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Regional maritime piracy agreement broadened to cover other illicit maritime activity

An international agreement that has been instrumental in repressing piracy and armed robbery against ships in the western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden has seen its scope significantly ...

Extension of Eunavfor mandate is necessary to counter continuing piracy threat

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has welcomed the extension of EUNAVFOR Operation Atalanta, following a decision by the EU Council, which will continue to see military forces deployed for ...

Sea piracy drops to 21-year low, IMB reports

Piracy and armed robbery at sea has fallen to its lowest levels since 1995, despite a surge in kidnappings off West Africa, according to a new report from the International ...

“Piracy and kidnap in the Gulf of Guinea becomes more sophisticated and prevalent”

Stuart Edmonston, Head of Loss Prevention at UK P&I Club, together with Hellenic War Risks and Terra Firma Risk Management, highlights the growth of piracy in the Gulf of ...

MS&D: Strategies for Maritime Security

Protecting peace, fighting piracy and drug trafficking, guiding merchant vessels safely to their destinations: The range of responsibilities for navies and coast guards has changed significantly. At MS&D, the ...

Security Council statement highlights IMO capacity-building work in Gulf of Guinea

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has welcomed the Presidential Statement from the United Nations Security Council in which the Council strongly condemns acts of murder, kidnapping, hostage-taking and robbery by pirates ...

Security first - SMM puts the focus on maritime security

Cyber-attacks, piracy, container theft – the increase in digital networking makes shipping companies and ports vulnerable to criminal attacks. And the demand for innovative systems and methods for effective countermeasures is ...

Regional agreement on maritime piracy to broaden scope to other illicit maritime activity

An international agreement that has been instrumental in repressing piracy and armed robbery against ships in the western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden is set to significantly broaden ...

Arrests and prosecutions – a positive response to piracy

Despite an overall global reduction in serious piracy attacks this year, the International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre (IMB PRC) cautions against complacency in its 2015 report for the ...

Vigilance still crucial as piracy High Risk Area in the Indian Ocean reduced

Organisations representing the global shipping and oil industry have announced that the size of the ‘High Risk Area’ for piracy in the Indian Ocean has been reduced and issued new ...

UK P&I Club issues guidance to Members when travelling through West Africa

The UK P&I Club, one of the leading shipping protection and indemnity mutual insurers, provides practical guidance to Members in relation to piracy in West Africa.

Stuart Edmonston, Head ...

Global reporting mechanism required to curtail piracy

In the shadow of alarming global statistics showing a continual increase in the number of piracy and armed robbery attacks against merchant ships, an international gathering of key maritime stakeholders ...

Collective effort by maritime industry and naval forces keep pirate attacks suppressed

At a breakfast meeting yesterday with senior shipping industry representatives, the EU Naval Force Operation Commander, Major General Martin Smith MBE, stated that whilst Somali-based piracy in the Indian Ocean ...

Dryad Maritime report illustrates the continuing security issues in Southeast Asia

Over two nights, six vessels experienced either boarding or attempted boardings in the eastbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) of the Singapore Strait. The positions of all six ...

Maritime piracy report reveals continued SE Asian attacks against small tankers

Published today, a new report from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) highlights a continuing trend in South East Asia in the hijacking of small coastal ...

BIMCO supports latest report from Oceans Beyond Piracy

BIMCO has continued its support for the Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) “The State of Maritime Piracy” report, which provides the latest available picture on how piracy is affecting the shipping ...

Diverse and complex threats dominate Q1 2015 maritime concerns

Dryad Maritime, the UK's leading maritime intelligence and operations company has released its analysis of worldwide reported incidents of piracy and crime against mariners from 1st January to 31st ...

One coastal tanker hijacked every two weeks in SE Asia

A small coastal tanker is hijacked by pirates in South East Asia every two weeks on average, a report from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB ...

Seacurus launches new South-East Asian petro-piracy cover

Specialist marine insurance intermediary Seacurus has developed a petro-piracy endorsement which can be added to existing Kidnap & Ransom (KR) insurance cover in response to the evolving threats to ships, their ...

Piracy figures down sharply, but good statistics mask a serious problem

A report by the International Maritime Bureau launched today shows a remarkable drop in Somali-based piracy, falling from 236 incidents in 2011 to just 11 in 2014.

The fall indicates ...

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