian Gulf area with the Iranian accusing her for smuggling fuel. Will...
August 4th, 2019 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Regulatory, Seizures, Tankers | Read More

Joint Statement on Current Situation in the Strait of Hormuz

Joint Statement on Current Situation in the Strait of Hormuz
Guy Platten Joint Statement on Current Situation in the Strait of Hormuz Following the seizure of the oil tanker ‘Stena Impero’ on 19 July, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and the Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) jointly...
August 1st, 2019 | Associations, Health and Safety, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

Human Rights at Sea Latest News: Iranian Ship Detentions: Time for updated Deprivation of Liberty at Sea Guidance

Human Rights at Sea Latest News: Iranian Ship Detentions: Time for updated Deprivation of Liberty at Sea Guidance
The “Stena Impero” Human Rights at Sea Latest News: Iranian Ship Detentions: Time for updated Deprivation of Liberty at Sea Guidance Iranian Ship Detentions: Time for updated Deprivation of Liberty at Sea Guidance 22 July 2019 London. UK. Following the detention by Iranian Revolutionary...
July 23rd, 2019 | Health and Safety, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More

ECSA pleads for seafarers’ welfare on UK vessel held in the Strait of Hormuz

ECSA pleads for seafarers’ welfare on UK vessel held in the Strait of Hormuz
Martin Dorsman ECSA pleads for seafarers’ welfare on UK vessel held in the Strait of Hormuz At around 16h00 GMT, on 19 July, UK-registered vessel Stena Impero was accosted by unidentified crafts and a helicopter in a transit in international waters through the Strait of Hormuz. Soon after, both...
July 22nd, 2019 | Associations, Health and Safety, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

Midweek blues with the BDI@721…

Midweek blues with the BDI@721…
John Faraclas The entire Market – both Dry and Wet was down today and I guess you must be very affluent this time to avoid even more losses… Let’s see how many can sail through… Geopolitics in total mess affecting the entire shipping industy. John Faraclas’ midweek note: The BDI (Baltic...
January 30th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Obituaries, Reports, Sanctions, Seizures, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Record‐low hijackings yet danger persists in Gulf of Guinea, shows latest global piracy report

Record‐low hijackings yet danger persists in Gulf of Guinea, shows latest global piracy report
Captain P. Mukundan A total of 156 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported to the ICC International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) in the first nine months of 2018 compared to 121 for the same period in 2017. The 2018 figure is broken down as 107 vessels...
October 29th, 2018 | Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, Headlines, Health and Safety, HR, Insight, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More

Pirate attacks worsen in Gulf of Guinea

Pirate attacks worsen in Gulf of Guinea
Captain Pottengal Mukundan. London and Kuala Lumpur, 10 April 2018 – A surge in armed attacks against ships around West Africa is pushing up global levels of piracy and armed robbery at sea, warns the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB). IMB’s Piracy...
April 10th, 2018 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Health and Safety, Maritime Fraud, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More

The BDI@1,150: the fall continues amid dramatic twist in Geopolitics…

The BDI@1,150: the fall continues amid dramatic twist in Geopolitics…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 19 points earlier on today and uncertainty is the name of the game. Geopolitics remain crucial and as said in previous reports, we are now in the phase “hostilities” of a multiple kind. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers widened their losses and...
March 15th, 2018 | Markets, Military, News, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Threat to seafarers remains despite piracy clampdown, IMB reports

Threat to seafarers remains despite piracy clampdown, IMB reports
Captain P. Mukundan London and Kuala Lumpur, 31 October 2016 – Kidnapping and hostage-taking persists off the coasts of West Africa and South East Asia, despite a 20-year low in piracy on the world’s seas, according to new figures from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime...
October 31st, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More

INDUSTRY ALERT – Hanjin Line Bankruptcy: Ownership and Return of Leased Containers

INDUSTRY ALERT – Hanjin Line Bankruptcy: Ownership and Return of Leased Containers
In connection with the filing by Hanjin Shipping for bankruptcy: A list of owners of various types of containers (with prefixes) which were previously on lease to Hanjin, has been prepared. ClickHERE to download the document. If you come across any equipment previously on lease to Hanjin Line, this...
September 21st, 2016 | Associations, Claims, Containers, Disputes, Seizures | Read More

Update – The Longchamp

Update – The Longchamp
Insight / Update – 01 August 2016  Are expenses incurred during negotiation of a pirate ransom recoverable in general average? In The Longchamp [2016] EWCA Civ 708, the Court of Appeal has ruled on an issue that had not previously been considered by the English courts, namely, whether expenses...
August 1st, 2016 | Claims, Corruption, Disputes, Health and Safety, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More

Sea piracy drops to 21-year low, IMB reports

Sea piracy drops to 21-year low, IMB reports
Captain P. Mukundan London and Kuala Lumpur, July 2016 – Piracy and armed robbery at sea has fallen to its lowest levels since 1995, despite a surge in kidnappings off West Africa,  according to a new report from the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB). IMB’s...
July 25th, 2016 | Associations, Corruption, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Seizures, Shipmanagement | Read More

MT Maro crew find freedom after two years’ imprisonment

MT Maro crew find freedom after two years’ imprisonment
The crew of the MT Maro on release with their lawyer, Mr Sandeep Singh The 11-strong crew of the MT Maro have finally been released after being held for two years in Nigeria. Revd Boet van Schalkwyk, a chaplain for international maritime charity, Sailors’ Society, has been working with the National...
July 7th, 2016 | Associations, Charity, Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Seizures | 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

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

The Rollback of Iranian Sanctions: What does this mean for the international oil and gas sector?

The Rollback of Iranian Sanctions: What does this mean for the international oil and gas sector?
January 26, 2016 | Written by Clare Hatcher, Richard Devine, Brett Hartley and Thomas Chapple Iran is one of the most significant producers of crude oil and natural gas in the world. According to the OFAC Annual Statistical Bulletin 2015, Iran has proven crude oil deposits equating to 157, 530 million...
January 26th, 2016 | Associations, Banking, Energy, Gas, LNG, Markets, Oil Industry, 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

ITF condemns MV Portland seizure

ITF condemns MV Portland seizure
The ITF HQ’s in London The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today strongly condemned the raid early this morning (Wednesday) on the MV Portland in the Australian home port for which it is named. Up to 30 security guards were reportedly used to eject the five Australian crew members...
January 13th, 2016 | Associations, ITF, Seizures | Read More

2016 – the year of the multi-billion dollar shipping downturn?

2016 – the year of the multi-billion dollar shipping downturn?
Captain John B. Dalby The sitution in the world’s shipping markets and the catastrophe that this crisis brings, are being nicely depicted in Captain John B. Dalby’s letter/message; here he goes: “As we all know, 2016 has started badly for the drybulk and container markets and is likely...
January 10th, 2016 | Disputes, Markets, Seizures | 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

Shipowners’ holistic approach to maritime security

Shipowners’ holistic approach to maritime security
Jakob Paaske Larsen the global security manager for Maersk Line In a move intended to allow the European shipping industry to stay abreast of recent developments, European shipowners have widened the scope of the former ECSA Piracy Working Group, which has been renamed “ECSA Maritime Security Working...
November 10th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Company Profiles, Corruption, Defense, European Union, Marine Insurance, Military, Person Profiles, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, UN | 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

Transport Security Expo – 2 and 3 December 2015

Transport Security Expo – 2 and 3 December 2015
From last year’s Aviation’s Security Conference Transport Security Expo’s wide-ranging conference and seminar programme will be free-to-attend 2-3 December 2015 / Olympia London Transport Security Expo will this year be delivering more learning opportunities than ever before – and all...
November 6th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Corruption, Defense, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Seizures | 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