Safety & Security
FEBRUARY 21, 2014 — Traces of narcotics and hypodermic needles were found with the bodies of the two security guards discovered dead on Maersk Alabama, CNN reports, citing a  Seychelles government official, who spoke on…
FEBRUARY 20, 2014 —Two 44 year old former U.S. Navy SEALS were found dead in a cabin on Maersk Alabama February 18. The men were employed by Trident Group, Virginia Beach,VA, which supplies security guard…
FEBRUARY 17, 2014 — Fire from armed guards aboard the 3,527 dwt RO/RO cargo vessel Andrea successfully deterred a pirate attack off the coast of Somalia last week. According to a NATO alert, the attack…
JANUARY 28, 2014—It's rare that a U.S. shipyard builds for export, but that is just what Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation is doing. The Somerset, MA, shipyard recently delivered the first of six Chesapeake Class pilot…
JANUARY 27, 2014 — Athens headquartered Dynacom Tankers Management has regained communications with the 74,999 dwt, Liberian flagged M/T Kerala and reports that the ship was, as had been feared, hijacked at Angola, Luanda Anchorage.…
JANUARY 21, 2014 — Though the suspected pirates have now been caught, the main lesson from the first Somali pirate attack of the year is that private armed security teams prevent hijackings. The attack occurred…
JANUARY 15, 2014 — Piracy at sea has reached its lowest levels in six years, with a 40% drop since Somali piracy peaked in 2011, according to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The chamber's…
JANUARY 14, 2014—Mariners thinking that a little recreational use of marijuana is just fine, could see their credentials go up in smoke. With states such as Washington and Colorado legalizing the recreational use of marijuana,…
JANUARY 13, 2014 — A paper issued by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) draws on the international shipping industry's experience of Somali-based piracy from 2007 to 2013. ICS Secretary General Peter Hinchckiffe says "the…
JANUARY 8, 2014 — Indian authorities in the state of Tamil Nadhu continue to detain the 35 crew and security guards who were aboard the Seaman Guard Ohio which was seized October 12, 2013 on…
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