International Piracy at Lowest Level in Five Years -IMB

International Piracy at Lowest Level in Five Years -IMB

The EU Naval Force warship FS COUBERT sails with MT ARIS-13 after the vessel was released by Somali-based pirates in March. Photo: EU Naval Force The second quarter of 2017 saw a continuing decline in the number of reported incidents of maritime piracy and armed...
Qatar Seeks to Retain Its LNG Crown Despite Saudi-Led Boycott

Qatar Seeks to Retain Its LNG Crown Despite Saudi-Led Boycott

By Mohammed Aly Sergie, Anna Shiryaevskaya and Kelly Gilblom (Bloomberg) — Qatar just undermined Australia’s efforts to overtake it as the world’s biggest producer of liquefied natural gas.While the Gulf sheikhdom may soon slip to second place behind Australia as top...
The Fourth of July And American Ships

The Fourth of July And American Ships

By Captain John Loftus – Around this time of year, I often ask Americans if they can name the three things the signer’s of the Declaration Of Independence pledged. Invariably, people can name first (our lives), or second (our fortunes), or both the first and second,...