Intelligence company welcomes plans to allow armed guards on Japanese ships

UK-based commercial maritime intelligence company Dryad Maritime has welcomed the Japanese government’s plans to submit a bill to the National Diet which will permit the carriage of armed guards on Japanese-flagged vessels, but advise that a number of other precautions must also be taken. The Japan Times last week reported on Japanese government plans to […]

Gulf of Guinea anti-piracy workshop

With the escalated piracy threat in West Africa, maritime security company Oxberry Risk Strategies and maritime intelligence provider Dryad Maritime have teamed up to offer a Gulf of Guinea Anti-Piracy Workshop in May. The workshop will focus on providing an in-depth overiew of the complex operating environment that vessel owners and operators face when trading […]