Several killed after 2 ships catch fire in Kerch Strait, one ‘rocked by blast’

Two ships have caught fire while moving through the Kerch Strait separating Crimea from mainland Russia, after one of them was apparently rocked by an explosion. At least 11 sailors have died, Russian Maritime Agency said. One vessel was “allegedly struck Read More …

6 Russians kidnapped after pirates attack vessel near Benin – Maritime authority

Six sailors were kidnapped when pirates attacked a ship with a Russian crew off the coast of Benin in West Africa, Russia’s Maritime and River Transport agency confirmed. A group of seven to nine attackers, armed with firearms and blades boarded the Read More …

Norwegian frigate damaged in collision with Greek Aframax tanker, crew evacuated

Greek Aframax tanker SOLA TS collided with Norway Navy frigate HNOMS HELGE INGSTAD in the morning Nov 8, probably around 0300 UTC, in North sea north of Bergen, Norway. Laden tanker left Sture Terminal shortly before collision. According to Norway Read More …

Experts warn of growing maritime cyber-security threats

The global maritime industry must do more to protect shipping firms against growing cyber-security threats, experts said yesterday at the opening of a maritime innovation centre. An important first step is to create awareness and encourage the reporting of incidents, Read More …

Port of San Diego suffers cyber-attack, second port in a week after Barcelona

Two major international ports fell victim to cyber-attacks within the span of a week, putting the shipping industry on alert for a possible threat actor targeting the entire sector. The first to fall was the Port of Barcelona, Spain, on Read More …