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COASTAL SURVEILLANCE BECOMES INCREASINGLY INNOVATIVE

COASTAL SURVEILLANCE BECOMES INCREASINGLY INNOVATIVE

Fertilizer and Drugs Smuggled in Gulf of Oman

Bruno Duarte

The  U.S. Navy seized a boat in the Gulf of Oman that had a load of fertilizer, which can be used to make explosives. The same boat was caught the previous year smuggling weapons to Yemen. The British royal navy also said it confiscated 1,041 kilograms (2,295 pounds) of illegal drugs in the same waters….

Adventurer Perishes in Atlantic Solo Rowing Attempt

Bruno Duarte

Jean-Jacques Savin, 75-year-old French adventurer, died during his solo attempt to row across the Atlantic Ocean. His boat was overturned and he was found inside the cabin. The Audacious was just off the Azores Islands. Savin set off Jan. 1 from southern Portugal and planned to be asea three months. The announcement of his death…

Oil Spill a Consequence of Tonga Volcanic Eruption

Joy Finnegan

High waves resulting from the eruption of an undersea volcano in Tonga caused an oil spill in the waters of Cavero Beach in Ventanilla, Callao, Peru, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. A press release issued from The Peruvian Civil Defense Institute said a ship was loading oil into La Pampilla refinery on the Pacific coast on…

Russian Sub Hits Royal Navy Frigate

Joy Finnegan

It is being reported that in late 2020 a Russian submarine hit the Royal Navy Frigate HMS Northumberland. The incident occurred in the Artic Sea as the HMS Northumberland tracked the submarine while filming a spot for a popular British television show, “Warship: Life at Sea”. The Submarine reportedly inadvertently hit the ship’s sonar equipment…

One Hundred Rohingya Refugees Allowed to Land in Indonesia

Joy Finnegan

A boat with 100 Rohingya refugees was adrift with the boat sinking off the coast of Indonesia in Late December. The group was allowed to land and leave the boat on Friday, December 31. The action came after intense international pressure to allow them to seek refuge. The Indonesian authorities relented after the international scrutiny….

Maritime Partners Acquires J. Russell Flowers Portfolio

Maritime Partners Acquires J. Russell Flowers Portfolio

Joy Finnegan

Maritime Partners, through its managed funds, has acquired from J. Russell Flowers and its affiliates (JRF), a diversified portfolio of more than 1,000 marine vessels operating on bareboat charter. JRF’s fleet includes a variety of towboats, tank barges, hopper barges, and deck barges. With this acquisition, Maritime Partners’ portfolio has grown to approximately 1,600 vessels…

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IFOA Partnering with Osprey

Joy Finnegan

The International Flight Operations Academy (Virtual Operator Trainers Ready Sailors for the High-End Fight (Cont’d pg. 10)) has begun a new collaboration with Osprey Flight Solutions, to enhance their training program through the use of Osprey‘s unique data-led risk management system. Operating from their headquarters in Switzerland, IFOA provides world-class customized training for aviation professionals,…

COASTAL SURVEILLANCE BECOMES INCREASINGLY INNOVATIVE

COASTAL SURVEILLANCE BECOMES INCREASINGLY INNOVATIVE

Mario Pierobon

Coastal surveillance is a critical function to ensure the security of a nation. Given the specific challenges to maritime security that countries face, there are increasingly innovative ways in which technology has been deployed to address these issues. In this first part of a multi-part story on coastal surveillance, we have reached out to industry…

Migrants Rescued by Italian Coast Guard

Joy Finnegan

244 migrants were rescued by the Italian Coast Guard during the night of Sunday, November 28, 2021 off the coast of Calabria in the south Italy. There were 41 minors, including an infant born the previous day on a packed fishing boat that encountered difficult sea conditions.⁠Bad weather made the rescue operation complex. The Italian…

Knightscope Launches Nationwide Robot Roadshow for Security Robot

Joy Finnegan

Knightscope, Inc., a developer of advanced physical security technologies utilizing fully autonomous robots focused on enhancing U.S. security operations, today announced the launch of its first-ever Robot Roadshow. Knightscope’s robots will embark on a road trip across America, making appearances in select cities spanning at least 12 states and the District of Columbia. The tour…

Floods Wreaked Transportation Havoc in Vancouver

Joy Finnegan

Earlier this month, floods and landslides killed at least one person and cut all rail access to Canada’s largest port in the city of Vancouver, a spokesperson for the port said at the time. That weather event plus new rains are causing the port to experience big delays, officials say. The Vancouver Port Authority says…

Red Listing Philippines-Based Manning Agent ‘Able Maritime’ First Step to Stopping Seafarer Exploitation

Joy Finnegan

The Inspectorate of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has red listed Able Maritime Seafarers Inc after the crewing agent failed to respond to official enquiries from the ITF about the diabolical pay and terrible conditions of seafarers the company placed in work. A flood of new allegations against the Philippines-based manning agent have emerged…