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  • 16 January 2015

    The US Coast Guard is proposing amends to passenger vessel regulations aimed at improving security measures especially with respect to prevention of crime and responding to sexual assaults on board cruise vessels. The said amendments would implement the Coast Guard’s Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2010. These in particular relate to deck rails, systems […]

  • 25 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) on Tuesday introduced the Cruise Passenger Protection Act, which strengthens provisions in the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act that Congress passed in 2010. This development comes more than a year after the Investigative Unit first raised questions about the accuracy of crime statistics reported at […]

  • 19 February 2016

    The piracy activity and armed robbery against ships in Asia has seen a slight increase in January 2016 when compared to previous months, Asian piracy watchdog ReCAAP ISC said in its latest report. A total of nine actual incidents of armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia in January, while there were no piracy incidents […]

  • 22 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    UK’s maritime intelligence and operations company Dryad Maritime has released its analysis of worldwide reported incidents of piracy and crime against mariners for 2015. Southeast Asia saw a 10% rise in maritime crime from 2014, continuing year on year trends. A large portion of the incidents reported have occurred in the Caribbean, Central and South […]

  • 22 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Draft guidelines on the preservation and collection of evidence following an allegation of a serious crime having taken place on board a ship, or following a report of a missing person from a ship, and on pastoral and medical care of victims were approved by the Legal Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), when […]

  • 19 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The AdvanFort Company yesterday announced that it has initiated a new series of “White Papers” on laws, regulations, government policies and other subjects of interest to the counter-piracy community by publishing an analysis by world-renowned maritime lawyer John A.C. Cartner on critical questions governing the use of armed guards. Cartner’s “The Rule of Mammon or […]

  • 10 September 2014

    In the last four years the traffic of heroin destined to Europe and North Africa has shifted dramatically from the northern routes to the southern maritime routes. Naval forces belonging to the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) – a coalition of 30 states headquartered in Bahrain – have seized more than four tons of heroin in […]

  • 4 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Marine insurer IUMI has called for the introduction of a range of measures to help reverse the worrying increase in cargo theft globally. During the IUMI conference in Berlin, the association published a position paper which points out that cargo theft is no longer confined to high-value goods and that online trading platforms are encouraging the […]

  • 3 December 2014

    Cocaine with a likely U.K. street value in excess of £40 million (62.7m) has been found at the Port of Portsmouth within a shipment of bananas from Colombia, following an operation involving the U.K. National Crime Agency, Border Force and the Irish Garda. Approximately 300 kilos of cocaine was seized following the search of the cargo vessel […]

  • 22 June 2012
    Business & Finance

    The current focus on armed support for vessels transiting high risk maritime areas in Africa, the Middle East and elsewhere should not become the norm, GAC Solutions’ Christer Sjödoff has told delegates from the shipping and offshore industries who gathered in London to debate long-term, effective ways to tackle the threat of sea crime. Speaking […]

  • 25 October 2006

    The EU has urged tough sanctions on companies that break a ban on shipping toxic waste to developing countries. Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas told the European Parliament he would put forward new laws by the year’s end. The move comes after a ship chartered by a Dutch company released toxic waste in the Ivory Coast […]

  • 22 March 2016

    Conflicts and tensions in the Middle East, Far East and North and sub-Saharan Africa pose a real threat to the maritime environment and some of the world’s most important shipping lanes, maritime security company MAST warns. “Concern over the decision to reduce the High Risk Area (HRA) in the western Indian Ocean, conflicts in Yemen […]

  • 14 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Gulf of Guinea, South East Asia and The Indian Ocean High Risk Area (HRA) have all seen a significant reduction of reported maritime crime throughout July, August and September of this year, according to data released by UK’s maritime intelligence and operations company Dryad Maritime. With the exception of the Sulu Sea, incidents of maritime […]

  • 13 November 2014

    Expressing continued grave concern over piracy off the coast of Somalia despite a sharp decline in attacks, the United Nations Security Council has renewed authorizations for international action to fight the crime in cooperation with Somali Government authorities for another year. Through the unanimous adoption of resolution 2184 (2014) under Chapter VII of the United […]

  • 12 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Many shipping companies have intensified the fight against cyber crime following a number of cyber attacks in 2017.

  • 9 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Offshore Drilling contractor Noble Drilling was charged with environmental and maritime crimes for operating the drillship Noble Discoverer and the drilling unit Kulluk in violation of federal law in Alaska in 2012, the Department of Justice announced. Under the terms of a plea agreement filed in federal court yesterday, Noble will plead guilty to eight […]

  • 14 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Finnish port automation solutions provider Konecranes has reported that one of its foreign subsidiaries has become the victim of a fraud. Konecranes says that the perpetrators have through identity theft and other fraudulent actions managed to induce the subsidiary to make unwarranted payments in a total amount of up to EUR 17.2 million (USD 19.2m). Konecranes […]

  • 27 January 2015

    Maritime operations company Dryad Maritime released the following infographic showing maritime crime figures for 2014. According to the said figures, two crew members were killed and over 35 crew members are reported to had been kidnapped in 2014. It is estimated that the total number of crew members currently held in captivity is 30. Infographic: […]

  • 14 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Finnish port automation solutions provider Konecranes has reported that one of its foreign subsidiaries has become the victim of a fraud. Konecranes says that the perpetrators have through identity theft and other fraudulent actions managed to induce the subsidiary to make unwarranted payments in a total amount of up to EUR 17.2 million (USD 19.2m). Konecranes […]

  • 26 January 2006

    Nigeria is trying to win the release of foreign hostages in its oil-producing delta region and combat a separate problem of “criminality” there, President Olusegun Obasanjo said today.

  • 14 March 2006

    The Strait of Melaka, among the world’s busiest shipping route, has been free of crime since last October and is the testimony that the waterway is now safe.

  • 10 March 2016

    The number of  incidents of armed robbery against ships in Asia has reached its lowest level in February 2016 when compared to the previous twelve months, according to the latest report from Asian piracy watchdog ReCAAP ISC. There was a total of three incidents reported, none of which was related to piracy. Furthermore, there were no incidents involved hijacking of […]