SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
2018
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2018
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Security

Singapore meeting boosts efforts against Asian piracy

recaap isc

ReCAAP ISC, the first regional government-to-government agreement against piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia, held its first capacity building activity for 2018 with 19 senior officers from 17 countries arriving in Singapore to take stock of the current situation and discuss the roadmap ahead.

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Tanker goes missing off West Africa

tanker goes missing off west africa

Union Maritime released a statement in which it informs that its vessel, MT Barrett, a tanker which was at anchor off Benin, West Africa has not been heard from since late on Tuesday 9th January. The company alerted the local authorities on Wednesday and is now exploring all possible options and efforts as it monitor the situation.

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Houthis to block Red Sea shipping lane

houthis to block red sea

While no detailed information were given on how Houthis will conduct such a move, the Bab al-Mandab strait, the part where Red Sea meets the Gulf of Aden in the Arabian Sea, is only 20 km wide, thus making many ships easy targets. If no solution is found, a block of the international navigation in the Red Sea is possible.

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Hellenic forces seize freighter smuggling explosive cargo

smuggling explosives to libya

The Hellenic Coast Guard seized the Tanzania-flagged cargo ship 'Andromeda', after it found 29 containers with explosives, detonators and other equipment in Greek waters. The ship was sailing in the sea area of the southern island of Crete, was also carrying eleven LPG tanks, that upon investigation, were found empty.

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ReCAAP ISC: Tug boat robbed off Bangladesh

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In its weekly report, the ReCAAP ISC informed of an incident involving the tug boat 'Crest Spartan 8', while underway approximately 13 nm west of Kutubdia Island, Bangladesh. While the tug boat towing barge was underway to Maishakali, the Second Officer spotted a small boat approaching the barge.

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