Egypt, China Conduct Joint Naval Drill in Mediterranean Sea

Published on August 21, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments August 21: Joint naval forces from Egypt and China have carried out a drill on Wednesday in the Mediterranean Sea, Egyptian armed forces said in a statement. A number of naval units including the Chinese missile destroyer XI’AN participated in the exercises. The exercises included several activities on combating terrorism and fostering maritime security, inspections of ships, and sailing…

August 21, 2019
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504 kg of Cocaine Seized From Container in Moín, Costa Rica; Originating From Columbia

Published on August 21, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments August 13: The Ministry of Security of Costa Rica seized on Monday a shipment of half a ton of cocaine in a container from Colombia, whose final destination was Italy. The finding occurred in the port of Moín, province of Limón (Caribbean), during a review of the container carried out by the Drug Control Police (PCD) after exchanging information with the…

August 21, 2019
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Brazilian Authorities Seize 220 kg of Cocaine at Paranagua Port

Published on August 21, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments August 17: Authorities seized 220 kg of cocaine hidden among a cargo of wood at Paranagua port. Authorities found the narcotics after receiving an anonymous tip-off regarding the location of the drugs. The narcotics were bound for Antwerp port in Belgium. Source: PGI Ltd Tags:  Antwerp, Belgium, Brazil, Cocaine, Paranagua, cocaine seizure, maritime crime, narcotics, narcotics seizure

August 21, 2019
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Another Scrap Metal Theft From Barge in Westbound Lane of TSS in Singapore Strait

Published on August 21, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments August 15, 16:59 LT: While underway approx. 3.8 nm southeast of Tanjung Piai (Johor, Malaysia) in the westbound lane of the TSS in the Singapore Strait, three perpetrators from two small boats boarded the barge KIEN SAN 8 (accompanied by tug boat KIEN SAN 1) and stole an unspecified quantity of scrap metal. The master raised the alarm and…

August 21, 2019
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Items Stolen From Container on Barge Anchored Off Pulau Bintan, Indonesia

Published on August 21, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments August 09: While anchored off Pulau Bintan, the barge CRYSTAL 128 was boarded by an unknown number of perpetrators on 9 Aug 19. The unauthorized persons stole some mattress protectors from a container on the barge. The master discovered that the items on board the barge were missing upon arrival at Crystal Offshore Yard, Singapore on 10 Aug 19…

August 21, 2019
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Bahrain to Join US-Led Mission to Patrol Gulf Waters

Published on August 21, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments August 19: Bahrain will join the United States-led mission to protect vessels travelling in Gulf waters, the US Central Command (Centcom) announced, as tensions between Washington and Tehran continue in the region. Bahrain has agreed to join the US’s International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC), US General Kenneth F. McKenzie said in a statement on Monday. McKenzie applauded the Gulf…

August 21, 2019
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Update On White Sea Accident That’s Causing Partial Closure of Dvina Bay

Published on August 21, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments August 12: Further information has become available on the previously reported accident that led to the partial closure of Dvina Bay in the White Sea: The failed missile test that ended in an explosion killing five scientists last week on Russia’s White Sea involved a small nuclear reactor, according to a top official at the institute where they worked….

August 21, 2019
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US Carrier Sails Into Disputed Waters Amid New Flare-Ups

Published on August 21, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments August 06: A U.S. aircraft carrier sailed through the disputed South China Sea on Tuesday in the latest show of America’s military might amid new territorial flare-ups involving China and three rival claimant states. The U.S. Navy flew a small group of Philippine generals, officials and journalists to the USS Ronald Reagan, where they watched fighter jets landing and…

August 21, 2019
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IMO Report of the Maritime Safety Committee On Its 101st Session

Published on August 20, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments June 14: A summary of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) 101 session from 5-14 June 2019 is available via the IMO website, and annexes 1 to 5 and 8 to 38 of the full session report are now available to CSO Alliance members. Noted in the summary, the MSC adopted the following amendments to the…

August 20, 2019
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Montreal Port Authority Hopes to Avert Strike

Published on August 20, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments August 14: While the threat of a strike by 1,125 workers at the Port of Montreal is still brewing, Port Authority CEO Sylvie Vachon hopes the parties can reach agreement. The maritime employers are under the umbrella of the Maritime Employers Association. The union, attached to the Canadian Union of Public Employees, had agreed to an unlimited general strike…

August 20, 2019
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