If al qaeda establishes safe havens in the southern abyan province, another threat to international shipping in the gulf of aden looms tradewinds 2018 and the caribbean’s maritime security challenges sea control podcasts sea control our partners australia: australian naval institute. Al qaeda’s maritime threat the container security initiative (csi), introduced in 2002, is a us initiative involving a series of bilateral accords that allow for the forward deployment of us customs and border protection (cbp) officers.
Following the savoy attack, israel security officials had to rethink their maritime defense strategy to counter the increasing threat of maritime terrorism, such as launching rockets from ships outside the national waters (less than 12 nautical miles) against a major israeli city. Akiva lorenz in his essay “al qaeda's maritime threat” touches on some of the vulnerabilities of various transportation systems to al qaeda's asymmetric warfare, and then he moves to his main topic- maritime security to date there have been three major successful terrorist attacks on maritime targets.
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Al qaeda maritime threat akiva lorenz in his essay “al qaeda's maritime threat” touches on some of the vulnerabilities of various transportation systems to al qaeda's asymmetric warfare, and then he moves to his main topic- maritime security to date there have been three major successful terrorist attacks on maritime targets. There has been no known direct maritime attack by al qaeda since the 2004 uss firebolt incident in the persian gulf the most recent known maritime terrorist event by any group was the minor attack on the vlcc m/v m star in 2010 attributed to the al qaeda-affiliated abdullah azzam brigades. These attacks were consistent with a documented al-qaeda strategy to attack western maritime targets, particularly those with economic importance such as the m/v limburg since the capture of al-nashiri in 2002, there has been little maritime threat directly from al-qaeda.
Terrorist threats from the maritime domain are a recurring challenge around south and southeast asia even prior to the emergence of actors such as the islamic state (is) and al qaeda in the indian subcontinent (aqis. Al qaeda might be of primary concern for the us, but it is only one of many threats to the yemeni state hadi has, however, concentrated his security forces to fight aqap and neglected demands of the north and the south.
Although it seems likely that al qaeda will continue on this path due to a positive cost / benefit analysis, maritime security experts tend to view a growing threat in the possible use of a liquefied natural gas (lng) tanker to attack port cities.
The current geographical shift of maritime piracy from the horn of africa to malacca and the gulf of guinea is important from the point of view of maritime terrorism as well, as terrorist groups with known maritime capabilities operate in these parts of the world (this is particularly the case in nigeria and the movement for the emancipation of the niger delta – mend.