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Petition to Release Vessel Master Arrested in Mexico over Drug Trafficking Charges

A petition has started, calling for the release of Captain Andrzej Lasota who was arrested by Mexican authorities in the port of Altamira on August the 5th, over alleged drug trafficking charges.

Nov 29 2019

Spanish Authorities Capture Narco-Sub, Seizing over 3 Tonnes of Cocaine in the Process

Spanish authorities have discovered what is thought to be the first-ever narco-sub to try and cross the Atlantic, seizing over a £100m worth of cocaine in the process.

Nov 28 2019

Mexican Navy Finds 120kg of Cocaine Stashed Inside Bulk Carrier at the Port of Altamira

The Mexican Navy has seized over 120kg of cocaine that had been smuggled on board the Bahamas-flagged Bulk Carrier, DELPHI RANGER on November the 21st upon its arrival on the port of Altamira.

Nov 26 2019

United States Coast Guard Intercepts Submersible Carrying over 12,000 Pounds of Cocaine

The United States Coast Guard  (USCG) Cutter, VALIANT intercepted a drug-carrying submersible while on routine patrol in the Eastern Pacific.

Sep 25 2019

Indian Coast Guard Seizes $42 Million Worth of Ketamine from Myanmarese Vessel

On September the 19th, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) intercepted a Myanmarese vessel transiting through the Nicobar Islands, seizing over $42 million in ketamine in the process.

Sep 24 2019

French Courts Sentence Ukrainian Seafarers to 8 Years in Prison over Drug Trafficking

The Lille Criminal Court sentenced nine Ukrainian seafarers to a substantial prison term and a joint fine of over €75 million over their involvement in drug trafficking.

Sep 12 2019

Authorities in South Africa Seize £4.6 Million worth of Cocaine from Containership

South African authorities seized more than R85 million (Approx. £4.6 Million) worth of drugs during a raid on a vessel docked at Port Elizabeth’s Ngqura Port.

Sep 11 2019

UK Authorities Seize Record-Breaking Amount of Heroin from a Maersk Containership at Felixstowe

British authorities have seized a record-breaking 1.3 tonnes of heroin from the Hong Kong-flagged Container Ship, MAERSK GIBRALTAR.

Sep 05 2019

MSC Gayane Released Following $50 Million Bail

The Liberian-flagged Containership, MSC Gayane has been released from US Custody, after its owner, Swiss-based Mediterranean Shipping Company, agreed to pay a bail of $50 million.

Jul 17 2019

US Suspends MSC Customs Status Following Massive Drug Bust

Following a second large drug bust aboard one of its vessels, the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has had its US custom status suspended.

Jun 27 2019

Spanish Authorities Seize General Cargo Ship Carrying Over 10 Tons of Hashish

Authorities in Spain have seized over 10 tons of Hashish from the Moldova-flagged General Cargo Ship, HELGA (ship name as reported by AIS: ELG) in the afternoon of June the 17th.

Jun 19 2019

16.5 Tons of Cocaine Seized from MSC Container Ship

Federal authorities in Philadelphia seized over 16.5 tons of Cocaine from the Liberian-flagged Container Ship, MSC GAYANE during the evening of June the 17th.

Jun 19 2019

Dutch Cargo Vessel Used as a Portable Meth Lab Starts Sinking During Raid

The Dutch Cargo vessel, Arsianco started sinking in the afternoon of May the 10th, while docked at the port of Moerdijk, Netherlands.

May 13 2019

12 Cruise Ship Passengers Arrested for Drug Smuggling

12 people have been arrested in Madeira, as part of an investigation into drug smuggling onboard the Panama-flagged Cruise Ship, MSC Opera.

Apr 02 2019

United States Coast Guard Offloads 27,000 Pounds of Cocaine in Miami

The United States Coast Guard offloaded more than 27,000 pounds of cocaine on March the 22nd at its Coast Guard Base in Miami Beach.

Mar 25 2019

Spanish Forces Raid Vessel in Atlantic, Confiscating 1.5 Tons of Cocaine

Spanish Special Operations Police (GEO) boarded a tugboat in the Atlantic Ocean, seizing over 1400 kilos of cocaine and arresting ten suspects in the process.

Oct 24 2018


Security 2.0 - Countering Pirates in the Age of Automation

Vlad I. Sutea
Intelligence Analyst

In order to remain competitive and efficient, the maritime sector is spearheading innovation in virtually all aspects related to seafaring. Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Digitalization will all come to play a major role in the Industry’s future. Regardless of where you stand on the human versus automation debate, the course is set for greater automation in shipping, and while traditional pirates are unlikely to trade their AK- 47s for keyboards,  existing crime syndicates operating in cyberspace are likely to spill over into the seven seas.

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