Bulk Carrier Cherry Blossom held in South Africa’s Port Elizabeth over Western Sahara claim

Bulk Carrier Cherry Blossom held in South Africa’s Port Elizabeth over Western Sahara claim

A Moroccan phosphate ship has been held in a South African port by a complaint from Western Sahara Polisario movement that it transported cargo unlawfully from the disputed territory, a lawyer and Polisario said on …
May 4, 2017 /  Vessels
EUKOR’s car carrier seized in Libya en route to Misrata

EUKOR’s car carrier seized in Libya en route to Misrata

EUKOR’s car carrier has been seized in Libya by a boat of Khalifa Haftar-led forces, which intercepted the vessel, while it was sailing en route from South Korea to Misrata Port, a local news media reported on …
Feb 20, 2017 /  Accidents
Twenty tons of hashish seized on board of freighter in the Mediterranean

Twenty tons of hashish seized on board of freighter in the Mediterranean

In the early hours of 23 September 2016, Spanish Guardia Civil, supported by Europol, the French Direction Nationale du Renseignement et des Enquêtes Douanières and the Italian Guardia di Finanza, localized …
Oct 12, 2016 /  Vessels
First Hanjin vessel seized at Korean port

First Hanjin vessel seized at Korean port

Hanjin Shipping filed an appeal Monday after an American fuel company seized one of its vessels docked in Korea over the weekend, the first domestic seizure since the company fell under court receivership last …
Oct 11, 2016 /  Vessels
U.S. Coast Guard offloads 11 tons of cocaine in San Diego

U.S. Coast Guard offloads 11 tons of cocaine in San Diego

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sherman offloaded approximately 11 tons of cocaine at Naval Base San Diego, Thursday (Aug18, 2016). Several U.S. Coast Guard cutters seized a combined total of approximately 11 …
Aug 19, 2016 /  Curious
China seizes oil tanker in tax evasion probe

China seizes oil tanker in tax evasion probe

China seized a tanker and detained several people last month, including one employee of Swiss trading house Gunvor, as part of a probe into suspected tax evasion on imported oil, Chinese and trading industry officials …
Jun 2, 2016 /  Vessels
Coast Guard Cutter Dependable helps seize $10.1 million in illegal narcotics

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable helps seize $10.1 million in illegal narcotics

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dependable conducted three separate international and inter-agency counter narcotics operations that resulted in the seizure of approximately 325 kilograms of cocaine, 600 …
Apr 20, 2016 /  Naval
US Navy: Third interception of a vessel in Arabian Sea carrying illicit weapons

US Navy: Third interception of a vessel in Arabian Sea carrying illicit weapons

For the third time in recent weeks, international naval forces operating in the waters of the Arabian Sea seized a shipment of illicit arms March 28, the US Navy informed. Just over the past month, the joint maritime …
Apr 5, 2016 /  Naval
Over a Ton of Cocaine Seized, 7 Arrested aboard Ro-Ro Vessel

Over a Ton of Cocaine Seized, 7 Arrested aboard Ro-Ro Vessel

Some 1,200 kilograms of cocaine were seized and seven people were arrested aboard a Ro-Ro cargo vessel Oceanic 1 in the morning hours of March 5 while the vessel was in the Caribbean Sea off Aruba, according to the …
Mar 10, 2016 /  Curious
Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Darwin seizes large weapons cache

Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Darwin seizes large weapons cache

HMAS Darwin’s boarding team has uncovered and seized a large weapons cache, following a boarding of a fishing vessel during their deployment to the Middle East region as part of Operation MANITOU. Operating …
Mar 7, 2016 /  Naval