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Update on hijack for cargo theft in the Gulf of Guinea: low loss, high risk

19/09/2013

In recent months there has been a discernible rise in hijack for cargo theft activity in the Gulf of Guinea. During the period of May – August 2013, five commercial tankers1 were reported hijacked, compared…

Global maritime incident monthly (August 2013)

31/08/2013

Report, in PDF format, mapping major maritime incidents, including piracy, maritime crime and maritime casulties which took place during August 2013.

Iran: new president, new sanctions?

15/08/2013

In a climate of ever-increasing US and EU sanctions against Iran, what will the country’s election of a ‘moderate’ president mean for sanctions and the shipping industry? Iran’s newly elected leader, Hassan Rouhani, has been…

Information security at Nigerian ports

02/08/2013

In the majority of hijacks for cargo theft, pirates have demonstrated a degree of prior knowledge regarding the target vessel and its cargo. Pirates have hijacked tankers as far as 89 nm offshore (CAPE BIRD,…

Global maritime incident monthly (July 2013)

31/07/2013

Report, in PDF format, mapping major maritime incidents, including piracy, maritime crime and maritime casulties which took place during July 2013.  

Time to reform East Africa’s ports?

13/07/2013

East Africa is an expensive place to move goods. In 2012, shipping companies spent an extra 22% on top of normal operating costs to clear container cargos, while collectively shippers forked out an additional $252…

Maritime security: reading between the lines

02/06/2013

Last month, Dutch police – acting on a tip-off by French counter-narcotics authorities – arrested three would-be divers, complete with underwater propulsion vehicles, as they prepared to dislodge a torpedo-shaped metal cylinder from the hull…

Piracy in Southeast Asia: organised criminals or small scale opportunists?

02/04/2013

The majority of maritime crime in Southeast Asia takes place at anchorage, with valuables and ship’s stores the target. The focus of this paper is not, however, theft at anchor, but vessel hijack and petroleum cargo theft – a…

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