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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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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


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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