Philippine Navy Intercepts Boat Trafficking 100 to Malaysia

Published on June 25, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments June 18: Naval intelligence and members of the Inter-agency Council Against Trafficking intercepted a boat carrying at least 100 victims of human trafficking in waters off Zamboanga City on Tuesday night. Personnel of Naval Intelligence Service Unit 62, Naval Special Operations Unit 6, and BRP Waray (LC-288) intercepted M/L Lady Rosmina around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday in response to…

June 25, 2019
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Brazilian Authorities Seize 808kg of Cocaine Amongst Banana Shipment at Suape Port

Published on June 25, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments June 21: Brazil’s Federal Revenue Office seized 808.2 kilos of cocaine hidden within a cargo of bananas at the port of Suape in the greater Recife region on Friday at approx. 16:00 LT. According to Customs, this is the largest narcotics seizure at Suape Port. Customs officials discovered the narcotics during an inspection of three containers, at which point…

June 25, 2019
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Australia Planning New Port in North Expressly for Use by US Marines

Published on June 25, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments June 24: Australia is planning to build a new deep-water port on its northern coast able to accommodate US Marine deployments as part of efforts to counter China’s growing presence in the region, the ABC reported Monday. The national broadcaster quoted multiple defence and government officials as saying the facility would be about 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Darwin,…

June 25, 2019
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Persian Gulf Oil Shipments Now Cost More Than $500,000 to Insure

Published on June 25, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments June 24: The cost of insuring Middle East oil shipments is soaring as tensions mount in a region responsible for about a third of all seaborne petroleum. So-called war risk premiums for a standard oil cargo from the Persian Gulf and the tanker hauling it can now cost upwards of $500,000, according to people familiar with the insurance market….

June 25, 2019
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Over $1m USD-Worth of Cocaine Found Floating in Gulf of Mexico, Off Louisiana

Published on June 24, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments June 18: A commercial vessel recovered over $1 million worth of cocaine found floating in the Gulf of Mexico roughly 50 to 55 miles south of Southwest Pass, off the coast of Louisiana in the United States. The boat captain contacted the Department of Homeland Security after he found the suspicious package. Detectives with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office…

June 24, 2019
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IMO Issues Notice That Warnings From infoex@remisc.org Are Not Legitimate

Published on June 24, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments June 24: The International Maritime Office (IMO) has issued the following notice: “Warning – false piracy information – updated “IMO would like to draw to the attention of the international maritime community that warnings currently being issued from the email account of the Regional Maritime Information Sharing Centre (REMISC) in Sana’a, Yemen (infoex@remisc.org) are not legitimate.  “Given the current situation…

June 24, 2019
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USCG Bulletin: Cyber Adversaries Targeting Commercial Vessels

Published on June 21, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments Last month, the US Coast Guard issued the following Maritime Safety Information Bulletin, entitled Cyber Adversaries Targeting Commercial Vessels: This bulletin is to inform the maritime industry of recent email phishing and malware intrusion attempts that targeted commercial vessels. Cyber adversaries are attempting to gain sensitive information including the content of an official Notice of Arrival (NOA) using email addresses that…

June 21, 2019
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3 FREE CSO/Airbus Workshops Touring UK Cities June 25-July 11

Published on June 21, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments Calling all CSOs, PFSO, cybersecurity and security employees for a FREE workshop and networking lunch! Come and join CSO Alliance and Airbus Cyber to understand how we can support your employees and companies’ security risk management approaches amid a landscape of: Tensions in the Middle East An evolving cyber threat Shifting piracy trends, particularly in West Africa Organized crime,…

June 21, 2019
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Two Recent Piracy Attacks Against Passenger Vessels Reported in Calabar River, Nigeria

Published on June 21, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments June 10 & 20: Initial reports indicate that there have been two attacks against passenger vessels in Calabar River recently. The first reportedly occurred June 10, during which the Cameroon-flagged MV Queen Esther (IMO #3270640) was attacked and at least one individual (the vessel’s captain) was kidnapped. No further details of this attack are available, nor of the attack…

June 21, 2019
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CSOA REPORT: Iran UAV Attack

Published on June 20, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments June 20: At approx. 04:05 LT this morning Iran shot down a US military surveillance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Reports of the location of the UAV at the time it was attacked vary. Iran states the UAV was violating its airspace near the village of Kouhmobarak in the province of Hormozgan, near the Strait of Hormuz. The US alleges the…

June 20, 2019
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