Nigeria: Troops Thwart Attack On Agip Facility in Bayelsa As Ijaw Youths Demand Release of Kinsmen

Yenagoa — Troops attached to the Joint Military Force, the outfit deployed to protect oil installations in the Niger Delta, said yesterday that they outwitted suspected militants who attempted to attack an Agip oilfield in Okpoma, Bayelsa State. (more…)

KDF lauded for fighting piracy off Somali coast

By Daniel Psirmoi

Kenya’s military intervention in Somalia has been lauded for helping reduce piracy along the East African coast of the Indian Ocean. (more…)

Navy recover vessel used by hijackers

Four months after pirates hijacked an oil tanker, MT MAXIMUS, the Nigerian Navy (NN) has recovered a rogue vessel, MT DEJIKUN used by the pirates. (more…)

Armed Robbers Board Anchored Vessel off Indonesia

An anchored heavy lift carrier was boarded by four robbers armed with guns off Batu Ampar, Batam Island, Indonesia, according to data released by International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre (IMB PRC). (more…)

India Carries Out Port Security Audits

India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh called Thursday for intensified efforts to secure the nation’s ports and coastal waterways against terrorist infiltration and attack.  (more…)

NDA Claims Another Pipeline Attack in Niger Delta, New Group Enter Fray

By CHARLES KENNEDY

As alleged peace talks break down before getting off the ground, and the Niger Delta militants claim another attack on a state-run oil pipeline, a second group has emerged, threatening an attack on a major gas plant in the region. (more…)

Navy reaffirms commitment to protect nation’s waterways

Ete-Ibas said the Navy had done well, especially in the areas of security of the nation’s waterways against the activities of sea pirates and other crimes in the maritime domain. (more…)

NDA Threatens To Sink Oil Tankers

In a press statement released on the group’s official website, the NDA also restated its intention to attack the interests of oil corporations if they repaired any facilities damaged by the group. (more…)

Ocean Shipping in Asia Safer This Year

Report Shows 56-Percent Drop in Number of Incidents Against Vessels

A total of eight incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia in May 2016. This accounts for a 65-percent decrease compared to the same period in 2015, according to a new report from the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP). (more…)

U.N. approves high seas crackdown on Libya arms smuggling

BY MICHELLE NICHOLS

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday unanimously authorized a crackdown on arms smuggling in the high seas off Libya by allowing the inspection of vessels to seize and dispose of illicit weapons. (more…)