Robbers target three bulkers in Singapore Strait

According to a statement by the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia Information Sharing Centre (ReCAAP ISC) on 26 October, robberies were attempted on three Greek-owned ships over […]

Diminished role for armed guards despite piracy risks

There is a diminished role for armed guards in contemporary maritime security despite increasing piracy threats, according to security experts. Complexities around policing territorial waters have made the use of private maritime security companies (PMSCs) […]

CMA CGM confirms malware attack

French container shipping company CMA CGM is currently dealing with a cyber security attack impacting its peripheral servers. The company identified a security breach on the morning of 28 September and posted on Twitter that […]

Crew alert: Piracy and weaponry increase in Q2

There has been a notable increase in the use of weapons during piracy attacks, according to the International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) Q2 results, increasing the threat that crews face. The number of attacks involving guns […]