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To Move Drugs, Traffickers Are Hacking Shipping Containers | Motherboard

Recently officials in the Netherlands and Belgium discovered a complex scheme to hack computers used at port terminals to track movements of containers in order to allow drug traffickers access to the port facility to essentially steal containers without anybody noticing…until now. Read more about the discovery at the Motherboard An interesting International Maritime Bureau […]

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Have you met Maersk’s first drillship?

Introducing the Maersk Viking Named earlier this month at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje-Si, South Korea, this ship marks the first in a series of four ultra deepwater drill ships.  The ship is slated to commence a three year contract with ExxonMobil in the Gulf of Mexico. More of the Viking:   Drillship […]

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Advanced Chinese Maritime Safety Administration Ship Arrives in U.S.

Touted as China’s most advanced maritime patrol ship, the HAIXUM 31, made its first call to a U.S. port today in Honolulu. More from the U.S. Coast Guard District 14 Public Affairs – The Haixun 31 was escorted into Aloha Tower at 3 p.m. by a parade of ships that included the Coast Guard Cutter […]

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A modern day pirates map

Here’s something we came across at Disleduck’s site – some incredible infographics depicting the cost and impact of modern day piracy.  These were created by the site TravelInsurance.org and provide a good visual on the problem the world faces as modern day piracy continues to exist.  For more on the effort to campaign for an […]