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Maritime security concerns growing

Maritime security concerns growing

Maritime security concerns growing Written by Steven Jones Piracy and hijacking are hitting all-time highs in Southeast Asia as oil demand and a thriving black market continue to drive maritime attacks in the region. In an incredible display of capability and tenacity, pirates hit six vessels in the Malacca and Singapore Straits in less than…

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MAST discusses seizing traffickers’ boats off Libya

Gerry Northwood OBE, COO of leading maritime security company MAST, commented this morning on BBC Radio 5 on the security situation in Libya and the EU foreign and defence ministers’ plans to seize boats of migrant traffickers before they go out to sea. Northwood, a former Royal Navy Captain and Operation Atalanta (the EU’s anti-piracy…

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Maritime Security: Balancing Cost and Quality

Written by Steven Jones, Maritime Director, Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI). The past 12 months have seen the media rushing to state that piracy in the Indian Ocean has been defeated and as a result private maritime security companies will be driven out of business. Despite reports to the contrary the industry is…

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Maritime Cyber Threats: Fact or Fiction?

Written by Steven Jones, Maritime Director, Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI). As the global focal point for maritime security matters, the Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI) is constantly monitoring any potential security threats over the horizon for shipping. As part of this remit, the Association has turned its attention to the potential…

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Dr Ioannis Loukas to Speak at QMARSEC 2014

The organising committee for QMARSEC 2014 has confirmed that Dr Ioannis Loukas will become one of the guest speakers during the annual conference scheduled to take place on October 14th and 15th 2014 at the Ritz-Carlton in Qatar. AS a PhD in International Relations from the University of Athens, Dr Loukas has had a prolific…

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“Green” threat to oil rig security – an issue as alarming as piracy

Greenpeace threat to oil rig security

Expert insight from Amanda Roberts, Jeanius Consulting Last week an oil rig in the Barents Sea hit the headlines after being successfully boarded, stopping drilling for 89 hours at an estimated cost of $1.26million. So who were the boarders; gun toting pirates threatening violence and looking to steal?  No, this was a “peaceful” protest executed…

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