Nigeria is ‘poised for a head-on collision’ with armed militants and it could shake up the oil market

Back in the 2000s, armed militants in the Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta were routinely able to keep hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil off the market. (more…)

ISIS’s next target could be cruise ships in the Med

ISIS’s next target could be cruise ships in the Med: Top Nato commander says jihadists’ spread into Libya casts an ‘uncomfortable shadow’

By LARISA BROWN

Cruise ships in the Mediterranean could be targeted in a terror attack by militant groups armed with Russian weapons, a top British commander warned yesterday. (more…)

ReCAAP ISC Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships in Asia – 2015 Annual Report

ReCAAP ISC has published its annual report covering incidents of piracy and armed robbery at sea against ships in Asian waters. A total of 200 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships (comprising 187 actual incidents and 13 attempted incidents) were reported to the ReCAAP ISC in 2015. Of these, 11 were acts of piracy and 189 were incidents of armed robbery against ships. Compared to 2014, there has been a 7% increase in total number of incidents in 2015. (more…)

Coalition reinforcements arrive in Aden amid rising security concerns

ADEN // A fresh wave of Saudi-led coalition forces arrived in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on Wednesday morning, bringing with them dozens of armoured military vehicles amid rising concerns over security in the temporary capital. (more…)

Tackle rise in sea robbery attacks, FG charged

By Godfrey Bivbere

Lagos—Former President of Nigerian Merchant Navy Officers and Water Transportation Senior Staff Association, Thomas Kerewerigha, yesterday called on the Federal Government to urgently tackle the increasing cases of sea robbery in the Niger Delta. (more…)

Marine insurers wary of increased piracy risk

Marine insurers are set to engage with shipowners and charterers over what is being seen as a rising tide of piracy across the world. (more…)

Iran conducts massive “Velayat-e 94” naval drills

By Khalid Kazimov

Iran’s naval forces have staged a “massive” drill, dubbed “Velayat 94”, near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, Tasnim news agency reported. (more…)

Ensuring safety of ships entering Omani ports important for trade: Marine security experts

Safety of ships entering the ports of the Arabian Gulf is essential for the region’s position in trade and commerce, as well as for Oman’s interests, specialists in the field of marine security said. (more…)

Ex-Militant Leader Fingers Tompolo And Shoot At Sight In Bombing Of Delta State Pipelines

A member of the defunct Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), Africanus Ukparasia (AKA General Africa) claimed that the decision to absolve Tompolo of responsibility was wrong. (more…)

Gulf of Guinea piracy down in 2015

Piracy and maritime crime in the Gulf of Guinea dropped by nearly a third in 2015 compared to the previous year, while Somali piracy remains contained, according to a new report, which notes that maritime crime in Southeast Asia continues to rise. (more…)