Guidance on Sulu Sea attacks released

According to the Standard P&I Club, the IFC in Singapore has issued a commentary on the recent spate of attacks in the Sulu Sea, in particular, the Sibutu Passage.

Piracy in Asia – situation update

The piracy situation in the sea area between Sabah, Malaysia and the Southern Philippines continues to be a concern and all vessels are advised to report to the relevant authorities prior entering or passing the Sibutu Passage and Sulu-Celebes Sea.

Gard Alert: Yemen – port situation

All major Yemeni ports, except Mokha, Ras Isa Marine Terminal and Balhaf LNG Terminal, are reported to be open and in operation despite the volatile situation along the country’s Red Sea coast.

Maritime security through partnership [IDEX17D2]

With the conflict in Yemen now starting to spill out into neighbouring seas, the spotlight is once again falling on naval forces to ensure that maritime trade can continue to flow unimpeded into the Middle East region.

Pirates Hold Sailors Hostage

Eight Iranian seafarers have been released by Somali pirates after nearly nine months of being held in captive, but up to a dozen more are still at risk, according to Tehran Times.