Archive for the ‘Piracy and Terrorism’ Category

Not long to wait for the INEC 2018 and iSCSS technical programmes

Not long to wait for the INEC 2018 and iSCSS  technical programmes
… Major sponsors announced for duo of naval events in Glasgow 100+ technical presentations by authors from 19 countries With just under six months to go before the 14th International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition (INEC 2018); which incorporates the long-established International...
April 10th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Technical, Technology | 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

Reviving Palmyra in Multiple Dimensions!

Reviving Palmyra in Multiple Dimensions!
New in store: ”Reviving Palmyra in Multiple Dimensions: Images, Ruins and Cultural Memory” In 2015–2017 Palmyra, a World Heritage Site situated in Syria, was conquered by ISIS who destroyed its monuments and museum, also killing several of its inhabitants. Their aim was to erase the memory...
April 9th, 2018 | Archaeology, Books, Education and Training, Insight, Paintings and Sculpture, Photography, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

The BDI@1,197: trying hard as the wets fall further…

The BDI@1,197: trying hard as the wets fall further…
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) managed to gain six points – thanks mainly to the Panamaxes. The geopolitics are getting off hand. John Faraclas brief recap: The Capes were down six points with the BCI reading 1,498; wonder when this volatility will end. The Panamaxes were up 37 points...
March 8th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports | Read More

The BDI@1,207; still tough times ahead amid perplexed Geopolitics

The BDI@1,207; still tough times ahead amid perplexed Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) with 11 points plus, went over and above the 1,200-point threshold; on a weekly basis 22 plus wasn’t bad… up from 1,185! The Wets with mixed feelings and Geopolitics are going to cost still more human lives and billions of unnecessary spending… Shame!...
March 2nd, 2018 | Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices | Read More

BDI dives as Capers lose 85 points; havoc in Geopolitics…

BDI dives as Capers lose 85 points; havoc in Geopolitics…
John Faraclas The BDI lost three points and now reads 1,188 points. The Geopolitical situation will turn sour for all. CAUTION in all fronts. John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capers’ BCI now stands at 1,595 points – under the 1,600 threshold… The Panamaxes  rise was halted with low gains; the...
February 27th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Dropping BDI@1,114; the world at War…

Dropping BDI@1,114; the world at War…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost nine points earlier on today; all other dry indices ended with losses. The Geopolitical  situation gets franticly worse and the drums of war can be heard; S H A M E! John Faraclas’ daily brief: The Capers lost 31 points and now the BCI reads 1,793… The...
February 13th, 2018 | Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports | Read More

Unsustainable BDI; messy Geopolitics…

Unsustainable BDI; messy Geopolitics…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended its upwards “rally” with a minus two point loss; Geopolitics are getting more than perplexed. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The BDI now stands at 1,123 points  – once again thanks to the Capers which managed to clinched another 34 points –...
February 12th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI @ 1,097: the fall continues..

The BDI @ 1,097: the fall continues..
John Faraclas The BDI gained  two points and sends alarms as the only size on the up was the Capers… “lifting” the market… Geopolitics in real turmoil… John Faraclas briefing: The Capers were up 59 points; the only size in the dry market sawing its teeth. At 1,578 points the BCI...
February 7th, 2018 | Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The falling BDI@1,082 raises concerns…

The falling BDI@1,082 raises concerns…
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) begun the week with a controlled fall. Geopolitics on a turning point. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The BDI lost 13 points and now reads 1,082 points amid a general market fall with the Dow Jones on record losses since the crisis of 2008 and that surely...
February 5th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, UN | Read More

Unsustainable BDI or what?

Unsustainable BDI or what?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the day by losing five points and now stands at 1,214; not a good start for the week. Geopolitics are getting all over Planet Ocean more perplexed than ever. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers’ BCI “reduced” its rise to a dozen point and now...
January 29th, 2018 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, London Shipping Law Centre, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry and Wet volatility are here to stay…

Dry and Wet volatility are here to stay…
John Faraclas Once again the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) is running out steam and at best might create further shocks; Geopolitics still getting worse. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The BDI ended the day at 1,219 points – just two higher since yesterday and 94 since last Friday the 19 of...
January 26th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  23-Jan-2018 PORTS OPEN FOR ANOTHER 30 DAYS Hodeidah/Saleef, Yemen Ports open for another 30 days Tuesday, January 23, 2018, Hodeidah/Saleef, Yemen The Saudi-led Coalition announced yesterday (22 January) that the Yemeni ports of Hodeidah and Saleef will remain open to aid and...
January 23rd, 2018 | Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Is BDI’s fall here to stay..?

Is BDI’s fall here to stay..?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continued its downfall as did Geopolitics and things are getting more than sour every single hour; we are living in interesting times. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: With minus 25 points the BDI now stands at 1,139 thanks to the as ever volatile and enigmatic...
January 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  11-Jan-2018 MARINE SITE INVESTIGATION AT CASTLE PEAK BAY Hong Kong PORTS PREPARE FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE JOYCE Port Hedland, Dampier & Broome, Australia MARITIME PIRACY & ARMED ROBBERY REACHES 22-YEAR LOW, SAYS IMB REPORT Worldwide FOG AND POOR VISIBILITY IN THE BOSPHORUS Turkish...
January 11th, 2018 | Piracy and Terrorism, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Fourth Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel delivered to Homeland Integrated Offshore Services

Fourth Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel delivered to Homeland Integrated Offshore Services
FCS 3307 Guardian Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Ltd (Homeland) of Lagos, Nigeria, has taken delivery of another Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel for operations in the offshore oil fields in the Gulf of Guinea. This takes the total delivered vessels/Guardians since the first arrived in early 2014 to four....
January 11th, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Hmmm… the BDI@1,366…

Hmmm… the BDI@1,366…
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 29 points earlier on today and proves our position that there isn’t as yet a sustainable market. We hope that after the Chinese New Year’s celebrations – close to Valentine’s Day, we might possibly see a small surge; we shall see though...
January 10th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Associations, Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Finance, HR, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, Stock Markets | Read More

Maritime piracy and armed robbery reaches 22-year low, says IMB report

Maritime piracy and armed robbery reaches 22-year low, says IMB report
Captain P. Mukundan London, 10 January 2018 – A total of 180 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported to the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB)in 2017, according to the latest IMB report. It is the lowest annual number of incidents...
January 10th, 2018 | News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports | Read More

The BDI@1,619: nosedive, correction or market reality blues…?

The BDI@1,619: nosedive, correction or market reality blues…?
John Faraclas Falling Markets at the end of the day is nothing to be afraid of or being a bad thing so to speak, as it separates the wheat from the chaff, particularly as many failed to use the appropriate mechanisms with their risk assessment tools available and contain at worse this eight year old...
December 15th, 2017 | Academia, Alternative Sources of Energy, Anniversaries, Associations, Awards, Books, Charity, Chartering, Clubs, Communication, Education and Training, Emissions, Energy, Environment, European Union, Holidays, HR, Jobs, Logistics, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Oil Spill, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Press and Media, Reports, Sailing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, WISTA - Women in Shipping, Yachting | Read More

The BDI@1,670 proves that the Dry Markets are still stuck…

The BDI@1,670 proves that the Dry Markets are still stuck…
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained just nine points since yesterday and now reads 1,679; the Wets at the same levels and Geopolitics are explosive in many fronts; John Faraclas brief report: The Capers look safe above the 4,000 threshold and gained 21 points with the BCI now standing...
December 7th, 2017 | European Union, Events, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

Somalia signs Jeddah Amendment on illicit maritime activity

Somalia signs Jeddah Amendment on illicit maritime activity
.. 04/12/2017  – Somalia has become the 14th signatory* to the Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct – the instrument developed and adopted by countries in the Western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden that has been a key factor in repressing piracy and armed robbery against ships operating...
December 4th, 2017 | IMO, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

BDI@1,455: the fall continues; “gains” for the Wets

BDI@1,455: the fall continues; “gains” for the Wets
John Faraclas Another bad start for the Dry Markets amid another upcoming Geopolitical turmoil… John Faraclas daily recap: The BDI lost 19 points earlier on today with all dry indices falling… the Gap widens now at 792 points from the 2,247 points as of 31 Dec. 2013… The Capers lost nine points,...
November 13th, 2017 | Awards, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

Naval Dome and LR team up to develop cyber security standards for ships

Naval Dome and LR team up to develop cyber security standards for ships
Cyber attackers can shift a vessel’s reported position, mislead the radar display, turn on and disable machinery, and override the fuel control, steering and ballast systems Naval Dome and Lloyd’s Register team up to develop cyber security standards for ships Israel-based cyber security specialist...
November 9th, 2017 | Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

The BDI@1,477 – a bit of …“breathing” space amid global uncertainty

The BDI@1,477 – a bit of …“breathing” space amid global uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  finally gained four points and this breathing space might, repeat, might prove vital… but still we are far away from the 2,247 points of  of 31 Dec 2017, still a 770 points gap. Geopolitics might get sour as beyond the “usual” war between blocks and alliances...
November 7th, 2017 | Books, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,522: controlled fall amid geopolitical chaos

The BDI@1,522: controlled fall amid geopolitical chaos
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another dozen points earlier on today, but still the situ is controlled. John Faraclas’ market briefing amid the coming Geopolitical Chaos The Capers’ BCI gained two points – the only size with “gains” and now at 3,219 expects the volatile certain...
October 31st, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More