Police in Cape Verde confiscated 9.5 tons of cocaine that were discovered onboard the Panama-flagged general cargo ship, ESER on January the 31st.Learn More Feb 04 2019
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Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded while anchored at Lagos Anchorage, NigeriaLearn More Jan 14 2019
Over 25 kg of cocaine was found onboard Singapore-flagged containership, San Clemente, during an inspection in the port of Callao, Peru on December the 15th.Learn More Dec 19 2018
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution, after pirates attacked and boarded a vessel in the Gulf of Guinea.Learn More Dec 17 2018
Danish containership, Cap San Marco, was attacked and boarded by pirates, early in the morning of December the 2nd, as it was approaching the port of Santos, Brazil.Learn More Dec 03 2018
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution when sailing in the Gulf of Guinea; several vessels in the area have been attacked by an unknown number of pirates.Learn More Nov 23 2018
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked by pirates near the river Niger.Learn More Nov 12 2018
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel near Bonny Island, Nigeria.Learn More Nov 07 2018
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to board a vessel off the coast of Mozambique.Learn More Nov 05 2018
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution as a Merchant Vessel was approached by 3 suspicious boats near the straight of Bab-Al-Mandab. Crew and vessel are presumed safe.Learn More Nov 02 2018
The Philippine Coast Guard has issued warnings to vessels travelling in the Philippines, following reports indicating that the Abu Sayyaf militant pirate group (ASG) is planning to conduct kidnappings in the area.Learn More Oct 31 2018
Pirates boarded a containership sailing off the coast of Nigeria, capturing 11 crew members in the process, on the morning of October the 28th.Learn More Oct 30 2018
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates successfully hijacked a vessel sailing off the coast of Congo.Learn More Oct 29 2018
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.Learn More Oct 24 2018
Police in Sabah have reported killed two pirates as they tried to flee. It is believed the men were part of a group responsible for the kidnapping of two fishermen earlier this month.Learn More Sep 21 2018
Five men have been arrested on suspicion of smuggling after a significant quantity of cocaine was seized off a catamaran in the English Channel.Learn More Aug 31 2018
Authorities in Panama found 208 packages of drugs in the ventilation system of a containership in Panama on Saturday 5th May.Learn More May 08 2018
I. Vlad Sutea
As the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the open sea, the Strait of Hormuz is the world’s most important hydrocarbon chokepoint, accounting for almost 40 percent of global energy transport. While Iran has repeatedly threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz in the past, recent attacks in the adjacent waters have heightened fears of an Iranian blockade. Although the likelihood of armed conflict in the region remains low, the possible impact of hostilities is far too serious to ignore.
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