Frontline’s Front Altair to Return to Service in 4th Quarter

Frontline’s Front Altair to Return to Service in 4th Quarter

John Fredriksen’s shipping company Frontline Ltd has revealed that its fire-damaged LR2 tanker Front Altair is scheduled to return to service in the fourth quarter of 2019. The vessel suffered an explosion and a …
Aug 27, 2019 /  Curious
Bulk Carrier CK Bluebell attacked by pirates near Singapore Strait

Bulk Carrier CK Bluebell attacked by pirates near Singapore Strait

A South Korean freighter was attacked by pirates near the Singapore Strait on Monday (July 22), reported Yonhap news agency, quoting government officials in Busan. Caption: Bulk carrier CK Bluebell - Image courtesy of …
Jul 22, 2019 /  Piracy
Cybersecurity Programme launched at Port of Amsterdam to increase the port's resilience

Cybersecurity Programme launched at Port of Amsterdam to increase the port's resilience

The Netherlands is one of the world's top three countries affected by cyber attacks. Ports are particularly vulnerable, as they have a wide range of information systems and their data is used by many different parties. …
Jan 30, 2019 /  Vessels
Attempted piracy attack on Stena Bulk vessel west of Yemen

Attempted piracy attack on Stena Bulk vessel west of Yemen

3rd November the Stena Imperial reported a suspected pirate approach whilst on northbound passage through the Red Sea west of Yemen on her way from Far East to Rotterdam for discharge. The story in short:  Two …
Nov 6, 2018 /  Piracy
Bahri Confirms Its Oil Tanker Was Targeted In International Waters

Bahri Confirms Its Oil Tanker Was Targeted In International Waters

Bahri, the national shipping carrier of Saudi Arabia, confirms that the oil tanker ‘Abqaiq’ was targeted on 03 April 2018 at 09:16 UTC in international waters south-west of the port of Al Hudaydah in …
Apr 11, 2018 /  Piracy
EU NAVFOR confirms MT Leopard Sun attacked 160 nautical miles off the central coast of Somalia

EU NAVFOR confirms MT Leopard Sun attacked 160 nautical miles off the central coast of Somalia

On 23rd February at 0030 local time, the Motor Tanker Leopard Sun was attacked by two skiffs 160 nautical miles off the coast of Somalia. Singapore-flagged 50,000 metric tonne chemical tanker was en route from Sohar, …
Feb 28, 2018 /  Piracy
Being prepared: Cybersecurity is a featured topic at SMM

Being prepared: Cybersecurity is a featured topic at SMM

Enhancing transparency, boosting efficiency: big data has arrived in the shipping industry. But besides opportunities, network integration also harbours risks. At MS&D, the International Conference on Maritime …
Feb 22, 2018 /  Curious
Rising piracy on Indian Ocean spells high insurance charges

Rising piracy on Indian Ocean spells high insurance charges

Cases of piracy in the Indian Ocean off Somalia coast increased in 2017, raising fears that sustained attacks could raise insurance and freight costs for Kenya importers. Nine piracy attacks were recorded off Somalia in …
Jan 24, 2018 /  Piracy
EU NAVFOR’s Italian ship Virginio Fasan chases and captures suspected pirates

EU NAVFOR’s Italian ship Virginio Fasan chases and captures suspected pirates

EU NAVFOR Somalia’s Flagship, the Italian vessel ITS Virginio Fasan, has apprehended six suspected pirates and seized their vessels. Six crew of a motor whaler, acting as a mother ship, and a skiff have been …
Nov 20, 2017 /  Piracy
Armed robbers threat to seafarers

Armed robbers threat to seafarers

Armed robbers continue to pose a threat to seafarers in many parts of the world. Recent incidents reported to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) worldwide Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) include the …
Sep 13, 2017 /  Piracy