Infographic: Asian Maritime Crimes Drop by 64%

Piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia saw a decrease of 64 percent in the first half of this year, according to Asian piracy watchdog ReCAAP ISC. Namely, during the period, a total of 41 incidents occurred, two of which were piracy incidents and 39 were armed robberies. Compared to 114 incidents in 2015, […]

Posted by: on Jul 13, 2016 read more

Tugboat Crew Kidnapped at Gunpoint Off Malaysia, Stoking Fears in the Region

KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 (Reuters) – Gunmen kidnapped three Indonesian members of a tugboat crew off Malaysia’s eastern state of Sabah, police said on Sunday, the latest in a string of abductions in a region noted for kidnappings by Islamist militants. It was not immediately clear whether the men were seized by Abu Sayyaf, a […]

Posted by: on Jul 12, 2016 read more

China Coast Guard Enters Japan’s Maritime Claims

  Japanese media reported that three China Coast Guard ships crossed into waters claimed by Japan near the disputed Senkaku Islands. The incursion reportedly occured at 1000 hours on Tuesday morning; the vessels, including one allegedly armed with guns, stayed in Japanese-claimed waters for about two hours, Japan Coast Guard told Japan Today. It is not […]

Posted by: on Jul 07, 2016 read more

China calls on PH to properly solve maritime disputes via negotiation

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei made the remarks at a daily press briefing in response to remarks made by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during the first meeting of his Cabinet after his inauguration Thursday. “God knows I don’t want to declare any fighting with anyone. If we can have peace by just talking I’ll be […]

Posted by: on Jul 05, 2016 read more

BP Tanker First to Ship LNG through Panama Canal

The liquefied natural gas tanker British Merchant, owned by UK-based oil and gas major BP Plc, will be the first LNG tanker to transit the Expanded Panama Canal in late July, according to Bloomberg. Featuring 138,000 cbm, the tanker will start its journey from the Caribbean Port of Point Fortin, Trinidad and Tobago, where it is currently anchored, according to AIS […]

Posted by: on Jul 01, 2016 read more

Ship Arrested, Captain & 3 Crewmen Jailed In India For Using Banned Satellite Phone

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has arrested four members of a Panama-based vessel for using a banned communication set that was used by terrorists in the Mumbai terror attack, an official said on Friday. The vessel, named MV Frontier Triumph, was found using an undeclared and camouflaged ‘Thuraya’ satellite communication set in Indian waters, following […]

Posted by: on Jun 29, 2016 read more