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Seas of Change

Posted: 21st May 2015

Written by: Peter Cook, CEO - SAMI

Terrorism at sea is not new and, whilst it is estimated that only 2% of terrorism attacks are classed as maritime terrorism, this figure doesn’t reflect the potential disproportionate impact that an attack at or from the sea could... Read More

The Rising Tide of Terror Facing Shipping

Posted: 19th May 2015

Written by: Steven Jones, SAMI/ theBridge

In the wake of the tragic terrorist attack in Tunis which killed a number of cruise ship passengers, academics, analysts and researchers have been assessing what went wrong, how can passengers be protected and the small matter of ... Read More

Round Table Addresses Cyber Security

Posted: 19th May 2015

Written by: SAMI / theBridge

The Round Table of international shipping associations (RT) comprising BIMCO, ICS, Intercargo and INTERTANKO are developing standards and guidelines to address the major cyber security issues faced by the shipping industry. Read More

Management Practices for Large Scale Operations At Sea

Posted: 18th May 2015

Written by: Allmode

The recent increase in migrant movement around the world and most specifically the
Mediterranean Sea has raised a significant safety issue for the maritime sector. Read More

Allmode Advisory: Large Scale Irregular Migration

Posted: 18th May 2015

Written by: Allmode

It can be seen that the number of migrants is rising exponentially. The two recent peaks allude to the driving factor behind migration into Europe via the Mediterranean: unrest in the Middle East and North Africa. Read More

Allmode Advisory: Libya

Posted: 15th May 2015

Written by: Allmode

Advisory Type: Cargo ship bombed off Libya Read More

Global Maritime Security: April 2015

Posted: 11th May 2015

Written by: Allmode

Allmode's latest, monthly global security report with a detailed piracy update, health advisory, security alerts and the most recent and up to date maritime intelligence. Read More

Piracy Incident Report: Bahamas

Posted: 11th May 2015

Written by: Allmode

On the evening of Friday 1st May at approx. 10:00pm LT, a 51 year old British man named Gary Vanhoeck was shot dead on his yacht in the Bahamas. Read More

Piracy Incident Report: High Risk Area

Posted: 7th May 2015

Written by: Allmode

An MV reported being approached by 4 skiffs at a speed of 20 knots in the Arabian Sea. Read More

Sequel - Migrants and ISIS: Proactive Measures

Posted: 23rd Apr 2015

Written by: Rod Hatch

Sequel to my OnboardOnline article of 21st April 2015 - On 22nd April SuperyachtNews.com included in its news bulletin a feature giving an update from MYBA regarding the Dryad analysis of 18 March 2015. Read More

Allmode Advisory 045: STCW Security Requirements

Posted: 22nd Apr 2015

Written by: Allmode

As of 1st July 2015 any crew member that works a duty or stands a watch without valid PDSD certification, will be missing a component part of their mandatory STCW. Read More

Migrants and ISIS: Whatever the Risk, are you Prepared?

Posted: 21st Apr 2015

Written by: Captain Rod Hatch

Regarding Shawn Engbrecht’s OnboardOnline post of 1st April last, entitled “The Future of Yacht Security”: There is a fine line to be drawn between promulgation of identifiable risks following a considered analysis of facts and ob... Read More

Allmode Advisory: Costa Rica

Posted: 20th Apr 2015

Written by: Allmode

Costa Rica is a country located in Central America that has unlimited tourist potential and is ranked as one of the most visited international destinations. One of Costa Rica’s main sources of income is tourism. Read More

STCW Security Awareness Requirements

Posted: 18th Apr 2015

Written by: David Goldie, Akula Yachts

Why am I still hearing about Superyacht crew attending the new STCW Security Awareness course - Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA)? This course is NOT suitable for Superyacht crew and does not meet the formal STCW requirement... Read More

Implementing an Effective Safety Culture

Posted: 16th Apr 2015

Written by: Allmode

Safety at sea has improved enormously over the last 100 years, and continues to do so.
Rules and regulations, beginning with SOLAS have given the industry a compulsory
framework to follow. Read More

Global Maritime Security: March 2015

Posted: 15th Apr 2015

Written by: Allmode

Allmode's latest global security report with a detailed piracy update, health advisory, security alerts and the most recent maritime intelligence. Read More

Advisory: Yemen Update

Posted: 14th Apr 2015

Written by: Allmode

BIMCO have advised that all navigation into Yemen’s territorial waters has been banned as of the 13th April and all ships should expect to be inspected and approved by Saudi-led coalition forces. Read More

Allmode Advisory: Environmental Activism

Posted: 13th Apr 2015

Written by: Allmode

On the 6th April 2015, activists from the Environmental Pressure group, Greenpeace, scaled and boarded the drilling platform, Polar Pioneer.
. Read More

Piracy Incident Report: Guinea

Posted: 10th Apr 2015

Written by: Allmode

Six robbers in a blue-hulled fishing boat, approached and attempted to board an anchored
Container ship using a hook attached to a long pole. Read More

Regional Maritime Security: Caribbean March 2015

Posted: 30th Mar 2015

Written by: Allmode Security

As pointed out in previous reports, crime rates in the Caribbean continue to plague the
islands and political policies, despite the fact that the region is visited by many tourists from around the world. Read More

Global Maritime Security: February 2015

Posted: 10th Mar 2015

Written by: Allmode

The latest global update of piracy incidents and health advisories, including a special update on the threat from ISIS Read More

Regional Maritime Security: Mediterranean

Posted: 9th Mar 2015

Written by: Allmode

Advisory Type: threat from ISIS Read More

Piracy Incident Report: Red Sea

Posted: 5th Mar 2015

Written by: Allmode

An MV transiting in conditions of reduced visibility to 2nm, reported seeing 2 white skiffs with 5 POB in each skiff, on the port side some 300 metres away. Read More

The Future of Yacht Security

Posted: 1st Mar 2015

Written by: Shawn Engbrecht

It is not our modus operandi to proclaim, “The sky is falling” in terms of Maritime Security…it’s a poor sales model very much akin to the boy who cried “Wolf”. But there are a few intellectual table scraps that are worth chewing ... Read More

Personal Safety in the Caribbean

Posted: 19th Jan 2015

Written by: Alison Rentoul

Following on from several of our recent articles on crew safety in the Mediterranean, The Crew Coach replies to a Captain who is concerned about the safety of his crew in the Caribbean. Read More

Regional Maritime Security: Caribbean 2015

Posted: 16th Jan 2015

Written by: Allmode

Crime throughout the Caribbean continues to be an ongoing issue for politicians to address, as the local communities are living under fear of personal attacks and property crime, which does not appear to be abating. Read More

Global Maritime Security: December 2014

Posted: 13th Jan 2015

Written by: Allmode International Security Services

The latest global security and intelligence report from Allmode including piracy update, security alerts, high risk areas, and health advisory. Read More

Near Misses: The Lessons

Posted: 5th Jan 2015

Written by: Simon Harvey

While we use the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) as a source of information in our safety training and learning of the human element, there are many places where learning opportunities are lost due to the fact they nev... Read More

Advisory: ICS Large Scale Rescue Operations at Sea

Posted: 5th Jan 2015

Written by: James Kellett, Allmode

After reading the ICS guidance notes of large scale rescue operations at sea, which are a very good starting point, there are some concerns which they have raised. Read More

Global Maritime Security: November 2014

Posted: 29th Dec 2014

Written by: Allmode

An up to date report on the latest international piracy incidents and health advisories for people travelling the globe using our international waterways. Read More

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