UK and EU remain far apart in post-Brexit trade talks as deadline looms

British and EU negotiators are continuing talks over the weekend but remained divided on Sunday. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office said Sunday that the EU is “continuing to make demands that are incompatible with our independence. We cannot accept Read More …

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 …

Adventures in MQTT Part II: Identifying MQTT Brokers in the Wild

The use of publicly accessible MQTT brokers is prevalent across numerous verticals and technology fields. I was able to identify systems related to energy production, hospitality, finance, healthcare, pharmaceutical manufacturing, building management, surveillance, workplace safety, vehicle fleet management, shipping, construction, Read More …

TSA seeks enhanced screening capabilities for air cargo

Federal regulators want to improve industry’s ability to perform air cargo security checks and explosives detection technology to help meet forthcoming international requirements for screening 100% of export freight on all-cargo aircraft, the Transportation Security Administration’s air cargo chief said 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 …

Cocaine worth $500m found hidden in charcoal shipment

Police in Paraguay have found a record 2.3 tonnes of cocaine hidden among a charcoal shipment destined for Israel. They said the drugs had an estimated street value of $500m (£383m). It is the largest drugs seizure police have made 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 …

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 …