Iran Repels Pirate Attack on Tankers in Gulf of Aden

The Iranian destroyer Alborz (72) seen in the rear of this undated photo (Tasnim Agency CC-by-SA 4 license) Speaking on television, the Commander of Iran’s Army Navy Rear Admiral Shahram Irani said that the Iranian Navy had once again successfully defended Iranian tankers from an attack by pirates in the Gulf of Aden. The admiral … Continue reading Iran Repels Pirate Attack on Tankers in Gulf of Aden

ReCAAP Reports Armed Robbery Persists in Singapore Strait

Armed robberies have increased in the Singapore Strait in 2021 (file photo) While global reports have indicated a strong overall decline in attacks and incidents against crews and their ships in 2021, cases of sea robberies, which in some cases are violent, persist in the Singapore Strait. While most of the cases involve the theft … Continue reading ReCAAP Reports Armed Robbery Persists in Singapore Strait

IMB: Piracy and Robbery are at Lowest Level in Nearly 30 Years

The Singapore Strait reported an increase in crimes in 2021 (file photo) Piracy and armed robberies of ships and their crews reached a nearly 30 year low during the first nine months of 2021, according to the latest update from the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB). The organization, which has been a single point of … Continue reading IMB: Piracy and Robbery are at Lowest Level in Nearly 30 Years

Armed Gang Boards Bulker in Apparent Search for Cocaine

File image When 20 new crewmembers signed on to the bulker Trudy at an anchorage off Normandy last week, they likely did not expect that they would be swept up in the aftermath of a drug bust - but on Monday morning, they had unwelcome visitors. The Trudy was intercepted and boarded by French police off Dunkirk … Continue reading Armed Gang Boards Bulker in Apparent Search for Cocaine

Royal Navy Joins Maritime Security Effort in the Gulf of Guinea

HMS Trent is being deployed to the Gulf of Guinea (Royal Navy photo) Royal Navy patrol ship HMS Trent is setting sail to the Gulf of Guinea to undertake security patrols and a mission to support allies in West Africa. Becoming the first Royal Navy vessel to operate in the area for three years, the deployment is … Continue reading Royal Navy Joins Maritime Security Effort in the Gulf of Guinea