ICC-IMB: World-Wide incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships report from January to June 2019

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The seas around West Africa remain the world’s most dangerous for piracy, the International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest report reveals. Of the 75 seafarers taken hostage onboard or kidnapped for ransom worldwide so far this year, 62 were captured in the Gulf of Guinea – off the coasts of Nigeria, Guinea, Togo, Benin and…

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Cyprus Flag Administration updates list of approved Private Ship Security Contractors (PSSC) 23 May 2019

(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…

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Joint War Committee updates the Hull War, Piracy, Terrorism and Related Perils Listed Areas

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The London insurance market’s Joint War Committee (JWC) has extended the high-risk area for shipping after the Fujiarah tanker attacks. The body said the list now includes Oman, the UAE and the Persian Gulf west of longitude 58°E. The committee also said claims from the attacks will be “significant.” The Joint War Committee has reviewed…

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ReCAAP Piracy and Armed Robbery Information Sharing Centre, 1st Quarter Report Jan – Mar 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A total of 10 incidents of armed robbery against ships (comprising nine actual incidents and one attempted incident) were reported in Asia during January-March 2019 compared to 21 incidents (comprising 15 actual incidents and six attempted incidents) during January-March 2018. This accounts for a 52% decrease in the total number of incidents reported during…

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Maritime Security – Indian Ocean High Risk Area to be reduced from 01 May 2019 #MarSec #Piracy #Insurance

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Round Table of international shipping associations plus the OCIMF representing the global shipping and oil industry have announced the geographic boundaries of the ‘High Risk Area’ for piracy in the Indian Ocean have been reduced, with new advice issued to merchant ship operators. The High Risk Area reflects the area where the threat…

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Cyprus Flag Administration updates list of approved Private Ship Security Contractors (PSSC) 15 Feb 2019

(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…

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OCIMF releases Ship Security – Hull Vulnerability Study

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Recently there were raised concerns about increasing attacks against vessels from missiles, crafts carrying Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and hand-held Anti-Tank Guided Weapons (ATGWs). Due to regional conflict, new threats emerged in October 2016. Analysis of recent incidents has shown that the stern of the hull is a likely target area, especially on tankers.…

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