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On the lines of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code, there is need for another regulation to ward off terrorists attack like in the case of 26/11 that took place on Mumbai according to Capt Andrew Winbow of IMO



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Brutality and Sadism on the high seas
33 months of torment and torture finally came to an end for the seafarers of the ill-fated M. V. Iceberg 1, hijacked by Somalian pirates on March 29, 2010

Posted to Brutality and Sadism on the high seas by Joseph Fonseca on 1/28/2013 2:35:45 PM | with 1 comments


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Its kudos and wish list that take center stage during the Day of the Seafarer Celebration



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Finally, here’s the post covering the third session of the January 2012 meeting of the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC). Three topics–Underwater Terrorism Preparedness, the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Program, and the Global Supply Chain Security Initiative–were covered at this session, on the morning of January 19th.



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False notions were aggravating piracy issue from getting resolved



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Indian government agrees to permit armed security personnel on ships traversing pirate prone area.



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At 7:10 this morning, the Secretary of Homeland Security blogged that DHS had taken “another major step forward” in “strengthening our country’s defenses by getting all stakeholders – including the public – the information and resources they need in order to play their part in helping



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FBI Brings Piracy Battle to the Land
Experts have long contended that the piracy problem has to solved shoreside in Somalia; apparently the FBI has taken this to heart, reportedly capturing a reputed ransom negotiator in Somalia.

Posted to Maritime Security by Gregory Trauthwein on 4/14/2011 8:29:54 AM | with 0 comments


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Last night and into the early morning hours of today, the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) tracked an aerial contact that crossed into US airspace near Cape Canaveral, Florida, after it had made multiple stops in The Bahamas, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, and Colombia, among other places. After significant activity in the Cape Canaveral area, the contact proceeded to the Atlanta metropolitan area and numerous other US locales.



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Is Criminalization turning to Martyrdom of seafarers?
Frequency of incidents where seafarers get arrested and criminally charged is on the rise.



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