China, India spar over Persian Gulf oil

China’s plan to build a second aircraft carrier and the Indian navy’s recent test-firing of a submarine-launched cruise missile should be ringing alarm bells. (more…)

Italian legal expert slams India’s Supreme Court ruling on marines

An Italian legal expert has criticised India’s top court for ruling that a national anti-terror body will continue to probe the two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen, meaning the pair could face the death penalty. (more…)

Prosecute Illegal Oil Bunkerers, Pipeleine Vandals, Uduaghan Tells FG

Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has called for the prosecution of all those arrested for illegal bunkering and pipeline vandalism to act as deterrent  to others and enhance the work of the security agencies. (more…)

Nigeria: Militants kidnap nine oil workers in Bayelsa


NINE workers of two oil servicing companies, the Octopus Clan Nigerian Limited and the Deck Oil Services, were yesterday confirmed kidnapped along the Ilebiri Creek in the southern Ijaw area of Bayelsa State by gunmen suspected to be renegade militants. (more…)

Nigeria: Crude theft: JTF nabs 76


YENAGOA—The Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta, otherwise known as Operation Pulo Shield, yesterday, said its operatives have impounded a vessel over alleged involvement in crude oil theft along Otokomabie creek near Oloma community in Rivers State. (more…)

Seychelles and the European Union Reaffirm Their Commitment to Maritime Security

Press Release: The Office of the President of the Republic of Seychelles

President James Michel received, on Thursday 25 April 2013, Admiral Jacques Launay, head of the EU civilian mission EUCAP Nestor, and Rear Admiral Eric Dupont, Deputy Commander Operations of force EUNAVFOR-Atalanta for talks on maritime security. (more…)

Seychelles Air Force receives Maritime Reconnaissance Dornier aircraft from India

Seychelles- President James Michel, the Commander-in-Chief of the Seychelles People’s Defence Forces, attended the welcoming ceremony of the new Seychelles Air Force Dornier 228 Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft at the SAF base, Pointe Larue, this morning. The plane is a donation from the Republic of India, and was handed over the Seychelles Government by the Hon. A.K. Anthony, the Minister for Defence of India, in Delhi in February this year. (more…)

Nato warship set to dock at Mombasa port


A naval warship belonging to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato), which is part of allied forces combating piracy off the Horn of Africa, is expected to dock at the port of Mombasa on Labour Day. (more…)

EU Naval Force Deputy Operation Commander Visits Seychelles

The Deputy Operation Commander (DCOM) of EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR), Rear Admiral Eric Dupont recently visited the Republic of the Seychelles in support of the opening of the new EUCAP NESTOR Seychelles Office.  During the visit Rear Admiral Dupont conducted joint talks with the Head of Mission of EUCAP NESTOR, Admiral Jacques Launay and senior members of the Seychelles Government and authorities, including the President of the Republic of the Seychelles, James Michel. (more…)

Solace for sailors


Chaplain Andy Krey has been to Montenegro, Croatia and the Philippines.

He has, in fact, been all over the globe. But these three locations stand out in his quest to minister to the tens of thousands of seafarers who come into port in Savannah every year. (more…)