Archive for the ‘Piracy and Terrorism’ Category

The Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) calls for immediate and effective intervention by the international community to prevent and respond to attacks on merchant ships in the Gulf of Guinea

The Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) calls for immediate and effective intervention by the international community to prevent and respond to attacks on merchant ships in the Gulf of Guinea
Theodore El. Veniamis presidentt of the UGS The UGS calls for immediate and effective intervention by the international community to prevent and respond to attacks on merchant ships in the Gulf of Guinea The Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) is following with great worry and concern the serious situation...
November 8th, 2019 | Associations, News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Risk specialist joins Navigate Response as Crisis Response Manager

Risk specialist joins Navigate Response as Crisis Response Manager
Tom Adams Risk specialist joins Navigate Response as Crisis Response Manager Navigate Response, the global maritime crisis communication consultancy, announced today that Tom Adams has joined its expanding London team as a Crisis Response Manager. Tom joins Navigate Response from the security sector...
October 30th, 2019 | Civil Unrest, Claims, Company Profiles, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Groundings, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, News, Person Profiles, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

The BDI struggles…

The BDI struggles…
John Faraclas The BDI struggles… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) struggles to maintain a momentum as all indices are in red with the exemption of the BCI – Capes’ volatile behaviour. Geopolitics couldn’t be worse. John Faraclas’ daily brief: The BDI gained two points although in our view same should...
October 28th, 2019 | Associations, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

ReCAAP ISC 3rd Quarter Report on Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (Jan-Sep 2019)

ReCAAP ISC 3rd Quarter Report on Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (Jan-Sep 2019)
ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre today released the 3rd Quarter Report on Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia for January to September 2019: Executive Summary A total of 54 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships (comprising 49 actual incidents and five attempted incidents)...
October 18th, 2019 | Piracy and Terrorism, Reports | Read More

The European shipping industry urges the EU to bolster maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea

The European shipping industry urges the EU to bolster maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea
Martin Dorsmanulf The European shipping industry urges the EU to bolster maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea The Gulf of Guinea remains a high-risk area for piracy and armed robbery. European shipowners are extremely concerned about the escalating rate of piracy incidents and the continued levels...
October 17th, 2019 | Associations, European Union, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Dry Market paint in Red with Wets twists and turns amid Geopolitical dramas’

Dry Market paint in Red with Wets twists and turns amid Geopolitical dramas’
John Faraclas Dry Market paint in Red with Wets twists and turns amid Geopolitical dramas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost just one point earlier today and now stands at 1,897 points. The wets with mixed feelings and Geopolitics completely out of hand. John Faraclas’ midweek brief recap: The Capes’...
October 16th, 2019 | European Union, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 16-Oct-2019 BACKFILLING WORKS OFF WEST JURONG CHANNEL & PESEK BASIN Singapore TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF LANDING STEPS Hong Kong PIRACY DOWN, BUT GULF OF GUINEA STILL A HOT SPOT: IMB REPORT Worldwide Backfilling works off West Jurong Channel & Pesek Basin Wednesday, October 16,...
October 16th, 2019 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Piracy and Terrorism, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

2019 Q3 IMB Piracy Report

2019 Q3 IMB Piracy Report
Captain P. Mukundan Maritime piracy incidents down in Q3, yet Gulf of Guinea remains a hot spot London and Kuala Lumpur, 15 October 2019 – The International Chamber of Commerce International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) report for the third quarter of 2019 demonstrates fewer incidents of piracy and armed...
October 15th, 2019 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Health and Safety, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More

Volatility and uncertainty bring the BDI@1,963… What next..?

Volatility and uncertainty bring the BDI@1,963… What next..?
John Faraclas Volatility and uncertainty bring the BDI@1,963… What next..? Per our upload earlier on today the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) went on a free fall headed by the triple digit fall of the Capes. Geopolitics still getting sour. John Faraclas end of the day recap: The BDI lost 90 points thanks...
September 26th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, IMO, Insight, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port news from GAC 17-Sep-2019 REPLACEMENT OF WATER PIPELINE BETWEEN PENG CHAU & SUNSHINE ISLAND Hong Kong UPDATED DREDGING RESTRICTIONS Corpus Christi, United States SAUDI ARAMCO PORTS OPEN DESPITE DRONE ATTACKS Saudi Arabia Replacement of water pipeline between Peng Chau & Sunshine Island Tuesday,...
September 17th, 2019 | Piracy and Terrorism, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Global Maritime Security Conference (7-9 October)

Global Maritime Security Conference (7-9 October)
Global Maritime Security Conference (7-9 October) “GLOBAL MARITIME SECURITY CONFERENCE” – ADVANCING INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION FOR A SAFE, SECURE AND SUSTAINABLE OCEAN ECONOMY (ABUJA NIGERIA, 7-9 OCTOBER 2019) International Collaboration to Tackle the Security Threats Affecting the Blue Economy 17...
September 17th, 2019 | Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

BDI contained fall amid an attack of Aramco installations

BDI contained fall amid an attack of Aramco installations
John Faraclas BDI contained fall amid an attack of Aramco installations The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell just one point to 2,311; Geopolitical mess expected after an attack at Aramco’s Saudi Arabia installations; John Faraclas brief recap: The Capes’ BCI was down nine points and now stands at...
September 16th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Combating Piracy and Sea Robbery

Combating Piracy and Sea Robbery
Mr. Ysuke Arai, Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in Singapore, addresses the CBEP 2019 participantsin his presentation on Japan’s maritime security and cooperation policy for the region Combating Piracy and Sea Robbery Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and Maritime and Port...
September 9th, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Market hiccups with the BDI down @2,499; perplexed geopolitics turning Planet Ocean upside down

Market hiccups with the BDI down @2,499; perplexed geopolitics turning Planet Ocean upside down
John Faraclas Market hiccups with the BDI down @2,499; perplexed geopolitics turning Planet Ocean upside down The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost earlier on today 19 points and now stands at 2,499 a whisker below the 2,500 point threshold. The  Geopolitical situation is more than critical and the MIGRANTS...
September 5th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capes lead the way to Dry Market success

Capes lead the way to Dry Market success
John Faraclas Capes lead the way to Dry Market success The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 59 points and now stands at 2,501 thanks to the Capes surge; Geopolitics more than enigmatically perplexed. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes’ BCI was up 203 points and now reads 4,862… The Panamaxes’...
September 3rd, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, Weather | Read More

Port chaplain shocked at kidnapping of seafarers

Port chaplain shocked at kidnapping of seafarers
Deacon Paul Rosenblum Port chaplain shocked at kidnapping of seafarers A Stella Maris port chaplain has spoken of meeting the crew of the cargo ship that was attacked near the port of Douala with eight crew kidnapped. According to media reports on August 15, west African pirates, attacked the MarMalaita...
August 22nd, 2019 | Associations, Charity, Health and Safety, Piracy and Terrorism, Religion, Safety and Security | Read More

“Orderly” fall for the BDI; tsunami to follow perplexed geopolitics

“Orderly” fall for the BDI; tsunami to follow perplexed geopolitics
John Faraclas “Orderly” fall for the BDI; tsunami to follow perplexed geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 14 points and now stands at 1,774; the geopolitical situation has never been so tense and everything can be expected. John Faraclas daily recap: The Capes were down 12 points and the...
August 5th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 05-Aug-2019 REGIONAL PIRACY REPORT: SITUATION GENERALLY CALM, THREE DANGER ZONES REMAIN South East Asia SPEED LIMITS TO PROTECT WHALES Panama Canal, Panama MAXIMUM DRAFT INCREASED New Orleans, United States Regional piracy report: situation generally calm, three danger zones remain Monday,...
August 5th, 2019 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Piracy and Terrorism, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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

Marine Kidnap & Ransom Cover / Cyber Extortion Extension

Marine Kidnap & Ransom Cover / Cyber Extortion Extension
. Marine Kidnap & Ransom Cover / Cyber Extortion Extension Steamship Mutual Club Circular L.330 Marine Kidnap & Ransom Cover  – Cyber Extortion Extension       30 July 2019 Steamship Mutual has for a number of years offered its Members cover for marine Kidnap & Ransom risks. This...
July 30th, 2019 | Corruption, Health and Safety, Maritime Fraud, News, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Guidance on Abduction of Crew in the Sulu-Celebes Seas and Waters off Eastern Sabah

Guidance on Abduction of Crew in the Sulu-Celebes Seas and Waters off Eastern Sabah
Guidance on Abduction of Crew in the Sulu-Celebes Seas and Waters off Eastern Sabah The ReCAAP ISC has produced the “Guidance on Abduction of Crew in the Sulu-Celebes Seas and Waters off Eastern Sabah”. Between 2016 and 2019, a total of 29 incidents of abduction of crew (comprising 18 actual incidents...
July 26th, 2019 | Arrest of ships, Corruption, Health and Safety, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Capes’ tsunami brings down the BDI

Capes’ tsunami brings down the BDI
John Faraclas Capes’ tsunami brings down the BDI The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost earlier on today 151 points and now dangerously approaches / dives towards the 2,000 point-threshold… Boris Johnson enters no. 10 Downing Street following an emotional but also unusual, odd day holding the keys of power…Can...
July 24th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Fixtures, Insight, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

American Club member Alert 23 July 2019

American Club member Alert 23 July 2019
AMERICAN CLUB MEMBER ALERT (July 23, 2019) RE – ENHANCED VIGILANCE RECOMMENDED FOR VESSELS TRANSITING ARABIAN GULF (AG), STRAITS OF HORMUZ (SOH) AND GULF OF OMAN (GOO)  Following incidents of conflict, and the continuing risk of acts of piracy affecting merchant vessels operating in the Red Sea,...
July 23rd, 2019 | P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Sanctions | Read More

The BDI@2,191 approaches …the all time high for 5Y and 7M

The BDI@2,191 approaches …the all time high for 5Y and 7M
John Faraclas The BDI@2,191 approaches …the all time high for 5Y and 7M The BDI is just 56 points apart as of the end of Dec 2013 when the BDI stood at 2,247… Geopolitics being conspicuously “silent” might turn explosive to a degree of no return. John Faraclas’ daily recap: With only 56 points...
July 22nd, 2019 | Bunkering, Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Sanctions, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More