U.K. Royal Navy Takes Lead in Persian Gulf Shipping Protection Mission

The U.K. Royal Navy is now leading the international effort to protect shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman following a change of command ceremony Thursday. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper lauded the Read More …

Maritime minister undertakes future of shipping industry tour, as ports cyber security guidance is updated

Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani has today (28 January 2020) finished off a tour of southern ports to see the innovative work underway to future-proof the maritime industry, including discovering how plans were developing for an autonomous ship to sail independently 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 …

A Cyber Norms Hypothetical: What If the USS John S. McCain Was Hacked?

The collision between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker in the Straits of Malacca has led some to speculate—without any evidence—that the tragedy could have been caused by a foreign nation that hacked the destroyer’s navigation system. Some of the Read More …