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Tag: piracy threat

New maritime transit corridors in effect

security

The battle occurring in the southern Philippine city of Marawi between supporters of Islamic State and the Philippine’s government, has raised many fears for piracy, kidnapping and terrorism. SQE MARINE consulting company informs about the new security transit corridors which have been set in the aforementioned areas. 

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Combined Maritime Force discusses piracy issues in Dubai

piracy

Combined Maritime Force recently visited the Dubai-based UKMTO to discuss security issues with global maritime industry representatives, attending the Maritime Information Exchange Vessel Operators Meeting. MIEVOM is a valuable opportunity for merchant vessel owners to discuss ways to collaborate more closely with military naval officers to maintain safe seas and pirate-free waters off Somalia.

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US MARAD urges for vigilance in Gulf of Guinea

Africa

US MARAD issued a Maritime Advisory, providing guidance to U.S. flagged operators with vessels transiting the Gulf of Guinea. As pirates/ armed groups operating in the GoG region continue to carry out attacks on vessels, using automatic weapons, US MARAD strongly recommends operators to forward this Advisory to their ships.

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US MARAD issues warning for Sulu and Celebes Seas

recaap

The US Maritime Administration (MARAD) has issued warning concerning the US-flag vessels which transit the Sulu and Celebes Seas. In light of recent boardings and kidnappings for ransom in that area, ship operators are advised to remain vigilant and adhere to counter-piracy measures when transiting the area.

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Pirates kidnap eight crew from tug off Nigeria

robbers

According to IMB Piracy Reporting Centre, armed persons attacked and boarded an offshore tug, in Nigeria, on April 19th, kidnapped eight crew members and escaped. Another similar case was reported by IMB, on the same day, in Nigeria. Nine pirates in a skiff approached and fired upon a tanker underway.

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