ICJ Postpones Kenya-Somalia Maritime Border Case

Published on October 21, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments October 18: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has postponed the maritime border case between Somalia and Kenya to June 2020. The Hague-based court has agreed to Kenya’s request for a one-year delay of the public hearings, after the east African country said it needed time to reconstitute its legal team. The hearings were due to start on 4…

October 21, 2019
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Armed Robbery Aboard Bulk Carrier in Singapore Strait

Published on October 21, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments October 19, 17:00 UTC: Duty oiler on routine rounds onboard a bulk carrier underway in the Singapore Strait (01:03.45N – 103:38.70E) was taken hostage by five persons armed with a gun and knives. The persons threatened the oiler and tied his hands. They then stole ships spares and escaped. The oiler reported the incident to the OOW who raised…

October 21, 2019
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Boarding and Attempted Theft Aboard Tanker at Callao Anchorage

Published on October 21, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments October 12, 07:30 UTC: Duty watchmen onboard a tanker at Callao Anchorage, Peru (11:59.6S – 077:11.1W), noticed three unauthorised persons on the forecastle deck and raised the alarm. The OOW, sounded the forward horn, raised the alarm, made and announcement on the PA and crew mustered. Seeing the alerted crew the persons escaped in their boat. Further investigations indicated…

October 21, 2019
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46.5 Lbs Cocaine Found Amongst Boxes Of Oranges At Port Everglades

Published on October 21, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments October 16: Nearly 50 pounds of cocaine were found stashed in boxes of oranges at Port Everglades. The boxes arrived from the Dominican Republic over the weekend. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the port thought there was something off when they examined the container. A CBP K-9 alerted to the presence of illegal drugs and officers…

October 21, 2019
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Airports Rise to Technology Challenge Posed by Drone Threats

Published on October 18, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments October 15: Airports worldwide still face complex and costly challenges in protecting their operations from the threat of disruption from drone flights, and there remains no “silver bullet” solution to the problems, according to experts addressing the Drone Disruption Summit held in London on October 15. Delegates heard how major international gateways like London Gatwick and Paris Charles de…

October 18, 2019
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Fishing Vessel Attacked and Boarded At Entrance of Wouri River, Cameroon

Published on October 18, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments October 13, 00:10 UTC: On the 13th October 2019 at 0010UTC a fishing vessel was attacked by an unknown number of pirates onboard a speed boat at the entrance of Wouri river in position 03°52N, 009°28E. The pirates managed to board the vessel but the embarked Armed Security Team confronted them. Gunfire was exchanged with damage caused to the…

October 18, 2019
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Chinese Hackers Use New Cryptojacking Tactics to Evade Detection

Published on October 17, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments October 15: Chinese-speaking cybercrime group Rocke, known for operating multiple large-scale malicious crypto-mining campaigns, has now switched to new Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs), including new C2 infrastructure and updated malware to evade detection. Rocke is a financially motivated threat group first spotted in April 2018 by Cisco Talos researchers while exploiting unpatched Apache Struts, Oracle WebLogic, and Adobe ColdFusion servers, and dropping cryptomining…

October 17, 2019
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Omani Police Arrest 8 and Seize Two Vessels On Suspicion of Diesel Smuggling

Published on October 17, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments October 10: The Royal Oman Police (ROP) have announced that they arrested eight expats and seized two boats suspected of being involved in attempting to smuggle diesel near Khasab. Source: Times of Oman In March of this year, three foreign nationals were also arrested on suspicion of diesel smuggling, this time near Musandam. Tags:  Khasab, Oman, diesel, diesel smuggling,…

October 17, 2019
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Authorities Seize 599 Cocaine Bricks From Boat Off Caucedo, DR

Published on October 17, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments October 13: Authorities seized 599 cocaine bricks from a boat about 105 miles off the coast of Caucedo. Authorities seized the narcotics after identifying a suspicious boat from an aircraft. Three suspects were arrested at the scene. The origin of the narcotics was unclear. Source: PGI Ltd Tags:  Caucedo Port, Cocaine, Dominican Republic, cocaine seizure, narcotics, narcotics seizure

October 17, 2019
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Authorities Seize 830 kg of Cocaine in Isla Tortuga, Costa Rica

Published on October 17, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments October 09: Authorities seized 830 kg of cocaine from a boat on the coast of Isla Tortuga. Authorities seized the narcotics after identifying a suspicious boat near the island by aircraft. The smugglers brought the boat ashore and escaped in a forest after they were chased by maritime authorities. The origin and intended destination of the narcotics were unclear….

October 17, 2019
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