IMO – regional piracy agreement expanded.

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 broadened to cover other illicit maritime activities, including human trafficking and illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. A high-level meeting of signatories to the Djibouti…

ReCAAP Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia, October 2016 Report

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 Information Sharing Centre posted its monthly report for October 2016 . Five incidents were reported during the month, the same as for September. In October 2016,…

Cyprus Flag Administration updates their List of Approved Private Ship Security Companies (PSSC) 15/09/2016

The Cyprus Flag Administration (Cyprus DMS) has updated their List of Approved Private Ship Security Companies (PSSC). Companies that have been issued with a certificate as per the provisions of Section 22 of The Protection of Cyprus Ships Against Acts of Piracy and Other Unlawful Acts Law of 2012. Click on below image to view…

Nigeria Navy beats off pirates

August 19 – Carisbrooke Shipping’s Vectis Osprey, which is under the commercial management of the Zeaborn Group, has been rescued by the Nigeria Navy from attempted piracy, having been offshore of Bonny Island, Nigeria. According to the Nigerian Navy, the rescue operation was successful due to the timely alert by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) to the Naval…