Maritime transportation has a vital role to play in our daily life as it benefits every single person across the world. Despite the fact that the developments in the aviation industry have made the movement of people and goods faster, the shipping industry remains critical to the growth of economies.
One of the popular insurance and reinsurance Broker Company of UK, Jardine Lloyde Thompson along with Convoy Escort Programme Ltd has introduced an escort program for merchant ships passing through Gulf of Aden- an extremely sensitive piracy area.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) interdicted a shipment of narcotics aboard a stateless vessel while conducting maritime security operations in the international waters of the Gulf of Aden, Dec. 27.
A piracy attempt on the high seas was foiled by an Indian Naval warship on 06 October 2017.
On 16 May 17, at about 1645 hrs, INS Sharda received a distress call from MV Lord Mountbatten in position 230 nm South-West of Salalah.
A distress call was received from a foreign merchant vessel MV OS 35 (Tuvalu registered vessel), which was attacked and boarded by pirates in the Gulf of Aden late night on 08 April.