Cocaine Seized from Tug in North Sea

By Wendy Laursen 2015-04-26 19:32:37 Over two tons of cocaine has been seized following a joint UK National Crime Agency, Border Force and Royal Navy operation in the North Sea. Acting on intelligence supplied by the NCA, the ocean-going tug MV Hamal was intercepted by the Royal Navy frigate HMS Somerset and Border Force cutter…

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Bulk Carrier Detained for Safety Violations

By MarEx 2015-04-26 19:26:32 The U.S. Coast Guard has detained the 72,500dwt bulk carrier Kind Seas after significant safety violations were found during an inspection in Kalama, Washington, on Friday. Inspectors found that that the vessel’s emergency generator didn’t work. Additionally, fire doors were deficient, bilge pumps were inoperable and lifesaving communication equipment was faulty.…

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Maritime Security at a Crossroads

By MarEx 2015-04-26 16:55:27 By Thomas Bennett, L.L.B. Somalia remains a failed state. Poverty, the absence of enforced law, and psychopathy masquerading as a just cause foment an environment where money for gain, or money to finance terror, means that piracy in the Indian Ocean has not gone away. What started in the Somalian North…

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Philippines Calls for ASEAN Unity

By Reuters 2015-04-26 16:29:47 The Philippines called on its Southeast Asian neighbors to unite in urging China to halt reclamation of land in the South China Sea, but the call failed to raise widespread support ahead of a regional summit. China claims 90 percent of the South China Sea, which is believed to be rich…

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No Military Solution to Migrant Crisis

By Reuters 2015-04-26 16:26:04 There is no military solution to migrants drowning in the Mediterranean, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said on Sunday, as European leaders search for ways to manage the flow of people leaving North Africa in rickety boats. Ban’s comments came a week after more than 700 people drowned in the…

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