Protection Vessels International: Weekly Maritime Security Report
Feb02

Protection Vessels International: Weekly Maritime Security Report

Southeast Asia Philippines: Three fishermen missing, presumed kidnapped in Sulu Sea 20 January Three Indonesian fishermen have gone missing in the Sulu Sea off the southern Philippines. Multiple sources indicated the men, who went missing on 18 January, were kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf Group, which has targeted maritime vessels in waters between Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines since 2016. PGI Analysis: It is likely the...

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How the US war on piracy brought one Somali to a West Virginia prison
Jan06

How the US war on piracy brought one Somali to a West Virginia prison

Mohamed Hassan Farah, a Somali in US federal prison, has little in common with the 19th-century seafarer Thomas Smith besides the fact that they are among the few people to be convicted of piracy on the high seas in a US court. While Smith and 13 of his crewmates were hanged in 1820 for boarding and pillaging 30 vessels in three months – including one by the name of Irresistible – Farah is expected to be handed a life sentence in a...

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Crowley Government Services Group Achieves ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certification
Jan03

Crowley Government Services Group Achieves ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certification

Crowley Maritime Corp.’s government services group has achieved worldwide ISO/IEC 27001:2013 information security certification for enhancements made to the security of accessing, transmitting, processing and storing covered defense information related to its management of Military Sealift Command’s T-AGOS/T-AGM and BOBO vessels. ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is the most rigorous and recognized international standard for implementing and...

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Seatrade Cruise Global 2017 To Introduce First Safety & Security Symposium
Dec06

Seatrade Cruise Global 2017 To Introduce First Safety & Security Symposium

Seatrade Cruise Global announces a new addition in programming to the 2017 conference line-up 13-16 March 2017 at the Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center.  The new Seatrade Cruise Global Safety & Security Symposium will debut at this year’s show serving as a focal point for specialized professionals as well as all conference attendees interested in learning about current and new developments in these critical...

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Excellence in Lifesaving Achievement
Jul14

Excellence in Lifesaving Achievement

Sikorsky recognized Bristow Helicopters Limited and the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency today at the 2016 Farnborough Air Show for excellence in lifesaving achievement with the S-92®helicopter. Bristow Helicopters Limited is an affiliate of Bristow Group Inc. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT). Bristow Helicopters currently operates 14 S-92 helicopters on behalf of the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency for the...

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New JSOW C-1 ready for US Navy fleet
Jul12

New JSOW C-1 ready for US Navy fleet

Raytheon Company and the U.S. Navy have completed all operational tests for the Joint Standoff Weapon C-1, making this newest variant of the guided glide weapon ready for US Navy fleet release and declaration of Initial Operational Capability. JSOW C-1 includes a Link-16 datalink and maritime moving target capability to provide fleet forces with robust, flexible capability against high-value, stationary land targets. This now includes...

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Ingalls Shipbuilding Awarded $618 Million Contract to Build DDG 123
Apr04

Ingalls Shipbuilding Awarded $618 Million Contract to Build DDG 123

Huntington Ingalls Industries shipbuilding division has received a $618 million contract modification to fund construction of the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer DDG 123 for the U.S. Navy. The ship is the fourth of five destroyers the company was awarded in June 2013. Ingalls previously was awarded $55 million in advance procurement for DDG 123, making the full contract $673 million. “This will be the 34th...

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USCGC Boutwell Decommissioned & Sold To The Philippines
Mar25

USCGC Boutwell Decommissioned & Sold To The Philippines

USCGC Boutwell was decommissioned in March 16, 2016 and will be sold to the Philippines as Excess Defense Article (EDA).  She is into Coast Guard missions including Search and Rescue Operations, Law Enforcement, Maritime Security and National Defense. USCGC Boutwell was fifth of the Coast Guard fleet of 378 foot High Endurance Cutters. Built in 1967 in Avondale Shipyards in New Orleans, LA and later launched on the same year....

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