Archive for April, 2014

ReCAAP observes change of pirates’ modus operandi in 1Q14

Posted on: April 29th, 2014 by Simon No Comments

The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combat Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) has released a quarterly report, showing significant improvement of piracy incidents occurred in Asia. Overall, 28 incidents were reported in the first three months of 2014. Of these, 70% involved pirates or robbers operating in groups of one to six […]

Pioneering project helps long-term jobseekers

Posted on: April 25th, 2014 by Simon No Comments

A unique pioneering project in which the Army helps long-term jobseekers find employment has produced excellent results. The second Midlands SPEAR (Supporting People into Employment with the Army Reserve) course, a pilot scheme created by 143 (West Midlands) Brigade, saw 31 people from Stoke-on-Trent and Telford complete an intensive four-week scheme building self-esteem and skills. […]

50,000 Afghan flying hours for Apache

Posted on: April 22nd, 2014 by Simon No Comments

The Apache attack helicopters operated by the Army Air Corps have flown their 50,000th hour on operation in Afghanistan recently – a third of all UK Apache flying and a huge proportion of the total. Apache helicopters have been conducting operations in Afghanistan since 2006, deploying initially with 16 Air Assault Brigade, shortly after being introduced into […]

Bomb disposal engineers march through London

Posted on: April 14th, 2014 by Simon No Comments

In scenes reminiscent of the 18th Century, six members of London’s bomb disposal unit, 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), today marched within the walls of the City of London, behind a beating drum, in order to raise awareness of the Regiment and to inspire potential recruits to join them. The group […]

Port2Port West Africa – Contractors Released

Posted on: April 11th, 2014 by Simon No Comments

PORT2PORT West Africa is pleased to announce that two of its contractors were released 9 April 2014 on bail, on the order of Justice Akpomiemie of the High Court of Bayelsa State, Yenagoa, Nigeria, after 19 days of unwarranted detention in contravention of the provisions of the Nigerian Constitution and international convention since 21 March. […]

Joint Warrior tests Army’s ability to react

Posted on: April 8th, 2014 by Simon No Comments

The British Army’s rapid reaction force has demonstrated the unique reach and agility that its specialist air manoeuvre capabilities provide to the military. An aviation assault to capture the airfield at Kinloss Barracks marked 16 Air Assault Brigade’s arrival on Exercise Joint Warrior, the biggest annual military exercise in Europe. Troops from the 3 PARA […]

‘Porton Man’ to test protective equipment

Posted on: April 7th, 2014 by Simon No Comments

The Ministry of Defence has invested £1.1m in a new state-of-the-art robotic mannequin that will test protective suits and equipment for the UK’s Armed Forces. The “Porton Man”, named after the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), based in Porton Down in Wiltshire, is able to walk, march, run, sit, kneel and can even lift […]

We are the leading experts in maritime security and vessel protection…

Posted on: April 1st, 2014 by Simon No Comments

Port2Port West Africa denies any wrongdoing following the arrest of two of its contractors in Nigeria Port2Port West Africa can confirm that two of its contractors were arrested yesterday by the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Bayelsa State, Nigeria, following a detainment of 7 days as part of an investigation into a 3rd party, who […]