Saudi Arabia: Explosives-laden boat hits fuel ship at Jeddah port, ministry says

Saudi Arabia said on Monday that a fuel transport ship anchored at a Jeddah terminal was hit by an explosive-laden boat in what it called a terrorist attack, after shipping firm Hafnia said one of its tankers was struck by Read More …

Tanker stowaways: ‘Hijacking’ ends after UK special forces storm ship off the Isle of Wight

Seven people were detained when military forces stormed a tanker suspected to have been hijacked off the Isle of Wight. Sixteen members of the Special Boat Service (SBS) ended a 10-hour standoff which started when stowaways on board the Liberian-registered Read More …

Polish Navy bid to defuse one of WWII’s largest bombs near Baltic coast

Polish navy divers have launched an unprecedented operation to “neutralise” one of the largest bombs of the Second World War. The explosive device was discovered last year at the bottom of a shipping channel in Swinoujscie, on the Baltic coast. Read More …

Tanker loading crude damaged by floating mine in Yemen

A Maltese-flagged tanker has reportedly been damaged by a mine while taking on crude on October 3 outside the Yemeni port of Bir Ali. MV Syra reportedly suffered significant damage, resulting in a oil spill. Sources report that Syra was Read More …

UN maritime agency says it was hacked

The United Nations International Maritime Organization (UN IMO) disclosed a security breach over the weekend that the agency categorized as a “sophisticated cyber-attack” against its IT systems. The incident was discovered on Thursday and impacted the IMO public website and Read More …

NASA investigates mysterious South Atlantic Anomaly

The Earth’s magnetic field has lost almost 10% of its strength over the last two centuries, causing scientists some concern. The weakness could expose the planet to danger, as the Earth’s magnetic field repels and traps dangerous solar radiation, but Read More …

Beirut explosion: How ship’s deadly cargo ended up at port

Lebanon’s government has blamed the huge blast that devastated parts of Beirut on the detonation of 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored at the city’s port. People have expressed anger and disbelief that such a large quantity of potentially explosive Read More …

Covid-19 has increased the chances of marine industry cyberassaults

Desperate for information, a work-at-home employee of an industrial port tenant clicks on what appears to be an official looking source promising the latest Covid-19 updates, only to innocently launch malware that for a time disables his employer’s GPS system. Read More …

Maritime cyber attacks increase by 900% in three years

Cyber attacks on the maritime industry’s operational technology (OT) systems have increased by 900% over the last three years with the number of reported incidents set to reach record volumes by year end. Addressing port and terminal operators during an Read More …