Archive for the ‘Piracy and Terrorism’ Category

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

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot port News from GAC 22-Jul-2019 OVERSTAY PENALTY COSTS INCREASED Indonesia SUBMARINE OUTFALL INSPECTION WORKS AT HUNG HOM FAIRWAY Hong Kong REDUCTION OF LIGHT DUES Suez Canal, Egypt VESSELS URGED TO TAKE SAFETY MEASURES Straits of Hormuz Overstay penalty costs increased Monday, July 22, 2019, Indonesia Overstay...
July 22nd, 2019 | Canals, Piracy and Terrorism, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Taxation | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

Hot Port news from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 20-Jul-2019 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 21 JULY-3 AUGUST 2019 Worldwide BRITISH SHIPS URGED TO AVOID THE STRAIT AFTER TANKER SEIZED Strait of Hormuz World Holidays: 21 July-3 August 2019 Saturday, July 20, 2019, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the...
July 20th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Holidays, Piracy and Terrorism, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

IMO Council condemns tanker attacks in Strait of Hormuz and Sea of Oman

IMO Council condemns tanker attacks in Strait of Hormuz and Sea of Oman
International Maritime Organization Council condemns tanker attacks in Strait of Hormuz and Sea of Oman The Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has condemned recent attacks on commercial shipping in the Strait of Hormuz and Sea of Oman at its meeting in London held from 15-19 July. After...
July 18th, 2019 | IMO, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

The BDI@2,011 …and time to celebrate before the storm…*

The BDI@2,011 …and time to celebrate before the storm…*
John Faraclas The BDI@2,011 …and time to celebrate before the storm…* The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) finally “did it”… surpassing the 2,000 points threshold and indeed under the circumstances is a milestone… Geopolitics still perplexed, explosive but very much interesting… John Faraclas’...
July 16th, 2019 | At the end of the day..., Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Volatile Capes do it again

Volatile Capes do it again
John Faraclas Volatile Capes do it again The volatile Capes fell 86 points earlier on today bringing the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) down to 1,725 points – down 15. Mitsotakis sworn in as Greece’s PM following a landslide victory. John Faraclas’ daily market brief: The Capes’ BCI was down 86 points...
July 8th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port news from GAC 08-Jul-2019 TSUNAMI WARNING LIFTED Sulawesi, Indonesia WEST AFRICA WORST FOR PIRATE ATTACKS, IMB REPORTS Worldwide PROPOSAL TO MODIFY TOLLS STRUCTURE Panama Canal, Panama Tsunami warning lifted Monday, July 8, 2019, Sulawesi, Indonesia The tsunami warning issued after a 6.9 magnitude...
July 8th, 2019 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Piracy and Terrorism, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Seas off West Africa world’s worst for pirate attacks, IMB reports

Seas off West Africa world’s worst for pirate attacks, IMB reports
Captain P. Mukundan Seas off West Africa world’s worst for pirate attacks, IMB reports London and Kuala Lumpur, 8 July 2019 – The seas around West Africa remain the world’s most dangerous for piracy, the International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest report reveals. Of the 75 seafarers taken...
July 8th, 2019 | Piracy and Terrorism, Reports | Read More

More gains for the BDI despite perplexed Geopolitics

More gains for the BDI despite perplexed Geopolitics
John Faraclas More gains for the BDI despite perplexed Geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 23 points and now stands at 1,340; Geopolitcs more than perplexed and let’s see what happens in G20 Osaka meeting. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capes’ BCI  was up 25 points at 2,465 points… The...
June 27th, 2019 | European Union, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, UN | Read More

Dry and Wet Markets: still buoyant amid perplexed Geopolitics

Dry and Wet Markets: still buoyant amid perplexed Geopolitics
John Faraclas Dry and Wet Markets: still buoyant amid perplexed Geopolitics   The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up earlier on today at 1,317 points, which is a good 37 points plus since yesterday; the perplexed Geopolitics will turn sour for many; John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes led the way with...
June 26th, 2019 | Chartering, Energy, European Union, Insight, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More