House c’ttee promises to support the rebuilding process in NIMASA

SEA GUARDIAN Maritime Security Updates

The House of Representatives Committee on Maritime Safety, Education and Administration has resolved to support the rebuilding efforts of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency in its quest to reposition, reform and restructure for the benefit of the nation. The Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Mohammed Umar Bago, disclosed this when he led other members of his committee on …

Forget Trump and China, piracy in the Sulu Sea is a fresh threat to Asia trade

Web Master Maritime Security Updates

Southeast Asia is grappling with rampant maritime piracy that, if left unchecked, could threaten trade and bolster terror networks in the region. This year has seen a growing number of hijackings in the Sulu Sea, located between the Philippines and the island of Borneo. Around $40 billion worth of cargo passes through the area annually, with around $700-800 million in …

Piracy in the Horn of Africa: Some good news but a lot of work has to be done

Dimitrios Dalaklis Maritime Security Updates

By Commander Dimitrios Dalaklis H.N., Lecturer in the Hellenic Naval Academy (HNA), Department of Combat Systems, Naval Operations, Sciences of the Sea, Navigation, Electronics and Communication Systems. With oceans covering almost three-quarters of the earth’s surface and with well over 80% of all international trade transported by sea, piracy -without any intention to downgrade other types of maritime crime, i.e. illegal …

Piracy Brief

ichapsos Maritime Security Updates

The ancient phenomenon of piracy is still flourishing in the 21st century, exposing the vulnerability of international shipping. Although it is not a “sea-born disease”, as the UN Secretary Ban Ki-Moon stressed, but “… a symptom of conditions on the ground, including the overall security and political situation” in the hosting fragile states, it poses significant threats to maritime security. …