Archive for the ‘Piracy and Terrorism’ Category

Incidents involving ships while underway in the eastbound lane of Singapore Strait (Part VI)

Incidents involving ships while underway in the eastbound lane of Singapore Strait (Part VI)
Incidents involving ships while underway in the eastbound lane of Singapore Strait (Part VI) ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre today issued an Incident Alert on Incidents involving ships while underway in the eastbound lane of Singapore Strait (Part VI): Summary On 18 January 2020, two incidents occurred...
January 19th, 2020 | Health and Safety, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 15-Jan-2020 MEASURES TO ENSURE WATER AVAILABILITY & ROUTE RELIABILITY Panama Canal, Panama PORT RE-OPENED BUT FULL Cape Lambert, Australia IMB ANNUAL PIRACY REPORT: UNPRECEDENTED NUMBER OF GULF OF GUINEA CREW KIDNAPPINGS DESPITE DROP IN OVERALL GLOBAL NUMBERS Worldwide 5.9...
January 15th, 2020 | Canals, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Inland Waterways, Piracy and Terrorism, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Eighty-two Incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia reported to ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre in 2019

Eighty-two Incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia reported to ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre in 2019
Eighty-two Incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia reported to ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre in 2019 Annual Report (January to December 2019) released at the 11th Nautical Forum, ReCAAP ISC’s annual dialogue with maritime, diplomatic and regulatory/law enforcement communities ReCAAP...
January 15th, 2020 | Piracy and Terrorism, Reports | Read More

Unprecedented number of crew kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea despite drop in overall global numbers

Unprecedented number of crew kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea despite drop in overall  global numbers
Unprecedented number of crew kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea despite drop in overall  global numbers London and Kuala Lumpur ‐ 14/1/2020 Despite overall piracy incidents declining in 2019, there was an alarming increase in crew  kidnappings across the Gulf of Guinea, according to the International...
January 14th, 2020 | Piracy and Terrorism, Reports | Read More

The BDI@772; very odd given the other dry indices performance…

The BDI@772; very odd given the other dry indices performance…
John Faraclas; photo by Niki Paterakis                           The BDI@772; very odd given the other dry indices performance… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost just one point since yesterday and now stands at 772 points. Geopolitically...
January 9th, 2020 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

American P&I Club: MSCI notice on the threat to commercial vessels from Iran and its proxies: guidance generally as to shipboard vigilance

American P&I Club: MSCI notice on the threat to commercial vessels from Iran and its proxies: guidance generally as to shipboard vigilance
American P&I Club: MSCI notice on the threat to commercial vessels from Iran and its proxies: guidance generally as to shipboard vigilance JANUARY 08, 2020 MARITIME SECURITY COMMUNICATIONS WITH INDUSTRY (MSCI) NOTICE ON THE THREAT TO COMMERCIAL VESSELS FROM IRAN AND ITS PROXIES: GUIDANCE GENERALLY...
January 8th, 2020 | Military, News, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

The BDI@844: unprecedented market and geopolitical challenges ahead…

The BDI@844: unprecedented market and geopolitical challenges ahead…
John Faraclas The BDI@844: unprecedented market and geopolitical challenges ahead… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 63 points as well as the 900 points threshold thanks to yet another triple-digit fall of the Capes. Geopolitics on the edge… John Faraclas’ daily brief recap: The Capes’ BCI lost...
January 6th, 2020 | Anniversaries, Clubs, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Happy New Year; mind the gap …err mind the 2020 et al…

Happy New Year; mind the gap …err mind the 2020 et al…
This is what 2020 will be like… Happy New Year; mind the gap …err mind the 2020* et al… Geopolitical challenges particularly face Shipping where many issues are at stake… In a world of political and economic uncertainty anything can happen and we urge all stakeholders in the shipping industry...
January 1st, 2020 | Environment, Holidays, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 28-Dec-2019 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 29 DECEMBER 2019-11 JANUARY 2020 Worldwide VESSEL TRAFFIC REMAINS SUSPENDED Sabine Pass, USA UNAVAILABILITY OF SHALLOW BERTHS Mumbai, India SHIPS URGED TO BE ON HIGH ALERT AFTER RECENT SPATE OF PIRACY INCIDENTS Singapore VESSEL TRAFFIC UPDATE Lake Charles,...
December 28th, 2019 | Holidays, Piracy and Terrorism, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ReCAAP ISC Incident Alert on Incidents involving ships while underway in the eastbound lane of Singapore Strait (Part V)

ReCAAP ISC Incident Alert on Incidents involving ships while underway in the eastbound lane of Singapore Strait (Part V)
Map – Approximate location of the incident occurred on 25 December 2019 ReCAAP ISC Incident Alert on Incidents involving ships while underway in the eastbound lane of Singapore Strait (Part V) ReCAAP ISC today issued an Incident Alert on “Incidents involving ships while underway in the eastbound...
December 25th, 2019 | Health and Safety, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

ReCAAP ISC Incident Alert on Incidents involving ships while underway in the eastbound lane of Singapore Strait (Part IV)

ReCAAP ISC Incident Alert on Incidents involving ships while underway in the eastbound lane of Singapore Strait (Part IV)
Map – Approximate location of the two incidents occurred on 23 December 2019   ReCAAP ISC Incident Alert on Incidents involving ships while underway in the eastbound lane of Singapore Strait (Part IV) ReCAAP ISC today issued an Incident Alert on “Incidents involving ships while underway in...
December 23rd, 2019 | Health and Safety, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre and Philippine Coast Guard Jointly Convene Meeting with Regional Maritime Authorities, Shipping Industry and Diplomatic Community to Assess Evolution of Piracy and Sea Robbery in Asia

ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre and Philippine Coast Guard Jointly Convene Meeting with Regional Maritime Authorities, Shipping Industry and Diplomatic Community to Assess Evolution of Piracy and Sea Robbery in Asia
Admiral Joel S. Garcia, Commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard and Chairperson of ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre Governing Council welcomed participants from the diplomatic community, ReCAAP Focal Points, regional law enforcement authorities and the shipping industry to the opening of the Cluster...
December 18th, 2019 | Corruption, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

The BDI “recovers”, Wets “falling” and Geopolitics more than messy…

The BDI “recovers”, Wets “falling” and Geopolitics more than messy…
John Faraclas                             The BDI “recovers”, Wets “falling” and Geopolitics more than messy… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 61 points earlier on today and now reads 1,528 – over and above the 1,500 points....
November 29th, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Flags, IMO, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Centers | Read More

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