21 Nov 2018

(INTERPOL) Marine Pollution Crime: First Global Multi-Agency Operation

“An international law enforcement operation against maritime pollution has revealed hundreds of violations and exposed serious cases of contamination worldwide. Codenamed 30 Days at Sea, the month-long (1-31 October) operation saw some 276 law enforcement and environmental agencies across 58 countries detect more than 500 offences, including illegal discharges of

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08 Nov 2018

Troubled Waters: How A New Wave of Cyber-Attacks is Targeting Maritime Trade

“The historical ‘air gap’ separating industrial control systems from enterprise networks meant that factories and shipyards were more or less immune to cyber-attack. As long as systems were air-gapped it didn’t matter how pernicious or effective the cyber-threat became, we felt confident that these virtual concerns couldn’t impact our physical

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19 Oct 2018

Drug trafficking at sea is devastating island states, ministers say

“Ministers from tiny island states including Palau, the Solomon Islands and Kiribati are calling for help over the ‘devastating’ impacts of criminal networks in the fishing industry. Fishermen, unable to work because stocks are so low, are being lured into gun-running and drug trafficking by international organised crime, the small

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19 Sep 2013

The Growing Threat of Maritime Terrorism

Introduction The 21st century has seen large-scale, well-organized terrorist attacks by Islamist terrorists on nearly every continent. These same terrorists and terrorist organizations have leveraged the cyber domain to support recruitment, training, and attacks. The maritime frontier, however, is perhaps the one that has continued comparatively untouched throughout the history

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29 Mar 2010

Pirates seize Somalia-bound ships, others rescued

“The Kenyan-based Ecoterra maritime monitoring agency said pirates had taken control of a roll-on, roll-off ship called the MV Iceberg 1 on Monday. ‘The owners reported to NATO that pirates boarded the ro-ro vessel MV Iceberg 1 today just 10 miles outside Aden Port in the Gulf of Aden,’ Ecoterra

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24 Mar 2010

‘Pirate’ dies as ship’s guards repel attack off Somalia

“A suspected pirate has been shot dead as private guards repelled an attack on a cargo ship off Somalia, in what may have been the first such incident. The EU naval force (Navfor) says the suspect was found dead by a team from an EU warship which was responding to

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22 Mar 2010

U.S. warns ships off Yemen of possible al Qaeda attack

“The U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence said on its website that ships in the Red Sea, the strategic Bab al-Mandab strait between Yemen and Djibouti, and the Gulf of Aden along Yemen’s coast were at the greatest risk. ‘Information suggests that al Qaeda remains interested in maritime attacks in the

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