India: First fast patrol vessel for Coast Guard delivered

Kochi: The Indian Coast Guard has received the first of the series of 20 Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) built by the public sector Cochin Shipyard Limited for the maritime agency to strengthen coastal security.  (more…)

UN broadens counter-piracy offensive

We aim to defeat piracy and crime by recognising how they operate at ground level, Yury Fedotov, executive director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, tells IHS Maritime (more…)

Liberia: Ready for the Task

The global challenge of piracy and international terrorism has become a dominant concern not just for western countries, but the entire world. There’s a new paradigm shift which compels nations of the world to conform to international norms that ensure the protection of international ships and maritime domain. (more…)

Nigeria: 968 Oil Tankers Lift 82.1 Million Metric Tons of Crude Without Piracy Attack – – Navy

BY KINGSLEY OMONOBI

Abuja — The Nigerian Navy declared, yesterday, that following strong surveillance and response capability of the force at sea with regards to ensuring security and safety, over 968 crude oil tankers successfully lifted 82, 122, 452 metric tons of crude oil on behalf of the federal government between January and September 2013, without being attacked by pirates or robbers. (more…)

Ghana’s fish resource must be sustained – Naval Captain

Naval Captain Emmanuel Ayesu Kwafo, Director of Naval Training at the Ghana Navy, on Wednesday appealed to government to ensure sustainable fishing “in our waters.” (more…)

Iranian Navy Saves Yemeni Fishing Boats

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian Navy’s 27th fleet of warships rescued two Yemeni fishing boats in the Red Sea, a senior navy commander said. (more…)

Anti-piracy campaign complex issue

KATHRYN KING

There are no parrots or feathered hats in Lieutenant Commander Wayne Andrew’s description of pirates. (more…)

Somalia – Seychelles to ‘Transfer 11 Convicted Pirates to Puntland Prisons’: Official

Garowe — Seychelles government is poised to transfer an additional 11 convicted Somali pirates imprisoned on the African island back to Puntland state in northern Somalia, Garowe Online reports. (more…)

Nigeria: Navy Decries Foreigners’ Involvement in Oil Theft

Segun James and Chiemelie Ezeobi
The Nigerian Navy Tuesday decried the increasing presence of foreigners in the illegal bunkering and refining of crude oil in the Niger Delta, saying the trend was worrisome. (more…)

Nigeria: Navy nabs 6 suspected oil thieves

By Jimitota Onoyume
Port Harcourt— Six oil thieves have been arrested by Nigerian Navy in the Niger Delta region. (more…)