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  • 25 July 2008

    Last week, Dutch Team Zwitserleven Booth/Nieuwenhuis revealed its revolutionary sail for the Olympic competition in China. Because of the expected light winds in Qingdao, the Tornado duo focused on developing a special gennaker. It is a lot flatter and smaller then the regular gennakers used on the Tornado. That allows the team to use this […]

  • 5 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Egyptian Navy has launched random checks for weapons on board vessels calling at Egyptian Red Sea ports or transiting the Suez Canal as the country bolsters maritime security efforts amid growing threats to the safety of ships transiting the canal. Several vessels have been approached by the navy forces and their crews obliged to […]

  • 8 July 2014

    Teams aboard the MV Cape Ray have begun neutralizing Syrian chemical materials, a Pentagon spokesman said yesterday.   U.S. military and civilian specialists aboard the ship are neutralizing the chemical materials in international waters, Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters. The ship left Gioia Tauro, Italy, with 600 tons of chemicals. “The Cape Ray is […]

  • 29 March 2016

    A large weapons cache was seized aboard a dhow in the Northern Indian Ocean by the French naval personnel, according to the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). The illegal cargo was being shipped to Somalia when it was spotted by the navy’s helicopter during a routine maritime security and counter terrorism surveillance in the area. The personnel aboard […]

  • 22 April 2008

    The ship carrying weapons to Zimbabwe may return to China after being prevented from unloading in South Africa, a Chinese official has said. Zambia’s president has called on other African countries not to let the ship enter their waters, in case the arms escalate post-election tensions.

  • 11 January 2012

    Juliet Marine Systems, Inc., (JMS), a privately funded company, plans to select a weapons integrator for its revolutionary new product, GHOST. GHOST is a high-speed attack craft specifically designed to protect vital waterways like the Straits of Hormuz and to counter threats such as piracy, which is increasing in many areas of the world. GHOST […]

  • 23 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Norwegian shipping company Höegh Autoliners has confirmed that its vessel, Höegh Transporter, which is currently berthed at Mombasa, Kenya, carried a consignment of United Nations (UN) vehicles from Mumbai, India destined for the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo which contained undeclared weapons. “During a cargo inspection which has taken place over the […]

  • 27 March 2012

    Despite the legal grey area that surrounds floating armouries, they may be permitted if private maritime security companies prove they can fulfil licensing requirements. One PMSC told Lloyd’s List that almost all companies operating in the Gulf of Aden use “flotels” to store weapons, equipment and men offshore to avoid port charges and weapons regulation. […]

  • 4 November 2009

    Israel’s navy has intercepted a ship carrying weapons some 160km (100 miles) off its coast, the military says. Marines boarded the Antiguan-flagged vessel, discovered it was carrying weapons and towed it to the port of Ashdod, a military spokesperson said.

  • 21 April 2011

    This article is intended to help inform the debate on the use of arms, in particular, armed Sea Marshals, in the protection of vessels conducting commercial business. At the outset AKE acknowledges an interest through its support to GAC Solutions in the provision of maritime security services and support to maritime clients. This paper provides […]

  • 23 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Norwegian shipping company Höegh Autoliners has confirmed that its vessel, Höegh Transporter, which is currently berthed at Mombasa, Kenya, carried a consignment of United Nations (UN) vehicles from Mumbai, India destined for the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo which contained undeclared weapons. “During a cargo inspection which has taken place over the […]

  • 26 May 2006

    As part of mock drills, warships participating in a large multinational exercise took off into the Turkish Mediterranean Friday in pursuit of a cargo ship said to be carrying weapons of mass destruction. The exercise, with 34 countries participating, was a practice session to prepare for intercepting weapons materials before they reach a country such […]

  • 24 March 2010

    Work consists of Maintenance Dredging in Naval Weapons Station Channel, Goose Creek Boat House and TC Dock. Approximately 1,154,000 cubic yards of unclassified material from Naval Weapons Station Channel shall be deposited in the Yellow House Creek Disposal Area… [mappress] Source:fbogov,March 24,2010;

  • 7 March 2016

    A large contraband of weapons was uncovered and seized following the boarding of a small fishing style vessel approximately 170 nautical miles off the coast of Oman by the Australian ship HMAS Darwin, deployed as a part of Combined Task Force (CTF150). The seized vessel was heading towards the Somalia coast.  After conducting a flag […]

  • 17 January 2007

    The U.S. Navy has shuffled its weapons-buying management team, moving top managers away from some of its highest-profile programs. Rear Adm. Charles Hamilton, the Navy’s program executive officer for ships, is starting a new job as an aide to Assistant Navy Secretary Delores Etter, the Navy’s top weapons buyer.

  • 4 April 2016

    For the third time in recent weeks, international naval forces operating in the waters of the Arabian Sea seized a shipment of illicit arms March 28, the US Navy informed. Just over the past month, the joint maritime forces under the Combined Task Force (CTF150) seized two cargoes containing weaponry destined for Somalia. According to […]

  • 19 July 2012

      The German government has finally approved the draft law that will ultimately govern the employment of private maritime security companies on board Germany-flagged vessels. However, the new rules are not expected to be in place for at least another 12 months. The federal export control authority BAFA will be responsible for the certification process, […]

  • 19 August 2014

    The crew of the U.S. ship MV Cape Ray has completed the work of neutralizing Syrian chemical weapons components, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement on Monday. “This morning (August 18th), Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel called Navy Captain Rich Dromerhauser aboard the US ship MV Cape Ray to […]

  • 11 January 2011

    An invention developed by scientists at defence giant British Aerospace is set to become the latest weapon against piracy in the waters off the east coast of Africa. A type of laser weapon which can be used against moving targets will emit a green shroud which forces would-be pirates to become disorientated and temporarily blind. […]

  • 16 March 2005

    The Navy has $3.7 billion in unfunded programs for the fiscal 2006 budget year, according to a

  • 23 July 2010

    Coastal communities in Lincolnshire are being protected from flooding as part of a £30m project. The Environment Agency is using a dredger to pump sand onto 20km (12.5 miles) of beaches. The aim of the Lincshore scheme is to raise beach levels to prevent waves going over the sea walls. The agency said it was […]

  • 26 April 2013

    In the wake of the recent announcement that laser weapons will be put on U.S. Navy ships, the need for reliable, high-voltage shipboard power has become a matter of national security, officials said at this week’s Electric Ship Technologies Symposium outside Washington, D.C. The Office of Naval Research (ONR)-sponsored event featured some of the world’s […]