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Piracy & Security

Stay informed with the latest news, analysis and market insight on the piracy and security threats impacting the shipping industry; be proactive in adapting your organisation to meet new requirements and identify risks to your business model through our expert coverage

Box ports at forefront of growing drugs problem

Smugglers are diversifying the routes and tactics to bring narcotics to Europe. TT Club calls for greater awareness of the trade and the steps needed to counter it

Containers Europe

Heroic Idun leaves Nigeria

In addition to pleading guilty to charges, including oil theft, the crew agreed to pay conviction fines and restitution to the Nigerian government and make an apology in print and electronic media as well as in Lloyd’s List. After all these conditions were fulfilled, the vessel was released offshore Nigeria’s Atlantic Coast on May 27

Political Risk and Trade Piracy and Security

Eagle Bulk crew released after Gabon kidnap

US-based company says the crew is undergoing medical checks and will be repatriated and reunited with family in coming days 

Piracy and Security Crewing

Fragmented regulation now a top risk for shipping, ICS survey finds

Most respondents saw increased levels of risk, related to political and financial instability because of the conflict in Ukraine and rising inflation in many economies

Sustainability International Chamber of Shipping

Crew recovered after Gulf of Guinea kidnapping

The Liberia-flagged tanker was located five days after being boarded by armed attackers off Congo. Some crew members were kidnapped when the ship was abandoned

Piracy and Security Crewing

Piracy and maritime crime incidents on the increase

There has been a shift to armed robbery attacks against vessels in territorial waters, while hijackings and crew kidnappings have become less common

Piracy and Security Asia Pacific

Greece shipping ministry ‘warned of Iran risk’ days before tanker hijack

Warning provoked exodus of ‘unusually high number of Greek-flagged vessels’ from Middle East Gulf region, claims maritime security company Ambrey

Iran Greece

Three seafarers missing from bulker boarded off Gabon

Although there has been three incidents in the Gulf of Guinea in quick succession there is no indication that random vessels will be targeted in the coming months

Gabon Dry Bulk

US seizure of Iran cargo on Greek tanker behind Advantage Sweet hijack

Details have emerged that Empire Navigation’s Suez Rajan is now sailing for the US with shipowner Stamatis Molaris co-operating with government authorities based there, after loading Iran-origin cargo off southeast Malaysia earlier this month

United States Iran

Vessel fired on off Yemen as security tensions rise

Monitoring group reports an unidentified vessel came under fire less than 24 hours after Iran’s navy seized a tanker destined for Houston

Yemen Piracy and Security

Marine underwriters list Sudan as high-risk area after Joint War Committee meeting

Ships calling at Sudan have additional war-risk premiums added to insurance costs

Sudan Insurance
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