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Dutch Cargo Ship Sinks, 1 Seafarer Presumed Dead

Dutch-flagged cargo ship, Cardium sank while sailing through the Western Scheldt near Vlissingen, Netherlands in the afternoon of March 9th.

Mar 11 2019

Fire Erupts on Indonesian Ferry

A fire erupted onboard a ferry at approximately 18:45 LT in the evening of February the 7th, as the ship was transiting through the Sunda Strait, Indonesia.

Feb 08 2019

Cameroon Militia Releases Eastern Pacific Crude Oil Tanker

Eastern Pacific Shipping issued a statement on the 6th of February, announcing the release of their Aframax-class crude oil tanker, Barents Sea.

Feb 07 2019

Japanese Fishing Boat Seized By Russia

Russian authorities have seized a Japanese crab fishing boat for allegedly fishing illegally in Russia’s exclusive economic zone.

Feb 06 2019

Private Militia Seizes Oil Tanker in Cameroon

Singapore-flagged Aframax-class crude oil tanker, BARENTS SEA, was seized by a private militia in Cameroon.

Feb 04 2019

Fire Erupts Onboard Containership

A fire erupted on the Singapore-flagged containership, APL Vancouver, during the early morning hours of January the 31st, same 4 nautical miles off Cape La, Vung Ro, Vietnam.

Feb 01 2019

Oil Product Tanker Capsizes in Malaysia

St Kitts and Nevis-flagged oil product tanker, Sea Frontier, capsized near Tanjung Penyusop, Malaysia, in the evening of January the 30th.

Jan 31 2019

BREAKING - Pirates Board Vessel at Jingtang Anchorage, China

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after an attempted robbery took place at Jingtang Anchorage, China.

Jan 31 2019

Crane Collapses onto Containership in Vancouver Port

A crane collapsed onto the Panama-flagged containership, EVER SUMMIT, at approximately 09:00 LT in the morning of January the 28th while the vessel was docked at the Global Container Terminal in Vancouver.

Jan 30 2019

Merchant Vessel Capsizes in Malaysia

Malaysian-flagged merchant vessel, Bahagia Maju sank in the morning of January the 29th, some eight nautical miles off the Sungari Rajang estuary, Malaysia.

Jan 30 2019

BREAKING - Pirates Rob Vessel Anchored at Abidjan Anchorage, Ivory Coast

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while anchored off Abidjan Anchorage, Ivory Coast.

Jan 30 2019

Hapag-Lloyd Declares General Average on Yantian Express

Hapag-Lloyd has declared general average on its fire-stricken boxship, Yantian Express.

Jan 29 2019

More Information on the Three Pirate Attacks that Occurred Last Week off the Coast of Nigeria

New information has come to light, in regard to the three pirate attacks that occurred within the space of 24 hours off the coast of Nigeria.

Jan 29 2019

Vessel Explosion in Turkey - 2 Dead, 11 Injured

An explosion occurred aboard the Hong Kong-flagged, Aframax class crude oil tanker, LR2 Poseidon, killing two workers, and injuring another 11.

Jan 29 2019

Tanker Collision in the Baltic Sea

Two tankers collided in the Baltic Sea, near Rugen, Germany, at approximately 03:00 UTC, during the early morning hours of January the 25th.

Jan 28 2019

BREAKING - Third Vessel Attacked Near Brass Terminal Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked while transiting through the Gulf of Guinea.

Jan 28 2019

Authorities Search for Missing Seafarer

The Philippine Coast Guard has launched a search for a seafarer that went missing near the city of Laguindingan on the 15th of January.

Jan 23 2019

Ferry Capsizes in South India, 8 Dead, 1 Missing

Eight people died and at least one is missing after a ferry boat capsized while transiting through the south Indian state of Karnataka, on January the 21st.

Jan 23 2019

Dutch Cargo Ship Collides with Finnish Icebreaker

Dutch-flagged freighter, FWN Solide, collided with the Finnish icebreaker, Kontio, on approach to the port of Oulu, Finland, during the early morning hours of January the 22nd.

Jan 23 2019

USCG Apprehends Three Stowaways on Containership off the Coast of Miami

The crew of the Antigua-flagged container ship, Diana J, found three stowaways onboard, as the vessel was approaching the port of Miami, in the late evening of January the 15th.

Jan 22 2019

Cargo Vessel Sinks in Taiwan Strait

Chinese flagged cargo ship, Zhong Xing 689, reportedly sank while sailing through the Taiwan Strait, in the early morning hours of January 21st.

Jan 22 2019

Vessel Sinks in Russian Port

Russian tug, Priboy, sank in the port of Temryuk in the Azov Sea, at approximately 9 am in the morning of January the 17th.

Jan 21 2019

BREAKING - Pirates Board Vessel Anchored at Apapa-Lagos Secure Anchorage, Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded while anchored at Apapa-Lagos Secure Anchorage, Nigeria

Jan 18 2019

Hapag-Lloyd Releases Another Statement in Regards to the Yantian Express Fire

Hapag-Lloyd has issued another statement on January 17th, as to the container fire that still rages onboard the Yantian Express.

Jan 18 2019

Environmental Disaster in Brazil - Ship Owner Faces Potential £10 Million Fine

A large spill was detected in the port of Santos, Brazil. The spill, which local authorities believe to be fertiliser-based, allegedly originated from the Cyprus-flagged bulk carrier, Rook.

Jan 17 2019

BREAKING - Vessel Robbed While Anchored at Ciwandan Anchorage, Indonesia

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while anchored at Ciwandan Anchorage, Indonesia.

Jan 17 2019

LPG Tanker collides with Fishing Boat, 3 Dead, 2 Missing

Panama-flagged LPG Tanker, Koeta, collided with a fishing vessel in the East China Sea, at approximately 04:30 am local time, in the morning of January the 11th.

Jan 14 2019

13 Containers Fall From NSB Vessel into Kaohsiung Port

13 Containers fell overboard from a container ship docked at Taiwan’s Kaohsiung port in the afternoon of January the 9th.

Jan 11 2019

Investigation into the Collision Between RoRo Ulysse and CSL Virginia Reveals Human Error.

The investigation into the collision that occurred last October off the coast of Corsica, involving the RoRo Ulysse and the CSL Virginia, has officially concluded.

Jan 10 2019

Sincerity ACE Being Towed to Japan as Panama Opens Investigation into Incident

Towing operations have begun for Sincerity Ace, the Panama-flagged car carrier that caught on fire on New Years’ Eve.

Jan 10 2019

MSC Intensifies North Sea Cleanup - 43 Containers Remain to be Found

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) in cooperation with relevant authorities has managed to locate 238 of the 281 containers that fell off the MSC Zoe on January the 2nd.

Jan 09 2019

UPDATE - 2 - Pirates Kidnap Seafarers off the Coast of Benin

An update on the kidnapping that took place off the coast of Benin on January the 2nd.

Jan 09 2019

Fire Erupts on Board Turkish RoRo Vessel

A fire erupted on board the Turkish-flagged Ro-Ro cargo vessel, Qezban, while the ship was transiting through the Dardanelles, in the evening of January the 8th.

Jan 09 2019

Oil Carrier Disappears in the Java Sea

Crude palm oil carrier, Namse Bangdzod, was declared missing while transiting through the Java Sea, on December the 28th.

Jan 08 2019

Cargo Ship Sinks in the Black Sea, 6 Dead

Panama-flagged general cargo ship, VOLGO-BALT 214, sank while transiting through the Black Sea, some 80 nautical miles off Samsun, Turkey, in the morning of January the 7th.

Jan 08 2019

Ship Captain Dies During Cargo Ship Collision

A Vietnamese cargo ship collided with a Panama-flagged bulk carrier in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam on the Evening of January the 7th.

Jan 07 2019

Massive Fuel Spill from Maersk Vessel During Bunkering Operations

A massive fuel spill has occurred, during the process of refuelling the Danish-flagged containership, Maersk Gateshead, while the vessel was docked at the Kwai Tsing Container Terminal in Hong Kong, early in the morning of January the 6th.

Jan 07 2019

Crew Abandons Burning Container Ship

Hapag-Lloyd’s German-flagged containership, Yantian Express, caught on fire approximately 650 nautical miles off the east coast of Canada on January the 3rd.

Jan 07 2019

Cargo Ship Swallowed by Fire in Turkey

Togo-flagged dry cargo vessel, MARK, caught on fire while anchored at Pendik, near Istanbul’s southern coast, at approximately 6:20 am local time (GMT 0320) in the morning of January the 4th.

Jan 04 2019

Chinese Fishing Carrier Runs Aground in Marshall Islands

Chinese-flagged commercial fishing carrier, Ou Ya Leng 6, ran aground on Taka Atoll in the Marshall Islands, approximately 180 nautical miles northeast of Kwajalein, in the afternoon of January the 2nd.

Jan 04 2019

BREAKING - UPDATE - Pirates Kidnap Seafarers off the Coast of Benin

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel had its crew kidnapped while sailing off the Coast of Benin.

Jan 03 2019

Ultra-large Containership Loses 270 Containers

Panama-registered ultra-large containership, MSC Zoe, lost approximately 270 containers while sailing through rough North Sea weather, in the evening of January the 1st.

Jan 03 2019

Crew Abandons Burning Car Carrier - 3 Confirmed Dead, 2 Missing

A fire erupted on board the Panamanian-flagged car carrier, Sincerity ACE, approximately 1800 nautical miles northwest of Hawaii, in the morning of December the 31st.

Jan 02 2019

Oil Tanker Explosion Off the Coast of Cyprus

Maltese-flagged oil tanker, Athlos, caught on fire and ran aground near the southern coast of Cyprus, at approximately 9:30am local time, in the morning of Saturday the 29th of December.

Dec 31 2018

Bulgarian Authorities Seize Libyan Vessel

Armed militants boarded the Libyan-flagged crude oil tanker, BADR, while it was anchored off Burgas, Bulgaria, and forced its crew to disembark the vessel, in the afternoon of December the 22nd.

Dec 28 2018

Container Ships Collide in Chinese Port

Two container ships collided in Nansha port, Guangzhou, China, at approximately 12:20pm local time, in the afternoon of December the 26th.

Dec 27 2018

Cargoship Sinks – 2 Dead, 1 Missing

Palau-flagged Cargo Ship, AMANDA, capsized and sank at approximately 2pm local time on December the 25th, 3 nautical miles east of Tanjung Sepang, Malaysia.

Dec 26 2018

Special Forces Raid Vessel Hijacked by Migrants

A group of migrant stowaways who threatened the crew of a containership headed to Essex, have been arrested by British authorities in the evening of December the 21st.

Dec 23 2018

Abducted Crew Released by Pirates

The crew of the Pomerania Sky, the Libyan-flagged containership that was attacked in late October by pirates off the coast of Nigeria, has been finally released.

Dec 20 2018

Fire Erupted Aboard General Cargo Ship in Indonesia

Fire erupted onboard the Mongolian-flagged, general cargo ship, Aventador, at approximately 07:30 am on December the 15th.

Dec 18 2018

Russian Cargo Ship Runs Aground in Cornwall

Russian cargo ship, Kuzma Minin, has run aground off a beach in Cornwall at approximately 5:40 am on December the 18th.

Dec 18 2018

BREAKING - Kidnapping of Four Seafarers in Malaysia

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution, after the potential kidnapping of four seafarers in Malaysia.

Dec 17 2018

BREAKING - Pirates Attack Vessel Traversing Through The Gulf of Guinea

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked off the Coast of Nigeria.

Dec 17 2018

Yemeni Factions Agree on a Ceasefire

Diplomats representing the Houthi Rebels and a Saudi-led delegation representing the Yemeni government coalition have agreed on a ceasefire in the port city of Hodeidah.

Dec 14 2018

Greek Shipping Company Fined $2MN USD for Dumping Oily Waste at Sea

Piraeus-based Greek Shipping Company, Navimax Corporation, a subsidiary of Greek shipowner Navios Maritime Holdings Inc., has been fined $2,000,000 USD by a federal district court judge in the United states for discharging oily waste at sea.

Dec 14 2018

Indian Navy Patrol Vessel Seizes Cache of Weapons from Boat off the Coast of Somalia

An Indian Navy Patrol vessel, which has been deployed on an anti-piracy operation in the Gulf of Aden, has seized a cache of weapons that includes assault rifles, machine guns and ammunition, from a boat off the coast of Somalia on December the 7th.

Dec 13 2018

Captain of Shipping Tanker Arrested for Exceeding Alcohol Limit

The Captain of a chemical tanker was sentenced and lost his position as Master, after having been found drinking aboard the vessel, moments before the vessel was due to depart Port Taranaki, NZ on the evening of December the 11th.

Dec 13 2018

BREAKING - Suspicious Approach Near Bab-El-Mandeb Strait

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was approached by several skiffs near the strait of Bab-El-Mandeb.

Dec 13 2018

Cruise Ship Officer Found Dead in Cabin

A young officer working onboard the cruise ship, Celebrity Millennium, has been found dead on Thursday, December 6th.

Dec 11 2018

Saipem Hit by Cyber Attack

Italian oil services company, Saipem SPA, has identified a cyber-attack on their servers, originating from Chennai, India.

Dec 11 2018

Chinese Freighter Sinks - One Dead, One Missing

Chinese-flagged freighter, Rui Xing Lun, sank in the Bohai sea, northwest of Weifang, Shandong province, in the afternoon of December the 8th at approximately 16:00 Beijing time.

Dec 10 2018

Vessel Sinks Following Collision

Two Vessels collided in the early morning of December the 10th, in the coastal waters between Indonesia and Singapore. As a result of the collision, one of the vessels sank, badly injuring the crew in the process.

Dec 10 2018

BREAKING - Pirates Attack Vessel off the Coast of Malaysia

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked off the Coast of Malaysia.

Dec 10 2018

Weekly Piracy Security Report - December 7th

Weekly Piracy Security Report – December 1st to December 7th

Dec 07 2018

BREAKING - Pirates Board and Rob Vessel in Indonesia

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded and robbed while anchored at Merak Anchorage, Indonesia.

Dec 07 2018

15 Migrants Die After Boat Capsizes Off the Coast of Libya

Fifteen migrants have died off the coast of Libya, after spending more than 12 days at sea without food or water.

Dec 06 2018

BREAKING - Pirates Board Vessel and Assault Crew in Conakry Anchorage

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded while docked at Conakry Anchorage, Guinea.

Dec 05 2018

Automated Shipping Takes a Giant Leap Forward

Rolls-Royce and Wartsila both have announced successful dock-to-dock navigation tests using ferries equipped with their respective navigation systems.

Dec 04 2018

Two Cargo Ships Damaged While Manoeuvring Near the Black Sea

Two vessels were damaged while manoeuvring through the Kerch Strait. The incident occurred at approximately half past midnight on the evening of November the 30th.

Dec 03 2018

Pirates Attack Containership off the Coast of Brazil - Authorities Discover Over 400 Kilos of Cocaine Onboard

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.

Dec 03 2018

RoRo Vessel Catches On Fire - 135 Rescued, 3 Missing

Indonesian-flagged passenger RoRo vessel, Gerbang Samudra I, caught on fire, early in the morning of December the 2nd.

Dec 03 2018

BREAKING - Pirates Attack Multiple Vessels off the Coast of Nigeria

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.

Nov 23 2018

Italy Calls for Seizure of Migrant Rescue Vessel

Italian authorities have called for the seizure of the migrant rescue vessel, Aquarius, for allegedly dumping over 24 tons of potentially toxic waste in Italian ports.

Nov 22 2018

French Navy Vessel Saves Seafarers from Sinking Ship

French Navy Frigate, Cassard, successfully rescued twelve seafarers from a sinking asphalt-bitumen tanker in the Persian Gulf, in the late morning of November the 20th.

Nov 22 2018

UPDATE: Migrants Forcibly Removed From Vessel

The remaining 77 migrants that had refused to disembark the Nivin, were forcibly removed when Libyan authorities raided the vessel on the evening of November 20th.

Nov 21 2018

Oil Tanker Runs Aground, Destroying Over 13 Vessels in the Process

Panama-flagged oil tanker, Tradewind Legend, went out of control destroying several vessels in the process, as it was entering Paramaribo port in Suriname, in the afternoon of November 19.

Nov 21 2018

Cargo Ship Caught on Fire and Subsequently Abandoned

Turkish Cargo Ship, Kilic 1, caught on fire in the evening of November 20th, approximately 8 nautical miles southeast of Cape Matapan, near the southern coast of Greece.

Nov 21 2018

Missing Argentine Submarine Found a Year Later

A missing Argentine submarine has been found, a year and a day after it disappeared with 44 crew members onboard.

Nov 20 2018

Sinking of Offshore Support Vessel Prompts Rescue

15 people had to be rescued, when the offshore support vessel, RAM XVIII, began to take on water, early in the morning of November the 18th.

Nov 20 2018

Activists Board Tanker Off the Coast of Spain

A team of Greenpeace activists boarded the Cayman-flagged oil tanker, Stolt Tenacity, in the morning of November the 17th.

Nov 20 2018

Cargo Ship Ran Aground in Greece

Albanian-flagged general cargo ship, Koravi, ran aground at approximately 20:00 UTC on November the 15th , while sailing through the southeast coast of Greece.

Nov 19 2018

Chinese Cargo Ship Sinks

Chinese Cargo Ship, Hongtai16, sank in the afternoon of November the 17th in the South China sea, near the eastern coast of the Guangdong province.

Nov 19 2018

BREAKING - Pirates Boarded Vessel Off Lagos, Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded off Lagos, Nigeria.

Nov 19 2018

Weekly Piracy Security Report - November 16th

Weekly Piracy Security Report - Events Reported from November 10th to November 16th

Nov 16 2018

Japanese and South Korean Vessels Collide in the Sea of Japan

A Japanese and a South Korean fishing trawler collided in the Sea of Japan, in the morning of November the 15th.

Nov 16 2018

Cargo Ships Collide in the North Sea

Two general cargo ships collided in the North Sea, northwest of Borkum Island, Germany, at approximately 20:30 hours (UTC), in the evening of November the 15th.

Nov 16 2018

ONGOING: Migrants Still Refuse to Release Vessel

The migrants that have barricaded themselves within the Ro-Ro vessel Nivin over the past five days, still refuse to leave the ship.

Nov 15 2018

Seafarer Dies After Being Crushed by Container

A crewman aboard the Bermuda-flagged, German containership, Francop, died in an accident that took place during cargo operations, early in the morning of November 14th.

Nov 15 2018

REPORT - Suspected Pirate Approach in the Horn of Africa

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was approached by pirates at the Horn of Africa

Nov 15 2018

UPDATE - Norwegian Navy Frigate Sinks Following Collision

Royal Norwegian Navy Frigate, Helge Ingstad, has now almost completely sank, following a collision with an oil tanker on November the 8th.

Nov 14 2018

Two Workers Die In Confined Space Accident

Two dock workers died from poisoning while onboard the Panama-flagged general cargo ship, American Bulker, early in the morning of November 13th.

Nov 14 2018

Space X to Launch Pirate-Tracking Satellites Into Space

Space X is trying to break yet another record by simultaneously launching over 71 small satellites into orbit. Part of the mission, which goes by the name of SSO-A and will be launched on November 19, will be to carry 3 satellites into space that will be used to track illegal activities such as sea piracy, illegal fishing and smuggling.

Nov 13 2018

Three Crewmen Die Aboard Japanese Cargo Vessel

Three crewmen died while aboard the Panama-flagged merchant vessel, Apollo Kita, after losing consciousness due to oxygen deprivation in the ship’s cargo hold.

Nov 13 2018

Migrants Seize Vessel In The Mediterranean

Over 90 migrants onboard the Panama-flagged RoRo Vessel, Nivin, are refusing to disembark the ship, bringing vessel operations to a standstill.

Nov 13 2018

Fire Erupts on Bulker

Fire erupted on the Indonesian-flagged Handysize Bulk Carrier, Golden Ocean, early on the morning of November 10th.

Nov 12 2018

Russian Cargo Ship Sinks in Kamchatka

Russian General Cargo Ship, Anatoliy Krasheninnikov, sank shortly after 8 am, on the morning of November 9th.

Nov 12 2018

BREAKING - Pirates Attack Vessel Off the Coast of Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked by pirates  near the river Niger.

Nov 12 2018

Four Fishermen Rescued From Capsized Vessel

Four fishermen have been rescued after their fishing vessel capsized in the English Channel due to strong gale winds, in the afternoon of November 7th.

Nov 09 2018

BREAKING - Pirate Attack in the Philippines

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked by pirates in the Philippines.

Nov 08 2018

Norwegian Navy Frigate Collides with Tanker

A Norwegian Navy frigate collided with an oil tanker at approximately 3:00 UTC on November the 8th.

Nov 08 2018

At Least 17 Migrants Died Crossing Into Spain In the Last 24 Hours

At least 17 migrants have died in the last 24 hours, while attempting to cross from Morocco to Spain.

Nov 07 2018

BREAKING - Vessel Robbed Off the Coast of Indonesia

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a vessel off the coast of Indonesia.

Nov 07 2018

Vessel Aground on Breakwater in Iceland

Cement Carrier Fjordvik ran aground on the breakwater of Helgvik Port, in the evening of November 3rd.

Nov 06 2018

BREAKING - Vessel Attacked in Gulf of Guinea

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to board a vessel in the Gulf of Guinea.

Nov 06 2018

BREAKING - Attempted Boarding Off the Coast of Mozambique

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to board a vessel off the coast of Mozambique.

Nov 05 2018

Iranian Tankers Go Dark in Order to Avoid Newly Imposed Sanctions

As the United States reinstate the Embargo against Iran, Iranian Freighters have chosen to switch off their transponders in an effort to avoid international tracking systems

Nov 05 2018

Three-vessel Collision at Kaohsiung Port, Taiwan

A collision occurred between a containership and two tanker vessels early in the morning of November 3rd, in Kaohsiung Port, Taiwan.

Nov 05 2018

Containership Collides and Sinks Fishing Boat in the Baltic Sea

Containership BEGONIA S, collided with the Polish-chartered fishing vessel, Mietus II, late in the evening of November the 3rd, sinking it in the process.

Nov 05 2018

ADVISORY - Another Suspicious Approach Off the Coast of Yemen

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution when sailing through Bab El Mandeb; a 2nd vessel has been approached by suspicious skiffs. Vessel and crew safe.

Nov 04 2018

Australian Based Shipbuilder Hit by Cyber Attack

Australian based shipbuilder Austral, confirmed last night that its management system had been targeted by a cyber-attack.

Nov 02 2018

UPDATE - Vessel Hijacked on October the 29th - Released

Update on the status of the vessel that was hijacked by pirates off the coast of Congo on October the 29th. Vessel has been released and is now safe.

Nov 02 2018

ADVISORY - Suspicious Approach Off the Coast of Yemen

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.

Nov 02 2018

More Than a Quarter of Seafarers Seeking Support Are Affected by Piracy

The Sailors’ Society’s Crisis Response Network (CRN), provided support to its 100th case this week. According to CRN, piracy, along with death at sea and abandonment, accounted for over 59% of those cases, with piracy being the leading cause for seeking support for over 26% of those supported.

Nov 01 2018

Passenger Ferry Crashes Into Barcelona Port Causing Massive Fire

A passenger ferry crashed into a loading crane at the port of Barcelona, early in the morning of October 31th , causing an enormous fire in the process.

Nov 01 2018

Russia’s Only Aircraft Carrier Damaged While Docked – Four Injured, One Missing

Russia’s only aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, was damaged when the floating dry dock she was being held in collapsed, in the early morning of October 30th.

Nov 01 2018

ESSCOM on Alert - High Risk of Kidnappings in the Philippines

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.

Oct 31 2018

EU NAVFOR Destroys Pirate Whaler

In the morning of October the 28th, the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) successfully seized and destroyed a vessel that had been used by Somali pirates to attack the M.V KSL Sydney earlier this month.

Oct 31 2018

Nigerian Groups Oppose SNEPCO Supply Base Relocation

A coalition of Nigerian groups are opposing the potential relocation of the Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production Company (SNEPCO) supply base from Onne to Lagos.

Oct 31 2018

Crew of the Swiss Cargo Ship ‘Glarus’ Released

The 12 crew members of the Swiss cargo ship, MV Glarus, who were originally kidnapped in Nigeria in mid-September, were released on the 26th of October according to Swiss authorities.

Oct 30 2018

Pirates Board Ship Off the Coast of Nigeria – 11 Crew Kidnapped

Pirates boarded a containership sailing off the coast of Nigeria, capturing 11 crew members in the process, on the morning of October the 28th.

Oct 30 2018

UPDATE - More Details on the Vessel Hijacking

More details coming in on the vessel hijacking that took place on October the 29th off the coast of Congo.

Oct 30 2018

BREAKING - UPDATE - Vessel Hijacked Off the Coast of Congo

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates successfully hijacked a vessel sailing off the coast of Congo.

Oct 29 2018

#BREAKING - Two Vessels Attacked Off the Coast of Congo

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked two vessels travelling off the coast of Congo.

Oct 29 2018

#BREAKING - 2nd Vessel Attacked near Bonny Island, Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel near Bonny Island, Nigeria. This marks the 2nd attack in Bonny within 48 hours.

Oct 28 2018

ARX Maritime Announces Partnership with Sinwa

ARX Maritime are excited to announce a newly formed partnership between ARX and Sinwa.

Oct 26 2018

#BREAKING - Vessel Attacked near Bonny Island, Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel near Bonny Island, Nigeria.

Oct 26 2018

#UPDATE - Damaged Containership CLS Virginia Finally Allowed to Set Sail

After having spent almost three weeks anchored off Cape Corsica, following a collision with a Tunisian-flagged RoRo, damaged boxship CLS Virginia has finally been given clearance to depart.

Oct 26 2018

Tug Capsizes in India. Six Rescued – One Missing.

One person missing, after a tug capsized during the trial run of a new Ro-Pax vessel in India.

Oct 26 2018

Search for 42 Sunken Containers Resumes

Efforts have resumed in Newcastle to locate the 42 sunken shipping containers from the YM Efficiency, in an attempt to ensure safe paths for fishing trawlers.

Oct 25 2018

South Korea Expands Drone Use to Monitor Illegal Fishing

South Korea plans to expand its use of drones in order to monitor marine littering, and illegal fishing taking place in the country’s waters.

Oct 24 2018

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

#ADVISORY - Pirate Attack Off the Coast of Congo

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel off the coast of Pointe Noire, Congo.

Oct 23 2018

#Update - Switzerland Opens Investigation into MV Glarus Hijacking in the Midst of Ongoing Ransom Negotiations

With ransom negotiations still ongoing, Basel’s public prosecutor has opened an investigation into the kidnappings of the 12 missing crew members of the bulk carrier Glarus.

Oct 22 2018

Three Sailors Killed, and Eight Poisoned Aboard Iranian Freighter.

A mass poisoning took place aboard the Iranian freighter Nazmehr, leaving three dead and eight hospitalised.

Oct 22 2018

24 Recorded Deaths in Beaching Yards in South Asia in 2018

9 injuries and over 24 deaths during the first 3 quarters of 2018 in beaching yards in South Asia, according to data from NGO sources.

Oct 19 2018

More Details on the Attack off the Coast of Somalia on the 16th

More details coming in, on the attack that took place off the coast of Somalia, on October the 16th.

Oct 19 2018

US Coast Guard Seizes 2000 pounds of Cocaine, Off The Coast of Puerto Rico

Following the interdiction of a go-fast vessel, the US Coast Guard (USCG) and Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) seized over 2000 pounds of cocaine, estimated at 30 million dollars, off the coast of Luquillo, Puerto Rico.

Oct 18 2018

#Advisory Attempted Boarding Off The Coast of Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to board a vessel off the coast of Lagos, Nigeria.

Oct 18 2018

Corpus Christi Port Breaks Tonnage Record

The port of Corpus Christi appears to be largely unaffected by the continuing Trade War between the United States and China. Over 79.3 million tons of goods were shipped in and out of the port in the first nine months of 2018, surpassing the previous record of 77.9 million tons established back in 2015.

Oct 17 2018

Collision between Containership and RoRo Successfully Disentangled

After five days of entanglement, the Tunisian flagged RoRo Ulysse, and the Cypriot CLS Virginia have finally disentangled.

Oct 16 2018

#BREAKING Injured Sailor Stranded During Golden Globe Race Rescued

A sailor stranded in the Indian Ocean has been rescued after a major multi-national operation.

Sep 24 2018

#UPDATE Vessel Released but Crew on Swiss Ship Still Held by Pirates

Confirmation has come in that the Swiss vessel attacked by pirates off Nigeria has been released. The 12 kidnapped crew members are still being held by pirates.

Sep 24 2018

Major Rescue Mission Underway to Save Stranded Sailor

Several nations are involved in a major search and rescue operation to save an injured Indian sailor who is taking part in the Golden Globe round-the-world race.

Sep 24 2018

#BREAKING Vessel Under Attack Off the Coast of Bonny, Nigeria

A vessel is currently under attack by pirates off Bonny, Nigeria. Seafarers are warned to avoid the area.

Sep 22 2018

Borneo Police Shoot Dead 2 Pirates Suspected of Kidnapping Fishermen

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.

Sep 21 2018

Over 200 Feared Dead after Ferry Capsizes in Tanzania

It is feared more than 200 people could have drowned after a ferry capsized in Tanzania last night.

Sep 21 2018

#ADVISORY Vessel Boarded in Lagos Anchorage

Seafarers are advised to transit with extra caution around Lagos Anchorage after a merchant vessel was boarded by pirates in Lagos anchorage yesterday.

Sep 21 2018

US Blacklists Russian Ships For Violating N.Korea Sanctions

US officials have blacklisted 6 Russian cargo ships for violation of North Korea sanctions.

Sep 20 2018

Fire on Norwegian Freighter

A major search and rescue operation is underway after a fire broke out on a Norwegian freighter.

Sep 20 2018

#ADVISORY Vessel Attacked by Pirates in Gulf of Guinea This Morning

Seafarers are advised to exercise extreme caution after a merchant vessel was attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea earlier this morning.

Sep 17 2018

Anthrax Fears on Livestock Carrier

A livestock carrier known to have transported anthrax infected animals on its last transit, was forced to stop unexpectedly at a port in Turkey, sparking fears that the infection would spread onshore.

Sep 14 2018

Yemeni Navy Seizes Houthi Vessel Full of Explosives

The UAE-backed Yemeni Navy claims to have intercepted a vessel booby-trapped with explosives. They believe the vessel was launched by Houthis rebels.

Sep 12 2018

BIMCO Security Boss Warns More Needs to be Done to Harden Vessels Against Piracy

The Head of Maritime Security at BIMCO has spoken to trade press and warned that existing standards of vessel hardening are inviting pirates to attack.

Sep 11 2018

Navy Deployed in Nigeria to Protect Oil Region

The Nigerian Navy have been deployed to the Niger Delta region to protect key oil installations and increase their presence in the West African maritime domain.

Sep 05 2018

Smugglers Arrested and Cocaine Seized Off Vessel in English Channel

Five men have been arrested on suspicion of smuggling after a significant quantity of cocaine was seized off a catamaran in the English Channel.

Aug 31 2018

Hundreds of Weapons Seized Off Vessel in Gulf of Aden

Hundreds of weapons were found on a sailboat in the Gulf of Aden during a routine check by the US Navy.

Aug 30 2018

Criminal Investigation Launched into Duck Boat Sinking

Federal prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into the sinking of the Stretch Duck 7. The investigation involves the captains of both duck boats on the water at Branson, Missouri, on the day that the incident took place.

Aug 30 2018

2 Crew Members Severely Injured After Being Hit by Waves

2 seafarers had to be medevaced from a bulk carrier in Rotterdam after being injured by waves.

Aug 30 2018

French and British Seafarers Clash in Channel

An escalating battle has begun between French and British fishermen in the English Channel. The dispute saw 5 large British boats take on 40 French fishing vessels this week.

Aug 30 2018

Over 1000 Caught in Passenger Ferry Fire

Over 1000 people were on board when a fire broke out on a passenger ferry en route to Chania, Greece.

Aug 30 2018

Severe Disruption Predicted as Greek Seamen Strike on Monday

Greek seamen have confirmed they will strike on Monday after a meeting over crew wages failed to reach an agreement.

Aug 29 2018

Authorities in Africa Vow to Tackle Rise in Piracy

Top officials and governing bodies in Africa have joined together in a pledge to tackle the rising level of piracy in the region.

Aug 27 2018

#BREAKING 7 Ships Stranded and Rescue Operations on Hold in Taiwan Storm

Storms have left seven ships stranded off the coast of Taiwan, outside the Kaohsiung Port.

Aug 24 2018

Maersk Breaks World Record for Highest Cargo Load

Maersk has set the world record for the highest cargo load on a single containership. The vessel was loaded with 19,038 TEU, breaking the 19,000 mark for the first time.

Aug 24 2018

#UPDATE Missing Tanker Found Off Gabon

A Panama-flagged oil tanker that went missing on the 14th August has been found.

Aug 24 2018

4 Men Kidnapped by Armed Pirates have been Found in Thailand

4 Malaysian men who were abducted by pirates have been found safe in Thailand. The men were part of a crew of 11 fishermen who were attacked on board 2 vessels off Pulau Langgun.

Aug 21 2018

#ADVISORY Vessel Boarded near Onne Port, Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel is reported to have been boarded by intruders in the region of Port Harcourt and Bonny.

Aug 21 2018

Suspected Pirate Hijacking as Tanker Goes Missing in GoG

A Panama-flagged chemical tanker is believed to have been hijacked by pirates after communication was lost a week ago.

Aug 21 2018

UK Anti-Piracy Firm Joins Greece's Oldest Maritime Security Agency

Anti-piracy company ARX Maritime join Greece’s oldest maritime security agency in support of Greek shipping industry’s fight against piracy attacks.

Aug 16 2018

#UPDATE All Communication Lost With Merchant Vessel Off Libreville

The CSO of a merchant vessel that is suspected to have been hijacked has confirmed that all communication has been lost with the ship and crew.

Aug 15 2018

#ADVISORY Suspected Hijacking at Libreville Anchorage

Seafarers advised to exercise caution after a suspected hijacking on a merchant vessel in Libreville anchorage.

Aug 15 2018

Italy Refuses 141 Rescued Refugees and Urges UK to Take Them In

Italy’s transport minister has called on the UK to take in 141 refugees picked up by a rescue ship which sails under the British territory of Gibraltar.

Aug 13 2018

Ghana Authorities Crackdown on Illegal Fishing Activities

Ghana has stepped up its efforts to crackdown on Saiko- an illegal fishing practice driving the collapse of the nation's inshore fishery.

Aug 13 2018

Port of Antwerp Fire still alight

A fire which swept through the Port of Antwerp on Saturday has finally been brought under control, but authorities say it may continue to burn for several days.

Aug 13 2018

Fourth Body Found in Maritime Hit and Run, 8 Still Missing

A fourth body has been found in the search for 9 missing people after a hit and run incident in the waters of Kerala.

Aug 13 2018

Hardening Measures Help Crew Survive Pirate Attack off Malaysia

Vessels are advised to exercise extra caution if they're transiting near Malaysia after a tug boat came under attack this week.

Aug 13 2018

Is Nigeria the New Piracy Capital?

According to the Global Maritime report on piracy, Nigeria took the lead for levels of piracy in the second quarter of 2018, taking over from notorious hotspot, Somalia.

Aug 13 2018

How Much Do You Know About Modern Piracy?

Skull and cross bones? Peg legs? Captain Jack Sparrow? No, these aren’t the pirates that modern shipping has to deal with. Modern pirates have moved on since the time of Captain hook. Last year alone there were 179 pirate attacks. This is less than the 191 attacks in 2016, but the drop in piracy isn’t happening fast. Modern piracy is a huge threat to the shipping industry, so what do we actually know about it?

Aug 10 2018

Russian Missile Frigate Starts Anti-Piracy Mission in Gulf of Aden

One of Russia's Baltic Fleet's frigates has left the port of Djibouti to begin an anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden.

Aug 09 2018

China Cracks Down on Oil Smugglers

As part of a crackdown on refined oil smugglers, China's coast guard has detained 3,587 people in 18 major smuggling operations since last year.

Aug 09 2018

20 tons of Cannabis Found on Research Ship

20 tons of hashish has been found on board a research ship in the Mediterranean Sea.

Aug 09 2018

Saudi-UAE Coalition Negotiated with al-Qaeda in Yemen

A military coalition fighting against the Houthi rebels in Yemen reportedly cut deals with al-Qaeda, recruiting hundreds of their fighters according to a report by The Associated Press.

Aug 07 2018

Crew Not Involved in 1144kg Cocaine Haul Found on Containership

Sources close to the investigation have reported that the crew on board Cap San Tainaro were not involved in smuggling 1144kg of cocaine found on the vessel.

Aug 07 2018

Supertanker Front Hakata on Tow After Engine Fire

A super tanker that experienced a major engine fire has now been rescued and is currently on tow to the nearest port.

Aug 07 2018

British Special Forces Deployed to Protect Red Sea Oil Shipments

A team of British Special Forces have been deployed to the Red Sea to protect UK oil shipments after Houthi rebels attack another tanker.

Jul 31 2018

Saudi Companies Stop Bab El-Mandeb Transits as Rebels Attack Vessels

Saudi Arabian oil company, Aramco, have stopped all oil shipments through the Bab El-Mandeb Strait after Houthis rebels attacked more ships in their fleet.

Jul 26 2018

#BREAKING Merchant Vessel Attacked in Gulf of Guinea

An urgent advisory has been sent out warning seafarers to exercise caution in the Gulf of Guinea after a report of pirate activity in the area.

Jul 25 2018

#ATTEMPTED BOARDING near the port of Baraawe

Merchant vessel alerts authorities as it faces pirate attack near the port of Baraawe.

Jul 23 2018

#ADVISORY Suspicious Approach Off Ghana

Seafarers have been advised to exercise extreme caution following the attempted boarding of a merchant vessel off the coast of Ghana.

Jul 23 2018

Coast Guard open public hearing on Bouchard barge explosion

A public hearing began at 8 a.m. today to look at evidence relating to the explosion which occurred aboard the Bouchard No. 255 tank barge in October 2017 and all media outlets were invited.

Jul 16 2018

Sanctions imposed on N.Korea over illegal fuel transfers

US authorities have stipulated that all sales of fuel are immediately stopped after they accused North Korea of breaching the UN sanctions on refined petroleum.

Jul 16 2018

Civil unrest causes operations to be suspended at the Port of Laffiteau, Haiti

Operations have been suspended in the Haitian port of Laffiteau due to civil unrest as protestors reacted angrily over the steep fuel price increase in the Caribbean nation.

Jul 16 2018

Counter Pollution Operation launched at SSL Kolkata salvage site (1)

A counter pollution operation has now been launched by Sheryas Shipping and Logistics Limited after their container ship SSL Kolkata was ravaged by fire last month in the Bay of Bengal.

Jul 16 2018

10 Missing as Cargo Ship sinks off Shanghai

At least ten crew members are missing after the cargo ship, Shun Qiang 2 collided with the tanker, Yong An in the early hours of 15th July off China’s east coast.

Jul 16 2018

Salvage Efforts Suspended after Thai Boat Tragedy

Thai police have suspended efforts to salvage the remains of The Phoenix tourist boat which sank last Thursday off the coast of Phuket after currents in the area were deemed too rough and the position of the boat was inaccessible due to the current weather conditions.

Jul 13 2018

One Dead after Trawler sinks off Argentinian Coast in Rough Seas

At least one crew member has died after the Spanish trawler Dorneda sank in rough seas off the Argentinian coast on 11th July.

Jul 13 2018

Fishing Vessels Arrested for Illegal Fishing in Gabon

The marine conservation group Sea Shepherd has arrested three fishing vessels in Gabon whilst working in collaboration with the government to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in Central West Africa.

Jul 13 2018

Australian Ports Ban Bulk Carrier for a Period of 12 Months due to Underpayment of Crew

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) have banned the bulk carrier MV Shandong Hai Wang from all Australian ports for a period of 12 months after finding evidence that the crew onboard were deliberately underpaid.

Jul 13 2018

Containers lost in rough conditions in Andaman Sea

A container ship has lost up to 16 of its containers after it encountered rough seas when transiting the Andaman Sea on 10th July.

Jul 11 2018

Major Gas leak off Indonesia under Investigation

Shipping restrictions have been implemented near the Pulau Panjang Bojonegara Island in Banten, Indonesia after The China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) reported a major gas leak from one of its underwater pipelines on Monday 9th July.

Jul 11 2018

Tanker suffered technical trouble in Barents Sea, Russia

The ‘Stone 1’ product tanker suffered technical trouble whilst conducting loading operations from a floating oil pipe reducer in the Barents Sea, Russia on 6th July.

Jul 09 2018

10 Hospitalised with Smoke Poisoning after Fire onboard Vessel off Denmark

10 crew members have been hospitalised suffering from smoke poisoning after a fire broke out on Dutch cargo ship EEMS Dundee on 6th July.

Jul 09 2018

39 Vessels engulfed by Fire at Benoa Harbour, Indonesia

A severe fire broke out in the early hours of this morning and destroyed 39 fishing vessels moored at Benoa harbour, Indonesia.

Jul 09 2018

Death Toll continues to rise from Thai Boat Tragedy

21 people have now died after a yacht, a diving boat and a jet ski sank near the Thai holiday island of Phuket on the 5th July as the island was hit by severe weather conditions.

Jul 06 2018

#UPDATE Ship Attacked by 12 Gunmen in Gulf on Oman was Greek Cargo Ship

A ship attacked by armed pirates earlier this week has been confirmed as Greek cargo ship, Chios freedom.

Jul 06 2018

Pirates Attack Crew and Take Hostage in Bangladesh

Pirates attacked the crew of a bulk carrier with knives and took a hostage in Chittagong Anchorage, Bangladesh last night.

Jul 04 2018

#ADVISORY Merchant Vessel Fired Upon off Hanish Islands

A merchant vessel has been fired upon 5 miles south of the Hanish Islands off the coast of Yemen. This is the latest in a spate of attacks as tensions rise between the Houthi movement and the Saudi-led coalition in the region.

Jul 04 2018

34 dead in Indonesian Ferry Tragedy

The number of passengers dead in the latest Indonesian ferry tragedy has risen to 34 after the KMP Lestari Maju ferry sank off the coast of Indonesia's South Sulawesi province on Tuesday 3rd July.

Jul 04 2018

#ADVISORY Suspicious Approach Gulf of Oman

Seafarers are being warned to be extra vigilant when transiting through the Gulf of Oman, after suspected pirates approached a merchant vessel there this morning.

Jul 04 2018

Norwegian Crew Member Found Alive 22 Hours After Falling Overboard

A Norwegian Cruise Line crew member who went overboard near Cuba Saturday was found alive 22 hours later by a Carnival Cruise Line ship.

Jul 03 2018

#ADVISORY Vessel Boarded at Lagos Anchorage this Morning

Warning issued after a merchant vessel was boarded at Lagos anchorage earlier this morning.

Jul 03 2018

Containers falling from fire ravaged Container Ship SSL Kolkata

Further explosions have been reported on board stricken container ship SSL Kolkata. The ship which was engulfed by a ferocious fire less than one month ago remains aground off the Indian Sunderbans, Kolkata, West Bengal where the explosions have been heard.

Jul 02 2018

#ADVISORY Attack off Nigeria

Vessels transiting near Bonny, Nigeria are being warned to exercise extreme caution after a vessel was subjected to an attack on Sunday 1st July.

Jul 02 2018

Oil Tanker Refloated off Southern Taiwan after Two Weeks Aground

The Fiji registered ‘Winner19’’ has finally been refloated, having run aground off the Coast of Southern Taiwan after getting caught in a tropical low-pressure system over two weeks ago.

Jul 02 2018

Shipment of Cocaine Seized onboard Container Ship in Peru

More than 24 kilograms of cocaine has been found on board Cap San Sounio when Peruvian Drug Enforcement Agency Officers boarded the container ship as it docked at the Callao container terminal, Peru on Friday 29th June.

Jul 02 2018

Nigerian Navy call for Pirate Sponsors to be Uncovered

Capt. Victor Choji from the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) pathfinder has called upon the Department of State Security (DSS) to uncover those who are sponsoring the infamous sea pirate network in the region.

Jun 29 2018

Thorco Lineage once again Adrift in French Polynesia

The Thorco Lineage general cargo ship which originally ran aground on Saturday 23rd June, is once again adrift. The vessel which had been refloated from Raroia Atoll, French Polynesia parted from its tow line only one hour after a salvage operation on Thursday 28th June.

Jun 29 2018

Longshoreman Fatally Injured at Longview Port, Washington

A crew member has been fatally injured when a mooring line snapped and recoiled on the bulk carrier Ansac Splendor. The tragedy unfolded on Thursday 28th June as the vessel moved along the dock at Longview Port, Washington.

Jun 29 2018

Explosion onboard Cargo Ship at the Port of Reykajavik

The Blikur general cargo ship suffered an explosion in its engine room when entering the port of Reykjavik after arriving from the UK on Monday 25th June.

Jun 27 2018

#ADVISORY Suspicious Approach off Yemen

Vessels transiting the coast of Yemen are being warned to exercise extreme caution after a merchant vessel was approached by pirates in 2 speedboats earlier today.

Jun 26 2018

Missile Accident on German Frigate off Norwegian Coast

A standard Missile-2 failed to launch whilst the German Navy Frigate Sachsen was conducting a live-firing drill on Thursday 21st June.

Jun 25 2018

Major Oil Spill at The Port of Rotterdam

Oil Freighter Bow Jubail punctured its hull at The Port of Rotterdam on Saturday 23rd June resulting in the loss of 220 tons of heavy fuel oil.

Jun 25 2018

Port Kembla Ship Fire Extinguished after Three Days

The fire which broke out onboard Iron Chieftan in Port Kembla Harbour on Monday 18th June has finally been extinguished after burning for three days.

Jun 22 2018

Armed Attack destroys Tanks at Ras Lanuf Port, Libya

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has reported a significant reduction in the crude oil storage capacity at Ras Lanuf port in Libya following an armed attack.

Jun 22 2018

Oil Tanker Splits in Two off Southern Taiwan

Oil tanker, Shine Luck which originally ran aground during extreme weather off the Coast of Southern Taiwan last week has now split in two in the early hours of Monday 18th June.

Jun 20 2018

Bulk Carrier Ran Aground in Duluth Harbour, Canada

The Ariel Lift Bridge was closed to all shipping traffic on Sunday 17thJune after 1,004-foot freighter American Spirit, loaded with iron ore pellets, ran aground at 3.30pm whilst attempting to turn out of Duluth harbour, Canada.

Jun 18 2018

Shipping Operations Suspended in Port Kembla, Australia due to Iron Ore Fire

A fire which broke out onboard an iron ore carrier in Port Kembla Harbour, South of Sydney at 3.30am on Monday 18th June is now expected to burn for a further 3-4 days after 80 firefighters battled the initial blaze.

Jun 18 2018

Eight Crew Rescued from Sinking Cargo Ship off Croatia

Croatian and Italian rescue agencies have rescued eight crew members from Turkish cargo ship Haksa after it sent a distress call at 04.00am on Sunday 17th June.

Jun 18 2018

Container Ship Fire Triggers Evacuation in the Bay of Bengal

22 sailors have been rescued after a ferocious fire erupted on board container ship SSL Kolkata and engulfed 70% of the ships’ cargo deck whilst it was anchored at the Sandheads in the Bay of Bengal on 14th June.

Jun 15 2018

Rescue Launched as Two Tankers Run Aground off Southern Taiwan

32 sailors were rescued when The Panama registered "Shine Luck" and Fiji registered "Winner 19" both found themselves caught in extreme weather conditions off the coast of Southern Taiwan on Thursday 14th oJune.

Jun 15 2018

Saudi and UAE Announce Plans to Protect Yemen’s Hodeidah Port

Following recent escalations in assaults in Yemen, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have announced a plan to keep the port of Hodeidah and the surrounding areas open and safe.

Jun 14 2018

Yemeni Navy Counter Attack Saudi-led Coalition

The Yemeni Navy, loyal to the Houthis, have launched a counter attack against the Saudi-led coalition after the biggest assault of the war in Yemen brought chaos to the region's biggest port there yesterday.

Jun 14 2018

Spain Welcomes 600 Refugees Refused from Italy and Malta

Spain's Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has said the country will take in 629 refugees that have been stranded at sea after being refused entry in to Malta and Italy.

Jun 14 2018

Fatal Boat Crash Kills 11 in World Cup Host City

11 people have died whilst on a river cruise on the Volga River. The river runs through the Russian city of Volgograd which is one of the host cities for the 2018 Football World Cup due to start tomorrow.

Jun 13 2018

Major Port attacked in Biggest Assault of Yemen War

A Saudi-led alliance of Arab states launched the largest assault of Yemen’s war on Wednesday with an attack on the country’s main port.

Jun 13 2018

Five Containers Fall from Vessel at Chinese Port

Five containers buckled and fell from the container ship ‘CSCL Spring when they were destabilised as the ship was being unloaded at the Pacific International Terminal in Tianjin on Monday 11th June 2018.

Jun 13 2018

VIDEO: Fire on Board Aframax River Tanker

Video emerges of the fire on board the Aframax River tanker. The pilots received bravery awards for managing to bring the ship to safety and avert a major maritime tragedy.

Jun 11 2018

Heightened Risk of Attack by Somalian Pirates during Monsoon Season

Warnings have been issued that the impending monsoon over the Arabian Peninsula may act as cover for Somalian pirates and assist them in their planned attacks on merchant ships.

Jun 11 2018

Stowaway discovered on Bulk Carrier at Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Crew members on board bulk carrier MI Harmony discovered a stowaway on 8th June as the ship docked at Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Jun 11 2018

Cargo Ship Banned from Australian Ports for failing to meet Industry Standards

Australian ports have banned cargo ship Thorco Luna from entering their waters for a period of three months after it once again failed to comply with stringent industry standards.

Jun 11 2018

Steering Failure caused Container Ship to Destroy Suez Canal Embankment

Several dozen meters of road has collapsed as the mega container ship OOCL Japan suffered steering failure whilst transiting the Suez Canal on 6th June and struck the embankment.

Jun 08 2018

Two Injured Crewmen Medevaced from Bulk Carrier in South African Waters

Two injured crewmen were airlifted from MV KS Flora on Wednesday 6th June, as the vessel interrupted her voyage and sailed into South African waters to enable an emergency medevac to take place.

Jun 08 2018

Nigerian Navy Arrest 12 Suspects over Diesel Theft

Arrests have been made after 12 men were caught allegedly stealing 200,000 litres of diesel, worth in the region of N44 million. The thieves were caught as they loaded the petroleum product from a large metallic barge into Lagos registered vessel, MV Naye III.

Jun 06 2018

Body Found in Search for Missing Master at Chittagong Port

The body of the missing master of bulk carrier MV Evnia has now been recovered from the water at Chittagong Port.

Jun 06 2018

Offshore Supply Ship Boarded off Yemen

VOS Theia, the U.N. World Food Programme’s (WFP) chartered ship has been subjected to an attack from an armed gang whilst in anchorage off Hodeida, Yemen.

Jun 06 2018

Boarding with Hook and Rope - Lagos Anchorage

A report has come in of a boarding with a hook and rope. A bulk carrier was approached by two robbers at around 02:30 UTC on 03.06.18. Posn: 06:17N – 003:21E, Lagos Anchorage, Nigeria.

Jun 04 2018

46 Migrants Die in Boating Tragedy off Tunisia

46 migrants have died after their boat sank off the Tunisian coast. The disaster occurred at approx. 10.45pm on Saturday 2ndJune as the migrants tried to make their way to mainland Europe.

Jun 04 2018

Debris found in North Sydney after Cargo Ship Loses 83 Containers

Nappies and surgical masks are amongst the first debris from Liberia-registered ship YM Efficiency which are now starting to wash up on beaches in North Sydney after more than 80 shipping containers fell from the cargo ship during heavy seas off Australia

Jun 04 2018

Pirates Arrested after Tanker Boarded off Malaysia

14 pirates armed with machetes attacked crew members onboard the tanker Lee Bo whilst it was off Baharu, Malaysia, north of Singapore on 1st June.

Jun 04 2018

ADVISORY ATTACK West of Jazair Az Zubayr Island

Reports just in of an attack on a merchant vessel approx. 5NM West of Jazair Az Zubayr Island. Vessels transiting the area are warned to exercise extreme caution.

Jun 03 2018

Fire Breaks out on Indonesian Ferry

Passengers were evacuated after a fire broke out on passenger vessel, Paray, in Indonesia on the 30th May.

May 31 2018

700kg Cocaine Haul Seized on German Ship

Several crewmembers have been arrested after 700kg of cocaine was found on board German containership, Vega Mercury.

May 31 2018

#ADVISORY Suspicious Approach South of Mogagishu

Vessels transiting near Mogagishu are advised to exercise heightened caution after a merchant vessel reported suspicious activity in the region earlier today.

May 30 2018

Oil Smuggling Operation Discovered in Ghana

An illegal operation to smuggle oil has been discovered at Tema Port in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.

May 30 2018

Oil Leak causes Ship Fire off the Coast of Brazil

An oil leak has caused a fire onboard Stellar Samba a large ore carrier, which is part of the Polaris Shipping fleet.

May 30 2018

Workers Trapped Inside Burning Oil Rig

Up to 28 workers were trapped inside an oil rig that set on fire in the waters of Koluama, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.

May 29 2018

Luxury Cars Crushed as Containers Collapse on MAERSK Container Ship

A number of containers have collapsed onboard Maersk Lima incurring losses in the region of hundreds of thousands USD.

May 25 2018

#ADVISORY Attempted Boarding Lagos Anchorage

Reports just in of an attempted boarding on a merchant vessel in Lagos anchorage last night. Vessels transiting the area are warned to exercise extreme caution.

May 24 2018

Is there a New Piracy HRA?

East Africa and West Africa, both commonly known and accepted as piracy high-risk areas. But in its focus on these targets, has the maritime industry missed an emerging HRA? ARX Maritime Co-Founder and Chief Executive, Josh Hutchinson has written an article about the importance of recognising Latin America as the new HRA.

May 23 2018

Fire on Ro-ro Vessel, Korean Incheon Port

A fire broke out on a Panama-flagged ro-ro ship anchored at Korean Incheon Port yesterday morning.

May 22 2018

#ADVISORY Attempted Boarding off Lome, Togo

Vessels transiting near Lome, Togo have been advised to exercise extreme caution after pirates attempted to board a merchant vessel in the region yesterday.

May 22 2018

Abandoned Qaaswa Crew Return Home After 11 Months

After almost a year stranded on abandoned tanker, Qaaswa, the crew have finally been repatriated.

May 21 2018

Passengers Hospitalised After Fire on Bali Ferry

Passengers have been evacuated and some hospitalised after a fire broke out on a ferry in Bali.

May 18 2018

1 Dead After Explosion on Chinese Freighter

One crew member has died after 2 explosions on a Chinese cargo ship off the coast of Hong Kong.

May 18 2018

Burnt, Beaten & Thrown Overboard by Pirates, a Survivor's Story

In one of the most violent pirate incidents this year, 20 fishermen were attacked with machetes, and burnt with hot oil, before having their legs tied together with weights and thrown overboard to drown. Now, Reuters have interviewed one of the 5 survivors of the attack.

May 18 2018

6 Missing as Cargo Ship Sinks, Taiwan Strait

A search and rescue operation is underway as teams try to find 6 crew members who went missing when a cargo ship sank in the Taiwan Strait.

May 17 2018

#ADVISORY Merchant Vessel Attacked off Port Harcourt

Seafarers are warned to exercise extreme caution off the coast of Port Harcourt after confirmation that a merchant vessel was attacked in the region.

May 17 2018

#UPDATE "Explosion" on Turkish Bulker was caused by a Missile

The explosion on board Turkish bulker, Ince Inebolu, on Monday is said to have been caused by a missile. ARX Maritime reported on Monday that the vessel had suffered an explosion, but it has not transpired that the explosion was actually a missile hitting the vessel.

May 17 2018

Seafarer Falls Overboard off US Virgin Islands

A search and rescue operation has been launched after a seafarer fell overboard MSC Seaside in the US Virgin Islands yesterday.

May 17 2018

Hapag LLoyd Ship blocks Harbour in Egypt

Harbour traffic in Damietta, Egypt was blocked as the Frankfurt Express suffered engine failure on Saturday 12th May.

May 14 2018

Crew member airlifted from Stolt Tanker suffering from Burns

A seafarer on board chemical tanker Stolt Perseverance was airlifted to hospital on Friday 11th May after suffering severe burns.

May 14 2018

Turkish Bulker Suffers Explosion off Yemen

An explosion on board Turkish bulker Ince Inebolu is currently attributed to an unknown cause. The explosion which occurred on Thursday 10th May rocked the vessel as it was anchored off the port of Hodeidah, Yemen.

May 14 2018

Tankers at risk of arrest off Libya

Principal Marine Insurer Gard has issued a stark warning to all tanker operators who are organising transits to Libya that crew members are at increased risk of arrest due to a government crackdown on illegal petroleum smuggling.

May 11 2018

Two die on board Bulk Carrier off Cape Verde

Two Ukrainian nationals have died and there has been a possible third unconfirmed fatality on board the Atlantic Harmony Bulk Carrier.

May 11 2018

Maritime Safety Training a Success in Nigeria

A workshop aimed at increasing maritime safety awareness in Nigeria has been hailed a huge success. The workshop was part of a campaign organised by NNPC and Total Upstream Companies in Nigeria (TUPNI) to train youths in the area.

May 09 2018

Armed Robbers Terrorise Town in Liberia

Residents of Gardnersville, Liberia have appealed to the local government for help after their town was overrun by armed robbers.

May 09 2018

#ADVISORY Attempted Boarding off Port Harcourt

Attempted boarding- PORT HARCOURT. At 1000UTC this morning pirates attempted to board a merchant vessel with 6 people on board. Vessels are advised to exercise extreme caution.

May 08 2018

Industry Leaders Urge Gov Think Tank to Stop Maritime Cuts

The Chairman for Maritime UK has said the new government think tank for maritime development needs to do more to invest in the industry- a view voiced by ARX Maritime, Chief Executive last month.

May 08 2018

Nigerian Locals to Fight Back Against Pirates

A group of residents and officials in Akuku-Toru, Rivers state, have vowed to take justice in to their own hands and fight back against pirates if the Government doesn't do more to lower the levels of piracy in their area.

May 08 2018

5 Feared Dead, Residents Evacuated and Vessels on Fire, Port Harcourt

Residents around Port Harcourt were evacuated after a fire swept across several vessels leaving 5 people missing and feared dead.

May 08 2018

Panama Officials find Huge Drug Haul in Ship's Vents

Authorities in Panama found 208 packages of drugs in the ventilation system of a containership in Panama on Saturday 5th May.

May 08 2018

Turkish Freighter and Greek Gunboat collide in the Aegean Sea

Turkish freighter KARMATE ignored a desperate warning to change course when sailing en route from Izmir to Tekirdag and collided with Greek Navy gunboat ARMATOLOS in what may have been a deliberate collision.

May 04 2018

Maritime Group Blames Cash Carrying Crews for Pirate Attacks

The Association of Marine Engineers and Surveyors (AMES) have said ships carry too much cash are responsible for high levels of piracy.

May 04 2018

Greek Authorities Play Down Ship Explosion that Injured 2

Greek authorities have been accused of playing down an explosion that injured two mechanics onboard ro-ro ferry Champion Jet 2.

May 03 2018

Six Port Workers Poisoned by Gas on Bulk Carrier, NZ

Six workers have been poisoned by carbon monoxide on board a bulk carrier that was docked at Napier port, New Zealand.

May 01 2018

Armed Pirates Attack Fishermen in UAE

Reports have come in that an Emirati fishing vessel was fired upon by pirates last week as he was travelling through the Gulf of Oman.

May 01 2018

16 Fishermen Missing After Violent Pirate Attack

16 fishermen are missing after a violent pirate attack in which the men were attacked with machetes and forced to jump overboard with weights tied to their legs. The attack took place on the evening of 27th March, Northwest of South America.

May 01 2018

Four Smugglers Rescued from Burning Boat in the Eastern Pacific

The U.S. Navy Cyclone-class patrol ship USS Zephyr has successfully intercepted a crew of drug smugglers in a joint operation with the US Coast Guard.

Apr 30 2018

New Charter Launched to End Gender Inequality in Shipping

Maritime's top executives have drafted a charter to push for greater gender equality across UK maritime companies. The Women in Maritime Taskforce want to see changes in the role of women across shipping, ports, services, engineering and leisure marine.

Apr 30 2018

How to Stay Healthy at Sea

As a society we are becoming more health conscious. But, how can you maintain health and fitness in the middle of the sea? It's not as easy as you'd think- but it is possible. ARX Maritime CEO is a former marine, and private armed guard. He has some easy to follow tips on how he kept mentally and physically fit during his time at sea.

Apr 27 2018

Three Dead as Cargo Ship Sinks in China

Three crew members are thought to have drowned on Tuesday April 24 after a cargo ship sank in the Yangtze river estuary.

Apr 25 2018

US Coastguard seizes $200m Cocaine Haul

The crew of US Coastguard cutter, Steadfast have seized over $200 million USD worth of cocaine as part of a counter narcotic operation in the eastern Pacific Ocean.

Apr 25 2018

Two Chinese Seafarers Killed by Gas Leak in India

Two Chinese crew members have died and two more are injured after a suspected gas leak on board a coal vessel off the coast of Gujarat, India. The men were said to be attempting to fix the gas leak when the accident happened on Sunday 22nd April.

Apr 25 2018

Six Tunisian Stowaways Arrested at Ghana Port

Six stowaways have been detained by authorities in Ghana after trying to smuggle themselves in to the Port of Tema.

Apr 25 2018

Could Artificial Intelligence Replace Actual Intelligence?

ARX Maritime, Chief Executive, Josh Hutchinson looks at how artificial intelligence is impacting the maritime industry and questions whether one day, artificial intelligence could take over from human intelligence completely.

Apr 24 2018

Woman in Coma After Fall at Australian Port

A woman is in a critical condition and has been put in to an induced coma after a collision between two port shuttle carriers at Australia’s Port Botany in New South Wales.

Apr 23 2018

Safety Rules Breached by LNG Tanker on Northern Sea Route

The Boris Vilkitsky LNG tanker has broken a number of North Sea safety rules by sailing with known mechanical faults, whilst also failing to provide data relating to its speed, and co-ordinates.

Apr 23 2018

Houthis Holding 19 Oil Vessels in Yemen

Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed al-Jaber has confirmed that Houthi militias are detaining 19 oil vessels, preventing them from entering Hodeidah port.

Apr 23 2018

$75 Million of Drugs Seized by French Navy

In their second seizure in a week the French Navy seized 1940kg of Hashish with a street value of $75 million USD on April 17th.

Apr 23 2018

ForestWave Crew Kidnapped Off Bonny, Nigeria

The crew of general cargo ship, FWN Rapide were kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Bonny, Nigeria on Saturday morning.

Apr 23 2018

Fire After Dredger Hits Gas Pipeline

A fire broke out after a dredger hit a gas pipeline during a dredging operation in Matagorda Bay, Texas.

Apr 20 2018

Hacking Ring Targets Maritime Firms for Millions

Security experts have uncovered a Nigerian hacking ring targeting maritime companies from across the world to steal millions of dollars.

Apr 20 2018

Ferry Services Suspended as Greek Strike Extended

Ferry transport across the whole of Greece has been thrown into chaos after the Greek seamen federation launched a hard-hitting strike on Wednesday 18th April.

Apr 20 2018

Bulk Carrier to Blame for Fatal Oil Spill in Indonesia

An investigation into an oil spill in Indonesia has found that Panama-flagged bulk carrier Ever Judger is likely to have caused the breakup of the pipe that led to the spill.

Apr 20 2018

100 Missing After Ship Sinks in Singapore Waters

Over 100 people are missing after a passenger ship sank off the coast of Singapore earlier today.

Apr 19 2018

Why Slow Government Planning Holds Back the UK Maritime Sector

In March this year the UK Government set up a team of experts to advise on the future of the maritime industry- specifically keeping the industry at the forefront of new technologies such as autonomous ships and digital ports. In response to this, ARX Maritime, Chief Executive, Josh Hutchinson looks at how this think tank could impact the maritime sector.

Apr 19 2018

Missing Seafarer Confirmed Dead After Fire on MV GEOS, South China Sea

A crew member who was reported missing after a fire on board research vessel, MV Geos, has now been confirmed dead.

Apr 18 2018

Crew Member in Hospital After Fire on Cargo Ship off British Coast

One crew member is in hospital after a fire on board ro-ro cargo ship, Finlandia Seaways late on Monday.

Apr 18 2018

Gas Leak After Collision at One of World's Busiest Ports

A very large gas carrier (VLGC) and an aframax tanker have collided in Singapore waters causing a huge butane leak.

Apr 18 2018

WHITEPAPER: Piracy in the Gulf of Aden

Lawrie Clapton is an Intelligence Analyst with a specific interest in Middle Eastern conflict. In light of the recent upsurge in terror related incidents in the region, he has written a whitepaper to give his insight in to the connection between terrorists and pirates, and how war is impacting the level of piracy in the Gulf of Aden.

Apr 16 2018


A video has been released of the wreckage from TS Taipei being removed from the sea off the coast of Taiwan.

Feb 15 2018

NYK Investigating Internal Embezzlement

Nippon Yusen KK (NYK) have launched an investigation in to former employers for embezzlement and unlawful expenditures.

Feb 14 2018


A cargo ship has run aground off the coast of Yorkshire. Danica Hav was travelling to Rotterdam on 11 Feb when she came up against difficulties.

Feb 12 2018

ARX Maritime Shortlisted for Scottish Export Award

ARX Maritime are thrilled to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for an award at this year’s Scottish Export Awards.

Feb 12 2018


Aden, Yemen- 2018-002A-Insurgency

Feb 01 2018

ARX COO Responds to Union Maritime Tanker Hijack

Today it was confirmed a Union Maritime tanker has been hijacked by pirates. ARX Maritime’s COO has written an article in response to the news…

Jan 17 2018

DNV GL becomes fully Norwegian as German partner sells stake

It’s taken more than five years but finally, the Foundation Det Norske Veritas has bought out its German partner’s stake in merged class society DNV GL.

Dec 18 2017

Advisory Notice Suspicious Approach


Dec 14 2017

Attempted Boarding

Attempted Boarding

Dec 14 2017

Attack Update WARNING 001/DEC/2017


Dec 08 2017

MDAT GoG Weekly Report 49-17

MDAT-GoG Weekly Report 49-17 MDAT – GoG reports are primarily based upon information sent by vessels using the Voluntary Reporting scheme.

Dec 08 2017

Attack – Advisory 002/DEC/17

Attack Advisory 002/DEC/17

Dec 07 2017



Dec 07 2017

Government misses delivery target $186m anti-piracy equipment

The Federal Government may have shelved its promise of floating some high-tech machinery meant to combat maritime crime in the nation’s troubled waters. Under the initial target, the facilities were expected to have arrived Nigeria in August, but three months after, the project now appears elusive.

Dec 01 2017

CTF 150 & EU NAVFOR Collaborate in Gulf of Aden

Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and EU NAVFOR Task Forces have conducted recent exercises off the coast of Yemen, in the Gulf of Aden, as part of ongoing cooperation and partnership work in the region.

Dec 01 2017

GOV.UK Ship security: cyber security code of practice

This Code of Practice should be read by board members of organisations with one or more ships, insurers, ships’ senior officers (for example, the Captain/Master, First Officer and Chief Engineer) and those responsible for the day-to-day operation of maritime information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and communications systems.

Nov 29 2017

IMO and the Sustainable Development Goals

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals In 2015, 193 countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Nov 27 2017

EU NAVFOR confirms the names of the attacked vessels

EU NAVFOR confirms two vessels were attacked over the weekend of 17-18th November 2017. The first was MV Ever Dynamic and the second was Galerna III.

Nov 27 2017



Nov 23 2017

Navy unveils Safety Information portal

The Navy has launched an online Maritime Safety Information (MSI) portal and data centre to provide mariners with real time security and safety information on the waterways.

Nov 19 2017



Nov 18 2017


ADVISORY NOTICE 003/NOV/2017 Category: Attempted boarding

Nov 16 2017

Pirate Attack_Bonny Buoy

11 : 22 LT Latitude 04°04.4 North. Longitude 006°54.9 East Nigeria.

Nov 02 2017

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Oct 26 2017


Strait at Risk - What if Iran Blockades the Strait of Hormuz?

I. Vlad Sutea
Intelligence Officer

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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