Cyprus Flag Administration updates list of approved Private Ship Security Contractors (PSSC) 13 March 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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ICC-IMB: World-Wide incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships from January to March 2018

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has issued new report on piracy and armed robbery at sea for the first quarter of 2018 (period 01 January – 31 March 2018). There were a total of 66 attacks during this period. Sixty-six incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported to the…

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ReCAAP Piracy and Armed Robbery Information Sharing Centre, February 2017 Report

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) is the first regional government-to-government agreement to promote and enhance cooperation against piracy and armed robbery in Asia. The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre posted a its February Report concerning piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asian waters. A total of…

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New security guidance for southern Red Sea and Bab al-Mandeb from BIMCO, ICS and INTERTANKO

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) In response to the threats arising from the conflict in Yemen, BIMCO, ICS and INTERTANKO have published interim guidance on maritime security in the southern Red Sea and Bab al-Mandeb, to assist shipowners and operators to assess the presence of new threat patterns in the area. The conflict in Yemen has introduced additional maritime security threats,…

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ReCAAP Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia, Annual report 2017

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) is the first regional government-to-government agreement to promote and enhance cooperation against piracy and armed robbery in Asia. In its Annual Report for 2017, the following data regarding piracy and armed robbery against ships are discussed. A total of 101…

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Maritime Piracy and Armed Robbery reaches 22-year low – IMB report 2017

  (http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) International Chamber of Shipping (ICC) and International Maritime Bureau (IMB) have released their updated World-Wide report for incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships. Launched in 1991, the IMB PRC is a 24-hour manned center that provides the maritime industry, governments and response agencies with timely and transparent data on armed robbery…

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