Archive for the ‘Seizures’ Category

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

The HFW Briefing: Arrest of the SAM HAWK…

The HFW Briefing: Arrest of the SAM HAWK…
Hazel Brewer Arrest of the SAM HAWK: vessel arrest based on a US law maritime lien in a bunker trader’s contract terms upheld in Australia In a recent decision of the Federal Court of Australia (FCA)1, a bunker trader successfully relied on a term in their sale contract that provided, among other things,...
October 1st, 2015 | Arrest of ships, Bunkering, Legal, Seizures, Ship Supplies | Read More

Another success of the Hellenic Coast Guard in Crete

Another success of the Hellenic Coast Guard in Crete
the “Grot-Yug” under arrest in the Port of Souda, Crete, Greece A small freighter, the “Grot-Yug” under the Sao Tome flag was arrested in the early hours yesterday in Crete and her six member crew too for smuggling cigarettes. The vessel  is now at the Port of Souda in Chania. This is yet another...
September 30th, 2015 | Arrest of ships, Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Seizures | Read More

The US further eases Cuban sanctions

The US further eases Cuban sanctions
On September 18, 2015, the US Departments of Treasury and Commerce announced further revisions to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations consistent with the continued opening of diplomatic relations with Cuba by the Obama Administration. As Treasury Secretary Jacob...
September 28th, 2015 | Politics and Government, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

Continuous Capers Volatility and Geopolitical Uncertainty marks the shipping markets…

Continuous Capers Volatility and Geopolitical Uncertainty marks the shipping markets…
John Faraclas Our thirty-ninth weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015 and beyond, tonight Friday the 25th of September 2015, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London. The BDI, the Baltic Dry Index, closed up 21...
September 25th, 2015 | Anniversaries, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Military, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Europe’s migrant crisis

Europe’s migrant crisis
In Mediterranean, commercial ships scoop up desperate human cargo by Jonathan Saul, Reuters LONDON – In October last year, bulk carrier CS Caprice was shipping a cargo of barley across the Mediterranean when it answered a call to help about 500 people who were drifting north of Libya without a skipper....
September 21st, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, EEZ, Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, International Chamber of Shipping, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Military, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Pollution, Press and Media, Religion, Reports, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Seizures | Read More

The Mediterranean Migrant Mess

The Mediterranean Migrant Mess
Captain John B. Dalby Captain John Dalby (Captain), AFNI, CEO, Marine Risk Management Ltd and Globalert Airborne Reconnaissance and Surveillance report on  The Mediterranean Migrant Mess (with no apologies for the absence of tear-jerking images)… I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again....
September 16th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Civil Unrest, Claims, Communication, Company Profiles, Corruption, Defense, Groundings, Health and Safety, Immigration, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs, Pollution, Religion, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

GLOBAL reporting mechanism required to curtail piracy!

GLOBAL reporting mechanism required to curtail piracy!
Captain P. Mukundan In the shadow of alarming global statistics showing a continual increase in the number of piracy and armed robbery attacks against merchant ships, an international gathering of key maritime stakeholders discussed the major risks in a changing threat environment. These discussions...
September 15th, 2015 | Arrest of ships, Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Corruption, Defense, Disputes, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

Exmar – Half year results as per 30 June 2015

Exmar – Half year results as per 30 June 2015
The board of directors of EXMAR has approved the accounts for the period ending 30th June 2015. This press release also refers to the one distributed on 28th July 2015 (provisional results). Highlights of recent developments are: – EXMAR LNG: creation of a vertically-integrated pure LNG company...
September 4th, 2015 | Accountancy, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

Another success of the Hellenic Coast Guard in Crete

Another success of the Hellenic Coast Guard in Crete
The Haddad 1 closely followed by the HCG’s OPV vessel during the seizure operation Early this morning the Bolivian flag m/v “HADDAD 1” arrived at the port of Herakion in Crete where the operation to discharge 14 (fourteen) containers  took place. The discharge of these containers was performed...
September 2nd, 2015 | Corruption, Maritime Fraud, Organisations, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More