RMS Update

At least 15 pirates fire shots upon a cable laying vessel in the Red Sea

Iranian Navy Commander Adm. Habibollah Sayyari said that the 41st flotilla of the Iranian Navy was sent sent for an anti-pirate patrol mission to the Gulf of Aden.

On the 2nd and 3rd of December, Regal Maritime Solutions took part in the 2015 Transport Security Expo

Militants opposing both the Houthi rebels in Yemen and Yemeni President, Mansour Abdrabbuh Hadi have seized the main airport and port in southern city Mukalla

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula (AQAP) have reportedly driven out troops who were guarding the major port city of Mukalla, Hadramawt province, seizing Riyan airport, the city’s main seaport and oil terminal.

BIMCO has reported that navigation in Yemen's territorial waters has been banned unless vessels are carrying emergency food and medical aid

BIMCO have reported that entry into Yemen's territorial waters has been banned. The ban applies to all vessels unless that are carrying emergency food and medical aid, in which case, the ships must be inspected and approved by the Arab State coalition forces currently operating in the region.

Vessels have been turned away from Yemeni ports in the Red Sea as the Arab State coalition tightens blockades.

Commercial and private vessels are being turned away from Yemeni ports in the Red Sea that have been deemed to be under Houthi rebel control by the Arab State coalition.

It has been reported that Houthi rebels have placed missiles, cannons and other heavy weaponry on two islands int he Red Sea, including Perim, the island that divides the Bab El-Mandeb Strait into two channels between Djibouti and Yemen.

Regal Maritime Solutions has been awarded ISO 28007:2012 and ISO 28000:2007 certification. It comes after the company has been deemed to successfully comply with the requirements of the industry standard issued by ISO.

The internationally recognised certification provides a carefully developed list of specifications for Private Maritime Security companies to meet in order to offer a safe, efficient and reliable service – which is subsequently monitored by the issuing authority to ensure standards are maintained.

Bibby Ship Management & the Sailors’ Society teamed up to host a drinks reception at the brilliant maritime venue, Trinity House.

On the evening of the 28th January, Regal Maritime Solutions Managing Director Steven Roberts attended the Bibby Ship Management & Sailors' Society hosted drinks reception at Trinity House. The event was in support of the Sailors’ Society who care for the personal and professional needs of merchant seafarers around the world.

Regal Maritime Solutions are pleased to announce that the lucky winner of our prize draw to win an iPad Air from SMEM 2014 was Ms. Anne Zapata of the UAE Shipping Association.

Ms. Zapata's business card was picked out of hundreds of other hopefuls on our return from Seatrade Middle East Maritime 2014. On informing Ms. Zapata that she was the winner of the iPad it was clear that she was incredibly pleased and had not been expecting it at all.

We would like to congratulate Ms. Zapata and hope she enjoys her new iPad.