The Strait of Hormuz has never been the safest of navigable waters and on the night of 28 July the heavily laden VLCC M.STAR was apparently attacked by terrorists who used a waterborne Improvised Explosive Device (IED) to try and damage or sink the vessel. This new threat vector has sent shock waves through the tanker industry and has the navies of the United States and its allies scrambling to find a want to mitigate the new threat. Read the rest of this entry »
Welcome to the Maritime Security Council blog. The intent of the MSC Blog is to provide our membership and readers with expert insights and analysis on maritime and supply chain security issues. We’ve created this as a forum for delving deeper into the security issues that impact the maritime environment and hopefully, through our discussions, we will draw some conclusions that can help the industry as a whole.
The MSC – established in 1988 – is a not-for-profit, international organization that serves as an advocate for the security interests of the global maritime and supply chain environments. Our mission is to advance the security of the international maritime community by representing maritime interests before government bodies; acting as liaison between industry and government; collecting and disseminating timely information; encouraging the development of industry-specific technologies; and providing training and accreditation for our membership and government partners.