Cyprus Flag Administration updates list of approved Private Ship Security Contractors (PSSC) Aug 2018

  (www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Cyprus DMS has published an updated list of approved private ship security contractors in accordance with Section 84 of the Protection of Cyprus Ships Against Acts of Piracy and Other Unlawful Acts Law 2012. The updated list of contractors certified under Section 22(1) of the law is available on the department’s website. The…

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ICC-IMB report: World-Wide incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships from Jan-June 2018 show persistent piracy risk in Gulf of Guinea

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A total of 107 incidents were reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) in the first six months of 2018. In total, 69 vessels were boarded, with 23 attempted attacks, 11 vessels fired upon and four vessels hijacked. No vessels were reported as hijacked in the second quarter. The number of crew members…

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ReCAAP Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia, half-yearly report 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A total of 40 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships (comprising 29 actual incidents and 11 attempted incidents) were reported in Asia during January-June 2018 compared to 47 incidents (comprising 40 actual incidents and seven attempted incidents) during January-June 2017. This accounts for a 15% decrease in the number of incidents reported during January-June 2018 compared to January-June 2017. Of…

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Cyprus Flag Administration updates list of approved Private Ship Security Contractors (PSSC) 6 July 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Cyprus DMS has published an updated list of approved private ship security contractors in accordance with Section 84 of the Protection of Cyprus Ships Against Acts of Piracy and Other Unlawful Acts Law 2012. The updated list of contractors certified under Section 22(1) of the law is available on the department’s website. The contractors…

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Maritime Industry releases BMP5 guidance for Maritime Security Issues

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Maritime Cyprus welcomes the announcement of the publication of BMP5. This document have and will continue to contribute to the security and safety of merchant shipping  transiting the High Risk Areas off the Horn of Africa. BMP5 continues to strongly encourage shipping operators to register their transits with EU NAVFOR MSCHOA and to follow the…

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