Industry News

Despite the defensive blockading of the Bab El-Mandeb Strait by the Arab States' coalition, merchant vessels continue to transit through unaffected.

As the conflict in Yemen continues, there has been much concern expressed with regards to the potential effect on the merchant vessels that frequent the high-traffic shipping lane. However, there have been no reports of any merchant vessels experiencing issues when transiting through the Bab El-Mandeb Strait.

Saudi Arabia and Eqypt have initiated blockades in the Bab El-Mandeb Strait ahead of Iran

Following yesterdays' report of the Houthi rebels imminent take of over of the city of Aden, Saudi Arabia and Eqypt have since seized control of the Bab El-Mandeb Strait as a preemptive measure against Iran's planned attempt to take over the strategic waterway.

Security in the Gulf of Aden severely compromised as Houthi rebels advance south, driving out Yemeni president

Yemeni president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi was driven out of Yemen by Houthi rebels who have a $100,000 bounty on his head.

Latest reports following the president's departure state that the fall of Aden is imminent, as the rebels continue to advance south after having seized the capital Sanaa in September.

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.

Twelve Somali men being tried for piracy were acquitted and released due to lack of evidence on Thursday 6th October.

The 12 men were accused of attacking the container vessel MSC Jasmine in the Indian Ocean in January 2013 and after a yearlong trial which began in October 2013, all twelve men have been released.

The men were originally captured by European Naval forces patrolling the Indian Ocean and were subsequently taken to Mauritius for trial.

Yesterday it was officially announced that the embarkation and disembarkation of security guards not of Indian origin has been suspended at all Indian ports until further notice.

This decision may have been actioned following the removal of two Indian Naval Ships from Calcutta Port after an alert of a possible terror strike that could damage the vessels was issued, as reported in the Indian Telegraph. It was also reported that the heightened level of caution has resulted from the Burdwan attack in October.

Regal Maritime Solutions have returned to the UK after a successful Seatrade Middle East Maritime 2014

Regal Maritime Solutions’ experience exhibiting at SMEM 2014 was highly rewarding. We had the chance to meet with some of our overseas agents and business partners whom we deal with on a daily basis, yet rarely get to see face to face.

It was beneficial to meet, discuss each other’s services and share ideas on how to improve our working relationships and overall service that we provide to our clients.

Regal Maritime Solutions are excited to be exhibiting at the major maritime industry event; Seatrade Middle East Maritime, from October 28th to 30th 2014.

Visit our stand, No. 202, to discuss the current influences, challenges and exciting progress the maritime security industry has been experiencing over some light refreshments.